Germany's academic nirvana

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  • Sunday, 29 Jun 2003

Gleaming spires with no tuition fees, small classes,friendly tutors and well-stocked libraries;studying in Germany is the ultimate higher education dream for HELEN PIDD. 

TO ME, your everyday undergraduate Briton, university in Germany sounds like the ultimate higher education dream. For the sometime slacker, periodically panicking over the doom of impending deadlines, the promise of a life without tuition fees and compulsory end of year exams is pure academic nirvana. Especially with no danger of ever being kicked out for not handing in work on time and next to no pressure from on high to finish a degree within the allotted time. 

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