Germany is the world’s fifth largest economy and the largest economy in Europe. Its one of the largest exporters of automobiles and household equipment. Truly an engineering power house that benefits from its immensely skilled work force.
Education is sponsored by the government in Germany hence all students get education at no cost at Public Universities. Quality of education is exceptional and universities with strong research focus teach both in German and English.
German language is not a pre requisite for the application but A1 or A2 level is preferred even from visa application point of view.
IELTS of 6.5 / TOEFL score of 90 and above with at least 70% in the bachelor’s degree gives you a better chance of getting an admission in Universities
Some of the high ranked universities may consider a GRE score of over 300 as a good support for the application especially for Mechanical and automotive engineering degrees as they are highly competitive.
German universities expect you to apply with all the documents at one go as there is generally no concept of conditional offer. So submitting an English language score and all you academic documents along with your application is a good idea.
Undergraduate admission need 13 years of education which can either be 1 year of bachelors in addition to class XII or a foundation programme ahead of the bachelors in Germany is the preferred route.
There are two types of universities in the Germany.
Technical University known as Universitat.
Degrees offered include Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate have manly research emphasis. Subject areas include Engineering, Science, Law, Medicine, Social Science and Business Management.
University of Applied Science known as Fachhochschule
The emphasis is mainly on practical oriented programmes and usually offer Bachelor programmes alongside a few masters course offering excellent job opportunities.
Typical start dates for courses are:
September/ October – Winter - Deadlines by 31st March
March/ April - Summer - 15th January
Students are allowed to work 120 full working days or 240 half working days in an year. Typically earning up to €10 an hour. Students can work on campus or off campus.
If you have German language skills you tend to have an edge and may have a possibility of earning on a higher side.
Students get upto 18 months of post study work rights after the course and get indefinite right of residence after 4 years of working in Germany.
Students have choice of staying in University accommodation or private accommodation. It is important to understand that the university accommodation may appear to be more expensive than the private accommodation within the city where you are studying but the cost of private accommodation does not included bills. You also need to factor in cost of travel to and from the university to your accommodation.
Estimated living cost for per year as prescribed by the German Consulate is € 8640.
There is no tuition fee at public universities but some charge a nominal social contribution of around € 500 per semester so for a master degree of 4 semesters you may spend € 2000. However some private universities may charge between €4000 to €8000 per semester.
As there is no tuition fee so there are no scholarships either.
Students need to open a blocked account also known as Sperrkonto with Deutsche Bank or with Kotak Mahindra bank € 8640 towards living expenses. Once in Germany the money is released in 12 equal monthly instalments of € 720 each
It is recommended that you deposit an extra € 200 over and above the required funds so that it covers the bank charges. The German Consulate may not accept it if the balance is lower than the required amount.
Please contact German Education Consultants for expert advice on your visa application and do not take chances with incomplete paperwork risking a visa refusal.
The university is known for its excellent teaching methods. It has its strength as an institute in various academic fields like engineering, humanities, mathematics, etc. According to the government ratings, 15 courses at the institution have been marked as excellent. Thus, it is a great institution to be in.
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