There are no study fees in
Germany. German institutions of higher education welcome students from
nationalities. Students however have to arrange for living expenses on
which can total to about DM 1300 per month.In addition to the living
there can be some other miscellaneous expenses to the extent of DM 1000
Admission to Undergraduate Studies
Students applying for an undergraduate
Germany have to undertake a one - year bridge program. This is to
13 years of school education in Germany compared to 12 years in India.
to be eligible for this bridging course, students from India are
have an excellent academic record up to Senior Secondary Level (10 +
must have basic knowledge of the German language (G III Level of Max
After completion of the bridge program,
students are required to pass an assessment test in order to get
a German institution for the equivalent of the Bachelors degree.
have cleared the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) will be exempted
Students who have successfully
completed two years
of undergraduate studies are also exempted from the assessment test.
they have to prove their proficiency in the German language.
Admission to Postgraduate Courses
German universities have recently
international courses leading to a Master's degree. Some courses begin
English as a medium of instruction. Students need an Indian
to qualify. Some universities also accept the three years Indian
Admission to PhD Courses
Like in many other countries
students must have a Master's Degree, and must have identified a
Germany who is willing to act as their doctoral guide.
Admission to programmes in Germany are
the basis of previous academic record. However, for some management
GMAT is required, and some engineering programmes require a GRE score.
need to check the requirements of the university you are applying to.
The TOEFL is a standard test required
programmes that have English as a medium of instruction.
Applying for admission
You have to apply for admission
directly to the
universities. Application forms can be requested from the International
of universities. The filled applications have to be sent back to the
along with documents required to be attached. The attached documents
normally be authenticated copies of your certificates. You will also
include authenticated copies of certificates confirming your knowledge
German, if required.
The Winter semester starts in October
Summer semester starts in April. The application deadline
15th July for the Winter semester and 15th January for the Summer
Student interested to take up full time
Germany are required to apply for a student visa. It is initially
granted for a
period of three months. It has to be extended by the authorities in
within three months of your stay in Germany. Extension is given for one
a time till the end of the course. All International students must
on completion of the course of study.
have to fulfill the following
requirements before being granted a student visa.
Submit the following documents:
1. Completed Visa Application Form
3. Visa Application Fee
4. Evidence of Admission
5. Proof of Adequate Financial Resources
6. Health Certificate
The visa is issued when the student is assessed to be a genuine
intends to undertake further studies in Germany, abide by visa
depart on completion of the course. The student should convince the
that his German language skills are adequate for the course he/she is
undertaking. That the course is relevant to his/her current academic /
professional status. That he/she will comply with visa conditions and
Germany after completion of the course.
visa can take up to eight weeks.
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