Germany: Admission and visa guidelines
Team Careers360, 20 Mar 2017, #Germany
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Working with a major car manufacturer in Gurgaon, Ayaan Ghosh decided to apply for his MTech at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Known for its precision engineering, the country gets a fair share of Indian students for studying Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science and even Social and Cultural Sciences. 

University of Stuttgart, University of Regensburg, Technical University of Berlin and University of Duisburg-Essen remain most sought after universities in the country. In German educational institutions, both professors and students are involved in research right at the beginning of the course. 

There are about 300 international degree programmes which are entirely or partly taught in English especially in the realm of engineering and pure sciences. Germany is an expensive country but most university towns will have second-hand shops selling furniture, equipment and computers and most other utility items. So, one must just rummage through these shops, haggle and attain the best bargain. Once you arrive in the country, do register at the Resident Registration Bureau and the Office of Foreigner’s Affairs (to prove that you can bear financial cost of your studies).
 
Documents for admissionFirstly, the visa. For students there are three types of visa: a language course visa, a study applicant’s visa and the visa for study purposes or the student visa. Only the last one entitles you to a longer stay in Germany as a student. What’s also important is your passport and other original certificates.
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Visa Guidelines
  • In order to apply for a student visa, you need a valid passport, entitlement to university admission as recognised in Germany, evidence of previous academic performance and a proof that complete financial support for one year is guaranteed.
  • The Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) is close to Rs 4,000 from August 2011
  • A complete medical check-up from a qualified medical doctor concerning illnesses or important drugs
  • Applicants from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand as well as the Union territories need to send application to German Embassy office, New Delhi.
  • The German Consulate General deals with the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

The purpose of the interview is to gauge communication skills and see how clear student is about his/her study plans. So answer to the best you can, and avoid limiting your answers to just a few words. They simply want to see how keen you are on studying in Germany. Appointments have to be scheduled with VFS Global Services (www.vfs-germany.co.in)

On arrival

 

Register yourself at the Resident Registration Bureau (Einwohnermeldeamt) and the Office for foreigners’ Affairs (Ausländeramt). At the Office for foreigners’ Affairs, you must prove that you can bear the financial cost of your studies. The residence permit is valid for one year and has to be renewed every year.

 

Usually the German authorities require officially translated documents done at specific offices. But make sure you do not hand in original documents, always provide certified copies instead.  And do not forget to wish the authority Guten Morgen. Nothing like a little mother tongue to ease things.

 

 

 

 

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hi Im doing graduation in Delhi University. and learning German language. i want to do masters in Germany. please guide about ielts exam?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
Hello Bhanu,
Hope you are doing well.
IELTSis an English language exam that is required to be taken by international candidates considering studying or working in a country where English is the main language of communication. Most popular countries where IELTS is accepted for university admissions are the UK,Australia,New Zealand,USA, andCanada. The exam mainly measures the ability of test-takers to communicate in the four basic English language skills listening, reading, speaking, and writing. IELTS exam is jointly owned and conducted by IDP Education Australia, British Council, and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS 2019 exam is required for migration as well as academic purpose abroad in English speaking countries like Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. It is the only English Language Test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa applicants applying both outside and inside the UK. A lot of students get confused about why are the IELTS scores required. The simple answer to this is that foreign universities and visa granting authorities need to be sure that you will not have communication issues while staying in the country. You need to show agood understanding and strong command of the English language and that is why your overall IELTS scores are so important. Another common doubt students have is whether IELTS is acompulsory exam or not. No, IELTS isnt compulsory in all university admissions. Many universities might not even require IELTS scores for admission purposes. But remember that if you dont give IELTS, your chances of getting the student visa might suffer as the visa officers may not be convinced about your English proficiency without IELTS scores. So it is safer to appear for IELTS and aim to score at least 6 bands overall.

You can take the IELTS exam with the British Council or IDP up to once a week (four times a month). The British Council and IDP global schedule for test datesare 48 days per year.

IELTS Eligibility:
IELTS can be taken by anyone irrespective of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, however, the IELTS test is not recommended for those under 16 years of age.
Hope this will help you.
Good luck
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what is the minimum CGPA/Percentage in under graduation is required to do MS in Germany

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019

Hello,

To do MS you have to do some research work and have them published in any research paper publishing organisation like IEEE. it can be any domain or field. then you have to apply for admission with your CV and cover letter.

You have to go through all the screening tests and have to qualify them. just to be qualified just have a good CGPA near to 7.

Hope it helps!

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Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 25th Oct, 2019

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it equires 5-6 years of experience before join in porche germany. also if you are an indian citizen you will need to have work permit to do job in germany. you may required to pass german language proficiency test.

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universities in germany which teach courses in english langauge and which are free of cost(universities which are free of cost do not charge anything for the course).

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Dear Dhanush, unfortunately such Universities do not exist. Based on your merit, scholarships will be provided and that will at times take care of the tution fees. But for that, as mentioned you need to have an impeccable academic record. Germany is one of the countries in the world with best teaching facilites and education programmes. But they do not teach the International students for free of cost without a merit academic performance.

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universities in germany which give course in english without any tuition fees

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Dear Dhanush, You haven't mentioned the course which you are enquiring about. Neverthless,  unfortunately such Universities do not exist. Based on your merit, scholarships will be provided and that will at times take care of the tution fees. But for that, as mentioned you need to have an impeccable academic record. Germany is one of the countries in the world with best teaching facilites and education programmes. But they do not teach the International students for free of cost without a merit academic performance. For Ph.D students in Germany, the tution fees can be covered in the form of scholarships. And Germany is an European country. To study in that country, you need to have learned German as it is one of the requisites for staying and studying in Germany.

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