Germany

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Why Germany?

The Federal Republic of Germany is situated in the heart of Europe. 82 million people live here, of whom 7,3 million are foreigners. Germany has nine neighbours: Denmark to the north, the Netherlands and Belgium to the north-west, France and Luxembourg to the west, Austria and Switzerland to the south, the Czech Republic and Poland to the east. Nearly half the German people live in 85 towns with a population of more than 100.000. A lively, multicultural scene thrives in the population centres. “Studentville”, often located in a historical part of town, is where you can find everything your heart desires: bars with live music, antiquarian bookshops, second-hand bicycles.

Did you know that one hundred years ago half of all students studying abroad were actually studying in Germany? At that time, Germany was a magnet for all those keen on getting top-class education and training. And the country can indeed look back on a long university tradition. The oldest university in present-day Germany is the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, founded in 1386. But other institutions of higher education can also look back on a history spanning several centuries.

There are good reasons to study in Germany today as well:

*    With more than 400 higher education institutions across the country, Germany has a density of universities which is practically unequalled around the world.

*    The cost of living for students in Germany can be kept low by using many of the student benefits and discounts. On average, you will need around 794 Euros per month (per 2014).

*    With roughly 100 million native speakers, German is the most widely-spoken first language in Europe. The strength of German business and industry and the increasing global activities of German companies and corporations means that the German language is also becoming increasingly important in the international market.

*    The wide range of leisure activities and pastimes offered by the universities and colleges are complemented by numerous opportunities outside the university grounds. Sport, culture or simply having a good night out – something is offered for each and every taste.

*    Many German higher education institutions offer courses leading to an international degree. These courses are designed to attract foreign students and Germans looking to study with an international dimension. The range of study opportunities covers undergraduates, graduate and postgraduate degree courses (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD levels). Courses and lectures are taught in English, often exclusively during the first year of study. German language courses are offered before and during the program.

*    >Students normally don’t have to pay tuition fees at German universities, and if so, the fees are very low. Most German universities receive considerable financing from the government. Bachelor’s degree programmes are usually tuition-free at public universities. Some master’s degree programmes, however, come with tuition fees, but they’re not as high as in other countries.

These are some websites regarding studying in Germany:
www.higher-education-compass.de
www.studienwahl.de
www.study-in.de

>Why Study in Germany

Most of the Goverment Universities charge as low as 500 Euro to 1500 Euro Per semester
Private universities charge tuition fee from 8000 Euro to 10,000 Euro Per Year.
Worlds Top Technical Universities.
Average monthly living expenses are estimated to be between 500 to 600 Euro / Month.
Part-time jobs allowed 20 hours per week.
Easy Visa Processing 45 to 60 Days.
Students are allowed to stay for one year after the completion of the study program.
Permanent Residency permission within 5 years of working full-time in Germany.
Minimum documentation required for visa process.
English is the Medium of instruction for many program.
Numerous Scholarships are available.
High standard of living.
After working for 1 yr can apply for Green card and work for 5 yrs can apply for PR.

Germany student visa guide

Documents Required for germany student visa:

Two Visa Application Forms
Signed Declaration on True and Complete Information
Three passport pictures according to biometric specifications
Visa fee DD “Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany”
Valid passport with a validity of at least 12 months along with two copies of all printed pages
Cover letter from applicant, explaining the exact purpose and duration of your stay in Germany
Letter of admission from the German University
Proof that study fees have been paid
School Leaving Certificate of Secondary School
University Certificates (Degree Certificates and Mark Sheets)
Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS, original and A 4 sized copy)
Proof of accommodation is required.

Proof of financial:

Confirmation of scholarship/ Stipend
Blocked account (Sperrkonto) in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of Euro 7905, & the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of Euro 659.
For information with regard to the procedure of opening a blocked account in Germany please contact a bank in Germany or an international bank of your choice.
Confirmation of an annually renewable bank guarantee from a bank in Germany in the amount of Euro 7905
It is highly recommended that that the money transfer is made by international bank transfer. Do not send bank demand drafts, money orders or cheque to open the block account.
valid Health Insurance.

Important Facts:

All the documents mentioned above should be in A4 size only & should be translated in English Language.
All applicants have to personally sign Declaration 55 and Travel Health Insurance Notice.
Please remember to take the courier charges of Rs.1500 from the student if they would like us to courier the blocked account details to Germany.
2 sets of documents are required.
Personal appearance at German embassy is mandatory for all applicants.
Processing Time- Approx. 45-60 days

Part time jobs in Germany

Students from countries outside of the European Union may work 20 hours per week during their bachelor and master programmes. No work is allowed during the Pathway 2 University Programme. Additionally students can work as internship.

Cost of living in Germany

Average monthly living expenses are estimated to be between 500 to 600 Euro / Month.

Compared to other European countries, Germany offers excellent value for money in accommodation, food, services and entertainment. The price of food, accommodation, clothing and cultural activities is close to the European average, but below the average found in the major cities of France, Italy or the UK.

The German government calculates that a student needs around 800 euro per month to live comfortably. Surveys among international students in Germany have shown that some can live quite happily on 600 euro per month.

Part time jobs in Germany

Students from countries outside of the European Union may work 20 hours per week during their bachelor and master programmes. No work is allowed during the Pathway 2 University Programme. Additionally students can work as internship.