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Check out your options and, if possible, send away for material from different universities, before you even apply for a course. German universities range from small, relatively private institutions to huge mass universities (e.g. Berlin). As a rule, you can expect less contact with the lecturers and less supervision at the bigger ones, yet a rigid system of tasks that need to be performed, plus a ton of paperwork. Some universities kick out their students if they underperform. Often this happens because there was not enough support during the first or second semester. If you are the 'elbow' type, you will probably do well at a mass university. If not, try to get into a smaller one. Big does not necessarily mean better.