Study in Germany

Study in Germany has become popular among international students after the QS World University Rankings was released in the year 2010. Universities in Germany have featured on top of the list and the ranking has improved compared to the previous academic year.

Requirements for International Students to Study in Germany

  • School leaving certificate
  • Certificate of any other academic achievement
  • Certificate of proficiency in the German language (required in most German colleges and universities)
  • Letter of recommendation from the authority of a registered college / university
  • Valid passport
  • TOEFL score sheet
  • GMAT score for management studies and GRE score for engineering studies

Top Colleges in Germany

Name of the College Courses Offered
European College of Liberal Arts
  • BA in Value Studies
  • One Year program in Moral, Epistemological, Political & Aesthetic Training
Globe Business College Degree, Certificate and Diploma in Business Studies, Marketing and Management
Academy for International Education
  • Graduation and Internship in Engineering, Architecture, Film & TV Studies, Political Science, Liberal Studies and Cultural Studies
  • MBA
eBSI Export Academy
  • Certificate course in Trade & Customs Practice, International Trade, eBusiness, Logistics & Transport, Operations Management, Shipping and Export Market Entry Strategy
  • Diploma in Export Operations

Universities in Germany

Name of the University Courses Offered
Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen University
  • BA and MA in English, Corporate Education, Economics, Geography, German, History, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and Linguistics
  • B.Sc in Engineering, Applied Geosciences, Architecture, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Computers and Psychology
  • Doctoral Studies
Technische Universitat Berlin
  • M.Sc in Architecture, Audio Communication & Technology, Engineering, Chemistry, Computational Neuroscience, Economics, Nutrition & Food Science and Environmental Planning
  • MA in Philosophy of Knowledge & Science and Sociology & Technology Studies
Universitat Leipzig
  • Post graduation in African Studies, Business Information Systems, Communication & Media Science, Dentistry, Economics, French, Geography, History, Insurance Management, Japanology, Law, Mathematics, Onomatology, Polish, Romance Studies, Sinology, Translation, Urban Management, Veterinary Medicine and West Slavic Studies
Humboldt – Universitat Zu Berlin
  • Graduation in Mathematics and Social Sciences
  • Post graduation in Law, Agriculture, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Languages, Economics, Business Administration, History, Musicology, Gender Studies, Sports Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies
Universitat Paderborn
  • B.Sc and M.Sc in Engineering, Mathematics, Business Administration, Economics and Computer Science

Scholarships in Germany for International Students

  • Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship
  • The Fulbright Commission scholarship
  • The German Research Foundation scholarship
  • The Helmholtz Association scholarship
  • The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarship
  • The Fritz Thyssen Foundation scholarship

Educational Expenses

Primary and higher education was previously free of charge in Germany. Nowadays, the state governments charge fees for college and university education. An estimated cost of studying and living in Germany is listed below:

  • Study cost – Euro 500 to 1000 for each semester of any program
  • Accommodation – Euro 200 to 300 per month
  • Food – Euro 150 to 200 per month
  • Insurance (compulsory) – Euro 55 per month
  • Communication – Euro 50 per month

Students Visa

An international student has to submit the following documents for admission to German colleges and universities:

  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • Passport photograph
  • Visa application fees
  • Proof of admission to a German institution
  • Proof of financial resources to support stay in the country
  • Health certificate

Education System in Germany

The German education system can broadly be divided into the following stages:

  • Kindergarten (optional)
  • Secondary education (comprises the schools of – Gymnasium, Realschule, Hauptschule and Forderschulen)
  • Kunsthochschule / Musikhochschule (college education in arts and music)
  • Universitat (university education)