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Germany

About Germany

Germany is situated almost at the heart of Central Europe. Germany At the southern end of Germany are the Alps, the highest mountain range in Europe. In central Germany are the Harz Mountains. Germany also has many fertile plains which make good farm land. The Rhine River, in the western part of Germany, is a main waterway for transporting goods from northern ports. Germany shares the longest boundaries at western line with France, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. Germany is bounded in the north by Denmark and Baltic Sea, east by Poland, east and southeast by Czech Republic, south east and south by Austria and south by Switzerland. Germany geographically sizes around 138,000 square miles with around 81 million populations. Major cities in Germany are Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Frankfurt, Nuremburg, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf.

Brief History

Historically Germany is most remembered for Adolf Hitler and his destructive activities leading to devastated World War II. At the end of World War II, Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany. East Germany maintained a communist government, while West Germany was a capitalist society. In early 1990, the Berlin Wall was torn down, reuniting the country. Since then Germany never looked back and emerged as a central power in Europe.

Germany is a major industrial center in Europe. It is well known for its automobile manufacturing including the luxury Mercedes-Benz, the sporty Porsche,BMW, and Volkswagen. Germany also manufactures other machinery, electronics equipment, transportation equipment ,Medicines and chemicals. Dornier Light Weight Transport aircraft and Boeing are the masterpiece of German Avionics Industry. Several Pharmaceutical and chemical manufactures and their R & D known worldwide have German origin like Bayer Ltd. BASF, Hoechst Ltd.

Germany is the strongest economic hub in the global market with emphasis mainly on export Germany is the largest exporter worldwide and one out of six jobs created in Germany are from export markets.

EDUCATION SYSTEM

Several facts reveal that one tenth of the total students pursuing international studies worldwide come to Germany for higher studies. German education system provides all latest technologies to upgrade their education standards. There are more than 300 universities across Germany which offer undergraduate, graduate and post graduate degree.

Germany provides education in almost all the streams to meet international standards.

Responsibility of education system in Germany mainly lies on state. The education system is well developed in Germany with includes primary, secondary and higher education institutes and mainly funded by state and tax payers. People are taught German in schools and colleges itself. The country supports numerous fields of education and trains its students so that they can compete with students from all around the world. Students get formal job skills training at a very early stage of their sessions. Germany has a traditional culture in the field of literature, arts, music, sports, etc. The history of Germany reveals that Germany had big scholars, poets, story writers, great sportsmen who have done appreciable work in past. Germany has done great contribution in the field of arts, culture and music.

German education system emphasizes more on training development and Research along with studies and therefore the courses include practical training sessions during course of study in Germany.

As Germany is one of the top international countries that provide best high-tech study environment, scholarships and academic exchange programs hopeful students get enrolled in the country in ample number every year. If you decide going to Germany for your studies, you can be sure of acquiring internationally renowned education and qualifications.

Why  germany

Germany by large has become a great hub for International students. More than 1.8 million students immigrate to study abroad globally and nearly one –tenth of them choose to study in German Universities and institutions mainly because: 

  • Germany has more than 300 institutions of Higher Studies. Germany in recent times has become top most hub in the field of Engineering, Science and technology and research.

  • High Academic Standards: German Universities has long backed history to the 15th Century and provide outstanding level of world class education.

  • Cost Effective Study -Germany offers the best and the most cost effective study options for international students. Most of the universities are state-funded, so most of them charge no tuition fee from students. Students only need to bear their living expenses, such as accommodation, food, health insurance and transport.

  • Highest student Immigration -Attracted by international study programmes, excellent research opportunities and low tuition fee more than 2,50,000 international students come to there to study. Study in Germany also gives you a wider exposure and experience of being a part of highly qualified academic community.

  • Abundant Internship Programs: Germany is the only country in the World where completion of study programs in Universities is normally followed by paid internships in top MNCs that ultimately lead to full-time placement. The presence of leading companies such as Daimler-Chrysler, SAP, Siemens, BMW or Bosch, in Germany will increase your career prospects.

  • Fun and Travel-With beautiful landscapes all around Germany and many historical monuments depicting cultural heritage of Germany.It is one of the most beautiful places to live.

  • Some important facts:

    • Students are allowed to stay for one year after the completion of the study program. Your work permit could be further     extended by that employer.

    • Learning German language will open the doors to various cultural centers of Europe: Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Zurich,     Frankfurt and Munich. 

    • Permanent Residency permission within 5 years of working full-time in Germany.

    • German Immigration option is also valid for international students.

    • Minimum documentation required for visa process and no financial declaration documents required.

  • Part-time jobs allowed to students for 180 half days and 90 full days during vacation making learning and living conditions within the reach of the students.

Visa process

Students interested to pursue their studies in Germany need to take Student visa for entry or popularly known as Residence permit in form of VISA

Visa should be issued during the time of entry so you should be careful of timing while applying for it. You should therefore apply for it in good time. Normally German embassy takes 8 weeks time for processing and Issuing Visa Application

Students have to fulfill the following requirements before being granted a student visa:

  • A valid passport with one copy and 2 passport sized photographs.

  • Completed VISA Application Form and required declaration in duplicate.

  • Proof of possession of a school leaving certificate, i.e. A-level certificate, entitling you to study.

  • Proof that you already possess German-language skills and/or that you plan to attend an intensive language course (at least 20 hours per week) in Germany.

     

  • Proof of sufficient funds to finance your period of study.

  • Acceptance of a German university/language school/college.

  • Evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself while living in Germany at least for entire course duration     including Tuition fees and living expenses.

  • A Health Certificate.

  • In some cases you would need a blocked account (“Sperrkonto”) in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of Euro 7.905,- and the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of EURO 659.00


After the document check, an appointment for the mandatory visa interview in the German Consulate General will be   scheduled. The Visa is issued when the student is assessed to be genuine students on satisfying all other conditions  required.
For more accurate details on documents required for Student Visa contact Visa coordinator  at  educloud

FAQS

1. What are the living expenses in Germany?

An international student, besides the education expenses, will have to meet the monthly living expenses. It is tough to comment as to what will be the exact living expense because the cost differs widely from place to place.

2. How much do we need to study in Germany?

At some universities you don't need to pay tuition fees. While some charge around 500 Euros per semester. Whether you have to pay fees or not depends entirely on the university you are studying. Costs that you will certainly have to pay each semester are the semester contribution and the health insurance premiums (around 280 Euros).

3. How can I find a place to live in Germany?

The first point of contact when looking for a flat or a room is the Student Services organization at your university. Student Services operate their own halls of residence that offer value-for-money accommodation for students. They also maintain a file with the addresses of private landlords and landladies. They additionally offer a particularly interesting service for international students: Many Student Services sell Service Sets for foreign students. These sets can be booked via the Internet before you come to Germany. In general, a Service Set will include accommodation, meals and health insurance. This guarantees that you have a place to live when you arrive in Germany.

4. Are Scholarships available for international students?

There are many organizations in Germany that award scholarships and grants to international students. For example, the DAAD specifically funds advanced students, graduates and postgraduates, i.e. doctoral students. Besides public funding organizations, there are also many private initiatives offered by business and industry, media and politics that are committed to supporting young international academics and researchers.

Compared to countries like Great Britain or the U.S. studying in Germany is much cheaper. At the same time that doesn't mean it's completely free of cost.  Cost includes semester fees, living cost, transportation, insurance cost, books and apparels and Leisure.

Expenses -

Tuition fees in Germany

Tuition Fees

Mainly state funded university and institution do not charge tuition fees . However, if you plan to study in private universities or colleges you should be prepared to pay.

Semester Fee

Only 350 Euro to 500 Euro is being charged as semester fees from students. 

Living Cost

It is difficult to say exactly how much money a student in Germany needs per month. The cost of living varies from city to city. Generally students can live on less money in smaller cities than in large cities. And, of course, the amount of money you will need greatly depends on how economically you live.

Average Estimated Cost

Rent


This comprises the largest portion of monthly expenses for students. Rent in Germany varies greatly from places to places. The rental prices in some large cities like Hamburg, Munich, Cologne or Frankfurt are on higher side. Berlin being the only exception. Rent varies between € 185 and € 400 per month for accommodation.

Average monthly expenses for rent and utilities 
Room in a student hall of residence: € 200
Room in a shared flat: € 245
Flat by yourself: € 400

Health Insurance
Medical facilities are excellent in Germany but they are expensive. Public health insurance is mandatory in order to attend university in Germany. Therefore, if you plan to stay longer, adequate health insurance is an absolute necessity. You will not be able to register for courses without official proof that you have public health insurance.  The current monthly fee you need to pay for your health insurance incl. nursing insurance is  € 54. And your spouse and children are also covered in it.

Others: Per month
 Groceries            :€200
 Electricity            :€65
 Cell phone            :€20 to 25€
 Internet and fixed line    :€15 
 Laundry(four times a month)    :€10
 Stationery(computer items,     :€20
 paper, printer cartridges, 
 books more expensive at
 beginning of semester) 
 cinema ticket(concessions price):€4 to €8 
 a theatre ticket (concessions price):€6 to €30
 a ticket to the museum (concessions price):€2 to €8

In Germany students are eligible for various discounts. Just produce your Student ID and you will be entitled for discounts and concessions on tickets and entrance fees to theatres, opera houses, cinemas, museums, public swimming pools, Cultural events, sports centre, restaurants and cafes  and even in some super shopping Malls as well as public transport.

Note:

  • Germans widely use Metric system of Calculation.

  • Germans are well known for their stress on punctuality, thoroughness, reserve and straightforward nature and lack of humor so you need to be careful and ought to learn as soon as possible their etiquette to make Germans your lifelong friends

University list –

We at  educloud  assist students based on their profile in order to search right course and university for them. However some of the major universities in Germany accepting international students are listed below:

 

UNIVERSITY NAME

LOCATION

Free University of Berlin

Berlin

University of Leipzig

Leipzig

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule

Aachen

University of Cologne

Cologne

University of Trier

Trier

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Berlin

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Münster

University of Hamburg

Hamburg

Technical University of Berlin

Berlin

Ruhr-University Bochum

Bochum

University of Munich

Munich

Technical University of Dresden

Dresden

University of Regensburg

Regensburg

University of Heidelberg

Heidelberg

University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart

University of Duisburg-Essen

Eating

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität

Bonn

University of Hagen

Hagen

University of Freiburg

Freiburg

Technical University of Darmstadt

Darmstadt

University of Tübingen

Tübingen

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Erlangen

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Magdeburg

University of the Saarland

Saarbrücken

University of Bremen

Bremen

Technical University of Chemnitz

Chemnitz