Studying Abroad Germany

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Info for Indian Students Wishing to Study in Germany

by May L

Study in Germany



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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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    Prakharjalan1Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:57:03 -0000

    I'm doing B.Com From a reputed college. Now I want to Persue For my PG degree, MBA From germany. What will be the total cost of living for 2 years? Including Fees, transportation, accommodation & rent. Thanks. WAITING FOR SOMEONE'S REPLY.

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    LovlifeFri, 04 Jul 2014 17:36:02 -0000

    Hello Sir
    I graduated in Btech(Electronics and communication) with 65% and I want to do my masters in Germany..would you pls help me out that what would be the criteria for it.whether I have to give GRE??
    Thanks

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    Ashwin AbuWed, 25 Jun 2014 17:13:49 -0000

    Hi, I have just completed my class 12th and also possess a decent percentage of marks, 89%. Now, I have been doing some internet search on German Universities and was confused over the issue that they provide B.Sc degree for Bachelor in mechanical engineering. Is it that their B.Sc degree is equivalent to our B.tech degrees? If not so, then what is the weightage of their degree internationally and in India?
    Also do please tell me that out of FH Aachen, University of Duisburg-Essen and Hochschule Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences which one is better?

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    hit369Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:24:10 -0000

    Hello
    am completed my b.tech 64% (computer science and engineering)
    10th=61%
    12th=56.5
    please tell me the do masters in Germany like admission process and eligibility criteria and is that percentage is ok r not?

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    gauri_maheshwariThu, 19 Jun 2014 06:21:43 -0000

    Hello sir,
    I have done my b.sc. in chemistry first class and have done my mba in finance. Now recently have given my cs final exams. Now i am willing to do phd in finance from germany. Please guide me regarding this.

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    DsalodeMon, 16 Jun 2014 10:46:28 -0000

    I am a Computer Science Engineer (BE) now willing to do MBA from Germany.
    So please guide me that which exam is applicable for this.
    Thank you.

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    namy27Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:39:41 -0000

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    sakshamkhushariaSun, 15 Jun 2014 03:54:32 -0000

    sir i am a undergraduate btech biotech 4 year student i want to do MS biotech in germany so what are requirments and exams i should give and please give me details of universities where i can apply

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    syed-idrisTue, 10 Jun 2014 09:16:04 -0000

    Hi, this is edrees i have completed my B.tech(mechanical ) but the question is i have less percentage 58.9% because of my health issues but now i want to go for masters in any good country which accepts for this percentage . And am 2012 pass out and working in Doha-Qatar as Project engineer in Building services engineering .Please give the adviece of universities and countries and financial assistance .

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    KevineducationorgFri, 13 Jun 2014 13:25:41 -0000

    Greetings Edrees,

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    jefredWed, 04 Jun 2014 14:51:06 -0000

    hii..i hv completed my 12th wid 83.5% now i'm doing my 1st yr biotech in a university..i'm moving on to 2nd yr wer my main course starts…i hv completed my 1st yr wid 65%..i'm very eager to do my biotech in germany not in india..so please do reply soon..thank u

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    shadhirFri, 30 May 2014 14:55:41 -0000

    My greetings !
    My name is shadhir and i am pursuing B.E Mechanical engineering… Could i know the necessary qualification regarding the academics for studying MS in Germany…
    Anticipating a positive response…

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    Vicky54Fri, 30 May 2014 14:02:08 -0000

    Hi, myself Vignesh S. currently i'm pursuing my B.E (Mechanical Engineering) thrid year with 85%+, I would like to study master degree in Germany. What the things i need to do to study in TU9 University (Germany). Can anyone guide me please..

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    karlswolfWed, 28 May 2014 13:27:38 -0000

    sir, i have done diploma in mechanical and now i m doing b.e mechanical i want to start my busniess of m own so what would help me should i do m.s from germany or mba in marketing or operation from india which would help me for m business purpose

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    k_ayush_kaushalWed, 28 May 2014 11:05:25 -0000

    I have cleared 10+2 level with 82.6% agregate and 90.33% pcm from CBSE BOARD iin 2013 .. i want do engineering in berlin … what compulsory formalities i should do .. and can i take direct admissions

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    saurabh1998Tue, 20 May 2014 17:23:56 -0000

    Sir,
    I have completed 10th exam with 91%.
    Now I am enrolled for 12th.
    I want to know more about the courses in Germany.

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    praveen kumar 246Sun, 11 May 2014 20:04:18 -0000

    Hello, i have completed my automobile designing course from "DYPDC Center For Automotive Research And Studies (Pune) and it is not a degree, it is just a Certification Course. I want to do my Masters Degree or a Certification Course is also fine in Automotive Research From Germany, so please help me out and give me a clear idea so that i can start my preparations soon. Thank You

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    kaushiksanjeevThu, 22 May 2014 08:15:35 -0000

    You can try for, we have to send your profile to the universities and once they will alllow, you we can process the application. For further details you can mail me or call me on 09871095610

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    sabhy09Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:22:30 -0000

    Hello sir,
    I have done my BTech in Petrochemical Engineering with first class, and wanted to do masters in Germany. Can u tell me eligibility to get admission in same? Whether i have to give GRE,ILTS,Toefl?

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    amittjTue, 06 May 2014 06:00:06 -0000

    Hey, U can study with 100% scholarship in germany % , call now 9718760901

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    p_kanchiFri, 11 Apr 2014 10:44:44 -0000

    hello sir,

    I had completed my 10th with one backlog(now it is complete) & i had got 56%.
    After 10th i had done web designing and now i am my working in software company.
    Sir, my question is that i want to do diploma n degree from germany. So which course i should choose and i also want to now about scholarship with my percentage.

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    Mr kielFri, 28 Mar 2014 05:13:50 -0000

    Please , iv done my OND, HND in Estate Management,. And have 2years working experience. Am i qualified to study post graduate? Or bachelors degree. And what course am i qualified to study. ?

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    MangeshchaphekarTue, 11 Mar 2014 17:46:46 -0000

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    I keep keen interest to do masters in design from Germany. I have completed my graduation in 2009 and has 4 years of experience in the field power plant. Need your guidance for the same. Looking forward for your positive response.

    Regards,
    Mangesh Chaphekar

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    rishopbabuFri, 14 Feb 2014 15:02:16 -0000

    sir,I'm studying 1st bca in Coimbatore.I want to study my 'ms' in German.what I want to do further..

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    vishal126126Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:52:37 -0000

    sir,
    i am doing B.Sc (electronics) hons a 3 year course from Delhi University and also learning German language from DU. I am looking forward for masters in electronics from Germany . please guide me what should i do.

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    israelgmcFri, 10 Jan 2014 18:37:50 -0000

    sir, i am doing my final year diploma in mechanical engineering , can i do my bachelors in Germany

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    naveen86rkgitThu, 09 Jan 2014 14:18:21 -0000

    Sir, i am a B.tech graduate with electrical & electronics engineering, and having 05 years of experience in which 03 years is in solar power project execution(renewable energy).
    But i want to do master degree in renewable sector .please suggest.

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    darvlynTue, 07 Jan 2014 09:07:17 -0000

    hello sir…i am pursuing my 2nd year mechanical engineering course….your article states that german universities accept indian students after their second year of their undergraduate course…however,my score is not a good one…only7.4… can u plz guide me..and are the undergraduate courses taught in english???.thank u in advance

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    vaishvvMon, 06 Jan 2014 16:34:27 -0000

    Hi sir,I am doing my m.sc. biotech prefinal yr. I d like to do my final semester project abroad. Can u help me with the details please?!

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    acharekarThu, 26 Dec 2013 16:38:27 -0000

    Respected sir ,
    i'm Prasad i complete my Hsc with 64 % and Ssc with 72 % and now i'm in first year engineering in production engg .i want to go abroad for next year in engineering but problem is that my poor family and financial low investment & i don't know anything else about education system in Germany and how can i entered in such country with poor investment
    please advised me …l

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    KrjithinSun, 22 Dec 2013 16:01:26 -0000

    Hey, i want to know more about mtech and ms. And what all are the budgets required to get studied ms in abroad.

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