The truth is this, schooling won't remain free for non Germans forever, so if you're interested in schooling there, please do so now! I even heard some states in Germany have started charging foreigners tuition.
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Baden-Württemberg, a state in Germany already introduced tuition fees for foreign students who are non European citizens. Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, or NRW, is expected to follow suit. A spokesperson for the state's science ministry confirmed the plans on Monday, saying that the additional financial resources would be used to improve the quality of higher education overall.
If you compare the estimated tuition fee of $3,500 to what schools in the United States, Australia and Britain charge you will know it's actually a token. But the change indicates a significant shift for Germany, which had been focusing on recruiting talent from abroad.
It is no news that Germany has an aging workforce and lacks the required skill they need for their economy.
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According to some estimates, the shortage of skilled workers may rise to 3.3 million by 2040, when Germany is projected to have about 80 million inhabitants.
Though the inrush of over a million refugees into the country have curbed labor shortfall a bit, but it will still take years for these migrants to be employed because they lack the required skills or cannot speak German.