Study In Germany
Germany is known as the Motor of Europe. The most economically properous country in the European Union with highest industrial production and highest export base. Germany is the place where the concepts originate. Of the world’s 500 largest stock-market-listed companies measured by revenue in 2010, the Fortune Global 500, 37 are headquartered in Germany. 30 Germany-based companies are included in the DAX, the German stock market index. Well-known global brands are Mercedes-Benz, BMW, SAP, Siemens, Volkswagen, Adidas, Audi, Allianz, Porsche, Bayer, Bosch, and Nivea.Germany is recognised for its specialised small and medium enterprises. Around 1,000 of these companies are global market leaders in their segment and are labelled hidden champions.
Why Study in Germany?
Along with superior technological edge, Germany is also a country of highest quality intellectual tradition. It is the country where the concept of modern Universities has taken its root under the Humboldt Model. Laterwards, American Universities followed that model and became very successful. Germany’s achievements in the sciences have been significant, and research and development efforts form an integral part of the economy. The Nobel Prize has been awarded to 103 German laureates.For most of the 20th century, German laureates had more awards than those of any other nation, especially in the sciences (physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine).Germany has been the home of many famous inventors and engineers, such as Johannes Gutenberg, credited with the invention of movable type printing in Europe; Hans Geiger, the creator of the Geiger counter; and Konrad Zuse, who built the first fully automatic digital computer. German inventors, engineers and industrialists such as Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Otto Lilienthal, Gottlieb Daimler, Rudolf Diesel, Hugo Junkers and Karl Benz helped shape modern automotive and air transportation technology. Aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun developed the first space rocket and later on was a prominent member of NASA and developed the Saturn V Moon rocket, which paved the way for the success of the US Apollo program. Heinrich Rudolf Hertz‘s work in the domain of electromagnetic radiation was pivotal to the development of modern telecommunication.
Germany is one of the leading countries in developing and using green technologies. Companies specializing in green technology have an estimated turnover of €200 billion. Key sectors of Germany’s green technology industry are power generation, sustainable mobility, material efficiency, energy efficiency, waste management and recycling, and sustainable water management.
German Univerisities are world renowned with world reputed Professors and researchers working in world class institutes like Fraunhofer Society and Max Planck Institute. Most of the cutting edge researches in Automotive (Daimler Benz, BMW, Volkswagen), Energy (ABB, Siemens), Sports Goods (Adidas, Puma), Insurance (Allianz), Clothing and Apparel (Hugo Boss, Escada), Information and Communication Technology (SAP, T-Mobile, Alcatel, Deutsche Telecom) are happening in Germany. This gives the students the necessary industrial exposure along with their normal study course.
Top five programs
- Information Technology
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Arts & Culture
Education System in Germany
Germany is one of the favorite study destinations among South Asian students for higher education. There are more than 350 state and private universities offering a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. There are more than 250,000 foreign students currently studying in Germany, of which about 10,000 are South Asian. German universities have affordable tuition fees, which is one of the prime reasons to attract South Asian students in German universities.
Though it is advisable to know a little German to sustain yourself in Germany, there are more than 500 International Degree Programmes which are taught in English and you need not be fluent in the German language.
Types of Universities:
1. Universities (Universität) or Technical University (Technische Hochschule)
2. Universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)
3. Colleges of art / Colleges of music (Kunsthochschule/Musikhochschule)
4. Private and Church Sponsored Institutions
The New German Education System
As part of the Bologna process the German higher education system is transformed to fit the Bachelor and Master structure by the year 2010.
Though recognized and known the world over, the Bachelor degree is fairly new to Germany. To obtain a Bachelors degree you need to have 180 study points in European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The study period is minimum 3 years. You can get the following degrees after completing your Bachelor’s Program.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
- Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
- Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
- Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
A Bachelors degree forms the basis for the next academic step is a Masters degree. One or two year study program equals 120 ECTS points. A Bachelors degree is required to apply for a Masters study program. A Masters degree is valued the same as a German ‘Diplom’ or ‘Magister’ degree.
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Science (M.Sc.)
- Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Master of Laws (LL.M.)
- Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
- Master of Music (M.Mus.)
- Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Doctorate / PhD
You can apply for a PhD after completing your Master’s program. You would be required to write a dissertation and give an oral exam to attain the Doctorate title (PhD). Students that are working on their dissertation are called Doktoranden.
Required Tests In Germany
For English Language proficiency IELTS or TOEFL are required before the university confirms admission. The IELTS is organized by the British Council and results take 2-3 weeks.
The minimum scores usually required are 6.0 to 7.0 for IELTS and 213 to 250 (CBT) for TOEFL.
For MBA programs in good universities, a good GMAT score is required, in addition to IELTS or TOEFL scores and work experience of 2-3 years, in addition to decent academic performance at the Bachelor’s level.
Cost of Education
For international students, Education is free mean there is no tuition fee. There is semester ticket fee which is different in different cities. There are also private universities which take tuition fee and it’s easy to take admission there, but the cost for tuition is form €3,000 to €30,000 up to the course.
Bachelor, Master Tuition Free universities or 500/per semester (Few universities)
|Under Graduation (3-4yrs)
||€3,500 to €8,500 per year(at some top universities it can cost up to €25000 per year)
||€2,500 to €11,000 per year(at some top universities it can cost up to €52000 per year)