You must be ruminating a lot over your choices now – ‘Should I study engineering abroad? Should I stay back in my native country?’...
Don’t you think when it comes to study engineering abroad, we often think of Germany?
That’s right. You know why?
The reason is the exposure and world-class universities that Germany offers. You can choose top engineering undergraduate programmes in Germany in various fields like civil, mechanical and IT and there are no substitutes for those.
German varsities offer several options in the field of engineering, such as –
- Aerospace Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering & Informative Engineering
- Food Technology
- Public Health Engineering, Medical Technology and Engineering
- Precision and Micro Engineering
- Printing Technology and Media Technology
- Production Engineering
- Public Utilities engineering
- Regional Area Planning
- Textile engineering
Most universities in Germany are autonomous which means you will have to check the criterion of each university before applying.
Universities in Germany offering bachelors in Engineering:
1. Technical University of Munich:
TUM offers bachelors degree in Management and Technology and bachelors of Engineering Science.
2. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology offers bachelors of science in Mechanical Engineering, which is nearly €2,333.00 per year.
3. University of Konstanz:
University of Konstanz offers bachelors of science in Information Engineering (this comes under the General Engineering and Technology course) and Motor Neurorehabilitation.
4. International Academy of Students (IAS):
ICPF-Tech courses for engineering students, which are 1-year courses, are jointly offered by the IAS and FHM. This programme aims at preparing students in German (A1-C1 levels) and technical German and offers exposure through industrial visits or seminars to students.
5. Hochschule Bremen City university of Applied Sciences:
Hochschule Bremen offers bachelors in a number of courses such as bachelors (BSc) in Civil Engineering, dual degree programme in Electrical Engineering (BEng), dual degree in Computer Science (BSc), dual degree in Mechanical Production and Engineering (BEng) and Mechatronics (BEng).
Scholarships available to study in Germany:
DAAD scholarships are offered to both domestic and international students.
As you know, there are plenty of scholarships available in Germany for students. You need to have a good academic record and apply for them at the right time.
A rough estimate!
The cost of studying in Germany is quite minimal and the government offers numerous study aids to help people from all over the world. Usually, there is a charge per semester which involves the enrolment, confirmation and administration costs, say nearly €150–250. Also, a ‘semester ticket’ cost is involved, which is nearly €100, to cover your public transport costs for 6 months.
You are liable to pay a fee of €800, which is a long-term fee, in case your study period exceeds four semesters.
Private varsities have a different story – they can charge nearly €20,000 per year (depending on the source of their funding).
For students who wish to apply for bachelors, they should follow these criteria:
- Should have all school- and college-level certificates from an authorised institution.
- Should have completed a joint entrance examination and secured good academic scores.
- Should take up the Feststellungsprüfung* exam for applying at any German institution.
- Should be able to produce documents stating successful completion of the Feststellungsprüfung examination.
[*Feststellungsprüfung – this is an examination conducted by universities in Germany that assesses your proficiency not only in subjects important to your chosen degree programme but also in German language.
Feststellungsprüfung, which comprises a written and an oral section, is a qualification to help apply for a bachelors degree.]
In Germany, you will come across a sea of opportunities. Over 500 International Degree Programmes (IDPs) in Germany offer courses that are entirely or partly taught in English.
Reasons why you should study in Germany:
- The most searched destination by Indian students, after the USA and UK.
- The hub of engineering colleges and universities.
- Known for providing quality education along with practical experience.
- The land of scientific discoveries and inventions.
- The cost of studying is quite economical and most German institutions offer various grants and scholarships.
Nearly 250,000 international students currently study in Germany, of which nearly 4,200 are Indians. Since most of the German varsities are run by the state so study fees are minimal, and the number of scholarships available continue to increase each year.
Let us know if you have more questions. Our advisors will guide you at every step of your study abroad plans. Choosing the right institution is slightly ambiguous at times, but you should not stay away from researching and finding what is suitable for you.
Facts credit: the QS top universities and DAAD.