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A beautiful university town with a long history

One of the largest cities in Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg is also an academic powerhouse. Possessing a beautiful Old Town that was meticulously rebuilt following World War II, the city merits its nickname as the "Jewel of the Black Forest", mixing cultural events, museums, sports, and striking architecture. It's also one of the most eco-friendly cities in the world, offering great opportunities in the sustainability sector.

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Blending culture, education, and economic vitality, Freiburg is a city of 220,000 inhabitants on the Dreisam River in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Famous for promoting eco-friendly cycling initiatives, rebuilding its historic core, and its vibrant beer brewing culture, the city hosts a huge student population and offers plenty of courses and economic opportunities.

Studying and Working in Freiburg

Freiburg is a magnet for talented students from Germany and the around the world. In fact, the main University of Freiburg has run international student programs since 1911 and offers plenty of Bachelors and Masters courses with English language components. Subject areas include life sciences, sustainable energy, and social sciences, but inter-disciplinary studies are also common, so degrees can often be planned around the student's needs. And the city itself is a wonderful place to stay, with green spaces, the Zelt Music Festival, exceptional craft breweries, and museums dealing with archaeology, art, and even the Fasnet Carnival. Freiburg is certainly a fun place to live and learn.

Kathedrale in Freiburg

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