Germany: Admission and visa guidelines
Updated on Mar 20, 2017 - 3:23 p.m. IST by Team Careers360 #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.
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 (

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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which all universities in germany provide ms in embedded systems??

Nikki Nair 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Aswin

Well German universities offer a variety of courses,According to your preference

Some of the German universities that provide MS in Embedded Systems are

1.TU Chemnitz

2.University of Sttutgart(Infotech branch)



Well you can find many more public and private university on the official website (//

In this website you can sort your preferences ,location,and subject

I hope this helps

Thanks and Regards


i am planning to do ms in engg in germany !!! so how do i start?

Nikki Nair 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Aswin

Getting into German universities can be quite tough,As the give you world class education they also expect you too be quite advanced with your work

Here are some tips to start preparing

1.Complete minimum A1 and A2 exam in German language(Basic requirement),they have 2 types of course English taught and German taught

Even if you are getting into English Program they will still need German language for basic interaction

2.Get a good score (2.5 on German scale)

3.Collect your documents right away(All important marksheet)

4.Show your X-factor(can be anything from playing guitar to writing a book)

5.Apply at all German univ of your chioice

and then sit back and relax.

I hope this helps



iam completed my diploma mechanical engineering I want to study higher education in Germany so plz give me some information about this

deepika bala Student Expert 11th Feb, 2020
Hello Susan,
The diploma degree u pursued is validated in Germany but with the standard equivalent to German school of mechanics. You can contact the concerned university for diploma students acceptance and moreover the practical based learning  is essential for engineering courses which is not so common in india so you should definitely give it a try for great experience and exposure.
Best of luck .

Tell me some good universities in Germany for MS in electrical

Megha Mehta 14th Feb, 2020

Hey there !

Here are few  good universities in Germany for MS in electrical -

  • Technical University of Munich. Technische Universität München. ...
  • RWTH Aachen University . Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen. ...
  • Technical University of Berlin. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ...
  • KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. ...
  • Dresden University of Technology.

no.of universities in Germany for MS

Akshat Sidharth 30th Jan, 2020
Hello Chaitanya
There are a lot of universities in germany for MS degree. But some of the top one are as follows:

Heidelberg University
Leipzig University
University of Rostock
University of Greifswald
University of Freiburg
University of Munich
University of Tbingen
University of Halle-Wittenberg
University of Marburg
University of Jena

Hope this might help.
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