Study in Germany
There are no study fees in
Germany. German institutions of higher education welcome
students from all nationalities. Students however have to arrange
for living expenses on their own which can total to about
DM 1300 per month. In addition to the
living expenses there can be some other miscellaneous expenses to
the extent of DM 1000 per
Admission to Undergraduate
Students applying for an undergraduate course in
Germany have to undertake a one - year bridge
program. This is to compensate for 13 years of school
education in Germany compared to 12 years in India. In order to
be eligible for this bridging course, students from India are
required to have an excellent academic record up to Senior
Secondary Level (10 + 2), and must have basic knowledge of the
German language (G III Level of Max
After completion of the bridge program, Indian students are required to pass an assessment test in order to get admission into a German institution for the equivalent of the Bachelors degree. Students who have cleared the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) will be exempted from the assessment test.
Students who have successfully completed two years of undergraduate studies are also exempted from the assessment test. However, they have to prove their proficiency in the German language.
Admission to Postgraduate
German universities have recently introduced international courses leading to a Master's degree. Some courses begin with English as a medium of instruction. Students need an Indian undergraduate degree to qualify.
Some universities also accept the three years Indian Bachelors degree.
Admission to PhD Courses
Like in many other countries international students must have a Master's Degree, and must have identified a professor in Germany who is willing to act as their doctoral guide.
Admission to programmes in Germany are granted
on the basis of previous academic record.
However, for some management courses a GMAT is required, and some engineering programmes
require a GRE score. You will need to
check the requirements of the university you are applying to.
The TOEFL is a standard test required for programmes that have English as a medium of instruction.
You have to apply for admission directly to the
universities. Application forms can be requested from the
International offices of universities. The filled applications
have to be sent back to the university along with documents
required to be attached. The attached documents must normally be
authenticated copies of your certificates. You will also have to
include authenticated copies of certificates confirming your
knowledge of German, if required.
The Winter semester starts in October and the Summer semester starts in April. The application deadline is 15th July for the Winter semester and 15th January for the Summer semester.
Student interested to take up full time study in
Germany are required to apply for a student visa. It is initially
granted for a period of three months. It has to be extended by
the authorities in Germany within three months of your stay in
Germany. Extension is given for one year at a time till the end
of the course. All International students must leave Germany on
completion of the course of study.
Students have to fulfill the following requirements before being granted a student visa.
Submit the following documents:
1. Completed Visa Application
3. Visa Application Fee
4. Evidence of Admission
5. Proof of Adequate Financial Resources
6. Health Certificate
The visa is issued when the student is assessed
to be a genuine student, who intends to undertake further studies
in Germany, abide by visa conditions, and depart on completion of
the course. The student should convince the visa officer that his
German language skills are adequate for the course he/she is
undertaking. That the course is relevant to his/her current
academic/ professional status. That he/she will comply with visa
conditions and leave Germany after completion of the course.
Processing of the visa can take up to eight weeks.
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