Study in Germany

Study in Germany

WHY CHOOSE GERMANY?

• Low to No Tuition Costs- It's hard to believe, but Germany is one of the few study destinations that offers international students a low-cost or free of cost higher education if they opt to attend a public university.

Globally rated Universities- Many German universities have built a strong international reputation and ranking by demonstrating a long history of providing high-quality education combined with practical experience, allowing students to advance with purpose.

A Wide Range of Recognized Course Options- Though most known for its engineering programs, Germany provides a wide range of internationally recognized degree programs for international students to choose from. 

European Journey- International students must have a residency permission to live and move across the country, which also allows them to travel throughout the Area.

Living expenditures- In Germany it can be relatively reasonable with some careful preparation. There are several lodging options available, as well as reasonable prices for other goods and services.

• Job prospects- Under Law I, international students who have a work visa are permitted to work part-time hours per week for the duration of their study. You can expect excellent work opportunities on a global scale once you graduate with a German degree.

GERMANY'S EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM:

The German educational system has put in place the necessary safeguards to ensure that all pupils with potential, regardless of their financial circumstances, receive a high-quality education up to university level. Public schools, which excel in their academic framework and routinely generate high-performing pupils, are attended by the vast majority of German students.

The German legislation mandates compulsory basic and secondary education for all pupils aged 6 to 15. Students can choose from a variety of options for their high school education, including:

Gymnasium- In other words, German High School, which is normally started when a child is six years old and lasts for nine years. After completing the final exams, it traditionally gives an Abitur diploma. 

Private Schools– They charge a tuition fee and provide a wide range of courses. Students receive a German Abitur as well as other certifications and awards upon completion.

• Internat- German residential schools that offer Abitur and other specialist courses for most study programs. There are also Internat alternatives for sports, music, and other professions.

International Schools- Germany has a small number of international schools that teach a common curriculum around the world and grant students the International Baccalaureate, which is accepted by many universities around the world. 

Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB): In basic terms, a university entry qualification that demonstrates that your past academic credentials meet the German higher education system's required standard. 

Students may be eligible for :

  • Direct General Admission depending on their high school graduation and its recognition.
  • Subject restricted admission.
  • General admission to a Preparatory course for students who do not meet the requirements for direct admission.
  • Classical Universities– Provide higher education in a variety of subjects and award Bachelor's and Master's degrees and diplomas.
  • Private universities provide a variety of degree and diploma programs in a variety of fields.
  • Vocational/technical school- Students receives training and specialization for various careers.
  • Universities of Applied Sciences- It have been noticed that German universities' research-based programs and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses are significantly more popular among international students.

Germany's educational system is constantly striving to acquire a complete and well-developed viewpoint toward innovative research and training methods, in order to provide students with an adequacy that exceeds global norms.

QUALIFICATION TYPES:

All international students who enroll to pursue their higher education at a public institution in Germany will be excused from paying ordinary tuition fees, according to a 2014 judgment. They would simply be asked to pay modest dues of roughly €250 per semester to cover administrative expenditures.

For international students interested in attending private schools and colleges in Germany, the following is a summary of the most common study options at various levels:

DEGREE COURSES:

  • Accounting degrees in Germany
  • Architecture degrees in Germany
  • Artificial Intelligence degrees in Germany
  • Auditing degrees in Germany
  • Biology degrees in Germany
  • Biomedical Engineering degrees in Germany
  • Business Management degrees in Germany
  • Chemistry degrees in Germany
  • Cloud Computing degrees in Germany
  • Computer Science degrees in Germany
  • Cyber Security degrees in Germany
  • Data Science degrees in Germany
  • Digital Marketing degrees in Germany
  • Economics degrees in Germany
  • Electrical Engineering degrees in Germany
  • Environmental Science degrees in Germany
  • Film degrees in Germany
  • Finance degrees in Germany
  • Financial Management degrees in Germany
  • Geography degrees in Germany
  • Governance degrees in Germany
  • Graphic Design degrees in Germany
  • History degrees in Germany
  • Hospitality degrees in Germany
  • Hotel Management degrees in Germany
  • Information Management degrees in Germany
  • International Business degrees in Germany
  • International Relations degrees in Germany
  • Investment degrees in Germany
  • Law degrees in Germany
  • Leadership degrees in Germany
  • Logistics degrees in Germany
  • Marketing degrees in Germany
  • Mathematics degrees in Germany
  • Mechanical Engineering degrees in Germany
  • Medical Science degrees in Germany
  • Medicine degrees in Germany
  • Music degrees in Germany
  • Philosophy degrees in Germany
  • Photonics degrees in Germany
  • Physics degrees in Germany
  • Political Science degrees in Germany
  • Product Design degrees in Germany
  • Project Management degrees in Germany
  • Psychology degrees in Germany
  • Sociology degrees in Germany
  • Software Engineering degrees in Germany
  • Urban Planning degrees in Germany

MASTER’S COURSES:

  • Accounting masters in Germany
  • Architecture masters in Germany
  • Artificial Intelligence masters in Germany
  • Auditing masters in Germany
  • Biology masters in Germany
  • Biomedical Engineering masters in Germany
  • Business Management masters in Germany
  • Chemistry masters in Germany
  • Cloud Computing masters in Germany
  • Computer Science masters in Germany
  • Cyber Security masters in Germany
  • Data Science masters in Germany
  • Digital Marketing masters in Germany
  • Economics masters in Germany
  • Electrical Engineering masters in Germany
  • Environmental Science masters in Germany
  • Film masters in Germany
  • Finance masters in Germany
  • Financial Management masters in Germany
  • Geography masters in Germany
  • Governance masters in Germany
  • Graphic Design masters in Germany
  • History masters in Germany
  • Hospitality masters in Germany
  • Hotel Management masters in Germany
  • Information Management masters in Germany
  • International Business masters in Germany
  • International Relations masters in Germany
  • Investment masters in Germany
  • Law masters in Germany
  • Leadership masters in Germany
  • Logistics masters in Germany
  • MBA masters in Germany
  • Marketing masters in Germany
  • Mathematics masters in Germany
  • Mechanical Engineering masters in Germany
  • Medical Science masters in Germany
  • Medicine masters in Germany
  • Music masters in Germany
  • Philosophy masters in Germany
  • Photonics masters in Germany
  • Physics masters in Germany
  • Political Science masters in Germany
  • Product Design masters in Germany
  • Project Management masters in Germany
  • Psychology masters in Germany
  • Sociology masters in Germany
  • Software Engineering masters in Germany
  • Urban Planning masters in Germany

UNIVERSITIES OF GERMANY:

  • Abbe School of Photonics
  • Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
  • Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)
  • Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
  • dBs Berlin
  • Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)
  • EU Business School, Munich
  • Frankfurt School
  • German International University - Berlin
  • Goethe Institut
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Heidelberg University
  • HFU Business School
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Jacobs University Bremen
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)
  • Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
  • MetFilm School Berlin
  • Munich Business School
  • PFH Private University of Applied Sciences
  • Saarland University
  • SRH Hochschule Berlin
  • Steinbeis University SMI
  • The Free University of Berlin
  • The Technical University of Berlin
  • TU Dortmund University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • Ulm University
  • University of Applied Sciences Dresden (HTW Dresden)
  • University of Bremen
  • University of Gottingen
  • University of Koblenz and Landau
  • University of Munster
  • WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

GERMANY'S STUDYING AND LIVING COSTS:

Germany's official currency is the Euro (€).

In Germany, numerous public institutions offer their programs at a low cost. They usually charge a €50-€250 admin/registration fee per semester. This applies to both EU and non-EU students, depending on the university of choice. Institutions in Baden-Württemberg, on the other hand, can charge non-EU students a fee of €1,500 per semester. Private institutions have the freedom to determine their own tuition prices, which can range from €2,000 to €20,000 per year. Make sure you understand the fees and budget for your condition before choosing your college.

International students should set aside €800-€900 per month as a budget. This should be enough to cover your rent, food, transportation, and entertainment expenses. Be aware that if you live in a big city like Hamburg or Munich, your living costs may be greater. Student discounts are provided in several German cities. Museums, art galleries, restaurants, and leisure activities all fall under this category.

Scholarships for study in Germany are available.

You must have a valid health insurance policy in order to study in Germany. If you have an EHIC card, you are insured for full medical treatment in Germany. The following countries' public health insurance plans are also valid:

European Union member states

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Iceland

Israel

Liechtenstein

Morocco

Macedonia

Montenegro

Norway

Switzerland

Serbia

Tunisia

Turkey

If you are visiting Germany from another nation, you must have valid health insurance for the duration of your stay. This is something that your institution will be able to tell you about. A German public health insurance policy will cost roughly €80 per month until you reach the age of 30 or have completed 14 semesters of study.

 BURSARIES FOR STUDENTS:

Many universities offer a variety of financial assistance for international students in the form of:

Grants- Usually granted by the government to award students with monetary support to pay for their university education on the basis of their financial need, • Scholarships—Financial help based on academic or other achievements to support a student's education.

Tuition waivers- These are issued by the university and effectively reduce the amount of tuition costs charged by the institute.

Studentships- This form of support is usually given for a specific project, and it covers the costs of tuition and research materials as well as a stipend for the student.

It is advisable to contact institutions and obtain a comprehensive grasp of the financial aid options available to you. Because there are so many students applying for financial aid, international students should start the procedure a year before the entry session.

 SEASON OF INTAKE

In a typical academic year, German institutions have two intakes:

• Spring Intake – April 

• Fall Intake – September/October

International Students are urged to keep a close eye on deadlines and submissions depending on the semester they wish to attend:

• Begin the admissions process at least 6 months ahead of time.

• Devote three of those months to correctly filling out the application forms.

• 3 months before, complete any aptitude or language tests 

• 3 months before, complete visa application and interviews

GERMANY'S EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

It is not difficult to get part-time work in Germany; there are many different types of professions accessible that do not require any specific skills, such as teaching.

• Tutoring

• Baby-sitting

• Bartending

• Administrative work

While studying in Germany, it has been found that the majority of international students work part-time to meet their daily needs or to assist cover their tuition costs. They are legally permitted to work up to 20 hours a week on their student visa without obtaining a separate work permit. A number of German colleges have partnered with businesses to provide internships for their students. These internships may or may not come with a salary, but they are a fantastic way to obtain international job experience.

 While it is not a prerequisite, being fluent in German would be incredibly useful if you wish to live and work in Germany. After completing their graduate school, German legislation allows international students to renew their Residence Permit and stay in the country for an extra 18 months to pursue job opportunities in their area. You can contact the Foreign Residents' Registration Office to learn about the additional documentation you'll need to submit in order to extend your visa. Once you've found a job in your field, you can apply for a German Residence Permit or an EU Blue Card, which will allow you to stay in Germany and work.

If you want to become a permanent resident of Germany, you can apply for a Settlement Authorization two years after acquiring this permit.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT VISAS AND RESIDENCY PERMITS:

• In order to study in Germany, you must apply for and get a student visa before leaving the country.

• Register for a resident permit once you arrive in Germany.

• Depending on the local German Embassy/Consulate in your place of residence, there are specific conditions and criteria that must be followed in order to apply for a student visa.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME BASIC PAPERWORK AND PREREQUISITES FOR A VISA APPLICATION:

  • Completed Application for German National Visa (D Visa)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letter of Acceptance from specified university
  • Attested academic transcripts
  • Attested job experience documents, if relevant
  • 2 employer letters of recommendation, if applicable
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/DUOLINGO Certified English Proficiency Test Scores for English Courses
  • Certified German Proficiency Test (Test Daf, DSH) results for German courses
  • GRE/ GMAT scores, if applicable
  • Proof of financial stability
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Residence Permit Documents and Requirements

International students must register with the local Immigration Office where their university is located within two weeks of arrival in Germany. The documents are comparable to those requested during the application procedure for a Study Visa;

• Fee for a Resident Permit

• A valid passport 

• A letter of acceptance from the university of choice

• Scores on the Certified English Proficiency Test (TOEFL/IELTS) if you're taking an English course.

• If enrolled in a German course, certified German Proficiency Test scores (Test Daf, DSH).

• Evidence of financial well-being 

• Evidence of health insurance

• If applicable, a tenancy agreement

• Your Residence Permit is only valid for two years and must be renewed before it expires.

APPLICATION AND VISA PROCESS STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE:

At Lakshya Overseas Education, our expert faculty will guide and support you every step of the way, ensuring that you have the highest chance of being accepted to your dream institution in Germany.

All you have to do is: 

• Register on our website (give link);

 • Set up a meeting with our Admission counselor;

• Choose a suitable course; 

• Shortlist colleges based on your preferences; 

• Send your applications to the selected universities with our help; and 

• Receive expert Visa guidance.

• Obtain a letter of acceptance from the university 

• Use our services to apply for a Student Visa

 • Attend our pre-departure workshop 

• Get ready to start on a memorable journey to the Land of Poets and Thinkers!