Europe Master's degrees in STEM subjects: Germany with highest share

In a knowledge economy, there is a great demand for highly qualified workers. The so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects are of particular interest in this context. In an EU comparison, Germany's students are the frontrunners in this respect: in 2021, 34% of all Master's degrees were in a STEM subject. This was followed by Sweden with a rate of 33% and Portugal with 31%. The proportion was very low in Luxembourg (13%), Malta (11%) and Cyprus (5%). On average in the EU, around 25 % of all Master's degrees in 2021 were in a STEM subject.

More data on degrees in STEM subjects can be accessed via the Eurostat database. Further data on the higher education sector in Germany can be found on the national section of the Destatis website.