Studying in Germany: All you need to know

4 mins read1.9L Views 1.3K Comments
clickHere
Rahul
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Mar 24, 2022 02:06 IST

Studying in Germany: All you need to know

Germany is one of the best European countries and a dream destination for students who want to settle in Europe after their studies. Well known for courses in Engineering especially Automotive, getting admission into German Universities can be a huge task. Education is free but there is always a price tag as there is nothing that comes for free. And the price is a good educational background!

Germany has a temperate seasonal climate. The country has the fourth-largest economy in the world, and research and development form an integral part of the economy. Max Planck the famous German Physicist, whose work along with Albert Einstein is considered crucial to the foundation of modern-day Physics, has to its name the famous scholarship offered to international students.

Also, Read

Why Study in Germany?

Best Student Cities in Germany

Popular Job Sectors in Germany

Job Opportunities in Germany

Top Colleges in Germany

The country has produced lots of famous personalities in various fields of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Media. There are about 70 Universities in Germany classified as Universities and the University of Applied Sciences. Universities: include Technical Universities as well. These are research-oriented and can award Doctorate degrees. Officially there are 13 technical universities. But the group is named TU9 and includes the following:

You might be interested in these free downloads
Student Guide to Germany
Student Guide to Germany23k downloads
Study in Canada vs. Germany: Which is Better for Indian Students?
Study in Canada vs. Germany: Which is Better for I...6k downloads
Germany vs Australia: Which Country is Better for International Students?
Germany vs Australia: Which Country is Better for ...528 downloads

Eligibility Requirements for Studying in Germany

Admission requirements are set very high by the German Universities. For UG courses as much as 90% is expected for admission. Also, students need to either complete 1 year of Bachelors's study in India, appear for IITJEE or Fa exam to be eligible to apply for a UG course in Germany. In addition to this students need to appear for IELTS or TOEFL to prove their efficiency in the language.

For PG courses: students are expected to have at least 70-75% from a reputed Indian University. They are also required to appear for GRE (by some Universities) and a score of above 300 should do the needful. Also, it can boost a student's profile if he or she appears for the course even though the University has not requested it. IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (100) is also required.

The courses meant for international students are called International study programmes and are taught in English. Hence, students looking for courses exclusively in English must look under the section specified above for their course or under ‘Internationals'. Unless a student has sound knowledge of the German language no point in opting for courses taught in German otherwise. Some courses also have the option of doing a dissertation in German for which students need to prove their efficiency in German beforehand.

The students willing to learn German must do it through certified sources and in India students need to contact only Max Muller Bhavan and clear TesDaf. The level to be cleared is generally specified on the University website as it depends on what percentage of classes are conducted in German.

Related reads

7 Steps to Study in Germany for Free

Cheap and Affordable Universities in Germany

Pursue an MBA in Germany

Germany Student Visa

List of Public Universities in Germany

Blocked Accounts for Germany: What do they mean?

Fees and Living Costs

Education in Germany is tuition-free at most Universities. The Universities charge for per semester about 140 - 500 Euros which is utilized for the University's development, lab and such facilities. As of January 1, 2022, keeping the rate of inflation in mind, the mandatory amount required in the Blocked Account for studying in Germany is €10,332 for an entire year or €861 for a month. This would include your accommodation, living expenses, and even travel pass costs.

Application Process to German Universities 

There are two intakes in a year for admission in Sep/Oct and in March/April. The application and visa process in total takes about 9 months so students need to plan accordingly. The deadline for Sep/Oct intake is 15 Jan and for March /April intake is 15 July. Hence, an early application is highly recommended.

Once the University receives the application it may take about 3-4 months to inform students of the outcome. Not all Universities may intimate, if the application is incomplete or lacking any documents, hence it is recommended that students send all the requested documents in one go to avoid any last-minute issues.

The students have two options for making an application. They can either apply directly or take help from UNI ASSIST. UNI ASSIST charges Euro 55 for their service of applying to 2-3 Universities. An additional Euro 15 per University for further applications. UNI ASSIST assists students with its partner Universities only.

Further Reading

Country Guide to Germany

Education Loan for Studying in Germany
Study in Germany: Timeline for University Intake Scholarships to study in Germany

Internships & Job Opportunities

Work during and after Studies: Students are allowed to work part-time for 90 full days or 180 days in a year. A graduate is allowed to stay in Germany for 18-24 months depending on his course to look for a job. Once they find a job they can convert their student permit to a residence permit for taking gainful employment.

Popular Courses in Germany

Study BTech in Germany for Indian Students Study Bachelors in Germany for Indian Students
Study Masters in Finance in Germany Study Master’s in Business Analytics in Germany
Study Masters in Architecture in Germany Study MIM in Germany
Study Masters in Data Science in Germany Study Masters in Computer Science in Germany
Study MS in Mechanical Engineering in Germany Study MBA in Germany without GMAT

Download this article as PDF to read offline

Download Guide
clickHere
About the Author
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert

With over 8 years of experience in overseas education, Rahul Singha has been previously associated with prominent education houses. He is also responsible for keeping a sharp eye on education policies of major study... Read Full Bio

Comments

(1251)

b

bernadette

6 months ago

Hello from bahrain here this one i saw first while browsing so why not ask.i want my daughter to study in germany undergraduate can u help .Hope its not scam thanks

Reply to bernadette

R

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

4 months ago

Hello Bernadette. You can request a call back from our Shiksha Counsellors here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply They assist you with university admissions. Rest assured we are a genuine website.

S

Saurabh Taak

a year ago

My profile is very weak, with just 67.3% in bachelors, no work experience, no GRE or GATE. Should I drop my plan of studying in Germany.

Reply to Saurabh Taak

R

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Saurabh. Our counselling team handles university admissions. I would request you to get in touch with them for more clarity on the same. Moreover, there is a broad spectrum of universities offering various courses and having different eligibility criteria. Do get in touch with them here: ht...Hello Saurabh. Our counselling team handles university admissions. I would request you to get in touch with them for more clarity on the same. Moreover, there is a broad spectrum of universities offering various courses and having different eligibility criteria. Do get in touch with them here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply

3420219
snigdha rai

a year ago

could you recommend some public universities that provide business administration (master's) programs in English?

Reply to snigdha rai

R

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Snigdha. Do take a look at the links below.https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/list-of-public-universities-in-germany-articlepage-1995https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/universities-in-germany-that-teach-in-english-articlepage-2073You can also get in touch with our counsellors here: https://studya...Hello Snigdha. Do take a look at the links below.
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/list-of-public-universities-in-germany-articlepage-1995
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/universities-in-germany-that-teach-in-english-articlepage-2073
You can also get in touch with our counsellors here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply

R

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Prakhar. Do check my reply below.

P

Prakhar Parmar

a year ago

I can't speak English fluently, I don't know how to apply for Visa and how to contact college of Germany and I don't have money for paying the college fee plz help me

Reply to Prakhar Parmar

R

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Prakhar. You will be required to work on your English skills before you apply to universities abroad. They would want you to successfully pass an English language test such as TOEFL, IELTS, PTE-A to apply to a university abroad. You can contact our Shiksha study abroad counsellors to help y...Hello Prakhar. You will be required to work on your English skills before you apply to universities abroad. They would want you to successfully pass an English language test such as TOEFL, IELTS, PTE-A to apply to a university abroad. You can contact our Shiksha study abroad counsellors to help you with the application process. For finances, you can apply for an education loan or apply for a scholarship to study abroad.

We use cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.