Study in Germany
How to get a Germany Student Visa?
The German education system functions according to the rules and regulations of the Basic Law “Grundgesetz”. It is divided into five levels: Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Continuing Education. Early childhood education or preschool education is provided by the Federal Territory of Germany between the age of 0-6 years. Primary education and Secondary education are referred as compulsory education and it is provided for 9 years. Tertiary Education makes them eligible to enter higher education studies. The levels of education are:
Bachelor’s Degree: The first higher educational qualification is Bachelor’s degree. The standard period of Bachelor’s degree in Germany is 3 years. Students can choose their subject according to their interests as they provide a big pool to choose from.
Master’s Degree: After completing Bachelor’s degree students can go for a Master's degree in order to have deeper knowledge of their subject. It takes 3-4 semesters to complete a Master's degree in Germany.
PhD Degree: Students can also go for PhD degrees. There is no standard period for completing PhD degree
German Higher Education programs apart from bachelor and master level are:
Staats Prufung- State Examination
Church and Academic Examination
Germany provides a number of courses in the field medicine, engineering, maths and everything. It does not spare any field of education. These are the highest-paid degrees in Germany. The best courses to study in Germany are:
Medicine and Dentistry
Mathematics and Computer Science
Business and Economics
Admission Intakes in Germany
The German universities have two intakes.
Summer intake deadlines fall before or around January 15 for summer semesters. The summer semester lies between March to August or April to September.
Winter intake deadlines fall before or around July 15. Winter semester lies between September to February or October to march
What is the Best Course to Study in Germany?
How to Study in Germany?
This question holds an answer in the following points that state the entire process of taking admission in Germany.
Find a study program- Choose a study program and then find the right university for yourself.
Meet All requirements- After selecting the university, read the admission section of the university. Check what all documents would be required for admission purposes. Admission procedure and requirements vary based on college and course.
Learn the German Language- Most undergraduate courses in Germany are taught in native language. You need to hold a good command in the same. It enables you to understand everything taught in the lectures.
Find Financial Resources- If you can afford the education in Germany, then you can skip this point. You can search for scholarships and other financial aids provided by the college.
Apply for Admission- After making the aforementioned arrangements apply for the course you have chosen. Do not forget to double-check your documents. It should comply with the requirements of your college.
Get your Visa- After receiving an admission letter apply for the VISA.
Enrol at the university- After getting the VISA and finding your accommodation book your Germany tickets. The last step is to get enrolled in the course of your choice after reaching Germany. Following documents should be submitted before enrolling-
Your valid passport
A passport Photo
VISA or residence permit
Completed and Signed application form
The letter of Admission
Payment fee receipt
Proof of health insurance in Germany
Costs of Studying in Germany
Students have to bear certain costs while studying in Germany:
Average costs per semester for UG Course- €250
Average costs per semester for PG Course:
Public University: €20000 Private University: €30000
Books and stationary- €30 per month
Rent per month(average)- €298
Food and drink- €165
Telephone and internet- €33
Total Monthly Average- €676
Scholarships in Germany
Here is the list of scholarships available in Germany:
DAAD WISE Scholarship Program
Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarships
Heinrich Boll Scholarships
Kofi Annan MBA Scholarships
ESMT Women’s Academic Scholarship
Goethe Goes Global Scholarships
EMS Undergraduate Scholarship
WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management, International Scholarships
Master Scholarships at University of Stuttgart
DLD Executive MBA Scholarship
Germany Student Visa
Students who are planning to study in Germany should know that the requirement of the Visa varies based on the country the student is residing. If Visa is not required they still need to obtain a residence permit for studying in Germany. For a course or study that lasts upto 3 months, you need a Schengen Visa and if it lasts more than 3 months you need a German national Visa.
Types of Germany Study Visa
German Student Visa- This is standard student visa for students who are all-set to take admission at a full-time university program
German Student Application Visa- This allows you to study only in university and not in Germany.
German Language Course Visa- You need this type of visa to study for language course.