Study abroad in Germany
No other country in Europe offers such a wide range of studies. In the interest of our western neighbour, there is also a geographical proximity, no tuition fees for most of the Länder and free access to the labour market. In general, you do not need to know German - just English.
Germany – Quick Highlights
- Capital City – Berlin
- Other Important Cities – Bonn, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover and Frankfurt
- Founder member of the European Union
- Currency - Euro
- Languages Spoken – German, Dutch, English
- Oldest University – The Heidelberg University – established in 1386
- Industries – Automobiles, Engineering and Manufacturing, Tourism and Agriculture.
Higher education system
Academic degrees. After 3-year undergraduate studies, you will receive a Bachelor's degree ( BA, B.Sc., bachelor of engineering , etc.). Secondary studies (usually two years) allow you to obtain a master's degree (MA, M.Sc., master of engineering , etc.), and doctoral studies (lasting from two to five years) - PhD. In some fields of study, you do not end up getting a degree - you also need to pass the state examination. This applies, among other things. law, medicine, pharmacy and pedagogical fields.
Intakes in universities of Germany
Intake in universities of Germany is in the month of April /October
Entry requirements for admission in Germany
February / July /October
Cost Of Living
Overall GPA 2.75
Entry requirements for admission in Masters
- At least 15 year Education with 75% score or 2.75 GPA.
- Must clear IELTS with 6.5 overall or TOEFL with 85points (IBT)
Costs of study and accommodation
Tuition. It is the responsibility of the Länder to charge tuition fees. In 2012, tuition fees had to be paid only in Bavaria and Lower Saxony, but the rates did not exceed 500 euro per semester. All students pay semester fees - 50-250 euros. Fees for study in Germany often change.
Maintenance and accommodation. To survive in Germany for a month as a student, you will need at least 800 euros - most of that money will be spent on accommodation, meals and teaching materials. If you want to go crazy, you should have 1200 euros a month.
Accommodation should be sought well in advance - a cheap room find it difficult. Take your first steps to the Studentenwerk Student Office which helps you find places in dorms and hostels. For a single student room you will pay from 120 to 200 euros a month, for a small apartment - from 250 to 270 euros. Studentenwerk will also help you find accommodation in the city - will indicate offers and advice on legal issues
Work for a student
You do not need any work permit in Germany, as long as you work as a student for no more than 120 days (full time) or 240 days (half-time). If you know German - you should not have any problems with employment, unemployment in our western neighbours is extremely low, also among young people.