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Educational finance

Nearly 258,000 euros of third party funds per university professor in 2015

In 2015, professors at German universities (excluding medical institutions/university health sciences) raised third party funds of an average 257,600 euros. This was an increase of 0.5% on a year earlier.

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Institutions of higher education spent more than Euro 50 billion in 2015

In 2015, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 50.0 billion on teaching, research and health treatment. That was 3.7% more than in 2014 (Euro 48.2 billion).

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Promotion of education and training

BAföG statistics 2016: 823,000 recipients of training assistance in Germany

In 2016, 823,000 people received training assistance under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of BAföG recipients was down by approximately 47,000 or 5.5% compared with 2015.

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Upgrading training assistance up 3.2% in 2016

In 2016, a total of 576 million euros of financial assistance was available within the scope of the Upgrading Training Assistance Act.

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Germany Scholarship

25.500 students received a Germany Scholarship in 2016

In 2016, 25.500 students received a Germany Scholarship in accordance with the Scholarship Programme Act. This figure, as the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports, represented an 5% year-on-year rise in the number of scholarship holders.

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Key figures

Educational finance
Education budget2015€ 195.1 bn 
Share of GDP6.4 %
Higher education expenditure2015€ 50.0 bn 
Third party funds per professor2015€ 175,490 
Training assistance (BAföG)
Recipients2016822,933
Financial expenditure€ 2.9 bn 
Upgrading training assistance (AFBG)
Recipients2016161,725
Financial expenditure € 576.2 bn 

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