Germany

About Germany

Germany is a country located in western central Europe consisting of 16 constituent states. Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometers and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Studying Abroad in Germany is a big chance not only for European people but for students from all over the world. They benefit from a high quality educational system, learn a new language and gain experience from this interesting country. The large focus on research projects is also a reason for the good reputation of German universities. The state provides money for the research projects and this enables the student to do their own projects and learn in an actual real-life situation.

Education System

Studying in Germany requires the graduate degree or the advanced technical college entrance qualification. International students have to show a similar graduate degree. Until now it was not possible to build a central organization for application and award of university places. Because of this the applications still need to be sent to every university or advanced technical college. In Germany there are three different kinds of advanced colleges or universities. Arts, film or music advanced colleges offer practical education in the artistic subjects. Advanced technical colleges however, cover the scientific and social subjects. They also set value on practical experiences in their education. The third category is called university. They offer all different kinds of subjects. Practical experience is an important point as well but the universities are especially famous for their firm theoretical education.

Courses Offered

Students have wide ranges of courses to choose from in their undergraduate and graduate level from Aerospace Engineering to Zoology. Study courses at German universities are legion and international students can choose from a variety of over 11000 different degree courses. There are many courses at undergraduate level which are taught in English medium even at government universities but entry conditions can differ and some private universities may charge tuition fees for courses taught in English medium.

Living Costs

Compared to other European countries, Germany is not overly expensive. The price of food, accommodation, clothing, cultural activities, etc. is equivalent to the EU average. In fact, the cost of living is relatively low compared to Scandinavian countries. On average a student needs aprox. 670 Euro per month in Germany. Prices differ a lot not only in the big cities but all across Germany. While life and study in Munich is rather expensive, staying in Leipzig for example is much cheaper. Generally students can live on less money in smaller cities than in large cities

Intakes

Applying to admission in German Universities is bit different from applying to Universities in Other countries, while the requirements to study in Germany are more or less same. There are 2 intakes for admission in Germany Universities. The main intake is called winter, starts in September and second intake is called summer which starts in March.

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY TO STUDY GERMAN LANGUAGE IN GERMANY

  • Minimum 60% in Higher Secondary Level
  • No Gapping
  • Fluent/excellent English (TOEFL/IELTS preferred)

ELIGIBILITY for Higer Education

  • A Minimum of Higher Secondary Level Completed
  • German Language Level A1 and A2 successfully passed

Documents Required

  • ¬†Academic Transcript, Certificate and Mark-sheets
  • German Language Proficiency test score
  • Passport
  • Motivation letter

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