Go to Germany for cost advantage on education
Study in Germany : Germany is one of the best destinations to pursue studies if you want a high quality education at an affordable cost. Topping the list of the most internationalized countries in the higher education arena, Germany offers a palate imbibed with an international, highly-qualified academic community.
In this series, #Eye on the Globe, we present you Germany as a destination for education. Find all your answers regarding Germany- the best colleges, top courses, admission cycle and how much you need to invest to get a high- quality degree from the country.
Find below a comprehensive profile of the country as a destination for education
Q. Number of Indian students presently studying in Germany?
A:Currently, there are 7000 Indian students studying in Germany against 3516 in 2009. This reflects an increase of 114.2% in the last five years strengthening the country’s increasing popularity among Indian students.
Q: How is Germany as a destination for education? Why should students opt Germany as a destination for their studies?
A:The most important reason is low tuition fee. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a number of scholarships for students with excellent academic track records.Also, being a part of the global landscape - Germany tops the list of the most internationalized countries in the higher education arena.
- Study in English language - Over 1500 International Degree Programmes to study in English medium.
- No or low tuition fee and scholarships - Tuition fees are highly subsidized and are same as for German students. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a number of scholarships to students with excellent academic track records.
- Modern facilities and practical exposure - Studying in Germany means being part of an international, highly-qualified academic community. Academic institutions and business enterprises pool their innovative forces and this integration of industry & academia makes Germany a leading country in various fields.
- Being a part of the global landscape - Germany tops the list of the most internationalised countries in the higher education arena. Germany bags the first position beating Australia, the United Kingdom and China, as reported by a recent British Council survey.
Q: The German government now allows Indian students to work in Germany after the completion of their degrees. How has the move impacted the students going to study in Germany?
A: The German Parliament has implemented an EU Blue Card and a new unlimited work and residence permit to grant foreign graduates of German universities unrestricted access to the job market. This has already started showing positive results.
Q: The admission cycle in Germany.
A: Here is a know-how on Germany’s admission cycle:
- It is advised that students should start planning a year in advance.
- Depending upon the study programme, German universities offer summer and/or winter intakes. Winter semester begins in September/October, and summer semester in March/April.
- For example, for the winter semester, the application window opens around March, and the intimations of admission start coming in around June.
- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), funded by the German government, promotes academic exchange between Germany and the rest of the world. It provides information about education in Germany, grants scholarships to students and academicians. DAAD Regional Office in New Delhi and information offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune conduct regular information events and internet-based seminars for students and researchers across the country.
Q: How does the German education system give students an edge over the Indian system?
A: What sets German universities apart is the excellence in research and instruction, combined with the close link between theory and practice. Germany has a tradition of strong industry-academia interaction. Internships are of paramount importance. More than half of the research investments in Germany are spent by the industry.
Besides, Germany offers a multidimensional ranking for its universities, considering various criteria that are important from a student’s perspective. For example, student and staff judgments on quality of teaching, atmosphere at the university, library and other equipment, student numbers, average study duration, number of graduations, third party funding etc.
International students in Germany:
- Germany is the third most popular country for international students all over the world after the USA and UK (OECD, Education at a glance, 2013)
- Germany tops the list of the most internationalised countries in the higher education arena (THES Survey 2010)
- A whopping 11.3% of students in Germany are international, whereas in USA it is 3.7% of the total enrolments (Open Doors Report 2012, IIE)
Q: Which are the most preferred courses for international students in Germany?
A: The most popular amongst Indian students are the programmes in the STEM subject fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), followed by Economics, Law and Social Sciences. The division is as follows:
|Courses||% of students|
|Mathematics, Natural Sciences||19.8%|
|Law, Economics and Social Sciences||9.4%|
Q: Which universities are most popular among Indian students?
A: The universities popular among Indian students are:
- RWTH Aachen
- TU Munich
- University of Duisburg-Essen
- TU Chemnitz
- TU Hamburg-Harburg
- TU Darmstadt
- University of Bonn
- University of Stuttgart
- TU Kaiserslautern
- TU Dresden
- University of Dortmund
Q: What are the job prospects for Indian students in Germany?
A: Germany has opened its doors to qualified professionals. The German Parliament has implemented an EU Blue Card and a new unlimited work and residence permit to grant foreign graduates of German universities unrestricted access to the job market.
After obtaining a degree from Germany, one can stay there for up to 1.5 years to look for suitable employment.
Q: What is the cost of education in Germany?
A: In Germany, education is subsidized by the state and, therefore, most of the institutions of higher education charge no or very little tuition fee – to the tune of 500 Euro per semester. Thus, in Germany, almost every student gets a scholarship!
- Students need to pay semester fees, generally in the bracket of 30 to 250 Euros a semester.
- Living cost in Germany for students averages at 750 Euros per month.
- Students from non-EU countries are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days without a work permit. University tutors or research assistants may work longer.
- Scholarships: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation. Besides the DAAD, a number of organisations provide funding for study and research. A database of various kinds of funding offered by the DAAD as well as other selected organisations is available on www.funding-guide.de German universities too have their own scholarships that they advertise on their websites as and when available.
|RWTH Aachen||BSc in Automotive Technology||3 yrs||4-5,000 INR/Semester|
|TU Munich||Bachelor in Sports Science||3 yrs||4,200 INR/semester|
|University of Duisburg||BSc in Water Science||3 yrs||No tution fee, student are expected to make social contribution|
|TU Chemnitz||Bachelor of Automobile Production||3 yrs||Social contribution towards University|
|TU Hamburg||BSc in Process Engineering||3 yrs||N/A|
|TU Darmstadt||Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering||3 yrs||No fee charged, Social Contribution|
|University of Bonn||LLB in Law and Economics||3 yrs||Social contribution|
|University of Stuttgart||BSc in Aerospace Engineering||3 yrs||No fee|
|TU Kaiserslautern||MSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering||2 yrs||No fee|
|University of Dortmund||Master in Automation & Robotics||2 yrs Six months||No fee|
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Questions related to Germany
what is the duration of MBA in Germany - MBA is difficult or easy - fees structure - stay cost - expenses cost - A to Z total cost
Germany is the largest economy in Europe and offers much more immigration friendly laws as compared to USA.
The duration of full-time MBA in Germany can last anywhere between 12-24 months depending on your university, state norms, specialization choices and such. You can opt for part time MBA as well if you're a working class individual in which case, your classes are held in the evenings and/or weekends.
Some of the best Universities for MBA in Germany include:-
- Manheim University :- the MBA program in Manheim spans over 24 months and the fee structure stands at around 3.5 lakh rupees for the first year
- Leipzig University :- the MBA program in Leipzig spans over 2 years as well and fees structure stands at 50.3k for the first year.
- Technical university of Munich :- the MBA program of TUM spans over 2 years and the fee structure is a bit hefty at 25.7L for the first year.
- EU business school (Germany) :- the MBA program here spans over 1 year and costs about 23L for the first year.
The living cost in Germany depends on your lifestyle preferences as well as the area of accomodation as apartments in major cities cost substantially more than those in the outskirts.
The eligibility criteria for applying in a German Based University is different for each University. However, the common tests include IELTS, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL etc.
Hope this information helped you!
Best of Luck!
How to read *MBA germany there for free Tell me step by step, sir
the only way to make a free degree is to get a scholarship. if you have good education qualification or merit then you can apply for scholarship by performing best in the test/exams.
Nothing comes for free. even expecting a free degree from Aboard won't be logical. You have to pay fees and have personal expenses like hostel, mess.
You have to appear GRE/TOFEL and clear it so that you will be eligible for going aboard. Choose a college and go through the selection process. meanwhile prepare and apply for scholarships programs.
Hope it helps!
BCA+MCA BCA+MBA (which specialisation is best for future) BCA+MS which is best for future *i can do masters in Germany
All the streams you have mentioned have a good career with the following equation:-
BCA+MBA( IIMs/FMS) == BCA+ MS(foreign) > > BCA + MCA
If you do your mba from a top institute or go for masters from Germany then surely you will have a good career as compared to doing MCA.
The difference is in MBA you will make a career in finance or managment roles while in MS you make career in tech field.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
What engineering cgpa is minimum required for Ms in Germany?
To do MS in Germany, the minimum CGPA requirement is 6.5. To get admission in a good university you need to get a very good score in IELTS and your CGPA must be above 8. You will also need to do research work and also have them published from organizations like IEEE , it can be on any field.
Could someone do B pharma from other country like Germany, Sweden etc
Yes, you can surely do B.pharma outside India. I would recommend some countries like Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany,Sweden and USA.
There are many scholarships tests available as well. For studying abroad you may need to give TOEFL exams and pass with a required score.
I wish you All the best for your further studies !