" GERMANY HAS MORE THAN 350 UNIVERSITIES OWNED AND OPERATED BY ITS GOVERNMENT, AND OFFER WORLD CLASS EDUCATION TO ITS STUDENT COMMUNITY, WITHOUT CHARGING ANY TUITION FEES. "
The country needs thousands of skilled Engineers to support it's industries that eventually contributes to the economy of the country, considered as one of the strongest in the world.
Find out all about your opportunities! - Germany has got a lot to offer. With more than 300 institutions of higher education it is one of the leading countries in the field of research, science and technology.
Moderate Costs - Universities are state-funded, therefore, generally no tuition fees are charged. You only have to bear your living expenses, such as accommodation, food, transport and health insurance. Special student discounts for various services help to make studying in Germany less expensive than you would have expected.
Practical Experience - Studying in Germany often includes interaction with industry. Close ties with companies like SAP, Siemens, DPWN, Daimler (Mercedes-Benz), BMW or Bosch will increase your career prospects. Many institutions of higher education give offer students the opportunity to do internships or carry out research in industry.
ABOUT GERMAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
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 & it follows the principle of unity of research & 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 Taught or German Taught, 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 criteria 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 also and TOEFL – 79 -80
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.
GERMANY AT A GLANCE
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 lac per year
Population: 81.8 million (2011)
Major Language spoken in Germany: German
Living cost: Approximately 8000 EUR per year
Financial capital of Germany: Frankfurt
ALL BACHELOR AND MASTERS PROGRAMME IN BELOW MENTIONED FIELDS AVAILABLE:
4. ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE