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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 semester.

Admission to Undergraduate Studies

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 Mueller Bhavans).

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 Courses

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.

Entrance Requirements

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.


Applying for Admission

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 Visa

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 Form

2. Photographs

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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  1. adityaupreti saidMon, 29 Jun 2009 15:49:10 -0000 ( Link )

    Dear Sir,

    I have gained admission to the 1st year of B.Tech engineering course in India. However, I am interested in pursuing my undergraduate engineering degree study in Germany. Shall be grateful if you could guide me on how to go about it.

    Regards,
    Aditya Upreti

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  2. shiv_73 saidThu, 28 Jan 2010 10:47:41 -0000 ( Link )

    Dear Sir,
    Iam pursuing b.tech final year in Information Technology. Iam interested in doing M.S in german universities where free education is offered. I had applied to 9 universities for M.S admissions through consultancy. If you could guide me on living expenses,security issues,part time job facilities,accomidation facilities i shall be thankful. . .

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  3. edris saidSun, 07 Feb 2010 06:23:06 -0000 ( Link )

    hi i am iranian can i study in germany like indians
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  4. pankajgoite saidMon, 15 Feb 2010 09:47:05 -0000 ( Link )

    hello sir, I’ve completed my engineering with electrical & electronics with 72%
    i want to pursue my post graduation fro Germany.
    can u help/guide me?

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  5. greeshu saidSat, 20 Mar 2010 19:08:25 -0000 ( Link )

    Hi. I am done with mechanical engineering. Now planning to d my MS in Germany. is it very necesary to learn german to study there? please help.
    Greeshma..

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  6. akankshadixit23 saidTue, 13 Jul 2010 18:55:38 -0000 ( Link )

    i have got admission in bonn university,germany for msc in molecular biotechnology.I am willing to know can i get a job after completion of this course??…or a phd is required to get a job in biotechnology?…also how easily or not can i get part time job in bonn>>…plz help

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  7. padya saidTue, 07 Sep 2010 08:05:33 -0000 ( Link )

    Guten Tag!,
    I am kalpesh talathi from mumbai, india i jv completed my post graduate in physics, i wanna further do study in Germany in materials science.So which exam i hv to crack. Is it IELTS or TOEFL. I wanna do Ph.d in mat.Science.I am doing certificate course in German language.I have done my M.Sc part 2 project on nanotechnology.reply fas.
    Aufwiedersehn!

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  8. neginavneet saidWed, 13 Oct 2010 09:18:35 -0000 ( Link )

    I am Navneet Negi from Delhi, India. I have completed my B.Tech in mechanical engineering and now i wnat to do my masters from Germany. I would like to know if there are campus placements during the study or students have to look for the jobs on their own in Germany.

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  9. neginavneet saidWed, 13 Oct 2010 09:18:55 -0000 ( Link )

    I am Navneet Negi from Delhi, India. I have completed my B.Tech in mechanical engineering and now i wnat to do my masters from Germany. I would like to know if there are campus placements during the study or students have to look for the jobs on their own in Germany.

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  10. neginavneet saidWed, 13 Oct 2010 09:21:57 -0000 ( Link )

    I am Navneet Negi from Delhi,India. I have done my B.Tech in mechanical engineering and now i want to do my masters from Germany. I want to know if there is campus placemnt in germany during the study or the students have to look for the jobs on their own.

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  11. anilnuvvo saidWed, 27 Apr 2011 04:42:34 -0000 ( Link )

    Respected Madam/Sir,

    I am interested in studying environment and wildlife conservation in Germany, so please guide me with all the required information. I want complete scholarship, I will be managing my living expenses.

    I want to dedicate all my life to environment and wildlife conservation.

    Currently am working in a company to earn my living. I have a masters degree in computer science.

    Regards,
    Anil

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  12. rohitankola saidTue, 10 May 2011 19:41:38 -0000 ( Link )

    hey m rohit from karnataka , into 6th sem BE automobiles. i want to study MS in germany and saw that german language is a must for the aforementioned. so jus lik to know more abt this, what level of german language is required and are there any good university that offer the course without taking german language as a criteria .. pls help..

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  13. ikwonderboy saidSun, 03 Jul 2011 18:31:11 -0000 ( Link )

    You have mentioned that some universities accept 3 year indian bachelors..Can you be a little more specific about it? like which universities and what courses and all??

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  14. ikwonderboy saidSun, 03 Jul 2011 18:32:54 -0000 ( Link )

    You have mentioned that some universities accept 3 year indian bachelors..Can you be a little more specific about it? like which universities and what courses and all??

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  15. vikram_dayma saidMon, 18 Jul 2011 04:04:01 -0000 ( Link )

    hi i am vikram dayma i am pursing b tecth 3rd year in c.s. branch how can i get scholarship in germany

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  16. vineeftmusic saidFri, 12 Jul 2013 05:45:31 -0000 ( Link )

    after completing undergraduation in germany should indians compulsory leave grrmany ? are jobs not available for I dians in germany?

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  17. vineeftmusic saidFri, 12 Jul 2013 05:47:41 -0000 ( Link )

    after completing undergraduation in germany should indians compulsory leave grrmany ? are jobs not available for I dians in germany?

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  18. kranthi789 saidSun, 20 Jul 2014 05:02:22 -0000 ( Link )

    Dear Sir,
    Iam pursuing b.tech final year in mechanical engineering. Iam interested in doing M.S in german universities where free education is offered.and my aggegriate is 55% If you could guide me for choosing universities and am i suitable to study in germany and any scholarships available???
    thanx in advance :)

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