Study, Work, Live in Germany
Germany has a very strong economy and one of the reasons for this is the quality of its higher education system. The German government is one of world’s biggest investors in research and development. It funds and supports a wide variety of universities and their research facilities.
Consequently, many German universities focus on research and provide world-class research-oriented education. The German government monitors and accredits universities so that students can be certain that their education is of a high standard.
Why Study in Germany
- 3rd largest economy in comparison to world
- Low Tution Fee
- The size of German economy is 1.5 times comparisons to India
- It is in Schengen area
- Unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the world
- Third in the world for Nobel laureates count
- Facilities for English Speakers
- 18 months work rights
- Affordable Living Cost
- Part Time Work-20hrs/week.
PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND ACCESSIBILITY
Over the last 15 years we have welcomed and supported international students. During this time we have also made changes in our educational programmes to reflect the needs of business and industry :
- Universities have adopted the Bachelor/Master system. This gives students more transparency in terms of the comparability of different subjects across universities, at both the bachelor and master level.
- Specialised private business schools have been established to provide a strong career focus for students.
- Innovative universities have developed programmes and campuses that deliver high quality programmes in the English language.
WHY PURSUE MBA FROM GERMANY?
MBA in Germany, German Universities combine research and study and have been the scene of many groundbreaking discoveries and are internationally renowned. Arguably the only country in the World where completion of study programs is smoothly followed by paid internship in top Multinational companies, leading to full-time jobs eventually. German companies are interested in attracting well-trained graduates from abroad. And in many cases, these former students continue working for the company as a foreign spokesperson once they return home.
LOW TUITION FEES AND LIVING COSTS
The vast majority of universities and colleges in Germany are state-financed, thus making the tuition fees at these institutions highly subsidized. Until fairly recently, higher education in Germany was virtually free – the tuition fee would be entirely waived for all students. However, some changes have taken place in this regard recently; a relatively low tuition fee is now charged (the amount, rarely exceeding €500 per semester, is set by respective Federal States) on the excuse of it being necessary to maintain the facilities and the general quality of services. With tuition fees significantly lower than in most other developed western countries and with many student benefits and discounts available across the board, the total living costs for students in Germany can be kept well below €1000 per month.
REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN GERMANY
What kinds of documents and papers one needs for the entry to Germany depends mainly on where he or she comes from and on how long he or she wants to stay in Germany. It is important to get the necessary information and to put together all the papers quite early and in time before the studies abroad.
GERMANY STUDY VISA REQUIREMENTS
For citizens from the EU or from the Countries Island, Norway, Switzerland or Liechtenstein it is only necessary to have an identity card to entry Germany. It is not necessary to have a visa. Citizens from other countries instead need a visa if they stay in Germany for more than 90 days. There are some more rules for the visa application as well. Citizens from the countries Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea and the USA can apply for their visa even after they arrived in Germany.
For citizens from other countries it is necessary to apply for the visa before coming to Germany.
If you are enrolled in an English-language degree programme, you generally require no knowledge of German. On the other hand, you must have a good level of proficiency in English.
For degree programmes taught in German, you will need better proficiency in German for the social sciences than in the natural sciences – particularly in terms of writing and speaking.
Your language ability must be sufficient to understand lectures and participate in discussions in seminars. You will also have to understand scientific texts. You should be able to adequately discuss scientific topics orally, and analyze and argue positions in written form.
When you apply to a degree programme at a German university, you will have to submit certificates confirming your German proficiency. Of course, this shouldn’t be the only reason to learn German. Even after you’ve passed a language examination or achieved the necessary test results, you should continue working to improve your German.
Language skills are not only necessary for your studies. Knowing German is important for life outside the university. It will help you master daily life, participate more intensively in German society and significantly improve your chances of making contact with others.
PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES
You need it, to pay your rent, to go shopping and to party: money. Before you begin your studies, you will have to show how you intend to finance your stay. You must provide what is called a “Finanzierungsnachweis” or “proof of financial resources”. In most cases, you are required to include this document with your visa application. At the latest, you will need it when you apply for a residence permit.
At present, foreign students must prove they have at least 7,908 euro per year at their disposal (about 670 euro per month). Proof of financial resources can be provided in various ways. The following forms are generally accepted:
- Your parents submit documents certifying their income and financial assets.
- A resident in Germany provides the Aliens’ Registration Office a guarantee to cover your expenses.
- You submit a bank guarantee.
- You receive a scholarship from a recognised scholarship provider.
- A security payment is deposited into a blocked account.
Be sure to enquire at the German embassy in your country as to which form of financial proof is required.
UNIVERSITY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All students from abroad must apply for admission to a German university. This applies to freshmen, postgraduates and doctoral candidates alike. The admissions procedure ensures that applicants fulfill the necessary requirements to study at an institute of higher education. Students from abroad must apply for admission from the university of their choice. For your application, you will require:
FOR A BACHELOR’S DEGREE
- A school-leaving certificate (also known as “university entrance qualification”, e.g. High School Diploma, Matura, A-Levels, Bachillerato, Atestat, baccalauréat) or
- Proof that you have passed the university entrance examination (if required in your home country)
FOR A MASTER’S DEGREE AND PHD PROGRAMMES
- Recognition of your university degree from your home country or another country.
Not all higher education entrance qualifications apply to all study programmes. There is a general qualification (“allgemeine HZB”) which entitles students to study all subjects at universities and universities of applied sciences, and a subject-specific qualification (“fachgebundene HZB”) which entitles students to study certain subjects only.