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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.

YearNumber% increase
2008-093516--
2009-10407015.76%
2010-11503823.78%
2011-12599819.06%
2012-13753225.58%

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. 

  1. Study in English language - Over 1500 International Degree Programmes to study in English medium.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

 

Study-Abroad-in-GermanyQ: 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.

 

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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
Engineering Sciences47.9%
Mathematics, Natural Sciences19.8%
Information Technology13.8%
Law, Economics and Social Sciences9.4%

Q: Which universities are most popular among Indian students?
A
: The universities popular among Indian students are:

  1. RWTH Aachen
  2. TU Munich
  3. University of Duisburg-Essen
  4. TU Chemnitz
  5. TU Hamburg-Harburg
  6. TU Darmstadt
  7. University of Bonn
  8. University of Stuttgart
  9. TU Kaiserslautern
  10. TU Dresden
  11. 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.
UniversityCourseDurationFee
RWTH Aachen BSc in Automotive Technology3 yrs4-5,000 INR/Semester
TU Munich Bachelor in Sports Science3 yrs4,200 INR/semester 
University of DuisburgBSc in Water Science3 yrsNo tution fee,  student are expected to make social contribution
TU Chemnitz Bachelor of Automobile Production3 yrsSocial  contribution towards University
TU HamburgBSc in Process Engineering3 yrsN/A
TU Darmstadt Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering3 yrsNo fee charged, Social Contribution
University of Bonn LLB in Law and Economics3 yrsSocial contribution
University of Stuttgart BSc in Aerospace Engineering3 yrsNo fee
TU Kaiserslautern MSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering2 yrsNo fee
University of Dortmund Master in Automation & Robotics2 yrs Six monthsNo fee
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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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jobs in porschecar company in germany frankfurt as a software engineer

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 25th Oct, 2019

hey,

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.

you may follow official porche website to know more.

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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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