Best MS specialisations in Germany - 
With an ever increasing number of international students, Germany has become one of the favoured and emerging study abroad destinations, especially for students who demand quality education at an affordable cost. Besides offering highly subsidised or no-tuition fee policy for students, another factor that impacts Germany’s image as a study destination for global students is its continuous focus on research oriented subjects. In fact, with an investment of 2.8% of its GDP in research and development, the country has been attracting foreign students to its shore.

Germany is most popular for STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-subjects. Nearly 50% of the foreign students in the country opt for STEM subjects at the Masters level. MS specialisations in STEM subjects are the hottest study options for international students in Germany with MS in Engineering specialisations taking the lead.

If you are planning to study MS in Germany, it helps to know the best MS specialisations offered in the country. Here, we bring you the best MS specialisations in Germany along with the top universities offering the courses and their world ranking in that stream.

 

Here are the best MS specialisations in Germany:

 

Mechanical engineering:

Widely accepted as the backbone of the German economy, Mechanical engineering is one of the largest industries in Germany. In fact, the mechanical engineering industry in Germany generates over 1 million skilled employees annually, which also makes it as the world’s third largest manufacturer of machinery and plants after the USA and China. One in 10 mechanical engineering products worldwide is produced in Germany. Owing to the large demand for skilled workers, Germany has also made itself the centre for mechanical engineering studies. Many popular German universities rank among the top 50 engineering schools in the world in the mechanical branch. Here are the top mechanical engineering institutes in Germany:

University

Ranking

RWTH AACHEN

12

Technische Universität München

19

University of Stuttgart

42

Technische Universität Darmstadt

44

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

46

Automotive engineering:

With a workforce of over 700,000, the automotive industry in Germany is perhaps the biggest employers in Germany and also the largest industry in the country. Currently, the country invests nearly 1/3rd of its Research and Development funds in the automotive industry which makes it a very attractive destination to pursue post-graduation in this field. A degree in automobile engineering from a German university will equip you with new and emerging approaches in automobile design as well as market developments in specific segments.

Here are the top automobile engineering institutes in Germany:

University

Ranking

RWTH AACHEN

12

Technische Universität München

19

University of Stuttgart

42

Technische Universität Darmstadt

44

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

46

Computer science:

One of the emerging MS courses in Germany, specialisation in computer science is becoming increasingly popular among international students exploring higher education in Germany.  A Masters programme in computer science engineering includes study in areas like communication technology, Nano technology and advanced mathematical skills applicable in high performance computers. One of the best things about studying in Germany is that it being a technologically strong nation, students pursuing computer science engineering have access to high tech labs and computer stations.

 

Here are the top computer science institutes in Germany:

University

Ranking

Technische Universität München

32

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

51-100

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

51-100

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

51-100

RWTH AACHEN

51-100

Electrical engineering:

Generating revenues of over a €170 billion, the electronics industry in Germany is setting a trend by allowing advanced research and technology to push it to become one of the largest sectors in Germany. While the electrical engineering sector mainly consists of medium sized companies, it offers a wide reach to engineers to explore job opportunities in this field. Do you know that the German electrical industry invests over €15 billion in Research and Development? It is Germany’s focus on research in this field that has led to the employment of 2 lakhs electrical engineers in the field. Interestingly, electrical engineering also covers wide fields like power engineering, digital engineering, electronics etc.

Here are the top electrical engineering institutes in Germany:

University

Ranking

Technische Universität München

29

Technische Universität Berlin

44

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

51-100

RWTH AACHEN

51-100

Technische Universität Darmstadt

101-150

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering is one of the best choices for international students planning to pursue their MS in Germany. With Germany being the world’s fourth largest chemical market, it offers students a vast platform to explore their interests in the field. Qualified MS students can start with research and development- an area in which Germany is famous for- and go on to handle major positions in the technical as well as other areas of companies involved in chemical engineering. An MS in chemical engineering in Germany is, generally, a two-year programme.

Here are the top chemical engineering institutes in Germany:

University

Ranking

RWTH AACHEN

34

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

50

Technische Universität München

50

Technische Universität Berlin

51-100

TU Dortmund University

51-100

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I am pursuing my graduation in computer science ans soon i will complete my graduation,i want to do master from germany.I want to know is masters course free in germany?? or how much it will cost for masters course in Germany? please suggest me some colleges....

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 23rd Mar, 2020

hi,

see some of the university of Germany like Technical university munich accepts gate score and you also need to have ielts or toefel or gre depends on university recruitment. most of the top ranked university has scholarship schemes for foreign students and it will cover your tuition fees, but the food and rent for housing is costly and you may need to do part time work for financial support. totals expenses around 30-50k per month.

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How to get admission as well as scholarship to acquire PHD in art history from either Germany or italy?

Vagisha Aggarwal 15th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

I would suggest that you first decide the university where you want to pursue your PHD in art history, study about its fees structure, prospects etc.

Then you contact the college by mail as colleges abroad are very responsive. Ech college has a separate application criteria for PDH students therefore you'll have to apply individually.

As for scholarship, they have scholars programs were you submit your application along with a few other details like family background etc which are required. Then they will shortlist people for scholarship after considering their applications and most probably will take an interview too.

But if your application is so good, sometimes the university offers good scholarships without filling any form also as they want to come and study in their university.

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I am studying my class 12 from nios board and with regular schooling . so, will i be eligible to study b.tech in computer science from Germany ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 5th Mar, 2020

hi,

see the national institute of open schooling is a recognized education board of  india, however before applying to any foreign university you need  to check their eligibility criteria and qualifying marks details, since nios is a recognized education board and run by central government , students are eligible to take admission and many foreign universities accept nios certificate.

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hi, i have completed my UG in mechanical engg in 2013 with 65% .now i wish to study MS in germany thereitself.is that possible to do with high band score of IELTS or any other extra qualification they need ?

Shivangi Kumari 29th Feb, 2020
Hello,
The first and the basic requirement for master's degree in Germany is a relevant bachelor's degree from a recognised university that you already had. But the second most important thing that comes is minimum 75% marks in your Undergraduate degree or CGPA 7.5/10 . Then only you will be ablt to sit in the entrance examinations. German universities  accepts IELTS exam results with a minimum score of 6.5 out of 9. Therefore you really need to work hard.
There is one more way to get admission by submitting your TOEFL score which should be over 90.

Hope this helps !
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Considering Im just a 12th pass (96%), how do I study Abroad? Which country would be economical? What about Germany? Should I write IELTS this week? Should I learn German for studying in Germany? Please clarify about SAT, its Subject tests and Advanced Placements exams? What are the requirements?

Fareeha 2nd Mar, 2020

Hey there!

First things first, shortlist the countries you plan on pursuing your grad from. Then make a list of schools in those countries, which provide you the course of your interest.

Germany is a very good place for higher studies, along with other European Countries like Italy and Venice. The courses are almost free if you get the scholarships.

And no, you need not study German before hand, you just need to know the basics in order to survive in a foreign land. Also, they will provide you with a one year of foundation course during your first year, where they will teach your German.

Before attempting the IELTS, please look up the requirements of the college which you plan on attempting. Some colleges accept IELTS scores, while some accept TOEFL and some accept both. Also, kindly prepare for the exam properly before attempting. Considering the English eligibility exams takes place every week, take a little preparation time before attempting it. Also, you will have to give the SATs too for taking admission in grad programs.

Hope this helps.

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