Millions of students around the world go abroad to attend a university. Many of those students choose to come to Germany. It is one of the emerging destinations for Indian students as well. Many Indians travelled to Germany in recent years for higher education. German universities, which combine research and teaching, offers some of the most robust programs in engineering, physical sciences, biomedical sciences and management.
German higher education is known globally for its research, innovation and affordability. However, most public universities offer undergraduate courses primarily in German language; so prior training in German is required. Some private universities offer professional courses solely in English. At masters and doctoral levels, students have many opportunities to undertake study and research in English.
- 387 Universities situated in Germany.
- Most of the Master Degree Programs taught in English and undergraduate courses at mainly taught in German language. Students can avail the opportunity to apply for 100% scholarship.
- 100,000 Engineers required in Germany. Hence, great opportunities in Germany after Bachelor’s program.
- Schengen visa (i.e. issued for Germany) allows travel within entire Europe.
- Germany offers tremendous job opportunities for Indian students pursuing higher studies especially in the fields of engineering, science and management.
- A high degree of importance is placed on research as opposed to theoretic study.
- There is a range of subjects that the students can choose to study from literature to music and also sports.
- Students can opt out of a course or even a college and switch to another course of college.
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN GERMANY
Although education is state funded in Germany, but few courses (especially those in business management) might charge higher fees for non EU/EEA students. Competitive scholarships/grants are available from universities, DAAD and European Commission for some programs. While pursuing the course, students can work for 20 hours per week. Upon graduation, they are entitled to extend residence permit to seek jobs.
The admission requirements are also defined by the universities. Therefore, they can be different for the same subjects at different universities. In Germany there are three different kinds of advanced colleges or universities. Arts, film or music advanced colleges offer practical education in the artistic subjects. Advanced technical colleges however, cover the scientific and social subjects. They also set value on practical experiences in their education. The third category is the so called university. They offer all different kinds of subjects. Practical experience is an important point as well but the universities are especially famous for their firm theoretical education.
- For Admission into any level of Program, IELTS is required for admission and Visa purpose as well.
- GMAT/ GRE – Optional for Master courses.