Why Study in Germany?

Quality Education System

Germany is Synonymous with Quality. German Education guarantees practical knowledge in addition to a solid theoretical foundation. Above all, it provides a platform to launch a career by making internships compulsory & Bachelor/Master’s Thesis in an industrial environment. According to German law, universities are not permitted to discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to persons on basis of race, ethnic group, gender, or social class.

 

Most Universities or colleges are state-funded. So there is no concept of buying a degree as practiced in other favored education destinations. Merit is the only criteria for admission & there is no doubt about it. The vast majority of universities and colleges in Germany are state-financed, and as of October 2014 free of charge meaning that there are no tuition fees whatsoever charged in all public universities throughout the country. Just as in the past, higher education in Germany has become virtually free again– the tuition fees are entirely waived for all students in undergraduate studies
In the last couple of years, some changes have taken place in this regard; a relatively low tuition fee has been charged (the amount, rarely exceeding €500 per semester, was set by the respective Federal States) on the excuse of it being necessary to maintain the facilities and the general quality of services. However even with these tuition fees, higher education was still significantly less expensive than in most other developed western countries, and with many student benefits and discounts available across the board, the total living costs for students in Germany can be kept well below €1000 per month.

Permanent Residence

You can apply for an 18-month residence permit from your local foreign nationals’ registration office to look for a job that corresponds to your qualifications. As soon as you have a job offer that corresponds to your qualifications, you can choose whether you want to apply for a German residence permit or an EU Blue Card for the next part of your stay.

Safe Place to Study

Germany is a safe country – also on an international scale. The police are reliable and help you in every situation. Whether you live in a big city or the country, you can move freely day or night without having to take any special precautions.

 

Language

More and more courses and degree programs are being offered in English, especially at the master’s degree level. This is good news if you don’t know any German or if your German isn’t good enough yet. You’ll find an overview of international degree programs in Germany in the large. The universities offer support to make your start in Germany as easy as possible. There are many mentoring programs available, such as “Buddy” and “Tandem” programs.

Working during, Internships & After Study Jobs

Many courses have a mandatory Internship. The internship period could be between 3 months to 6 months. Students may apply for an internship with companies in their field of study. The onus of finding an internship is purely on the student. Professors could be approached for recommendation letters or references. Typically companies pay students ranging from €600 to €1000 per month. If the internship is part of the course curriculum & explicitly mentioned to be mandatory then the student could do an internship in addition to a part-time job during the same financial year.
Germany is home to many of the fortune 500 companies. With a robust economy & world-leading position, there is a constant demand for a qualified & skilled labor force. The aging population & market diversification have only added fuel to the demand-supply gap. According to “The German engineer’s association (VDI)”, vacancies for engineers had risen over the past year by nearly 30 percent. Non-EU students are allowed to stay up to 1 year after the completion of their studies to search for a job.
No matter which part of the world you go to, German qualification will surely find preferential treatment to an international student with outstanding academic achievement, and you have a good chance of receiving a scholarship to finance your studies in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is one of the largest scholarship organizations in the world and offers countless scholarship programs. No matter what your country, subject, or status, you’ll find a scholarship that matches your profile and needs in the DAAD scholarship database! And not only does the database contain programs offered by the DAAD, but also many other organizations in Germany.

Education System

The following Levels are provided in Universities & Colleges

 Diploma

 Bachelor degree

 Master Degree

 P.hd

As per the 2013 sumer semester, Germany had a total of 415 state-maintained and state-recognised institutions of higher education, which are of the following types:

 Universities and equivalent institutions

 of higher education

 (Technische Hochschulen/Technische Universitäten, Pädagogische Hochschulen, theological colleges et al)

 Colleges of art and music

 Fachhochschulen (Hochschulen für angewandte Wissenschaften/Hochschulen für angewandte Forschung)

Education Cost

Tuition Fee

Bachelor Degree

 Govt. Universities €500-€1000 Per Year

 Private Universities €15000-€20000 Per Year

Master Degree

 Govt. Universities €1500-€2350 Per Year

 Private Universities €30000-€35000 Per Year