Indian students’ enrollment rises in Germany
Updated on Sep 10, 2015 - 6:17 p.m. IST by Bedasree Das
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Indian students’ enrollment rises in Germany - Germany has witnessed a record growth in the number of Indian students, currently, pursuing their studies in the country. According to DAAD, with 11, 860 Indian students enrolled in the country’s universities, Germany’s Indian students’ population has grown by 23% over the previous year.

Germany’s popularity among Indian students picked up massively in the previous academic year which saw a rise of 114% in Indian students’ enrollment since 2008. In fact, Indians are the second largest international students’ community in Germany. Also nearly 12% of the students’ population in Germany comprise of international students.

 

Germany’s steady progress as a favoured destination among international students stems from a range of factors like subsidised tuition fee and feasible work and residence permit for foreign students. After obtaining a degree from Germany, one can stay there for up to 1.5 years to look for suitable employment.

 

Another important factor, which seems to have pushed the rise in student enrollments is that it is no longer required to learn German to study in the country or apply for a visa.

 

Among the universities, RWTH Aachen, TU Munich, University of Duisburg-Essen, TU Chemnitz and TU Hamburg-Harburg are most sought after by international students.

 

According to DAAD information center, the some of the popular courses among international students are Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, followed by Economics, Law and Social Sciences. In fact, engineering with nearly 50% takers is the most sought after course while STEM subjects as a whole account for 84% of the enrollments by Indian students in the country.

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