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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    Joleen
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    Joleen Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:04:13 -0000

    Do we need to take a test if the university uses english as the main language for instruction?

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    owsm_08Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:04:09 -0000

    I will complete my diploma in mechanical engineering in india and now I want to do my bachelors of engineering from Germany so anyone please tell me about to exams I have to clear for that..

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    harshmulravTue, 26 Jan 2016 08:46:13 -0000

    Hello Friend,
    Firstly to get admissions in bachelors you need atleast of B2 German Language skills. I would prefer doing it at any Max Mueller Bhavans (Goethe Institut- India). Most preferable is Pune as I have done all of my courses there. Once you have completed the language course uptill B2 you can apply for most of the Universities in Germany, as bachelor courses are mainly taught in German Language. Some universities also give admissions even if you have a knowledge of B1, but trust me you will not understand a thing during your Bachelor studies. Thereafter in a time of 2-3 weeks you will receive your admission letter from the University. Then you can apply for VISA. Once you are handed the VISA, you are ready to fly to Germany. This VISA is only valid for 3 months. Once you are in Germany you will have to give a UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM known as AUFNAHMEPRUFUNG. This test doesn't have a fixed syllabus, but involves simple Mathematics and German language paper which is a little bit difficult (but no problem once you have cleared B2 level).

    So in all you need to give 2 examinations:
    1) Goethe B2 language skills. (In India or Germany your choice)
    2)AUFNAHMEPRUFUNG in Germany.
    If in doubt inbox me.

    Hope the information was helpful.
    Harsh

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    igermSat, 16 Jan 2016 07:37:11 -0000

    Hi i had done diploma in electrical engineering and i would like to study my degree in germany and i would like to work abroad so can anyone give the details about :
    Collages
    Fees structure
    Languages in which the course will studied
    My email: swapnilpawar490@gmail.com

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    nithalnizarMon, 04 Jan 2016 17:49:12 -0000

    hai sir i hv completed my graduation in last year 2015..b.com tourism and travel management..i would like to join mba in germany….what are the admission criteria of mba admission?i hv only 50% score in my graduation..so iam eligible for admission??what is tha actuall fees rate ??

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    sidharth98Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:59:32 -0000

    im in 12th std nw from india ….. i would like to do my mechanical engineering in GERMANY …. but i dont knw the german language … is there any solution for this???? please notify me !!!!! :D

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    saiganeshmThu, 10 Dec 2015 11:14:58 -0000

    I am currently a Final Year Electronics Engineering Student. I would like to pursue MS In Germany
    Kindly inform what are the formalities to be fulfilled

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    sujithsujiThu, 10 Dec 2015 09:41:36 -0000

    iam complet my bsc ag biotech ,i want t
    study msc in germany would u plz help mesir

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    ab_ab_abTue, 01 Dec 2015 11:49:26 -0000

    hi, i am an instrumentation enginner and i want to do ms in german, so guide me abt wat is criteria exactly, which one is best,how to apply and which is the exam?

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    chiragtrapasiya12Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:15:39 -0000

    hello sir,
    I have completed my Electronic and communication in B.E. from GTU.
    I want to study in Germany for masters, i want to know all standard process , also want to know best course for me , and its compulsory to learn German to study and work at Germany ?

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    imgadherWed, 09 Sep 2015 18:58:28 -0000

    Hello! I am pursuing B.tech in mechanical engineering .I want to go germany for masters in automobile field. please help me .

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    jgreenrakuTue, 08 Sep 2015 16:30:14 -0000

    I wanna know abut the ms from Germany in telecommunication networking yet this 2015 I have complebby btech with ece branch with 68% overall aggreagate and right now I am working in a MNC it company ..as I am not finacilly gud so please help me how to go ahead to achieve my dream

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    RakigiriFri, 28 Aug 2015 13:32:26 -0000

    sir i have completed mine graduation in mechanical engineering with 71.39% .I am intrested to do masters in germany.can i get the complete information about it.is german universities are providing free education to indian students…..and score should i get in ielts?pls reply to mine querry….

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    charykvsFri, 24 Jul 2015 11:18:05 -0000

    Hi my daughter is pursuing BHMS Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery in India i.e. a 5 1/2 years full time recognized couese, I would like to know whether she can apply for a Masters course in Germany, pl provide some details of Universities/ Institutions contact nos. etc., Thanku

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:00:00 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    bala28111992Sun, 12 Jul 2015 07:03:55 -0000

    hi, i have done my mba in finance and statrted working in hcl. I wanted to do further studies in german and want to work there. Can u tell me wat are options i have and how can i proceed with this..

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:47:20 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    nikhitha rajanalaFri, 03 Jul 2015 09:25:19 -0000

    Helo I have completed my btech in stream of computer science , i would like to pursue my MBA in germany.I have a gpa of 8.3 ,will i get scholorship ? and kindly let me know the details about the universities which charge less fee .thank you!

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:48:51 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    ronujrMon, 29 Jun 2015 02:47:51 -0000

    I am now studying in 12th std.i like to study pilot course. Can i able to get more details

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:49:11 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    rajan8073Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:05:09 -0000

    i m in last year of diploma mechanical engg n i want to do degree at germany plzzzzzz help me 4 this

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    vickey123Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:23:33 -0000

    hey i am also in diploma mechanical &i also wnat to go germany for degree so u help me for …
    i can't find out the way….
    so plz atlist reply me…
    plzplz

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:49:34 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    vivek_kcWed, 10 Jun 2015 20:27:16 -0000

    HI,

    MY NAME IS VIVEK. I AM LOOKING FOR MS IN IT FROM GERMANY.
    I'VE DONE MY B.TECH WITH 65 % AND WORKING IN IT COMPANY FROM LAST 1 YEAR.
    CAN ANYONE TELL ME, WITH THESE PERCENTAGE OF MARKS CAN I GET ADMISSION IN GERMAN UNIVERSITY???

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:49:50 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    manishjainmexWed, 10 Jun 2015 12:05:12 -0000

    Hello,,, I am manish jain, I have just completed my engineering in mechatronics and I want to do ms in automation and robotics, can u please guide me.

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:50:03 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    sushantbariTue, 02 Jun 2015 16:12:40 -0000

    Sir, This Sushant Barigidad, I am pursuing diploma in mechanical engineering this is my final year. Do I have opportunity to do my bachelor degree in Germany.

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:50:21 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    jayakar612Sun, 31 May 2015 06:03:45 -0000

    i am jayakar. i completed my b.pharmacy and i am working in a pharmaceutical company as a manufacturing chemist. i would like to do masters in germany. what are formalities and how to apply for my masters including research program. please kindly send me information. To my email bobbili.jayakar@gmail.com

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:50:39 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    vishnu vishFri, 29 May 2015 14:44:35 -0000

    I completed my 12th std in india. I scored 78 percent. I want
    to study MBBS in germany. I need someone help.

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:50:55 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    sgreenstudiesSat, 16 May 2015 15:38:04 -0000

    My name is M. Vivek.l am completing B. E. Mechanical engineering and l would like to study in Germany and l would like to work abroad and I am not attending any entrance exams. l request anyone to help me to study and manage my family. Please anyone help me to know what are the qualifications need to study and got placement. Please send informations to viveksrtknr07@gmail.com

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:51:13 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    mansub911Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:42:50 -0000

    i have just passed my 10 +2 in india and want to go to Germany for further studies.i want to be an automobile engineer but on the other side my family is not so rich so i that i can afford all this.so anyone help out what to do.

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:52:23 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    banu4482Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:43:27 -0000

    hello,my dear gentlemen i just wanted to study in germany. right now i am studying in mechanical engineering from diploma professional courses.can u please tell me how to get admission in germany after completion of this course. please give me the genuine procedure and help me further thanksssss…….

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:55:43 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    milyshahWed, 21 Jan 2015 16:37:58 -0000

    hey m in 3rd year of ec… i m cnfused between mba or ms…wht i should have to do aftr be.. Is thr any1 who can give me a sugestion for better future…

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:56:08 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    Harshit saxenaFri, 09 Jan 2015 05:45:03 -0000

    hello sir/mam.
    i am doing diploma in civil engineering in india and after completion of this i want to do btech in civil in germany so what are the exams i have to give so that i can study there with 100% scholarship.
    thank you.

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    CanyamaSun, 22 Feb 2015 12:42:32 -0000

    Hy, iam also in search for the answer to your question.

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:56:29 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    RLLENDERSun, 04 Jan 2015 08:38:47 -0000

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    Sanganitthi RMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:51:20 -0000

    hi sir,
    is GRE and IELTS is essential one for doing Masters in a German University?
    I am doing B.E(production engineering)

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 06:58:43 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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    rutuja25Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:40:12 -0000

    hello, I wanted to pursue my engineering degree(branch-mechanical) in germany..i am in 11th std right now in India..can u please give me details about
    1. which exams should be given?
    2. which are the good colleges?
    3. what will be exam fees and which language is the course in?

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    IngalesMon, 27 Jul 2015 07:00:18 -0000

    Hi, I am Samir Ingale and i only deal in Study abroad at Germany, If you have any queries relating to further study in Germany pls contact me on 08980065369 or email me at samir@mackwinseducation.com or visit our office. Pls check office address from our website i.e. www.mackwinseducation.com for different location addresses.

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