Germany officially, the Federal Republic of Germany situated in central and western Europe. It is bordered by many European countries-Denmark to the North, Poland and Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest and Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium to the west. Germany has 16 constituent states with population of about 83 millions.
The responsibility of German education is taken up by respective individual German states and the major role is played by the federal government. Every year hundreds of thousands of international students choose Germany as their educational destination. Higher institutions in Germany have reputation for having of the most innovative and imperative teaching- learning environment in the world. Germany’s fascinating education systems, scientific based learning environment, and free education (Public Higher Institution) are the key factors to attract a large number of international students every year.
- Country: Germany
- Capital: Berlin
- Major Cities: Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfort, Munich
- Population: 83 million
- Area: 357,386 km2
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Official language: German
- Dial code: +49
- Summer: April
- Winter: September/ October
Why study in Germany?
- Top quality education
- Diverse country
- Safe country
- Low or no tuition fee
- Gateway to European countries
- Low cost of living
- Wide range of programs
- Endless work opportunity
Having placed to study in Germany at Public University is free of cost, however, exception may apply. International students are charged with minimal semester contribution fee. While applying at state funded university one has to keep in mind that a student must open a blocked account in order to show his/her financial capability to fund enrollment at German university. As of January 2020, a prospective student must deposit €10,236 in a blocked account in German bank. The student will be able to withdraw money from German’s bank once he/she will arrive in Germany. The amount one can withdraw from blocked account is €853 per month for living expenses.
Accommodation for international students is not easy to arrange especially in big cities. Students have to arrange their own accommodation in Germany. It is important for an international student to start looking for accommodation as soon as place on course has been confirmed.
International students in Germany are permitted to work 120 hours full-days or 240 hours half days per year. If anyone wants to undertake more than provided hours, one must seek approval from local employment agency and the foreigners’ Registration Office. However, those international students who are taking German language course or preparatory course may need to have permission from Federal Employment Agency.
Moreover, after being graduated as an international student with foreign passport would require applying for a Residence permit after completion of studies from a German university. The immigration laws permit the student to apply for and get a Residence permit of 18 months to look for a job as per the qualification. After graduating, a graduate can have two options: either applies for German Residence permit, or EU Blue card, having been granted an EU Blue card makes one be able to seek an employment in another European country and German Residence permit allows only in Germany.
- An official certified copy of higher education entrance qualification
- Certified copies of previous higher education
- Photocopy of Passport
- Certified copies of language certificate (Up to B1 Level)
- IELTS certificate for English medium courses
- Motivational letter
- Work experience