Study in Germany
Over the years Germany has become a great hub for International students.
Germany has seen a record growth in the number of Indians studying in Germany, about an increase of 2000 from previous years. Home to around 300 universities with 10 of these over 600 years’ old.
The popular courses in Germany are Engineering, life sciences/medicine, physics, chemistry, philosophy, history, literature, modern languages. High quality of education and low education costs are one of the biggest lures for students to go to Germany.
Part time work opportunities are available. Students can apply for Post Study Resident Permit extendable to 18 months to look for a job. A residence permit can be granted for a part-time employment as well (conditions apply*).
Most German universities require IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 87 though some courses may have higher requirements.
Location: Germany is situated almost at the heart of Central Europe.
Climate: Most of Germany has humid climate. Rainfall occurs year-round, with no dry season. Winters are mild and summers tend to be warm: temperatures can exceed 30 °C. The East has a more continental climate: Winters can be very cold and summers very warm, and longer dry periods can occur.
Language: German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany but most courses are taught in English also.
Economy: Germany is the largest national economy in Europe. The major exports of Germany are vehicles, machineries, electrical equipment’s, pharmaceuticals, food products, rubber and plastics, etc.
Culture: Germany has been named the world’s second most respected nation among 50 countries in 2013. It also celebrates many traditional holidays. It has around 820 theatres, music theatres, and opera houses.
No tuition fees. German Government has been funding primary to University Education at public institution so most universities do not charge tuition fees.
Globally Renowned Education: Degree from German university is valid all over the world as Germany boost one of the oldest & best education systems in the world.
Focus on Research Projects: Most German universities are research oriented & focus heavily on research as a part of the academic programs.
Mobility Across Europe: Since the students entering Germany hold a Schengen visa that allows them to travel to all the Schengen countries.
Scholarship: Since most universities do not charge tuition fees, they do not provide scholarships. However, international graduate students may apply for scholarships from few organizations like DAAD.
Highest International Student Ratios: With International study programs, excellent research opportunities and low tuition fee, more international students come here to study.
Abundant Internship Programs: Germany is the only country in the World where completion of study programs in Universities is normally followed by paid internships in top MNCs that ultimately lead to full-time placement. Its period could be between 3 months to 6 months and typically companies pay students ranging from €600 to €1000 per month.
Part Time Work Options: International students are allowed to work for 90 full working days or 180 half working days in a year provided it does not exceed 20 hours a week during the lecture period and Typical student wages range from 10 to 15 Euros an hour.
Job Prospects: There is a constant demand for qualified & skilled labor force. NON – EU students are allowed to stay up to 1-year post study to search for a job. Upon receiving a Work contract one may apply for a Work Permit.
High Standards of Living: Germany enjoys one of the highest standards of living; still the expenses are considerably low compared to countries in Western Europe.
Top Universities: Home to Top universities like University of Hamburg, Technical University of Berlin, University of Munich, University of Heidelberg.
Post-secondary education, students have a wide choice from more than 200 University of Applied Sciences & 300 universities offering variety of courses & degree programs.
University: These focus more on teaching and offer Bachelors/Masters/Doctoral degrees. Popular subjects are Engineering, Natural Sciences, Law, etc.
Technical University: It offers Engineering and Science courses. It offers Bachelors (6-8 semester), Masters (1-2 years), Doctoral degrees. These are Research oriented. Bachelor degrees in Biology, Health Sciences, Engineering, Molecular Bio Technology, etc. are offered. Master’s degree in Engineering, Medical Technology, Nano Science, etc. is offered. Doctoral degrees in Focus Natural Science, Life Sciences, etc. are offered.
University of Applied Sciences: These offer Practice oriented courses. It offers Bachelors (7 semester) and Master’s degree (4 semester) programs mainly in Architecture, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering.
College of Arts & Science: It offer courses in composing, directing in various forms of music and in Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture and art education, architecture, stage design, glass painting, etc.
Types of Certification: Bachelors/Masters/Doctoral degrees
Students interested to pursue their studies in Germany require a Student visa popularly known as Residence permit to enter Germany. German embassy takes up to 8 weeks’ time for processing Visa applications.
Students have to fulfill the following requirements before being granted a student visa:
- A valid passport with one copy and 2 passport sized photographs.
- Completed VISA Application Form.
- Proof of possession of a school leaving certificate.
- Acceptance letter from a German university.
- Proof of ‘Blocked Account’ in Germany to meet the living expenses of 1 year.
WHERE TO APPLY?
The student can approach the nearest Germany Embassy. In India the German Embassies are located in all major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore & Kolkata.