Germany - FAQ
The application checklist of German university admission includes:
- Completed application form
- TOEFL, GMAT, GRE and GERMAN language score cards
- Academic transcripts like certificates and marksheets
- Cover letter
- Letter of acceptance by the university
- Statement of purpose
The top programs/courses opted by the international students include Engineering Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Economics and Social Sciences
No not necessary, the international programs in Germany offer courses/programs in English. However, it is advised to take German language courses parallelly because some courses might not be English taught.
The tuition fees are levied for all domestic and international students for undergraduate programs in public institutions. However, you are required to pay a nominal amount of €150-250 for enrolment and admission. All other private institutions charge tuition fees and each of them differ in charging the tuition fee.
You can apply via university websites. Each of the universities distinct websites and you can contact or write the university for your enquiry and application process.
- You do not need to take up a visa if you belong to any of the European countries. However, you will need to register for a residence permit upon your arrival in Germany if from any of these countries: Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland or Israel.
- If you are anywhere from Andorra, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco, San Marino or Taiwan, you no need to take a visa unless you want to work in Germany after your studies.
- If you do not belong to any of the countries listed above, then you must apply for student visa 3 months prior to your journey to Germany.
- There are variety of scholarships available for both domestic and international students. These scholarships aid students during their course of study.
- The government of Germany offers scholarships through DAAD and the European Commission’s Erasmus+.
- There are many different scholarships given by the universities of Germany for their students which are purely based on merit.
- Majority of the universities do not provide accommodations; hence it is advised to find a place of your own.
- There are many student residences, shared accommodations, and apartments. You can choose any among them as per your convenience and budget.
- Your Tuition fees being levied, accommodation is the major expense you might have to bear. However, this entirely depends upon the city you reside in.
- If you are a European nationality, no restrictions are imposed on you for working during your course of study. However, if you are not from EU, you will be allowed to work 190 full days or 240 half days per year or 20 hours per week during your studies in Germany.
- You can approach your university or Student employment agencies for searching part-time jobs.
- Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) makes arrangement for paid summer internships for North American undergraduates to aid German doctoral candidates with research projects at German universities.
- Internships are offered by The EMGIP Program (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) for US and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag.