We provide complete information regarding to study in Germany. In Germany there are world’s most prestigious universities. According to Academic Ranking of the World Universities [ARWU] six of the top 100 Universities are present in Germany.
Germany is home to the third-best education system globally, right after the United States and the United Kingdom. It is one of the most sought after countries for pursuing education because of its low tuition rates, numerous international communities and affordable living.
With more than 400 courses and degrees being offered in English, Germany has emerged as the third-most popular study destination for international students.
Germany is known as a free education provider at the Undergraduate level, which attracts a lot of international students to study. It is also famous for offering the best Engineering degree. Promising a safe stay for its students, there are other reasons as to why students can plan to study in Germany:
|UNIVERSITY||THE 2018||QS 2018||US World 2018|
|University of Freiburg||76||186||163|
|University of Wuerzburg||159||197||521-530|
|Humboldt University of Berlin||67||121||90|
|Technical University Munich – [TUM]||44||61||80|
|Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||–||62||46|
|Free University of Berlin – [FU-BERLIN]||104||130||116|
|University of Bonn||110||255||109|
|RWTH Aachen University – [RWTH]||87||144||179|
|Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – [KIT]||135||116||183|
|Technical University Berlin – [TU-BERLIN]||131||147||310|
|University of Muenster||184||329||204|
|Technical University Dresden – [TUD]||151||191||185|
|University of Hamburg – [UHH]||135||223||148|
|University of Erlangen-Nuremberg – [FAU]||175||299||228|
|University of Duisburg-Essen||190||601-650||286|
|University of Passau||201-250||–||–|
|Technical University Ilmenau||601-800||–||–|
|Ruhr University Bochum – [RUB]||251||372||330|
|Tuition Fees & Other Charges|
|Average Semester Fees at Public Universities (UG)||Per Year||470||USD|
|Average Semester Fees (PG)||Per Year||470||USD|
|Average Semester Fees (Doctorate)||Per Year||400||USD|
|Health insurance||Per Year||1,129||USD|
|TOTAL Cost for UG||Per Year||1,599||USD|
|TOTAL Cost for PG||Per Year||1,599||USD|
|TOTAL Cost for Doctorate||Per Year||1,529||USD|
|Three Course Meal in a Restaurant||Monthly||792||USD|
|Public transport for semester-ticket holders (Free)||Monthly||0||USD|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||Monthly||155||USD|
|Bicycle on Rent||Monthly||30||USD|
|Gas & Electricity||Monthly||190||USD|
|Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Pub)||Monthly||100||USD|
|Books, Supplies & Other learning Material||Monthly||50||USD|
|Total Living Cost (Rent Excluded)||Monthly||882||USD|
|Room Charges/Type to Choose|
|Student Halls of Residence (Dormitory)||Monthly||275||USD|
|Apartment on Rent||Monthly||588||USD|
|First Time Charges|
|VISA Fees||One Time||70||USD|
|Living Expenses for One Year as Guarantee||Per Year||10,236||USD|
|Return Airfare||One Time||3,448||USD|
|Allowed 20 Hours Per Week of Employment||Monthly||1,016||USD|
Note: During Vacation You Can Get Full Time Work Permit
|Course||Enrollments Per Year|
|Maths and Computer Sciences||29,748|
|Fine and Applied Arts||24,412|
|University||QS World Ranking|
|Technische Universität München||#64|
|Ludwig-Maximilians – Universität München||#66|
|KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie||#107|
|Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin||#120|
Germany has the third best education system in the world, after the United States and the United Kingdom, according to US News & World Report. It can be attributed to the country’s research-intensive curricula and world-class infrastructure.
More than 1,300 international Master and Ph.D. degree programs in various disciplines are taught in English. So if you do not have knowledge of German, you can still study in Germany.
Under the Bologna reform, universities in Germany provide all students with a uniform and internationally-recognized degrees. The country also practices a dual education system wherein students can do apprenticeships in a company while pursuing a vocational course at a vocational school.
The three major type of German higher education institutions – Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences Technical, and Art, Film and Music Colleges – cater to specific needs of students. Most importantly, Deutschland is very lawful and hence, there is no question of fake universities.
|Executive MBA||USD 131,000|
|Masters in Finance||USD 125,000|
|Masters in Management||USD 118,000|
Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world and largest in Europe, producing thousands of new jobs every day. It immensely values talent and knowledge, providing numerous international students with decent job opportunities.
They have relaxed the rules for work visa and residence permit which are not at all stringent if you have studied in Germany. 69.2 percent of international students choose to stay in Germany after graduation.
Many universities allow students to even work while studying to support themselves. EU students can easily take up a job. Students from non-EU countries must apply for a work permit. They can work for 190 full days or 240 half days per year. They can earn up to USD 30 per hour.
Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany have contracts with big companies to offer students with apprenticeships. These apprenticeships may not always be paid but could provide students with relevant work experience, essential for immediately entering professional lives.
|Profession||Average Annual Salary|
|Medical professional (including nurses)||USD 66,900|
|Hospitality industry professional||USD 45,260|
Universities in Germany charge no to low tuition fees and yet offer a number of ways to fund your studies. Many waive or pay for expenses such as semester ticket, admission fees, examination fees, and even German language courses.
The state-funded BAföG includes zero-interest government loans. You have the option to start repaying this government loan five years after graduating.
DAAD scholarships are highly popular among students too. In 2018, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offered nearly 200 scholarships and funded more than 130,000 students across the globe.