Why Study in Germany?
Germany has always played a dominant role in Europe, both politically and economically. Even in today's date, German economy single-handedly provides stability to the Euro zone. Considered to be the hub of engineering and technological knowledge and expertise as well as a robust centre of the literature, music and the arts, Germany continues to attract people from all over the world because of its well-constructed education system. One of the largest countries of Europe, Germany's impact on the continent as well as the global economy is huge, not just with regard to cutting-edge technology and research for the manufacturing sector but as an important global trading partner raising questions and providing solutions concerning social, political and economic issues. The education system has earned a reputation for producing talent across disciplines that is often in great demand in the international labour market.
The structural variation is largely to do with the emphasis on gaining real world exposure through internships and placements as part of the programme of study. Additionally, a large focus on R&D projects and substantial investment on a macroeconomic scale into Research and Development enables institutions to attract elite faculty and students to further the learning curve of Germany. It's the perfect blend between theoretical frameworks and practical exposure with strong academic standards adopted to incorporate the best of both elements. Moreover, while the rest of the world is discussing how to make quality education more readily available, Germans have made world-class learning affordable, accessible and available to the large majority of its domestic and international population. When you further read about the universities and colleges there and the kind of education they offer, you will understand why studying in Germany is one of the most attractive options. Today, more and more students are opting to study abroad in Germany.
Admission Process to Study in Germany:
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Ireland, students should register with The Edutrust. After registration, students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The edutrust, work on the germany admissions process.
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• Profiling :
We make an assessment of your academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.
• Standardised Tests :
We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.
• University/Course Selection:
Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.
• Document Editing :
We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.
• Application review and submission:
The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.
• Interview Preparation :
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.
• Visa Counselling :
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.
• Pre-Departure Information
We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.
Student Visa for Germany from India
Here is a list of documents required for Germany:
• Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
• Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
• Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
• Two academic references
• Two references from employers (where applicable)
• Passport sized photographs
• Statement of Purpose (SOP)
• Draft for application fees, if applicable
• Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
• Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Note: Documents required for individual universities and individual courses in the Germany may vary.
Scholarships in Germany :
Scholarships are primarily managed by the German Academic Exchange Service / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and other public foundations.
DAAD offers more than 200 programmes, which range from short-term exchanges for research or teaching purposes through to doctoral scholarships lasting several years. If you are interested in studying in Germany and if you are looking for financial support, we strongly recommend that you reach our counselor who would assist you to find all the information on available scholarships and also details of German foundations (section Study & Research in Germany). Our aim is to make it easier for those interested in studying in Germany as well as those providing assistance and advice in ESC's office to find details of existing grant programmes and to guarantee that the information about these programmes is always up to date.
Tuition fees in Germany:
German universities charge only very moderate tuition fees or even no tuition fees at all. What is more, international students are subject to the same fees as German students. Where fees are charged, they currently range from 450 Euro - 850 Euro per semester which means that a full Bachelor's programme often costs as little as Euro 3800. A Master's degree frequently costs no more than Euro 2500 and at PhD level there are generally no fees at all.
Living expenses in Germany:
Germany enjoys one of the highest standards of living, still the expenses are comparable to countries in Western Europe. Living expenditure depends largely on the lifestyle, city and type of accommodation. Statistically Germans spend 1/3rd of their income towards accommodation rentals. In summary, a very conservative estimate of €450 is what a student would need for an economical & modest living.
Living expenses include (Conservative estimate)
- Rent & Utilities : €200
Private accommodation > €300
Shared flat or Student residence around €200
- Internet & Mobile phone - €30
Mobile flat rate - €15
Internet DSL flat rate - €15
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- Health insurance - €60
A separate section is dedicated for a detailed analysis of popular health insurance options
- Food & Drinks - €125
- Miscellaneous expenditure - €50
The above estimate does not include tuition fee, semester ticket, social contributions, travelling, allowances for dining, sports and anything except anything listed above.