The academic education of Roman Ingarden can be divided into five stages, involving four different universities. It began in Poland, in Lviv, and was continued abroad in Göttingen, Vienna, and Freiburg im Breisgau. In this review article we describe Ingarden's studies in Germany in 1912-1914 and 1915-1917 at the Georg August University in Göttingen and the Albert Ludwik University in Freiburg Baden. We characterize this study period in terms of the academic courses Ingarden attended, professors and tutors he met, and other students he came into contact with at the time. We also describe Ingarden's relationships with the so-called Göttingen Circle.