Top engineering colleges in Germany
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Whenever we talk about technological advancement, Germany is one of the first countries that come to our mind. The country boasts of one of the largest automotive industries in the world with a workforce of almost 7 lakhs and a demand for more skilled workers. No wonder, Germany spends almost 2.8% of its GDP in research and development, most of which flows toward the engineering fields. It is no surprise then that the country attracts a lot of attention from international students who want to explore opportunities in engineering. Out of its 3, 00,000 international students, over 70,000 are enrolled in programmes at some of the top engineering colleges.

Another reason why Germany is among the top destinations to study engineering abroad is due to the fact that many public universities in Germany have either abolished or charge a very small amount as tuition fees.

 

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Some of the most popular engineering specialisations in Germany are Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering, among others. Importantly, top engineering colleges in Germany like Technical University of Munich and Berlin Technical University also rank among the top 100 world ranking universities.

 

In this article, we bring you the list of top engineering colleges in Germany and all details pertaining to admission in the country.

 

Here are the top engineering colleges in Germany:

 

Technical university of MunichTechnical university of Munich (TUM)

If you are planning to pursue engineering in Germany, then this is one of the top engineering colleges in Germany where you should study. According to QS, TUM stands at the 30th position in the engineering field. Being one of the top engineering colleges in Germany, Technical University of Munich boasts not only of world class education but also quality research centres like Cancer research, Nutrition & food research, and Catalysis research. Aspirants keen on seeking admission here will have access to its wide range of programmes like Nuclear, Aerospace and Medical engineering, among others.

 

How to apply:

Admission into one of the top engineering colleges in Germany will require an applicant to first create an account and fill in the key details. If required, applicants will have to submit the academic transcripts along with evidence of German and French language skills if the programme is taught in German and French. However, it is not necessary if the programme is delivered in English. Whereas, for English only programme, applicants will need to take tests like IELTS and TOEFL with a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS and 88 in TOEFL.

 

If the particular programme requires, applicants will need to submit reference letter along with latest CV and an essay stating why they wish to pursue the programme. Admission to the particular programme might require internship for at least 8 weeks.

 

Applications for the winter semester start in April and for summer in November.

 

Tuition fee: Generally there is no tuition fee, however, applicants will need to pay basic union fee of 54 Euro and basic semester fee of 65 Euro.

 

Technische Universitat BerlinTechnische Universitat Berlin (TU Berlin)

Another reason why international students are keen on pursuing engineering in Germany is TU Berlin. The university is not only the 2nd best engineering college in Germany, but also ranks 47th in QS’s list of top engineering colleges in the world. The best part of the university is that it is a member of TU9, which has 9 leading German institutes of technology like Universitat Stuttgart, RWTH Aachen and KIT. This membership allows the university to engage its students in exchange programmes between top-notch European engineering colleges. So, an international student will have access to student exchange program during their semester, another reason why it is one of the top engineering colleges in Germany.

 

How to Apply:

For admission in Technische Universitat Berlin, you will need to follow these simple steps below:

  • Register yourself on the website, after which you will receive an ID and password

  • Login and enter all the required details, upload the academic transcripts along with necessary documents.

  • Once complete, click ‘submit’ and you will receive an e-mail from the university.

If required, the admission procedure includes submitting reference letter, English proficiency test scores of IELTS and TOEFL. However, the scores may vary depending on the particular programme. Also, applicant will need to submit German language skill proof for programmes in German through test like Testdaf.

 

Applications for the bachelors programme generally end in mid-July, whereas for Masters programme like Computational Neuroscience the application deadline is around mid-March.

 

Application deadline for restricted access international masters courses is mid-May, and application deadline for restricted access masters courses is mid-June. However, the application deadlines may vary as per the particular programme.

 

Since there is no tuition fee, the university has fee of Euro 303.39 per semester.

 

 

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen

The list of top engineering colleges in Germany is incomplete without RWTH Aachen University, another popular attraction in Germany for students who wish to pursue engineering. It is among the elite members of TU9, a group of 9 leading German institutes of Technology. RWTH Aachen sits at the 53rd position in the list of the QS world ranking engineering universities. The university offers a wide range of engineering programmes like Automation, Aeronautical and Biomedical engineering, to name a few.

 

How to Apply:

Application procedure comprises of applying online by registering on the official website, after which the user will get an online application account. Simply follow the steps and fill in the details, if required user will need to upload the documents. To complete the admission process, applicants will need to take the German language test if the programme is delivered in German along with English proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL. The minimum score in IELTS is 5.5 and IBT 90 in TOEFL. Applicants will also need to submit latest resume, statement of purpose and two reference letters. The university is also known to accept GATE scores for admission to some of its engineering programmes. 

 

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Applicants can start applying around September for summer semester and March for winter semester, however, it may vary depending on the particular course.

 

University fees (social security contribution, semester ticket): €200 per semester (approx).

 

Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Any applicant seeking admission in top engineering colleges in Germany should have KIT in their list, which is among the top engineering colleges not only in Germany but in the world as well. According to QS, Karlsruhe institute stands tall at 62nd position. Engineering buffs planning to pursue the programme from KIT will have access to a wide range of programmes like green mobility, electronic systems, energy engineering etc.

 

How to Apply:

Candidates first need to create an account with the official website of the university after which the candidate will need to fill in all the details. The admission package comprises of academic transcripts, German language skill proof and English proficiency test scores. Candidates in IELTS and TOEFL will need to score minimum 6.5 and 88-92 respectively. If required, one will need to submit reference letters along with statement of purpose, as in why one wishes to pursue the particular programme.

 

One can start applying in July and September, but the time may vary depending on the programme.

 

Tuition fee: The total amount of €143, 69  has to be paid at the time of enrolment. (Student Union contribution: €77, 70  + Administration fees: €60, 00 + Student Body contribution: €5, 99) German institutions of higher education charge Student Union, Student Body Contribution and Administrative fees every semester.

 

Universitat StuttgartUniversitat Stuttgart

Founded in 1829, the university ranks 107th in the QS world ranking. One of the main reasons why Stuttgart is one of the top engineering colleges in Germany is due to its excellence in the field of technical engineering. The university caters to engineering aspirants who are interested in engineering programmes like Structural engineering, Geotechnical engineering and Civil engineering.

 

How to Apply:

Admission in Stuttgart is processed online, where applicants will need to register and fill the application online. Applicants will need to submit proof of higher education, proof of German language skills though tests like DSH or TestDaf. If the programme is conducted in English, applicants will need to take tests like IELTS and TOEFL with a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS and 80 IBT in TOEFL. Apart from this, if the programme requires, applicant will need to submit reference letters, SOP or CV.

 

One can apply by 15th July for winter semester and 15th January for summer semester, if possible.

 

Tuition fee – Since 2012, the tuition fee has been abolished, however, applicants will need to pay the semester fees of Euro 164, 50 per semester.

 

Top engineering colleges in Germany

Sr. No.

University

Ranking

1

Technical university of Munich

30

2

Technische Universitat Berlin

47

3

RWTH Aachen

53

4

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

62

5

Universitat Stuggart

107

6

Technische Universität Darmstadt

109

7

Technische Universität Dresden

140

8

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

176

9

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

196

10

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

214

(Source- QS ranking)

 

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