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Germany

Located in Western Europe, nestled between the Baltic and North seas, the Alps, High Rhine, and Lake Constance, Germany is the second most populous country after Russia, and the most populous state wholly located within Europe. The urban life is rich and varied, and the people are culturally hospitable. The landscapes across the country are beautiful; dotted with rivers, North Sea beaches and mountain ranges.

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Discover Germany

Discover Germany

Sharing boundaries with nine other countries, Germany is known for its musical contribution through greats such as Beethoven and Bach who were both born here. Encompassing 16 states, the country is well known for football, palaces and castles, cathedrals, cars, the Nuremberg Christmas Market and of course, free education.

Key Facts

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Mar, Sept

Intakes

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380

Listed Universities

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45

Ranked Universities

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€30,000.at pvt. uni

Average Tution Fees

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€850 per month

Range Living Cost

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393,579

International Students

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Top Universities

  • Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians - Universität München (LMU)
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Universität Freiburg

Courses

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Medicine
  • Literature
  • Modern Languages
  • Computing
  • Architecture

Why study in Germany

In 2014, the government abolished tuition fees. However, a small amount of money is collected by the universities against student union, administrative costs and public contribution. This is known as Semester Contribution that does not exceed 300 Euros. Private universities still charge tuition fees.

  • Home to over 350,000 international students

  • 69.3% of graduates would choose to stay in Germany

  • 140,000 international students study Engineering degrees

Student Life in Germany

Student Life

Auf deutsch sprechen (Speak in German) – Certainly speaking in German will open several doors for you. But that does not mean you cannot communicate in any other language. Students have the freedom to choose the language in which you wish to study – either in German or in English.

People are extremely friendly. Particularly, the staff in colleges try to help students to their fullest while extending a special service called the International Office.

Tuition Fees

  • €20,000 per year

    Average tuition for undergraduate

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  • €20,000 - €30,000

    Average fees for classroom-based programs

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Cost of Living

Germany is affordable – living costs even in the most expensive city is somewhere at €12,000 or $13,900 per year

Average Monthly Costs

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    $340

    Accomodation

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    $40

    Study Materials

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    $38

    Mobile & Internet

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    $120

    Travel & Others

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    $200

    Movies & Others

Work and study in Germany

International students who hail from outside of the EU/EEA, are entitled to work for 120 full days or 240 half-days in one year. You may also take up a job as a research or student assistant. While this is not counted in your limit, you must keep the Alien Registration Office informed about your work. During your semester break, you can obtain normal work, even if unpaid, such as an internship. But this gets subtracted from your 120 days’ credit. Unfortunately, international students cannot work in a freelance or self-employed capacity within the country.

Work and Study in Germany

Entry Requirements

For a bachelor’s degree

Successful completion of the secondary school program is the normal requirement for admission to undergraduate study. Bachelor's degrees in Germany normally require three or four years of full-time study.

Master’s Level

A master's degree in Germany typically requires 2 years of study after successful completion of an honours baccalaureate.

Ph.D or Doctoral studies

The normal qualification for a doctoral program is a master's degree, A minimum of three years and up to four or five years of study and research, as well as a dissertation, are the normal requirements for a doctorate

Language Requirements

Students have to provide proof of English or German language expertise for overall academic achievements. International academic studies are available in the international format that also renders lessons in the English language. However, providers of higher studies require foreign applicants to possess an acknowledged language certificate.

Germany Scholarships

Scholarships

While Germany is the cheapest student destination, it also provides scholarships for international students at every level. Government and private scholarships are available as well as university-specific schemes.DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service Erasmus+

Visa

You need a Schengen visa if your studies last up to 3 months and a German National visa if your studies are going to last for more than three months. Extend your stay and permit if you enter Germany on a National Visa.

UK visas are currently managed by the UK Visas and Immigration, who have a comprehensive and easy to follow website which provides all the information you need to determine whether you’ll need a visa, and which one to apply for.

For a full-time university program get the German Student visa

If you are personally trying to process your application in a German University, then you just need a Student Applicant visa

Finally, if you are getting a German language course, then you must apply for a German Language course visa

Germany student visa requirements

  • Passport details
  • A recent photograph
  • An unconditional offer of a place on a course by a licensed Tier 4 Sponsor.
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Proof of financial support for the duration of your stay in the UK
  • You may also need an ATAS certificate to study certain subjects in the UK

Scholarships or Bursaries

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