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FAQs on Studying in Germany

Germany offers a fascinating student experience to international students. Read this article to find answers to your questions on studying in Germany.

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FAQs on Studying in Germany

Every year over 500 students from India head to Germany for higher studies. Find answers to questions that will help you study in Germany.

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Am I eligible to study in Germany?

Yes, if you have completed your Class XII exams with a good score you are eligible to apply for an undergraduate degree in Germany. If you have a relevant undergraduate degree with a good academic score you are eligible to study for a postgraduate programme. To be eligible to join a PhD programme in Germany you should have completed a relevant postgraduate full-time degree from a reputed university with a good academic score.


Do I need to speak German?

It is advisable that you to complete a basic certificate programme in German as it will hold you in good stead when you move to Germany. Additionally, verify that the programme that you have opted for is taught in English not German!


Is it really true that German Universities charge zero fees?

Germany has a number of public universities that offer zero fees programmes for undergraduate students. At the postgraduate level a small fee is charged. The key factor to note here is that only tuition fee is zero or minimal; you would still have to pay for food, travel and accommodation. You need to ascertain the fees details from the University before you submit your application.


Which are the top ten universities in Germany?

There is a minor reshuffle very year amongst the top ten universities in Germany every year. Read this article to find out which are the top ten universities in Germany now. Technische Universität München (TUM) based out of Munich is the leading university in Germany now!


How do I apply to study in Germany?

You can visit the University’s website and follow the steps indicated. Alternatively, you can contact our helpful and trained study abroad advisors to guide you in short-listing the appropriate German universities and applying on your behalf.


Is the student visa process complicated?

No, the process is not complicated. If you have all your papers in place and the necessary funds to demonstrate that you can afford the costs in Germany for the duration of your studies then your visa is sure to be granted with ease! Read this article for further inputs on securing a student visa to study in Germany.

Can I work part-time when I am studying in Germany?

Yes, you can work part-time when you study in Germany but there are strict labour laws in place and you should get due permission from your University/Department if you find part-time work outside your University. If you unwittingly break any laws as part of your working hours/wages; you are liable to be deported!


What are my chances of finding a job in Germany on completion of my studies?

On completion of your studies you can seek an extension of 18 months on your visa and use this duration to find a suitable job. Opportunities are available for highly skilled professionals and there is a huge demand for competent people in the areas of medicine, robotics, biochemistry and nanotechnology.


Are scholarships available?

Yes, limited scholarships are available, cross-check with your university and department for more information on scholarships. At the PhD-level research fellowships are available, which cover most of the costs that you would incur.


We hope you found this useful and wish you all the very best in your plans to study in Germany!

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