International students and first-year students in Germany since winter semester 2018/19

The number of international students in Germany has risen from around 319,900 in the winter semester 2019/20 to 324,700 in the winter semester 2020/21. This corresponds to an increase of 2%.

However, this increase is not accompanied by a positive development in the number of international first-year students. While the number of international students in the 2019/20 winter semester was around 78,700, it fell to 63,700 one year later. This represents a drop of 19%.

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