Study in Germany

Types of Institution in Germany: There are two types of Higher Education in Germany:

  1. Universities including the Universities of Technology, abb. TU
  2. Universities of Applied Sciences or Fachhochschulen, abb. FH

Universities are research oriented and it follows the principle of unity of research and teaching. While Universities of Applied Sciences are professional oriented Institutions and they basically focus on Engineering, Business Administration, Social Science & Design.

Intakes & Deadlines: In Germany there are basically two Intakes: –

Summer – March/April and Winter – September/October

Language Proficiency: The basic medium of Instruction in Germany is either English or German, so the student has to take tests like TOEFL or IELTS plus GRE (where required) to show the proficiency in English.

Proficiency of German language is not a criterion for admission however it is imperative that students have at least a basic knowledge of German Language for living & socializing. IELTS – Minimum score should be 6.5+ but some Universities accept 6.0 as well. and TOEFL – 87

Entry Requirement 

General requirements for Master Studies: Bachelor Degree min. 65 % for Engineering Students

Duration: Duration would be 1.5 or 2 years and Courses are entirely taught in English/German

Tuition Fees: Universities are state-funded, therefore, generally no tuition fees are charged. While some charge around 500 euros per semester.

Study Areas: Germany offers more than 500 courses in the English language. The courses range from all engineering fields like Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and IT.

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Germany at a glance

Capital: Berlin

Currency: EURO

Major Cities: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich.

Weather and climate: Germany has a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers. During winter months, the temperature occasionally drops below freezing and the days are shorter (only 6-8 hours of daylight), while the summer months can be sunny.

Cost of Education: Germany promotes free education system where in there is no tuition fees charged. However, you need to pay a minimal social contribution which is approximately 1000 EUR per year.

Cost of living: Approximately Rs.6 lacs per year

Population: 81.8 million (2015)

Major Language spoken in Germany: German

Living cost: Approximately 8100 EUR per year

Financial capital of Germany: Frankfurt

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Universities in Germany
University Website
01 International School of Management, Dortmund www.ism.de
02 International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef – Bonn (IUBH), Berlin www.iubh.de
03 Cologne Business School, Cologne www.cbs.de
04 New European College GmbH, Munich www.new-european-college.com
05 EIIE Eurasia Institute for International Education GmbH, Berlin www.eurasia-institute.com
06 Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Sciences, Bremen www.hs-bremen.de
07 Schiller International University, Heidelberg www.siu-heidelberg.de
08 EU Business School, Munich www.euruni.edu
09 Accadis University of Applied Sciences, Bad Homburg, Hamborg www.accadis.com
10 GISMA Business School, Hanover www.gisma.com
11 IAS International Acdemy of Students, Lübeck www.iaos.de
12 Halmstad University and Hochschule Ostwestfallen lippe, Halmstad / Lippe www.hh.se/english.5_en.html