Germany is known for its technical brilliance and has always been synonymous with best engineering education in the World. After opening its doors to immigrants, Germany is considered as one of the best countries for higher education from India. Universities in Germany are highly reputed and degree from these universities are accepted and approved by employers all over the world. Technical Universities in Germany are most preferred choice for post graduate courses and doctorate degrees. University of Applied Sciences in Germany is famous for generating graduates with technical skills and fully prepared for immediate job after graduation. Germany is famous for the concept of group study and learning from their peers. The country is also known for flexibility in changing courses during their period of study.
The German Advantage
Germany has become a hottest study destination for Indian students due to affordability and employment opportunities. Being the home to some of the world’s largest companies, students are encouraged and supported to purse internships with companies like Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Lufthansa etc during their study period and get employment after the completion of their course. Cars or Education, people around the world recognize and accept “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality. A German degree is always respected by the employers worldwide. As around 13 percent of students at German universities and colleges come from other counties students get the opportunity to expand their horizons.
Cost of Studying in Germany
As the cost of higher education in Germany is low compared to other developed nations, it has been successful in attracting a large number of overseas students especially from India. Most of the states in Germany abolished Tuition fees for undergraduate students thus making the undergraduate courses free for international students. So if you are planning your higher education overseas, Germany is one of the best countries in the world in terms of quality and cost of study. So reap the benefit of free high quality educational system and learn a new language. Studying in Germany helps Indian students to enhance their resume and career to a new level.
Cost of living in Germany
Though Cost of living is difficult to define, the cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable compared to other European countries and USA. The major monthly expense for students is the rent and it normally differs according to the cities. Average living cost in Germany is around €9,300 per annum. Shared accommodation is much cheaper for students and average monthly rent is between €240 and €295. Students in Germany are required to purchase “Semester tickets” which covers the expenses of enrolment, confirmation and public transport expenses etc.
Part Time Jobs In Germany - Earn While Studying
The present law in Germany permits international students to work up to 20 hours a week. 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. 8 hours is considered a full day and half day is 4 hours.
Minimum wages starts from 8.84 Euros per hour if you are working in university. For bachelors degree minimum wage is between 10.5 – 12 Euros per hour.
Post Study Work Rights/Stay Back Options
After the completion of course students are eligible to apply for an 18 months residence permit to look for a suitable job according to their qualifications. During this period students can take up any kind of job to support themselves. After 33 months job period students can apply for permanent residence.
Scholarships in Germany
Most of the colleges and universities in Germany provide scholarship for international students. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD Scholarships) offers many scholarships for international students to study in Germany. Please check Scholarship to Study in Germany for more details.
Undergraduate Programs in Germany
Students with Higher secondary school examination certificate from ICSE, CBSE & State Boards are given conditional admission by German Universities. German colleges & universities follow 13 years school education system. Students are required to complete foundation courses offered in one year.
Germany is known as a Tech Savvy Nation with great educational system. Major German companies like Siemens, Volkswagen, Volkswagen and Bosch etc are testimonies to the technological excellence the country has achieved. The education system in Germany is known for its affordability and standard. Most of the undergraduate courses are offered in German language. So basic training in German language is required to join the undergraduate courses.
Popular Courses in Germany
Engineering and Technology
Engineering disciplines such as Mechanical, chemical, electrical, electronics and automobile etc are some of the most popular courses in Engineering.
Nursing Courses, microbiology, and biotechnology etc are the popular courses in Healthcare Management.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the most popular course in Business studies
Admission Procedures For Under Graduate Programs
- Seek admission for English Foundation program and then for a degree course offered in English Medium( No Charges for degree course but charges applicable for foundation course)
- Enroll in a college for 1 year German learning preparatory course and university foundation to qualify for a Bachelor Degree course offered in German medium. ( No Tuition fees for degree course but charges applicable for German learning course)
- Complete B2 Level German Language course in 7 months though a Pathway course offered in German to qualify for a foundation course offered by Government Institutions/Universities and get admitted for a Degree course offered in German Language. ( No Tuition fees for degree course & Foundation Course. but charges applicable for Pathway course) Many courses are available after achieving B1 or B2 Level proficiency in German Language.
- 12 months University Pathway program clubbed with an admission in a university. Complete C1 level German Language course and then get admitted in the pre decided university course.
Medium of Insturction
Most of the university programs are offered in German Language but many courses are available in English medium as well.
Documents Required For Admission
- Details of current and previous education qualifications
- Preferred medium of instruction
- Details of financial background of family/self to pay for preparatory courses and other expenses in Germany
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