German is third most popular study destination in the world and host a large number of international students. In the year 2016, Germany recorded close to a 7% increase in international students coming to the country. The numbers of international have drastically increased to about 30% since 2012. Germany remains a favourite among international students as German universities provide world class education with the great infrastructure, research and innovation opportunities for students.
To study abroad in Germany, here are few information to help you start:
#1 Top Universities in Germany
Germany is home to some of the best universities in the world. The Technical University of Munich ranks 61st in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Additionally, 25 other German universities are among the Top 400 in the world. The top five includes-
- Technical University of Munich
- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
- R Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
- KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
#2 Top Course in Germany
German universities offer diverse range of studies from more than 14,500 international degree programmes. Some of the popular courses for studying in Germany include:
- Business and Management
- Physics and Life Sciences
- Computer Science
- Health Professions
#3 Admission Process in Germany
If you are interested to study in Germany, you can get the application forms for the university of your choice through the university website or through an authorized representative of the university or through a Registered Education Agent.
Certain requirements (percentage) are set by German Universities where it varies for UG courses and the PG courses. Generally, 90% is expected for UG while 70-75% is required for PG.
#4 Fees to Study in Germany
Tuition fees may differ between public universities and private universities.
In public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees for Bachelor and Master degree programmes. All international students, regardless of their country of origin are eligible for this free-tuition system. However, International students in private Universities may have to pay tuition fee between 3,000 and 20,000 EUR/year.
#5 Visa Requirement in Germany
For German student visa, it should be applied at least 3 months prior to departure as the processing time takes up to 4-12 weeks. Student Visa are initially granted for a period of three months, which can later be extended by the authorities within three months of the student’s stay in Germany.
The documents required for visa includes:
- Cover Letter explaining the reason for student visa application. Student may be required to submit a German translation of this document.
- Letter of Admission from a German university
- University Certificates and transcripts – Degree certificates and mark sheets
- Proof of funds
#6 Work Permit in Germany
International students (who are not from EU nation) including Indian students are required to apply for a Residence Permit after completion of their education from a German university. As per the Immigration Law, students should apply for and get a Residence Permit of 18 months.
#7 Cost of Living in Germany
One of the biggest areas for expenditure in Germany is the accommodation. To cut this cost, the student are advised to stay in shared flats. According to the DAAD, other average monthly living costs are as follows:
- Food: €165 (~US$180)
- Clothes: €52 (~US$56)
- Transport: €82 (~US$90)
- Telephone, internet and TV license: €33 (~US$36)
- Work/study materials: €30 (~US$33)
- Leisure activities: €68 (~US$73)
To know more about studying in Germany, you can walk-in at The Chopras offices in your city or interact with professional counsellors.