Germany is located in North-Central Europe. It is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. More than 12% of students at German universities come from overseas. The number of international students is increasing every year, and this makes the idea of living and studying in Germany even better. With 81 million people Germany has the largest population in the European Union.
WHY STUDY IN GERMANY
01. WORLDWIDE RECOGNISED DEGREE
Germany’s higher education is one of the best in the world. German degrees improve the curriculum of the international students and increase their employment perspectives.
02. INFINITE COURSES
There are almost 450 state-accredited universities with some 17,500-degree programmes. These universities offer diverse range of courses, from veterinary to engineering and aerospace engineering to business administration.
03. NO TUITION FEE
Most German universities receive funding from the government. Bachelor’s degree programmes are usually tuition-free at public universities. Some master’s degree programmes require payment of tuition fees, but they’re not as high as other countries.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is one of the largest scholarship organisations in the world which offers countless scholarship programmes.
05. AFFORDABLE LIVING
The cost of living in Germany is reasonable. There are also a number of concessions available to international students.
06. SAFE COUNTRY
You can move out freely, day or night, without having to take any special precautions.
04. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
After graduating, international students are allowed to stay for a year and look for a job, which is a generous amount of time compared to UK.
05. GROWING ECONOMY
Germany is strengthening its place among five great powers in the world with its growing economy and political powers.
06. QUALITY OF LIFE
With strong trading links, a thriving economy and bustling cities, Germany offers a great quality of life. There is something for everyone.
HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM OF GERMANY
The higher education system of Germany can be divided into three parts- Traditional universities for distinctly academic studies, universities of applied sciences for studies with a greater practical focus, and art, film and music schools for artistic studies. Most German institutions of higher education are state-funded. Most German higher education institutions are run by state funding bodies, the others are operated by private funding bodies and remaining by the church’s religious funding bodies.
02. CHOOSE THE RIGHT UNIVERSITY
Germany offers various number of courses in universities, choose the best university according to your interest and aptitude. If you face dilemma in choice, our counsellors at VAS Career Services will help you shortlist the same.
03. CHOOSE YOUR DIRECTION
German institutions offer wide range of bachelors, masters and state examination degrees, contact VAS Career Services to know how these degrees differ.
04. CHECK ELIGIBILITY
To enter certain courses in Germany you have to meet the requirements of the course you choose. There can be a higher education entrance examination for eligibility criteria. Even if you do not succeed in achieving standard entrance marks, German institution offer various foundation courses.
05. GERMAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Since Germany is a German speaking country, one must pass the language proficiency test. The test is necessary for all international students. Contact VAS Career Services for further details on the language proficiency test.
Germany is not as costly as other countries are for education. The fee structure of German institutions summarises in financial security and tuition fees of approximately 8800 EUR for one year.
04. WORK WHILE STUDY
Germany is full of opportunities and while studying you can work part time to secure money for your expenses of living. Though it is cheaper to reside in the country, a student can easily make enough money for their stay.
05. APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME
With regular assistance from our representatives at VAS Career Services, you can begin the journey to your dream country while they guide you on every step.
APPLYING FOR VISA
Contact our counsellors at VAS Career Services to apply for a Visa. We will forward your application and required documents to the embassy of Germany and Federal Foreign Offices in Germany. If a student has already been accepted by a university then we help you to apply for student visa and if you are still awaiting the acceptance letter from the university or have to appear in an entrance exam we will apply for prospective student visa.
- Valid Passport
- Proof of health insurance
- Proof of sufficient funds
- Proof of previous studies and language skills
- If received acceptance letter: proof of acceptance by university
- If awaiting acceptance letter: proof of valid entrance exam qualification
- Health certificates
VAS Career Services will help you to grab the best out of your stay in Germany and we make sure that all the formalities are completed without hassle and stress.