Not just China, India and Russia, international students now come to Germany from all over the world, though admittedly an appreciable percentage comes from these three countries. What is interesting is Germany has become such a popular destination with international students that the numbers have crossed 350,000.

USA, U.K. and Australia remain the most popular destinations for international students in spite of the enormous fees, in all probability due to english language, Germany is gaining fairly rapidly and today stands as the 4th most favoured nation by those wishing to study abroad.

Graz. This beautiful city is one more on the list of the UNESCO world heritage sites. A world heritage site is generally defined as “ a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) as having cultural,[1] historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.”

Linz is a city of contrasts. Medieval architecture, places of worship, the old part of the town and the new and the modern, it is all there. At one time known more as the hometown of Hitler, especially since 2009 Linz came to be known as a city of culture when UNESCO called it the European cultural capital for that year. This city of 200,000 residents has its fair share of student population and international students at the university level.

Named one of the UNESCO world heritage sites only in 1996, the city of Salzburg was made famous long before then with the film The Sound of Music in 1965 which was inspired by the true story of the von Trapp family. This fabulous city was relatively less known before then.

Palaces, culture, museums, music, art, history, architecture, the Danube river, the capital of Austria has it all. Additional to this is the cosmopolitan environment with a milieu of students from many parts of the world.

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