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STUDY IN GERMANY GUIDE

Welcome to Study in Germany section, overhere you will find everything you need to know before choosing to studying in Gemrany, education system, visa requirement and process and post study options etc. 

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  1. Top Reasons to Study in Germany
  2. Education System in Germany
  3. Cost of Study in Germany
    • Cost of Tuition Fees in Germany
    • Cost of Living in Germany
  4. Work Oppotunities in Germany
    • During Course job opportunities 
    • After Course job opportunities 
  5. Admission Intake
  6. Basic Eligibility Requirement to Study in Germany
  7. Admission Procedure for Study in Germany
  8. Documents Required for Admission Assessment 

1. Top Reasons to Study in Germany

Study in Germany offers students world-class study programmes and excellent research opportunities. The country offers the best and the most cost effective study programme for aspiring international students.

  • Most of the Government Universities don’t charge tuition fee & some charge as low as 500 Euro to 1500 Euro Per semester - Private universities charge tuition fee from 7000 Euro-10,000 Euro per Year Very Low Tuition Fee.
  • Attracted by international study programmes, excellent research opportunities and low tuition fee more than 2, 50,000 international students come to there to study.
  • Average monthly living expenses are estimated to be between 500-600 Euro per Month.
  • Part-time jobs allowed 20 hours per week.
  • Students are allowed to stay for one year after the completion of the study program. Your work permit could be further extended by that employer. 
  • Country's strong economic position has also led to the use of German as the preferred language of commerce in a number of Eastern European countries.
  • Learning German language will open the doors to various cultural centers of Europe: Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt and Munich.
  • Permanent Residency permission within 5 years of working full-time in Germany. 
  • 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.

2. Education System of Germany

The education system in Germany was standardized into Bachelor and Master Program at the Bologna process in 2000. The regulation was enacted by the government to provide students equal, international standard of education. New standards enable international students’ easier start to pursue education in Germany.

Students can choose between free education at state founded university and paid education at a private university. The quality of education is the same both in free and paid universities. The fee that the student has to pay for an academic year is between EURO 200-1500 depending on the program and institution. Given fees are considered as low pay or free education. Government stands on the guards of the quality of education to grant the best level. To assure that the quality is maintained, only the best and the most motivated students can apply to study in Germany. Majority of the programs are taught in German language, but most of the institutions also offer programs equivalents in English.

3. Cost of Study in Germany

  • Tuition Expenses: In Germany whether a student is from the EU or not the enrollment fees is EUR1000 per year to an institute. The cost of tuition is EUR 700 approx. per year.
  • Living Expenses: Accommodation, food, leisure, utility bills, transport, etc. sums up to approx. EUR 12000 per year, depending on where and how you choose to live. Living in the eastern part of Germany can be a little cheaper. The costs of living for students in Germany are around EUR 500-650 per month. You have to calculate the following expenses:
Approximate Living Expenses (Per Month) 
Expenses Types  Cost (in Euro) Cost in (INR)
Accomodation 300  22,500
Transportation Free Free
Food 250 19,000
Utilities (Mobile and Intenet)  50 3,800
Health Insurance 70 5,200
TOTAL EXPENSES (PER MONTH)  Euro 670/-  INR 50,000/-

However, the expenses depend on the style of living. For example, cooking at home is much cheaper than eating outside.

4. Work Opportunities

  • Job during Studies: Along with your studies you are allowed to work 20 hours per week. The limit of 20 hours per week is restricted both by university and government. By breaching this limit student is breaching the law. Within 20 hours per week, student is able to earn enough to support him or herself financially. The minimum wage offered is in-between 6-8 euro per hour. German speaking students have a chance to find a job even for 15 euro per hour. Loads of students is working next to their studies, thus, the employers are adjusted to the market requirements, offering part-time jobs. Most of the universities have job centers which advice students regarding jobs and have an access to the data base with available jobs. 
  • Job after Studies: After completing your studies successfully you will get a student visa for the duration of one year. During this period you will be allowed to search for a job or internship. After finding a full time job you can apply for permanent residence permit.

Admission Process to Study in Germany 

Following is the eligibility criteria for Study in Germany for MBA, engineering, bachelors, masters and PhD programs for getting admission into German universities:

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate: Complete a “bridge program” of 1 year duration. After this the student has to pass an assessment test for a Bachelor’s degree. Some countries have entrance examinations which are recognized by German institutes. Candidates having cleared these examinations can get an exemption for the assessment test. A student should have completed two years of undergraduate studies.
  • Postgraduate: Complete a four year bachelor’s degree program. Few institutions consider three year bachelor’s degree for admission as well. For management courses a student has to have a good GMAT score and for Engineering the GRE scores are considered.
  • PhD: For Ph. D courses a student needs to have a Master's Degree. • English Proficiency: A student’s English speaking ability is judged on the basis of the TOEFL scores.

Visa Procedure to Study in Germany

We would assist you in getting confirmed admission for you.

  • For a German student visa, the applicant has to approach the German Embassy or the Consulate General in their respective home country with the following documents:
  • A valid Passport
  • A confirmation or admission letter from the university which acts as a proof that the candidate is a study abroad student.
  • Documents to indicate the source of finance required to study in Germany.
  • Declaration of Authenticity: This is necessary as it certifies that all documents duly submitted by the applicant are authentic and genuine. Knowingly providing information that is false may result in the cancellation of visa and the individual be deported from the country.

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Intake for Study in Germany

Although application deadlines may vary slightly from one university to another one, there are generally 2 main intakes:

  • January: Submit your application before 15 January for studies beginning in the summer semester, which follows the dates below:
    • March to August for Universities of Applied Sciences
    • April to September for Universities
  • July: Submit your application before 15 July for studies beginning in the winter semester, which follows the dates below:
    • September to February for Universities of Applied Sciences
    • October to March for Universities

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Study in Germany

Question 1. Who can get free education?

  • Because of the high interest of students to study in English language, the minimum grade requirement is 65%. Some programs, however, allow 60%. Another requirement is IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 580. Only few universities require GMAT or GRE.

Question 2. What possibilities I have if I don't achieve the criteria?

  • If your marks are below 60%, you won’t be eligible to apply for free education and your application will be rejected. Nevertheless, you will still have a chance to apply for a paid education. Paid education starts from EURO 1500 to EURO 6000 depending on the university. Another alternative for applicants is to sign up for German language program. The duration of program is 8 months based in Germany. At the end student will achieve level C2 in German language that will enable him or her to apply for higher education.

Question 3. Why is the government paying for the education, especially for Indian students?

  • German Government is granting free education believing that it is a fundamental basic right of every student. Everyone that is having good marks and strong motivation has an equal chance to get admission for a free program. Strong economy of German government allows budget for funding the higher education. After studies in Germany, international students bring intercultural experience to the companies. Therefore the whole German economy is able to benefit from this investment. Germany is supporting cultural variety, thus gives excellent international students the chance to study in Germany. Germany is also known from outsourcing; therefore a lot of companies have their branches abroad. It is beneficial for them to have international employees for a better intercultural communication. It is a popular trend in Europe among young people to study outside their own country. German government believe in equal chances, thus EU-students as well as Non-EU students have equal chances to pursuit education abroad, only if they can bring good results and a high motivation.

Question 4. How long the visa process will take?

  • Visa processing time takes from 45 till 60 days.

Question 5. How can I get an accommodation before my arrival in Germany?

  • Germany offers various kind of accommodation for students during their academic year. The cheapest option is rent of the room in the hostel with a shared kitchen or a student apartment for EURO 200-250. Another good option is shared flat with 2-4 students.

Question 6. Is there any need to learn German language?

  • When you are running for English taught program there is no need to learn German. Some programs offer German language courses for beginners; however it depends on the university and your choice of the program. If you run for a program taught in German then you will need a German knowledge of C1 or C2. For your daily life it is helpful to speak some basic of the German language but it is not required.

Question 7. Will I be able to find some local or international contacts over there?

  • In Germany more than 250,000 internationals are studying at the universities. So the climate at the campus is always very intercultural and you won’t have any problems in finding open minded people and other international students. When you lectures are taught in English the other students will also be able to speak English very well, so you won’t have any communication problems with them. Every university has a lot of clubs and student organization which you can join to find some international people and open minded students. And also in the student hostels there are always living a lot of foreign students from all over the world, so it is very easy to get in contact to them when you are living there and you can look forward to a lot of international and intercultural experience.

Question 8. How about the living conditions in general?

  • The living conditions in Germany are quite high. No matter how much you will pay for your accommodation or if you will stay in a student hostel or in an own flat you will have a very high and good European standard in everything, like kitchen, washrooms, furniture and so on. In Germany it is very easy to buy clothes, food and everything which is needful in your daily life. In Germany you will find non-vegetarian food more often than in India, but it is always easy to pick up some vegetarian food as well. No matter where you are staying you will always find a shopping area for food and other stuff in a reachable area. Please be informed that the admission fee which needs to be paid to your university includes a local traffic system ticket so that you are allowed to use the public transport for free.

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