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Study In Germany

Germany comes in the mind of every student when they think about pursuing their higher education in a foreign country. It has several reasons and benefits that attract international students to Germany for various courses in the reputed German universities. The quality of education and international standards are a great gift for students in Germany. When considering the quality of life, Germany keeps its head in the top list of countries.

Check out our video about Entry Requirements for Master's in Germany


Great lifestyle for students

Students in Germany has plenty of options to live their life the way they want. Germany is not short of cultural activities/parties/events, which can be both parts of the university or outside the campus. Thus, students can choose from a wide variety of options for recreation.

You will get plenty of opportunities to meet and talk with people from different cultures. If you want to stay connected with people of your region, there will be several communities and clubs for that too.

Part time jobs while studying

You can work for part time while studying to find additional income for your daily expenses. You can find part-time jobs in the locality to support your living costs. You are allowed to work for 190 full days/240 half days. Overall, it is a place where you can make your dreams come true.

High standard of education

The educational system in Germany is well known for its high standards and quality. It ensures a good job opportunity and other benefits. 

Study in Germany for free

Germany is a country where you can actually study masters without any tuition fees. International students can apply for public universities and study their desired course with no tuition fees. 

High standard of living

A high standard of living is the biggest attraction in Germany. The quality of life in Germany is comparable to most of the leading countries in the world.

Amazing job opportunities

Germany is a continuously growing nation, and there were plenty of job opportunities for potential individuals with proper qualifications and skills. Some key sectors such as Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Health sector – Nurses/ Doctors, and Accounting/Finance sector are facing a severe shortage of skilled employees. 

  1. Germany is well known for its infrastructures with the best types of machinery, products, and services by highly skilled people. Therefore, it is assured that your life in Germany can never be below average.
  2. Germany is a Western-European country with beautiful landscapes consisting of forests, rivers, and mountain ranges.
  3. Germany is one of the world’s leading book nations. They are publishing around 94,000 books every year. In addition, the first printed book was also in the German language.
  4. Germany is the largest economy in Europe.  With a gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.73 trillion USD, Germany is in the 4th place in the world.

Universities in Germany are classified into 3 different categories:

  • Universities
  • Universities of Applied Sciences
  • Technical, Music, Arts and Film colleges

There are plenty of public universities in Germany which offers courses in many different fields. Some of the popular and demanding courses in Germany are:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Economics

Germany has some of the top universities in the world. Some of them are:

  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Technical University of Dresden
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • University of Stuttgart

As the language of instruction is in English, it is mandatory to prove your efficiency in the English language through an IELTS/TOEFL score not less than 6.5.

German is not a mandatory requirement. But some universities ask for a basic knowledge of German (level A1). But once you join the university, you can learn German Language for reduced fees at the university itself.

Watch our video on what are the documents required to apply for German universities

  • Bachelor degree certificates with consolidated semester mark sheets
  • Details of secondary education
  • Statement Of Purpose(SOP)/ Motivation letter
  • Proof of English language efficiency like IELTS/TOEFL with scores not less than 6.5 or 90 respectively
  • Recommendation letters from your professors
  • Work experience certificates if you have any
  • CV

If you have attended any other competitive exams like GRE/GMAT etc. you can submit records of that as well. This will help the university to assess your skills properly.

Watch this video to learn about the living expenses in Germany

International students can study in public universities without any tuition fees. Germany is a country where you can actually study masters without any tuition fees. All you have to pay is “administrative fees” at the beginning of every semester which will come around 100-200 euros for your public transport, student services, etc. 

Considering the living costs, there are certain fixed costs for every month. This includes your monthly room rent, health insurance, contribution to tv/radio, etc. 

  • Room rent – 300 euros/month
  • Insurance – 86 euros
  • Radio/ tv contribution – 20 euros
  • Internet/ other costs – 20 euros
  • Food – 165 euros
  • Clothing – 60 euros

These are just average amounts. This can go high or low depending on the city you live in. For example, cities like Berlin and Munich are very expensive whereas cities like Chemnitz are budget cities. Therefore, your monthly expenses can vary from 400- 500 euros.

You can apply for either the winter semester or the summer semester programs. The winter semester programs start in October. The deadline for applications to the winter semester 15th July. You can start applying from the start of June for winter programs. However, the summer semester starts in April and you can start applying for it from the beginning of December. The last date to apply for the summer semester is 15th January. 

Watch this video to learn about the admission procedure to German universities

If you want to study in Germany, you have to apply for a German national visa. You have to submit the documents directly at the consulate. You will have to attend an interview at the consulate, followed by the application.

Documents required for visa:

  1. All educational certificates
  2. Passport photos with white background, not older than three months
  3. Valid Passport:  Passport should remain valid for three months even after the expiry of the applied visa. 
  4. Employment history if applicable with previous employment certificates from all employers. 
  5. Marriage certificates with spouse and children documents, if applicable. 
  6. Original and two copies of the academic degree and transcript attested by Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). 
  7. Proof of financial requirements.
  8. Income and bank statements for the last 6 months of your sponsor. 
  9. All the documents related to the scholarship, if applicable. 
  10. The student has to submit preliminary health insurance with the application. It should cover the time period until the course completes. 
  11. Student visa Security questionnaire Forms 
  12. Student visa applicant’s declaration form
  13. Proof of language abilities according to the standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).

Financial requirements

All applicants should deposit the minimum required money in a blocked account, which is  853€ per month or 10,236€ per year. However, many students deposit more amount to increase the chance for visa approval. 

Visa fee: The typical Germany study visa fee is €60, which is almost equal to Rs. 4,800 in India. 

Processing time: Generally it takes 5-10 weeks to get the approval. 

Find out how you can get PR in Germany after your Studies

As we have mentioned before, Germany is a country where job openings are constantly evolving as compared to many other countries. The country is facing severe employee shortage in many important fields, and it will surely help you get a job there after your studies. Also, your certificates obtained from German universities are globally accepted and has high importance in every country. German language training can help you to easily find a job in Germany. Call us today! 

After completing the studies, students can apply for a temporary residence permit, which has a validity of 18 months. During this period, students can search for jobs in the country. You can opt for either the German residence permit or the EU Blue card after getting the job. 

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