Study in Germany

Study in Germany

Study in Germany

Study in Germany

Why study in Germany?

Germany is the 3rd most popular study destination among international students in the world. Country’s technological innovation and scientific exploration are world-renowned for its quality of products and education. People all over the world consider “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality.

It’s glorious past and thriving present is the provenance of its endeavor in excelling in giving qualitative education which attracts hundreds and thousands of students every year. The outstanding education system, friendly nature of the people, a unique blend of cultures, relaxing atmosphere and high standard of living available there are the reasons why every student wants to study and live in Germany.

According to the most recent statistics, more than 300,000 international students are studying in Germany of which, nearly 20,000 are Indian! As per a recently conducted survey, 85% of the international students studying in Germany were satisfied with the high-quality education provided by the German institution.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to study abroad in Germany:

  • No tuition fees at public universities

In Germany, education is subsidized by the German government; therefore state-funded institutions do not charge any tuition fee from domestic as well as from the international students. Hence, every student gets a Scholarship in Germany if they’re studying in a public-funded institution.

  • Qualitative education

Pragmatism, innovation and international cooperation are the salient features of world-class German education.

The German education system is highly qualitative and widely accepted across the world. High academic standards and well-organized study curricula prepared by diversified professional staff ensuring high-quality education in all disciplines. All German universities are extremely research-oriented, which is the embodiment of their qualitative education.

  • World’s fourth-largest economy

German Economy does not need any introduction. It is the largest economy in the European Union (EU) and 4th largest in the world, following the USA, China, and Japan. Factors like great innovativeness, competitiveness, global networking and a strong focus on exports have helped Germany to achieve this position in the global economy.

  • Numerous scholarship programs

If students have an excellent academic record, they can apply for a range of scholarship programs provided by the German universities to finance their overseas studies in Germany. Euro Study Group will help students finding the best financial aid.

  • Endless opportunities to work 

Foreign students are permitted to work for 190 full days or 240 half days per year. Students also get the opportunity to work in an institute, library or other facilities on the campus where they study.

Germany has excellent career prospects as universities and intuitions have a partnership with multinational companies offering multiple internships and other practical/job oriented work opportunities for students while studying in Germany, followed by employment opportunities after completing their studies.

  • A global industrial hub

Most multinational business giants have their presence in this country.

Famous brands like Adidas, Puma, Hugo Boss, Volkswagen, Allianz, Daimler, BMW, Siemens, BASF, Munich Re, E.ON, Bayer, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi are German-based companies. Hence, commodities made in Germany enjoy the highest reputation and consumer satisfaction all over worldwide. This means that there are limitless career and networking possibilities for the students after you complete your studies.

  • A safe and welcoming environment

German people are very amicable and highly disciplined. An exceptional welcoming attitude of the local populace provides a very comfortable living environment. Also, the support service for international students is among the best in the world.

  • Ease of visa acquisition and residency

The country’s government invest a large amount of money in its higher education sector, both in quality and infrastructure, aiming to attract more international students in the increasing globalized scenario. The country has moderate entry requirements so that international students can easily apply for the courses that they offer. Moreover, an international student is permitted to stay in Germany for 18 months after completing their education. International students can easily get a residence permit in Germany.

  • World’s biggest country for Engineering and research-based program

Germany is known for its engineering degree courses. With more than 3,500 engineering degree courses and 250 international Master’s courses, the country opens the gateway for ample career opportunities to international students in various fields of engineering. The country invests nearly € 80 billion yearly in research and development (R&D) and promotes research-based programs.

  • Strong Internal Relations between India and Germany

There is a strong bilateral relationship between India and Germany like cultural, diplomatic, linguistic and educational. The mutual relationship between both the countries offers a warm, welcome and friendly environment to Indian students who want to study in Germany.

Education in Germany

There are over 1,000 courses German Universities offers to international students. The various courses available in German Universities nurture and develop the best in the students, train them to open their minds to new possibilities, opportunities, skills in logic, develop creativity and self-reliance.

More than 40 universities in Germany are ranked the world’s best in the QS World University Rankings 2016-17. Six of the top 100 universities in the world are in Germany, 18 universities are included in the top 250, and 32 universities are counted among the world’s top 500.

The university offers its students various options to study in Germany as full-time, part-time, evening Programmes, distance, and eLearning.

Various Types of Universities in Germany:

Classical Universities –

Germany’s classical universities offer a range of programs in medicine, law, humanities, and natural sciences

Universities of Applied Sciences –

Almost 160 Universities are founded in the last 30 years practical based universities

Private Universities –

There are more than 80 private and state-accredited universities in Germany several businesses and foundations headed by rich people.

“Technische Universität” /“Technische Hochschule” – University for art, film and music colleges.

Top Universities in Germany

The capital city of Berlin is known as the education hub of Germany.

The Top 10 Universities in Germany are:

  • 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 Tingen

TOP COURSES

The main academic subject groups relating to overseas education in Germany are:

  • Medicine and Health sciences
  • Engineering
  • Art and music
  • Natural sciences and Mathematics
  • Law, economics and social sciences
  • Linguistic and Cultural studies
  • Veterinary medicine, nutritional science, ecology, forestry, and agriculture

Top programs to study in Germany:

  • Engineering— Mechanical, Structural and Chemical Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Humanities
  • Physical Sciences
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Biological Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Computer Sciences and Information Technology

When and how to apply

Academic intakes and deadlines

Applications for overseas education in German Universities are accepted all-round the year:

Winter semester or Autumn Session

Starts in September or October. The application period begins in early May and ends on 15th July

Summer semester or Spring Session 

Starts in March or April. The application period begins in early December and ends on 15th January

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Every university has its own admission and eligibility criteria for students want to enroll in their university. Therefore students are advised to check the university website and their admission requirements before applying for a specific study program.

If the student is planning to take a course in German medium, then he/she needs to appear in a recognized German Language Proficiency Test like TestDaF [Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Test of German as a Foreign Language)] or DSH (Deutschen Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) and submit a proof of German language proficiency.

The general criteria for applications in German universities are mentioned below:

English Language Proficiency:

All International applicants are required to take recognized the English language proficiency tests (IELTS/ TOEFL) to get admission in the college. Minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each section is required and the TOEFL score between 79 and 101.

Academic Requirements: (Undergraduate study in Germany)

  • High-school certificate or 13 years of Education
  • Minimum 65 % or above score in class 12th
  • Mathematics in class 12th is prerequisite for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degrees
  • SAT is necessary for some universities

Duration of Bachelor programs in Germany: 

An Undergraduate program has 6 semesters which generally completes in 4 years, including a 1-year program called Foundation year/Freshman program/Studienkolleg.

Postgraduate study in Germany

  • Recognized undergraduate certificate or 16 years of education is required. Some masters programs accept students with a 3-year undergraduate degree
  • Strong academic background (minimum percentage required is 65%)
  • Minimum 2-years of relevant work experience after graduation is required for MBA programs and several other Masters programs
  • Minimum required GRE/GMAT test scores (optional) – GRE is recommended for students who are planning to study MS programs in Germany taught in English and GMAT if you want to study economics, law, MBA and other management programs

Duration of Masters in Germany: 

A master’s program has 2 to 4 semesters which generally completes within 2 years of enrolling (generally has duration of 18 to 24 months).

Ph.D. study in Germany

  • A student must have 18 years of education
  • A strong research proposal
  • Acceptance letter from a professor in Germany who is willing to guide you for your      research work
  • Strong academic background– at least 70% in both Bachelors & Masters if applying to prestigious German universities/institutions
  • No GRE or GMAT score is required
  • Work experience (if required)

Duration of Ph.D. programs in Germany: 

Depending on the topic of your research project, it usually takes 3 years to 5 years to complete your Ph.D. program in Germany.

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

Following is the list of documents required for applying to various German universities:

Bachelors in Germany:

  • Notarized copies of class 10th & 12th mark sheet, and certificate
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (whichever is applicable, must be notarized)
  • Passport copy (notarized)
  • Proof of pre-university entrance exam (‘if any’, must be notarized)
  • One letter of recommendation from the school
  • Statement of Purpose

Masters in Germany:

  • Notarized copies of class 10th, 12th & under-graduate degree mark sheets (all semester) including backlogs/re-sits (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts
  • Application Form and application fee
  • Application Essays/ Statement of Purpose
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (whichever is applicable, must be notarized)
  • GRE or GMAT score as per the university requirement (notarized)
  • Two letters of recommendation from university or college (compulsory)
  • Work experience certificate (if any)
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Passport copy (notarized)
  • Extracurricular activities certificates

Ph.D. in Germany:

  • Notarized copies of class 10th, 12th, undergraduate and postgraduate degree mark sheets (all semester) including backlogs/re-sits (if applicable) Official transcripts of both Bachelors & Masters
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (whichever is applicable, must be notarized)
  • GRE or GMAT score as per the university requirement (notarized)
  • Two-letter of recommendation from the university/college (mandatory)
  • Work experience certificate (if any)
  • Strong Research proposal
  • Application essays/statement of purpose
  • Master thesis
  • Passport copy (notarized)
  • Extracurricular activities certificates

Students should appear for the important standard test and collate all their important documents in support of their application to study in Germany which includes their student visa, certificates, thesis, etc.

Bachelor in Germany

Germany has an unmatched international reputation for its superior education system and technological innovations. With a network of nearly 400 higher education institutions spread across the country, students can choose from more than 17,700 programmes to study in Germany. The pedagogy in Germany gives utmost importance to research or experiential modes of learning which sets apart students from the rest in terms of aptitude and intelligence.

German Universities function under the guidelines of the Bologna process which ensures that all the students studying in Germany get a unified and an internationally recognized degree. Most of the universities in Germany have 3 to 6 months internship opportunities to train students in real time industrial environment thus rendering the course its practical relevance.

During the coursework, students are trained in an organization for 3-5 days a week according to the specified standards. The practical training is combined with the technical know-how and practical sessions at industry workshops thus providing hands-on experience of the actual way of carrying operations in a company setting. The student gets a degree as well as an experience certificate on completion of the undergraduate programme in Germany.

Benefits of studying Bachelors in Germany:

  • Internationally recognized degree
  • No tuition fee in public universities
  • Excellent scholarships in private universities
  • Great job opportunities
  • Stay back options available after completion of your studies
  • English-taught study programmes in almost all universities

Entry Requirements for Application to Bachelors in German Universities:

  • Public Universities requires 13 years of schooling. Indian students after completing 12 years schooling in India have to undergo a foundation course called Studienkolleg to fulfill this criterion. Studienkolleg is a full-time course that normally takes 2 semesters to cover (32 hours of instruction per week)
  • At an undergraduate level majority of the course are offered in German language, hence students have to complete the German language up to C1 level. (Private universities offers Bachelors in English medium)
  • Minimum required IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score to study in private university A1-C1 level of the German language to study in public university.

Academic Intakes for Bachelors programme in Germany

The academic intake in Germany usually starts during September and March (depending on the university). However, Major intake in Germany is September.  It is recommended to start applying 7 to 8 months prior to the intake. Usually, it takes 6 to 8 weeks to process an application in Public University. Private Universities generally reverts soon.

TOP BACHELOR’S DISCIPLINES TO STUDY IN GERMANY

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Duration: Language+Studienkolleg+3yearsbachelors=5Years

Average Tuition Fee: Zero Tuition fee (Universities only charges semester contribution or for books around €200-250 per   semester).

Here are top German universities offering Mechanical degree:

  • Rwth-Aachen
  • FH-Aachen
  • Karlsruhe Institute of technology
  • Saarland University
  • Konstanz University
  • Frankfurt University
  • ESMT-Berlin
  • European Business school
  • Rosenheim university
  • Darmstadt University

On successful completion of Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, graduates can get job in the following fields:

  • Product design and development
  • Engines and automotive
  • Power generation
  • Designing Communication Systems
  • Micro electromechanical Systems
  • Naval architecture
  • Maintenance and reliability
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Consulting and management
  • Aerospace
  • Mining and minerals
  • Robotics and automation
  • Biomedical
  • Research and development
  • Nanotechnology

Bachelor of Information Technology (IT)/Computer Science (CS)

Duration: Language + Studienkolleg + 3 years bachelors = 5Years

Average Tuition Fee: Zero Tuition fee (Universities only charges semester contribution or for books around €200-250 per semester)

Here are top German universities offering IT/CS degree.

  • ULM University
  • Passau University
  • Tu Kaisesrlautern
  • Postdam University
  • Jacobs University
  • Hochschule Fulda
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Schmalkalden University
  • Ilmenau University
  • Darmstadt University of Applied sciences
  • Frankfurt Am Main

On successful completion of Bachelors of Computer Science/IT, graduates can get job in the following fields:

  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Computer Graphics and Animation
  • Web Application Development
  • User-Interface Design
  • Robotics
  • Scientific and Technical Services
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Application Analyst
  • Game Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Multimedia Planner
  • Data Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Business Intelligence Reporting Professional
  • Data Mining/Big Data Engineer

Bachelor of Electronics/Electrical Engineering

Duration: Language + Studienkolleg + 3 years bachelors = 5Years

Average Tuition Fee: Zero Tuition fee (Universities only charges semester contribution or for books around €200-250 per semester)

Here are top German universities offering Electronics/Electrical degree.

  • TU Munich
  • Ulm University
  • HAMM-LIPPSTADT
  • BBW University of Applied sciences
  • Duisburg-Essen
  • TU-Darmstadt
  • Kaiserlautern
  • FH-Aachen
  • Schmalkalden University
  • University of Wurzburg

On successful completion of Bachelor of Electronics/Electrical Engineering, graduates can get job in the following fields:

  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Manufacturing systems engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Electronics engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Systems developer
  • Network engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Software engineering
  • Aerospace systems and flight control

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATES IN GERMANY

Higher education in Germany is funded by the states, 11 out of 16 states in Germany have no tuition fees at all with few states charging a maximum of only €500 per year. The German government, individual private German universities, and other organizations offer a number of scholarships to study in Germany for deserving international students without deep pockets. If you believe your profile is superior to others, there are good chances of getting a scholarship to finance your studies in Germany.

GERMAN STUDENT VISA

International students in Germany get Schengen visa that open doors to 26 European countries. Moreover, the country offers 1.5 years post-study work permit after graduation.

Masters In GERMANY

Germany has an unmatched international reputation for its superior education system and technological innovations. It is one of the most affordable study destinations in Continental Europe. Germany is world-renowned for its expertise in the manufacturing and automobile industry. The nation offers a number of English-taught programs for international students to study in Germany, especially for post-graduation. According to the recent QS World University Rankings, 45 German Universities were listed amongst the Top 800 universities in the world.

Benefits of studying Masters in Germany:

  • Internationally recognized degree
  • No tuition fee in public universities
  • Excellent scholarships in private universities
  • Great job opportunities
  • Stay back options available after completion of your studies
  • English-taught study programs in almost all universities

The general criteria for applications to German universities are:

  • Recognized undergraduate certificate or 16 years of education
  •  Strong academic profile
  • Minimum required IELTS/TOEFL/PTE test scores
  • GMAT score required to study economics or law programme
  • Relevant work experience (some universities require this for MBA programmes)
  • German-taught programmes require TestDaF or DSH test scores

TOP MASTER COURSES TO STUDY IN GERMANY

MASTERS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING/MECHATRONICS

Duration: 1.5 year to 2 years

Average tuition fee: Zero or no tuition fee

Top Universities you can look for:

  • TU Munich
  • RWTH-AACHEN
  • FH AACHEN
  • TU Berlin
  • TU Dresden
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Lubeck University

On successful completion of studies, graduates can get job in the following fields::

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Engine Manufacturer
  • Systems and Components Manufacturer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Design Engineer

The graduate outcome for this course in Germany may vary between € 44,000 and € 65,000.

MASTER OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Duration: 1.5 years to 2 years

Average tuition fee: € 5000-12,000 per year

Top Universities you can look for:

  • Biberach University
  • IUBH University
  • SRH-Berlin
  • Hector School of Management
  • Northern Institute of Technology
  • Leuphana University
  • RWTH AACHEN
  • TU Hamburg
  • Freiburg University

On successful completion of Engineering Management, graduates can get job in the following fields:

  • Environmental management systems
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management
  • Energy managers
  • Performance management
  • Technology management
  • Engineering department managers
  • Factory operation managers
  • Quality management
  • Developing systems thinking approaches
  • Project managers
  • Engineering business development managers

The graduate outcome for this course in Germany may vary between € 35,000 and € 50,000.

MASTER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE/IT/DATA ANALYTICS

Duration: 1.5 years to 2 years

Average tuition fee: € 12,000 per year

Top Universities you can look for:

  • Saarland University
  • Jacobs University
  • University of Passau
  • SRH Hidelberg

On successful completion of Master of Computer Science/IT/Data Analytics, graduates can get job in the following fields:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Application Analyst
  • Game Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Multimedia Planner
  • Data Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Business Intelligence Reporting Professional
  • Data Mining/Big Data Engineer

The graduate outcome for this course in Germany may vary between € 45,000 and € 60,000.

MASTER OF MANAGEMENT/MBA

Duration: 1 year to 2 years

Average tuition fee: € 30,000-50,000 per year

Top Universities you can look for:

  • ESMT Berlin
  • EBS
  • Mannheim Business school
  • Frankfurt Business school
  • WHU Otto Beisheim School
  • Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • ESCP Europe Berlin Campus

The graduate outcome for this course in Germany may vary between € 40,000 and € 60,000.

LANGUAGE COURSE LEADING TO MASTER/BACHELOR DEGREE

German Language courses are very popular among International Students. There are various fields such as Nursing/Medicine wherein Language knowledge is mandatory and having this language knowledge opens a lot of good job opportunities. Various Language Institutes are in Germany which work in collaboration with leading Public universities in Germany. By enrolling with Language Institute, chances are high that you will get admission to Public University in Germany under free education system.

Germany has real skill shortage of professional Doctors, Medical Professionals, Bio Technical Graduates, Pharmacy Graduates, Mechanical Engineers, IT Engineers, Electronics and Communication Engineers. All these professionals have golden chance to get great job opportunities and settle in Germany. The requirement is only to learn their Language.

Leading Language Institutes in Germany are:

  • Eurasia Institute Berlin
  • Nova Institute Berlin
  • Gisma Business school- Language programs
  • FHM University