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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    p_kanchi
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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 kiel
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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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    skhanapur-104Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:36:15 -0000

    Hello sir,
    Am a final year be in mechanical with having a percentage of 59%.. is it having chance to apply for doing ms in Germany.. and what all exams have to pass for entrance of a German universities….

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    ujjwalrathod007Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:46:16 -0000

    Respected Sir,

    I want to apply for ms in Germany. My question is that I have only 48% in my 12th standard and 3 backlogs(which is clear now) in my B.E. in Instrumentation & control. Can I get top university in Germany if I score enough in TOEFL or any other equivalent test? What type of scrutiny they do to give admission in ms in some courses like Embedded systems, Bio-medical Instrumentation and other such relevant courses?

    Thanks with regards
    Ujjval.

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    shreekFri, 20 Sep 2013 06:24:05 -0000

    hi sir,
    i completed BE in mechanical engineering & i want to go in germany for further education(for MS).please tell me all basic requirements to apply for colleges in germany.

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    khatanaankurSat, 14 Sep 2013 10:16:26 -0000

    Hello sir,
    My name is ankur khatana,sir i am doing now diploma in conmputer science.I have completed my 10th class with 66%.
    Sir I want to do my graduation in abroad plz suggest that what should I do for that.

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    shashi07Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:29:11 -0000

    hello sir,i am completing my graduation in this year.i would like to do ms in germany.how do i apply sir,please send me valuable information to mymail sir.

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    ajaypal91Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:37:39 -0000

    Sir,
    I introduce myself Ajay, i completed my BBA last year with 55 percent marks and wish to pursue masters in finance from germany.
    My Gmat score is 620.
    Plz guide me which university i should try for the admission.

    Thanks.

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    saptarshee1754Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:23:33 -0000

    Hello Sir,
    My name is Saptarshee Mitra,I wish to do my masters studies in germany with a specialisation of Renewable Energy/Power Engineering/Production Engineering,with course of studies as 100% english.Can you please suggest me what all the institution i should apply for and also my chances of getting selected over there with my current education qualifications.I have just finished by bachelor studies and willing to apply for Winter 2014.
    My educational qualificatios :-
    1) 10th-72% (CBSE).
    2) 12th-61% (CBSE).
    3) B-Tech-Mechanical-2013- (CGPA-7.8) or (74%).

    Extra-Curriculer Activities:-

    1) German Language-Goethe A1.
    2) AutoCad 2D & 3D.
    3) workshops in automotive and renewable energy.
    4) Vocational inplant training - (1 Month).
    5) College project-Electric Bicycle.
    6) ASNT-NDT-Level-II.

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    saptarshee1754Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:08:17 -0000

    Hello Sir,
    My name is Saptarshee Mitra,I wish to do my masters studies in germany with a specialisation of Renewable Energy/Power Engineering/Production Engineering,with course of studies as 100% english.Can you please suggest me what all the institution i should apply for and also my chances of getting selected over there with my current education qualifications.I have just finished by bachelor studies and willing to apply for Winter 2014.
    My educational qualificatios :-
    1) 10th-72% (CBSE).
    2) 12th-61% (CBSE).
    3) B-Tech-Mechanical-2013- (CGPA-7.8) or (74%).

    Extra-Curriculer Activities:-

    1) German Language-Goethe A1.
    2) AutoCad 2D & 3D.
    3) workshops in automotive and renewable energy.
    4) Vocational inplant training - (1 Month).
    5) College project-Electric Bicycle.
    6) ASNT-NDT-Level-II.

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    ganesharmaTue, 27 Aug 2013 07:53:46 -0000

    Hi All,
    I introduce myself as Ganesh Sharma - I represent Credila. We are a HDFC subsidiary ; dedicated to student loan .
    Pls feel free 2 contact 4 any assistance needed for Education Loan for Germany. We are offering up lacs unsecured loan and Pre Visa Disbursement is available.

    Ganesh Sharma - 9167980602 ganeshs@credila.com

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    san_pravee2000Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:42:30 -0000

    hi this is praveen admission manager of karnataka college of management-Bangalore i saw some students are looking for MBA admission which will provide good placement.And i my college the minimum salary package is 7.8p.a.So if students you are really interested give me a call-8050552666

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    pcsbTue, 20 Aug 2013 12:51:46 -0000

    sir m doing b.com n i want to do my masters from germany plz guide me

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    kackSat, 17 Aug 2013 18:33:49 -0000

    Hi,
    I m arun from kerala..im now 28 yrs and im graduatd in mechanical engineer with 69.99% from kerala.in 2008..now im a staff of a nationalised bank in kerala.my question is am i eligible for german higher education ??because i havnt an experience in engineering..pls mail to me ..

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    leela_harnamWed, 07 Aug 2013 11:33:53 -0000

    Hi i hv completed BBA in india wish to pursue masters in Germany but i dont know german language… What is d modus operandi to have smooth
    Admission in good university, i can afford my stay there.course should b of one year. Thanks

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    bkraj26Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:06:47 -0000

    Hi everyone, I've completed my B.E (MECH) on 2010. I've experience 2+ years in Thermal power plant field. Presently I' would like to pursue my master's in design at Germany with scholarship. I don't know how to start, can anyone guide me?

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    germany_education9Tue, 06 Aug 2013 05:36:17 -0000

    Hi,
    I can help you. But before that i will be requiring few information on your education background. You can also call me on 9763082333 for immediate details,
    Regards,
    Smita

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    germany_education9Tue, 06 Aug 2013 06:47:23 -0000

    Hi,
    I can help you. But before that i will be requiring few information on your education background. You can also call me on 9763082333 for immediate details,
    Regards,
    Smita

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    xyz_xyz_zyxFri, 12 Jul 2013 17:23:14 -0000

    Hi
    I want to know about MBA fee structure
    and scholarship with 63% in B.tech and 2 years experience . GMAT score required for good university
    or IELTS is sufficient to apply

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    kaushal_318Mon, 08 Jul 2013 05:47:28 -0000

    Hello Sir,
    I have completed BE Mechanical and MBA Marketing.Currently working as Business Development Engineer with engineering industry. I want to learn more about designing and so i am interested in studying in Germany. I want to do MEngg/MS in CAD/Design in Germany. Request you to provide your valuable inputs about future in germany and how to get admitted into german university.

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    amod 6805Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:20:27 -0000

    sir i have completed my diploma with 86% and BE with 60% in E&TC and further i wish to study masters in automotive electronics ,can i apply for this course,can you give me information about this course in germany and universities which i can look for, thank you

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    volkswagonMon, 24 Jun 2013 11:38:44 -0000

    hi sir i am studying in diploma in automobile engineering at new polytechnic,kolhapur maharastra my wish my next education after diploma is complete in world top university as in automobile engineering so plz give me suggestions and requirment in merits and procedure of admission

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    mahindra reddySun, 16 Jun 2013 04:52:58 -0000

    sir
    i mahindra studying mech engg i completed my 3 rd year nw and next year i will complet my graduation .i am intrested to do my M.TECH in germany..I don't know how to apply to complete my m.tec in germany and I don't know how to a appear

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    CMIT_HYDSat, 29 Jun 2013 07:39:52 -0000

    Hi Mahindra, Pl. email your resume. We can assist you.

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