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Study in Germany

Planning to study in Germany?

Planning to study in Germany?

Germany is second to none when it comes to technical and engineering courses (STEM). With its excellent reputation in terms of research, technology and innovation, many students apply to Germany for higher education, especially for master’s and PhD. Also, Germany is becoming an upcoming destination for students looking to study for an MBA.

The top 10 universities in Germany for the year 2021, as ranked by QS World University Rankings, are:

1) Technical University of Munich

2) Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

3) Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

4) Humboldt University of Berlin

5) KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

6) Freie University of Berlin

7) RWTH Aachen University

8) Berlin Institute of Technology

9) Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen

10) Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Here is a list of the top business schools in Germany:

1) Mannheim Business School

2) Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

3) WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

4) ESMT Berlin

5) HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Why Study in Germany?

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Germany is a large economy with numerous opportunities for international students. Industrial hubs are present across the country. It is an emerging destination for international students offering one of the most cost-effective courses to study abroad. It is globally known for its research and innovation.

  • 11 out of the 16 German states have no tuition fees at all
    When the cost of attending reputable universities is swelling, Germany is the only top study destination whose universities do not charge tuition fees.
    According to a policy implemented by the German Higher Education Policy Institute (2014)

    • Both native and international students attending a public university in Germany are not required to pay stipulated tuition fees.

    • It is only expected from International students to pay a few administrative costs such as student contribution, student union fees and public transport (which account for not more than €250 per semester)

  • Low Tuition Fee at State-Funded Universities
    Germany is the only top study abroad destination where universities are primarily state-funded. Most public universities in Germany usually don’t ask for fees, or if they charge, it is very nominal. Thus, it becomes easy to afford a stay while studying in Germany as students only have to bear the cost of accommodation, food, transport, and health insurance.

  • Top-Notch Quality of Education

    • With over 400 higher education institutions across the country, Germany offers students the option to choose from more than 14,500 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

    • As a matter of fact, German Universities' exceptional teaching and research options are considered premium quality courses.

    • Germany is a top-notch destination for courses like Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, etc.

    • The study programs, in terms of structure and delivery, are designed

      • To meet the most up-to-date scientific developments out in the world

      • To build well-informed individuals who can confidently tackle global challenges

  • Wide Range of Courses
    Studying in Germany allows you an opportunity to choose from a variety of courses such as engineering, physical sciences, biomedical sciences, and management. German universities provide outstanding academic programs, while universities of applied sciences offer a range of practice-oriented options. A lot of universities collaborate with companies to offer the best theory and practical knowledge, which facilitates a successful career start for the students.

  • Stay-Back Opportunities
    After completing their higher education, international students can stay back in Germany for 18 months, making it a desirable destination.

Admission Season and Timeline

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Application Start
Dates

The application start date(s) depends on the intake. There are usually two intakes offered in German universities: Winter Intake-September/October (Primary/Main intake); Summer Intake -March/April (Secondary intake)

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Submission of
Application

The application deadlines may vary between universities, courses and levels of courses. The application window for the Winter Intake closes by mid-July of the same year; for the Summer Intake, the application window closes by mid-January.

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Admission
Results

Decisions for the Winter intake are out by September and for the Summer intake by March.

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Apply for
Visa

It is ideal to apply for the visa for a) Winter Intake – before September end and b) Summer Intake – before March end. The visa decision is generally notified around three weeks from the date of visa application.

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Academic Session
Begins

There are usually two intakes offered in German universities: Winter Intake-September/October (Primary/Main intake); Summer Intake -March/April (Secondary intake)

More Details About Germany

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Top Universities in Germany

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Scholarships in Germany