Germany is known as the manufacturing giant, and for its automotives. Another thing the country is known for is the affordability of an education system which is of international standards and up to the times, providing the best of the theoretical and research education to the students. If you are an Indian student, looking forward to Study in Germany, here is all you need to know before you apply at a German University.
Education System and Universities in Germany:
Germany follows the Bologna Process for the European countries, which means the universities have three levels of the education. The bachelor’s, Master’s and the Doctoral education (PhD). The universities are some of the most technically advanced universities in the world for the practical education and the research in number of courses available at the universities. A total of 45 universities from Germany appear in the list of top universities in the world by the QS rankings. The public universities, barring one or two have no tuition fees. Here are top universities in Germany for international students:
- Technical University of Munich
- Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
- Heidelberg University
- KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Humboldt University of Berlin
Affordable Tuition Fees and other Living Costs:
As we have already said, there are no tuition fees for the public universities in Germany. The private university tuition fees are also not as high as other English Speaking countries, and we can compare the German universities to other English taught universities, as there is a large number of courses available in English in Germany. The living costs are also very affordable compared to United Kingdom, France, USA, Australia and Canada. The cost of studying in Germany for Indian students at a private university can be around 3000 to 20000 euros, with costliest courses being the business and management courses.
Applying At a University for Indian Students:
The application process to study in Germany for Indian students change from university to university in Germany. The application process is done online. Students can apply to multiple universities for one intake. There are application fees for some universities, and along with the application form, there are some supporting documents to be submitted.
- A valid Passport
- Photos (Passport Size)
- Certificates of Previous Education
- Receipt of the Application Fees
- Statement of Purpose and Letter of Recommendation if needed
- Language Proficiency Proof (German or English)
- Monetary Proof of the Funds
If the student has previous education in the English medium, he or she might be exempted from the IELTS and other English language tests, if he or she presents the MOI (medium of Instruction) from the previous institution.
Student Visa in Germany for Indian Students
The student visa in Germany has a pretty straight forward process for Indian students. The students need to prepare the required documents asked by the immigration, procure the biometrics, and fill the form for the national visa. The next step is to book an appointment at the German Embassy for the visa interview. Pay the Visa fees and appear for the interview at the embassy. The Processing time for the visa can take 14 to 21 days, therefore the students need to apply for the student visa a bit early, keeping the processing time in the mind.