Study In Germany- Eligibility, Universities, Courses, Admission & Fee Details

Dutchland is a country of ideas, research, science, and practical knowledge that has a vital role in the German way of doing things. 

Study in Germany: A favorite destination for research and post-doctorate students, as the country has a flagship in new patents and top-quality research.

Popular Courses

Popular courses to study in Germany in 2021 are-: Mechanical, Automobile, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology, and Mathematics. A total of 16 states have no tuition fees for all the students whether domestic or international. However, a minimal fee of administration has to be paid per semester. Different types of universities in Germany are-: universities of cooperative education, university, University of applied sciences, and private universities. Universities mainly focus on research and emphasize practical knowledge, only universities have the liberty to award a doctorate degree, universities, however, have a number of courses to offer but are specialized in few specific and are then called the college of education or Technical universities, universities which focus on practical and practice are categorized as university of applied sciences. In applied science universities students focuses more on practical semesters, job training, and big projects.
 
Nevertheless, there are few universities which can focus on only one subject. As there are no tuition fees for international and domestic students getting entry to public German universities can be a daunting task. However, there are private universities and business school which do charge tuition fees.  Even if a student meets all the entry requirement still securing a seat is quite tough as there are no application fees which attract high-quality students worldwide. It is even tougher to get admission to popular courses such as Dentistry, medicine, veterinary and pharmacy. Germany is the fourth most popular destination in the world after the USA, UK, and Australia. 15 German Universities make it to the top 250 globally.

Free Education

In a recent development, Baden- Wurttemberg a south-west state in Germany has reintroduced the tuition fees for international students, which can result in other states following the same trend in near future. However, the fees charged by the universities in the state are still on the lower side as compared to universities in other countries. The amount is as minimal as 1500 Euros per semester.

Documents Required for Application:

  1. Certified academic documents
  2. German Translated transcripts (Required in some universities)
  3. Passport size photographs
  4. Copy of a valid passport
  5. German Language certificates if any
  6. Internships/ Experience
  7. Extra-curricular certificates
  8. Motivational letters
  9. Reference letters
  10. Projects/ Papers/ Journals

 Intakes In Germany in 2021

There are two intakes- January/ February and September/October. An offer letter and Letter of acceptance are mainly issued after 2-3 weeks of the application. However private universities have flexible intake and comparatively easy processes as well.

A different process in a German visa is the blocked account which is absent in other countries’ visa processing.  Initiating the visa processing is ticked off with the opening of a blocked account where it is mandatory to showcase a minimum of 8800 Euros for a year, the amount blocked will only be used when one has landed is in Germany. Opening a blocked account requires a few formalities like filled forms along with a copy of passport certified by the German Diplomatic Mission. Depending on the banks they can charge fees of 50-150 Euros for opening a blocked account. An EC card will be issued in the name of the student which can be used for transactions in Germany.

Financial Documents Requirement to Study in Germany

The income statement of self and parents, Security deposit, Scholarships, and banker’s guarantee.

Part-Time and Living Expense-

Students can opt for part-time job opportunities, do keep in mind the limits and the challenges along with it, as the limit is 20 hours per week. The challenges can be numerous as local language can be the biggest hindrance and second being the rigorous and extensive course which can be very time-demanding. As most of the students will be engaged in completing the assigned task, assignments, reports, projects, and presentations. It is also highly recommended not to be dependent on part-time earnings. Scholarships can be very handy as there are numerously available and the same aids the students in the budget so that students don’t have to break the bank in order to study in the country. Health insurance is compulsory for all the international students enrolled in the university, by doing so the medical expenditures are covered by the insurance companies in case of accidents or illness and paid as reimbursements. Some of the health insurance taken in the home countries are also recognized in the country.

Accommodation can be a problem especially in big cities like Berlin and Munich. Prices are higher in big cities like Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, students should keep a budget of 300-600 Euros depending upon the location, size, and amenities provided. However, accommodation in eastern Germany is much cheaper when compared with the Western part. Early accommodation hunting will be beneficial if looking for sharing the flat, by doing so the budget is under control and one gets a chance to socialize and mingle with other folks.

 Top Companies in Germany

There is a number of multinational companies that have a worldwide presence. Some of the flagship companies are German-: Allianz, SAP, BMW Group, Deutsche Post (DHL), DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank Group, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, Siemens Group, Munich Re, RWE Group, Volkswagen Group, BASF Group, Commerzbank, Bayer Group, Metro AG, HVB Group, ThyssenKrupp Group, Eurohypo, and Continental. Not only are the multinational companies but their series of startups flourishing in Berlin which is also termed as Silicon Valley of Europe. To add on there are medium-sized companies that are known worldwide in their respective fields. German Economy is one of the robust and strongest in Europe. In terms of job opportunities for international students, the country is best as employers and companies are very open to sponsoring international students. Government laws and policies are also lenient when compared with other European counterparts in terms of welcoming international talented immigrants for jobs in the country.

 Other Details

  1. For support services and student services, the primary point of contact is the international office of the country.
  2. Most popular job sectors in the country are-: Automotive, Electrical, Healthcare, Telecommunication, and Information Technology.
  3. The student is allowed to stay back for 18months to look for jobs post-degree.
  4. International Students can work while studying in Germany. Universities allow them to work for not more than 20 hours
  5. Fees for visa= Euro 60/-

Top Universities in Germany for 2021

  • Technische Universität München
  • Ludwig-Maximilians – Universität München
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
  • Universität Freiburg
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Universität Hamburg
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
  • Universität Köln

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Accreditation is a marker of authenticity of a certain Institute or University which deems its quality to meet the set standards for the purpose of conferring degrees on the graduates and post graduates. Thus these Colleges or Institutes get accredited by accrediting agencies which deem them suitable for the purpose higher/professional/quality education.

The average period allowed is 12 months. However, students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics can extend their program for an additional 17 months making a total of 29 months.

Academic background, achievements, interest in the field of education chosen, future ideas and why a specific university was decided upon (to apply/join)

In order to ascertain the legitimacy of a certain school , you should check your institute with the links mentioned above to see whether they feature there or not. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Education also comes out with a list of unrecognised colleges conferred by the accrediting agencies. you can check it there as well.

Generally, Application Deadline is: Fall (Aug./Sept) – 31st March Spring (Jan.) – 30th July Summer (April) – 30th November Winter (November) – end May

Yes, one has to take GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for the purpose of taking admission into a Graduate school while one undergoes GMAT to undertake an advanced program which involves Business and Management studies. This is mainly asked by Business school to assess a candidate’s potential to see how prepared they are for the soughted Business-school. The test measures a student’s general, verbal mathematical and analytical writing skills.

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