The Top 10 Essential Apps for Students Living in Germany in 2022

  • December 15, 2022


Germans are known for their punctuality, efficiency, and organization. They may be overorganized and obsessive about cleanliness, but they can also be as warm as the sun—just ask my mom! If you’re planning a trip to Germany or just want to know more about what it’s like living in this beautiful country, here are some essential apps that will help you make the most of your time there:


Duolingo is a language learning app that has been around for years, and it’s still one of the best ways to learn new languages for free. The app has over 100 different courses available in 25 different languages. You can choose from topics like grammar or vocab, or if you prefer interactive exercises such as writing dialogues or reading passages aloud while listening to native speakers’ pronunciation recordings.

Duolingo helps you learn vocabulary by translating words directly into your native tongue—no guessing required! It also uses gamification elements such as badges and points when learning new words so that users are motivated enough not only to finish their language course but also to do it daily (or at least weekly). This way, even if someone is not interested in continuing their studies after completing one level they will still receive feedback on what they have learned thus far which increases chances of success overall.”

XE currency converter

  • XE Currency Converter

This is an essential app for students who plan to travel abroad. It converts currencies and allows you to check the value of money when changing it. You can install this on your phone or tablet, so it’s accessible even while you’re on the go!


If you’re an international student, you’ll want to be sure that your friends and family back home can reach you. With Whatsapp, they can! It’s free to use and available on Android, iOS (including iPhone), and Windows Phone platforms. The app lets users send text messages as well as photos or videos through internet connections with other devices connected to the Internet around the world.

The best part? There are no fees associated with using WhatsApp—you don’t even have to pay for data usage when using this application!

Transit (for public transportation)

The Transit app is a must-have for any student living in Germany. It can be used to plan your trip and find out when the next train or bus is coming, how much tickets cost, where you can pick them up and even how many people are on board.


Tasty is a food delivery app that allows you to order food from local restaurants. In addition to providing an easy way for students living in Germany to get their favorite dishes delivered, it also offers a variety of other options like dine-in or takeout—with no extra cost!

Tasty has been around since 2010 and has expanded its reach from Germany all over Europe and even Asia (but not America). If you’re looking for an app that will help you find what you need when it comes time for dinner at home with friends or family members who live far away, then this may be just what the doctor ordered!

Uni Assist

Uni Assist is a mobile app that allows students to get help with administrative tasks, such as registration for courses or printing their semester tickets. You can also use it to contact the university’s counseling service if needed.

If you’re looking for an app that will help you navigate your way through the German education system, this one is a great choice!

Lidl Plus

Lidl Plus is a loyalty app that you can use to save money on your groceries. It’s similar to other loyalty programs, but it offers a few extra features:

  • The ability to search for local deals and discounts in stores near you.
  • The ability to find the nearest Lidl store if you’re looking for something specific (like bulk bags of flour).


Spotify is the most popular music streaming service in Germany. It has a free version and a paid one, which costs around $10 per month or $0.99 per day (depending on the plan). The free version allows you to listen to music while studying, commuting, doing chores, or exercising—and it’s even available offline!

  • Spotify has over 30 million tracks available for streaming on its website or app; this includes songs from musicians such as Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran!
  • If these artists aren’t enough for your taste buds then there are also thousands of other artists from all over Europe who’ve released albums through Spotify too.*

Couchsurfing and Airbnb

Couchsurfing is a website that connects travelers with hosts. If you’re looking for a way to save money, Couchsurfing can be a great option. You can find people around the world who are willing to host you in their homes or let you stay in theirs as long as they get paid by Couchsurfing members (who pay $25 per night). This app has been around since 2004 and has over 25 million users worldwide!

Airbnb is similar to Couchsurfing but offers more flexibility with booking options like entire houses, apartments, or rooms for rent instead of just sleeping on someone’s couch or floor like with Couchsurfing.


BlaBlaCar is a ridesharing app based in France. It’s used for long-distance travel, so you can use it to get from A to B without having to worry about finding parking or paying for public transportation. The app works all over the world, but it’s especially popular in Germany because of its low cost and high frequency of service.

There are many other apps like BlaBlaCar that could be useful for students living in Germany; these include:

Apps can help you make the most of your time in Germany.

If you’re planning a trip to Germany, or just want to make the most of your time there, then it’s important that you use apps.

  • Apps can help you learn German faster and more efficiently. There are many free and paid language learning apps available for installation on both Android and iOS platforms. Some of these apps offer personalized lessons based on your current proficiency level; others allow users to choose their own preferred way of learning (i.e., in-person classes with an instructor).
  • Apps provide information about transportation options throughout Germany as well as nearby attractions such as museums or restaurants that might interest travelers interested in cultural tourism.* Apps are also great tools for staying connected with friends back home during their travels through Europe.* Some students have even found employment after using these types of applications!


The list of apps above is by no means exhaustive, and it will be interesting to see how these apps evolve over the next few years. We hope this has been a helpful guide for students who are looking to use their time in Germany wisely! You can also check out our blog post on how to get the most out of your studies here at UC Berkeley.