Study in Germany

More About Germany

About Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. Germany is sometimes known as the land of poets and thinkers.Cars Germany is the world's third biggest car producer in the world, after Japan and the US. Famous brands include Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen.Universities in Germany have recently increased efforts to recruit international students, and meanwhile many courses are offered in English. The universities have implemented support programmes and international student offices to  give support.

Why study In Germany

  • Free or Low Tuition Fees : Universities in Germany charge lesser tuition fees when compared to universities in the USA, Canada or the European Union. Furthermore, several German universities provide postgraduate students with flexible payment plans and early-bird discounts to lessen their financial burden.

  • Wide range of programms on offer: Germany has gained prominence for offering a large variety of programmes to suit the varied interests of students. Whether it is music, engineering, medicine, international business, history, languages, physics or even innovation and entrepreneurship — Germany has it all. Moreover, these programmes are state-of-the-art in terms of syllabus and delivery and teaching methods. Another aspect of these courses is that they are taught in the English language, thus allowing students to study in Germany in English.

  • High Quality Education: According to a survey conducted by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2018, Germany has 4 universities in the top 100 and 14 universities in the top 200 worldwide university rankings.t

  • Work opportunities for international students: According to German law, international students are allowed to work 20 hours part-time or 120 full days yearly. Students can take up jobs such as social media assistant, translator, administrative staff, content writer and tutor. Apart from this, international students can opt for the 18-month post-study permit that they can use to apply for jobs on completion of their degree.

  • Discover Europe on a student visa: International students studying Germany receive a student visa and a residency permit. This permit allows students to explore the Schengen Area without a visa. Picture yourself sightseeing beautiful locations like Spain, France, Greece, Portugal and Denmark.

Education System

If you want to study in Germany, you will need German language skills. International students who apply to a German higher education institution therefore usually have to pass a language proficiency test before enrolling.

 

Germany has been known to be the technological and economic powerhouse of the Europe. German universities have drawn a large number of international students since the last couple of decades. The universities for higher education are dispersed all over the country. The proximity of these universities to industrial plants and various research centres provide an opportunity for students to find employment and stay in the same city. German universities offer over 350 English-taught courses available in varying domains.

Study Option In Germany

Australian universities feature in the top 50 ranked universities in the world in arts & Humanities, Clinical or Pre-clinical & Health, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.

Degree, Certificate, Diploma – in Australia subject stream known as “field of study”. It is a classification system used by Australian institutions to describe courses, specializations and units of study. Student can opt any choice of course in follows

Higher Education

  • Associate degree (2 Years)

  • Bachelor Degree (3 Years)

  • Bachelor Degree (Honors) (4 Years)

  • Graduate Certificate (6 Months)

  • Graduate Diploma (1 Year)

  • Master Degree (1-2 Years)

  • Doctoral Degree (Typically 3 years)

 

English Language Study

   Types of English training

  • General English

  • English for Academic Purposes

  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

  • Examination Preparation

  • English for Teaching

  • Study Tours

 

Vocational Study

  • Colleges of Further Education

Germany Scholarship 

  • Governmental scholarships: There are two governmental scholarships that international students can apply for. Take a look at them:

    • Erasmus +: This scholarship programme is meant for international students who want to study in Europe. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the predetermined criteria. 

    • DAAD Scholarship: The German Academy Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a variety of scholarships to international students. Similar to Erasmus +, there are certain eligibility criteria that students must comply with. 

  • Non-governmental scholarships: A number of non-governmental organisations also have scholarship programmes that are designed to help international students. Take a look at few of these scholarships:

    • Heinrich Böll Scholarships;

    • Kurt Hansen Science Scholarships;

    • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships;

    • Humboldt Research Fellowships;

    • Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  • University-specific scholarships: Universities in Germany also offer scholarships to students in several categories like:

    • Career experience;

    • Women;

    • Academic merit.

Living In Germany

The cost of living in Germany for international students vary from one city to another, and expenses are greater in cities like Munich. There are numerous expenses that an international student will make while studying in Germany (source: DAAD), including:

  • Rent: Rent is the largest monthly expense for students and the amount paid differs on the basis of accommodation. The rent for a shared flat ranges between €260 and €300, for student hall of residence it ranges between €220 and €250 and for a single bedroom apartment, the rent ranges from €500 to €580.

  • Food: The average monthly cost for food for international students falls in the range of €150 to €180.

  • Transport: International students end up paying between €90 and €100 on a monthly basis on transport. Student discounts are also available.

  • Telephone and Internet: The average monthly expense on telephone and Internet of international students falls in the range of €25 to €35.

  • Study materials: International students usually end up paying between €15 and €25 for study materials.

  • Leisure activities: The average monthly expenses that international students pay for leisure activities are between €55 and €65.

  • Health insurance: If your health insurance is not valid in Germany, then you have to pay around €80 monthly for this.

  • Student visa: If you are not an EU student, you will be required to pay €90 for your student visa.

Visa In Germany

There is a range of entry requirements that you need to meet both for your visa application. That is academic requirements, English language requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. Australia have generally two intakes, first is in February & early march or second is in July. Few universities offering some of courses in multiple intake i.e. September & November. Make sure you will start making applications around 7-8 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications. For more visits: study in Australia

Before you Leave

Things you need to be remember when you are packing your bag.

 

Make sure that:

  • Important documents (originals in your carry-on luggage and photocopies in your check-in luggage)

  • your valid passport with a valid Australian student visa

  • your letter of offer from the Australian institution, your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), and your accommodation details

  • Receipts of any related payments you have made including tuition fees, health cover etc.

  • Attested mark sheets and certificates and work experience letters

  • Your birth certificate, credit card, ten passport size photographs, an international driver’s license

  • Important telephone numbers and addresses in India and Australia

  • Prescriptions to support your use of any required medications.

  • Health insurance details

  • Check baggage allowance with your airline.

  • Your luggage should be clearly labeled with your name, contact address and the address of your institution.

Climate will be different from your home country. So pack you baggage according to that.

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