Study - Work - Live In Germany
Why Study In Germany?
Germany is a federal country. German higher education sector is regulated partly at federal, but predominantly at the state level.
In Germany, higher education is offered at three types of Higher Education Institutions. Two dates you should mark red in your calendar: January 15th and July 15th. If you wish to begin your studies in the winter semester (October) the submission period is from the beginning of June to 15th July. If you rather prefer to start your studies in the summer semester (April) the submission period is from the beginning of December to 15th January.
Admission to programmes in Germany is granted on the basis of previous academic record. However, for some management courses a GMAT is required, and some engineering programmers require a GRE score. You will need to check the requirements of the university you are applying to.
The TOEFL is a standard test required for programmers’ that have English as a medium of instruction.
Students applying for an undergraduate course in Germany have to undertake a one – year bridge program. This is to compensate for 13 years of school education in Germany compared to 12 years in India. In order to be eligible for this bridging course, students from India are required to have an excellent academic record up to Senior Secondary Level (10 + 2), and must have basic knowledge of the German language (G III Level of Max Mueller Bhavans).
After completion of the bridge program, Indian students are required to pass an assessment test in order to get admission into a German institution for the equivalent of the Bachelor’s degree. Students who have cleared the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) will be exempted from the assessment test.
Students who have successfully completed two years of undergraduate studies are also exempted from the assessment test. However, they have to prove their proficiency in the German language
Cost of Education
Cost of Living
In Germany you would require around €670 – €800 (or INR 45,500 – INR 54,500 approx.) every month, or so says the Federal Foreign Office. While applying for a German Visa, a student is required to show confirmation of funds for no less than the first year of education which includes the cost of living in Germany. This figure amounts to around €8,040 for the first year which is then determined to €670 every month. Be that as it may, this is just a normal figure and may change. Essentially, the general expenses in Germany and their normal month to month cost incorporate as follows
|Category||Monthly Average Expense (In Euros)|
|Food and drink||165.00|
|Books and Stationery||30.00|
|Telephone, Internet, etc.||33.00|
|Total Monthly Average||676.00|
Students have to fulfill the following requirements before being granted a student visa.
Submit the following documents:
- Completed Visa Application Form
- Visa Application Fee
- Evidence of Admission
- Proof of Adequate Financial Resources
- Health Certificate
The visa is issued when the student is assessed to be a genuine student, who intends to undertake further studies in Germany, abide by visa conditions, and depart on completion of the course. The student should convince the visa officer that his German language skills are adequate for the course he/she is undertaking. That the course is relevant to his/her current academic/ professional status. That he/she will comply with visa conditions and leave Germany after completion of the course. Processing of the visa can take up to eight weeks.
The German Academic Exchange Service provides support for German and international students to study abroad, in the form of scholarships for German and international students, academics and researchers. These are available for all levels of study, and you can search based on keywords, study level, country of origin and subject. Another useful resource comes from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) which hosts a site dedicated to scholarships in Germany.
Germany is the perfect destination to study abroad: World-class education, energizing urban life installed in lovely landscapes, and an inviting society with individuals from everywhere throughout the globe. Get in touch with our Experts by filling in the form.