Benefits of study in Germany
Being an ideal study destination, Germany has been attracting International Students from all around the world. It has a rich history, rejuvenating culture and fun loving people. On the other hand, its educational institutes and their degrees are acknowledged all around the world. In spite of being a small country it has excellent educational institutes. Completing an education from German University opens up the job opportunities globally.
The Central-Western Europeans have best educational infrastructure all over the world. Studying here provides a dual education system to international students which means the combination of practical and theoretical education in a single course. Students are trained in an organization for about three to five days per week where they get practical lessons at workshops. The advantage of the dual education system is that the students get practical knowledge of the company. In fact at the end of the course they are given a degree as well as an experience certificate.
Reasons Why Germany is the Preffered Study Destination
Less Tuition Fee
Public universities don't charge any tuition fee to native or international students for their bachelor's or masters courses. For this reason students just need to pay their annual administration fees and semester fees. Following are the tuition-free educational institutes in Germany:
- University of Hamburg
- University of Cologne
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and many more
Courses Taught in English
In spite of being one of the non-English speaking countries, it offers courses in English language. Many universities in Germany provide a Master's degree program in English, especially in the field of engineering.
Availability of Scholarship
Under DAAD, i.e. Deutscher Akademischer Austausch dienst, Germany provides scholarship options to the International Students. Other Scholarships available for Indians are:
- Bilateral Exchange of Academics
- DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme
- Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships and many more.
Reputed Universities in the Stream of Engineering
Germany is known for its top ranking universities and overall academic performance. The QS world university ranking state that following are the top 7 educational institutions of German in the field of engineering and technology:
- Technical University of Munich
- RWTH Aachen University
- TU Berlin
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- University of Stuttgart
- Darmstadt University of Technology
- TU Dresden and many more
Germany is a safe country compared to other nations. Students can move around freely by day or by either in the town or in the countryside. The country provides economic as well as political stability, which makes it an ideal study destination for International Students.
Top Universities for Engineering
Germany has top universities in the world which are known for its academic excellence. According to the QS world university rankings, the top 7 German education institutes of engineering and technology are: Darmstadt University of Technology, TU Dresden, Technical University of Munich, TU Berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, RWTH Aachen University and University of Stuttgart.
Germany holds its strong presence worldwide in terms of technology and market value. It is a ideal study destination for students from all over the world to study and explore different career opportunities. Students have to apply for student visa to study in Germany and in order to get study permit few visa requirements have to be fulfilled. Though Specific campuses have their own specific requirements. Basic requirements for Germany study visa are as follow:
- Minimum 5 Bands in IELTS (Overall)
- Minimum score of 50 percent is required for bachelors or masters
- Students with gap are also accepted if they tend to have a genuine reason (experience) behind their gap.
- Passport-sized photographs
Germany Student Visa Process
If you are planning to apply for a Germany student visa, then it is recommended to start the process as soon as possible. You should start the process by visiting study visa consultant who can guide you throughout the process.
Step by Step process to Study in Germany is:
Choose your college or university in Germany.
To start with enrollment in the university or college, copies of your academic certificates will be required.
You will have to show the proof of sufficient funds required to cover your living expenses during your stay. For this you can open a blocked account at any branch of Kotak Mahindra Bank in India. Next step is to visit the branch and fill the application to open the blocked account for your student visa. The proof of the opening of this account is required at the time of file lodge. Once you reach Germany, you can request Kotak Mahindra Bank to transfer the entire amount into a blocked account of your local bank in Germany. For the activation of blocked account, an email confirmation will be required. Submit minimum 8820.00 Euro when the account is successfully activated. Currently there are two banks in Germany that provide services to Students i.e. Deutsche and Fintiba/Sutor Bank.
Schedule an appointment with the embassy for your visa interview
At the time of interview, visa fee has to be paid. Check the current exchange rate for your visa before your interview and obtain the demand draft.
Wait for your result from the embassy.
Life of an International Student in Germany
Life in Germany is good, but expensive as well. Depending on the city you will be living in, it would cost you between 185 and 345 Euros monthly. The cost of rent is much higher in cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Frankfurt am Main. Sharing apartment with roommates can surely help their budget. For International Students, it is advised to take an accommodation in Berlin as it is the craziest and the cheapest German city to live in. You can find eateries at every corner of the city which offers to-go meal at cheap rates i.e. 4 Euros. You can easily find your favorite hometown dish in Germany. Every metropolis has Russian, Indian, Spanish, French, Italian, etc restaurants where students get numerous price concessions. With your student ID you can also get concessions on tickets and entrance fees to opera houses, cinemas, museums, theatres and many other venues.
Job Opportunities in Germany
International Students get an opportunity to do part-time job during their studies in Germany, but students are suppose to keep studies as their priority. Part-time jobs and Internships offers great opportunities to make professional contacts and earn some money to cover day to day living expenses. Part-time work hours for International Students are restricted but still they can earn minimum 400 Euros per month. Students can also search for jobs at coffee shops, drive delivery trucks, assist visitors at trade fairs, cleaning staff, etc. As an engineer, you will have lots of job opportunities in Germany. The demand of experts in the Stem field remains high because of its investment in advanced research and applied technology. In fact the engineering experts get average salary of up to 46,126 EUR per annum.
As per the recent survey conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service