Facts about Germany

Capital: Berlin

Official language: German Language

Currency: Euro

Top Reasons to Study in Germany

Greater Choice of International Degrees and Courses: German universities are known for their high reputations in education quality and standard across the globe. Germany has more than 300 higher education institutions across the country; Germany has a density of universities which is practically unequalled around the world. With the availability of more than 10,000 courses each students can choose a course of interest and well suited to his/her skills for a bright career ahead. German scholarship programs provide myriad funding to the excellent foreign students so that they don’t have to give up study abroad due to financial reasons.

Programs offered in both German and English: Most of the universities in Germany provide bilingual programs i.e., in English and German. There are several courses offered in the universities to help students improve their language skills. German is getting more and more popular as a second foreign language and there are several reasons to learn it: Germany is the 3rd biggest economy and the export champion of the world; and German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. German is an important trading and scientific language which will help in achieving better career prospects.

Top Class Training in German Universities: Universities in Germany give great importance to basic research. This interlink between teaching and research, theory and practice, forms the strong basis of the top-class training in German universities.Top-class researchers from all around the world conduct top-class research projects here. According to sources, 1 in every 10 of the books in the world is published in German

Education System in Germany

The typical offered programs are: 3-year Bachelor program, 2-year Master program.

Many German higher education institutions offer courses leading to an international degree. These courses are designed to attract foreign students and Germans looking to study with an international dimension. The range of study opportunities covers undergraduates, graduate and postgraduate degree courses (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD levels). Courses and lectures are taught in English, often exclusively during the first year of study. German language courses are offered before and during the program.

Nearly all German universities and colleges are financed by the state. So far, German and international students have been able to pursue their studies and research without having to worry about tuition fees. This situation is changing now; universities in Germany are starting to invent tuition fees. Whether and how much fees one has to face depends on the policies of the respective Federal State. In any case these fees will in the near future be considerably lower than in other countries.

Admission Timings/Intake

Winter session starts in October and the summer session in April.

15th July is the deadline for October session and 15th January for April session.

Eligibility for a German Study Permit

Copies of Academic degrees and professional qualifications – Undergraduate Students applying for an undergraduate course in Germany have to undertake a one – year bridge program. This is to compensate for 13 years of school education in Germany compared to 12 years in India.

GMAT/GRE– For some management courses GMAT is required, and some engineering programmes require GRE score.

Proof of English proficiency – The TOEFL is a standard test required for programmes that have English as a medium of instruction.

Proof of any German language skills you may have or of your plans to take a language course in Germany,

Letter of motivation

A detailed CV

2 references

3 years professional work experience (5 years for accelerated track)

Evidence of Admission

Proof of Adequate Financial Resources – At present, foreign students must prove they have at least 8,040 euro per year at their disposal (about 670 euro per month).

Health Certificate

Work while Study in Germany

International (Non-EU) students are eligible to work 90 days or 180 half days every year. Payment for students is normally 8 to 10 Euros per hour. Students gain first-hand practical experience working part time in a different culture. This will help students develop professionally and personally.