Germany’s greatest network for international students

Become part of the largest non-profit organisation (NPO) of international students in Germany to enjoy exclusive events, get to know like-minded people, attend unique workshops, qualify for a scholarship and get top-notch career opportunities!

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Connecting international students across Germany

Finding new friends in a new country can be challenging. We are taking care of connecting the thousands of international students that come to study in Germany every year. We want to bridge the gap between international students and German society, its institutions and economy.

No membership fee

DeGiS is free - and remains free for good

15.000+ Members

15,000+ association members from 100+ countries already

10 Scholarships

10 scholarships available every year

200+ Mentors

200+ mentors from top positions in society, business and politics

5+ City Circles

5+ City Circles across Germany with 10+ regions to come soon

50+ Events

50+ Events across Germany planned for 2020

100 Invitations

DeGiS Summit Berlin 2020 - cancelled due to pandemic :(

4 Whitepaper

Think tank on "The future of studying"

What other students said...

Our members are the most important part of everything we do. Without them we wouldn’t exist, hear what they have to say so far.

“Becoming a member of DEGIS has been one of the best things for me since I became an international student in Germany. Not only have I met wonderful students from other cities, but I have also been given the opportunity to learn new things and improve my leadership skills. ”

- Ariana, City Chapter Saarbrücken

“DEGIS is a place where you can meet new people who bring different perspectives with them. It's this beautiful place for intercultural growth! I'm having an amazing time being a part of DEGIS and learning many social and career-worthy skills. It has definitely expanded my student experience in Germany! ”

- Arunima, City Chapter Kassel

“Joining Degis is one of the best decision I have made. Not only I meet talented, cheerful folks but polite and friendly folks too. Moving to a new country and yet it feels like I got a friend in every city of Germany. Degis not only helped me broaden my network but also helped me improve my skills of leadership and most importantly communicating the people of all around the globe. ”

- Jatin, City Chapter Heidelberg

“By volunteering in DEGIS, One is raising an assisting hand for the incoming and existing international students. We get to grow socially and professionally in this wonderful intercultural community. I am about to start my studies in Germany, yet I already made good friends- people to look up to. Working in teams, Communicating in this virtual age are a bonus.”

- Rakesh, City Chapter Schmalkalden
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The opportunity for impact: Scholarship

With the DeGiS Scholarship we have developed an opportunity to not only enjoy all the exclusive perks of the network, but also be entitled to additional monetary as well as non-material support.

With this, we are aiming to enable exceptional students who are engaged in valuable extracurricular activities and want to make a change in society to follow their passion with more freedom and additional supporters. In addition to the typical DeGiS perks, the scholarship is containing but not limited to the following benefits:

Selected access to top-notch events in society, politics or business
Monthly funding of €200 over a course of 6 months.

Stay tuned for the 2021 application dates.

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Time to join us!

If you'd like to become an active member/volunteer in one of our 45+ City Chapters, sign up on the membership page.