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About Germany

Germany consists of 16 States & the capital and largest city is Berlin.
Berlin is start up Capital of Europe.
Population of Germany is 81 million and it is the fourth largest economy in the world and Europe’s largest.
It is a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and household equipment and benefits from a highly skilled labor force.
German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany.
Euro is the official currency of Germany.



Jacobs University, Bremen
SRH Hochschule Berlin
Cologne Business School, Cologne
Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Centre, Bremen
GISMA Business School, Hanover
Accadis University of Applied Sciences, Bad Homburg, Hamborg
Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany
New European College, Munich
International University of Applied Sciences - IUBH, Berlin/Bad Honnef
International School of Management, Dortmund
EU Business School, Munich
Berlin School of Business and Innovation
University of Europe for Applied Sciences, Hamburg
EIIE Eurasia Institute for International Education GmbH, Berlin (Except Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana)
Arden University, Berlin
Lancaster University, Lipzing

Why Study in Germany?

Free education or extremely low cost of education.
Approx. 500 EUR as social contribution per semester with no tuition fees.
Most of the Universities or colleges are state owned and Government funded.
Quality of Education.
Education in Germany is one of the oldest and best in the world.
Merit is the only criteria for admission.
German Education guarantees practical knowledge in addition to solid theoretical foundation.
Good Job Prospects.

Part Time work/Student Jobs

International students are allowed to work for 120 full working days or 240 half working days in a year.
Typically the student wages range from 8 to 12 Euros an hour. Students can work on campus or outside the campus.
Most of the Universities or colleges are state owned and Government funded.
Students with German language skills are entitled for higher wages as compared to the students having no skills.

Job Prospects

Germany is home to many of the Fortune 500 companies like Volkswagen, Audi AG, BMW, Bentley Motors Limited, Škoda Auto, Siemens etc.
The German economy is Europe’s strongest. It is the European leader in terms of growth, employment and export.
Non-EU students are allowed to stay up to 1.5 years after the completion of the study to search for a job.
Indefinite right of residence to graduates after 5 years of working in Germany.

Renowned German based Companies


Types of Higher Education Institutions

There are 500 officially recognized institutions of higher education in 165 towns and Cities throughout Germany.

Universities in Germany are categorized into three groups :

Technical University/ Technische Universität (TU)
Universities of Applied Sciences/ Fachhochschule
Colleges of Art, Film and Music

Technical University / Universitat

Degrees offered includes Bachelors, Masters & Doctorate.
Universities mainly impart theoretical knowledge
Research plays an integral part of the study.
Faculties include Education, Engineering and Science, Law, Medicine, Social & Cultural Sciences, Business Management.

University of Applied Sciences / Fachhochschule

More practical oriented.
Offers Bachelors programs in general.
Some institutions also offer Masters Program.
Though research is gaining importance but the focus remains at application oriented study.
Excellent job opportunities owing to close tie up with industry.

Colleges of Art, Film and Music:

Artistic subjects, such as music, architecture, visual arts, drama, dance, industrial and fashion design
Modern media, directors, cinematographers, screenwriters and other film and television professionals are trained
Admission requirements for these courses include a specific talent which you must demonstrate at an entrance examination

Public Universities

Entry requirements for Master’s

Academic percentage – Above 70% is required
Minimum IELTS score – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6 OR Minimum TOEFL score – 87.
German Language – may not always be a criteria for admission but it is better to achieve a basic level of German language A1 or A2 as more and more universities are expecting at least A1 level proficiency apart from it being a requirement for Visa as well. It is noted that candidates with German language skills have better chance of getting admission in German universities as compared to candidates with no German language skills.
Three ways to prove the language ability is through
DSH - German Language test for foreign students.
TestDaF - Central, standardized test for German as a foreign language.
ZOP of Goethe Institute.
GRE is needed for good and high ranked Universities – 310+ is considered as a good score. GRE is a mandatory requirement for some Automobile and Mechanical courses by high ranked Universities.
There is no concept of applying without IELTS or without final year marksheet in most of the universities. It is recommended to apply once the student is ready with all the documents including IELTS score card and Provisional Degree Certificate.
Universities do not issue Conditional Offer Letters to the students.
For courses like Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering, candidate must have very good academics like 75% plus in Bachelors and a GRE score as well, as these are highly competitive courses.

Entry requirements for Bachelor’s

13 years of education is required for entry in a Bachelors program in Germany. ✓ This can be achieved by successfully completing the first year of a Bachelors program from a recognized university in India in the relevant subject field.
✓ Successfully completing a Foundation year at a university in Germany to compensate for the 13th year of education.
Academic percentage – Minimum 80% & above in 10th/12th /UG is required
IELTS – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6
German Language – B2 Level Proficiency

German Language Levels

Test Locations

Goethe Institute/Max Muller Bhavans are at major cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Trivandrum.

Test Dates and Fees

Test dates and Fees are subject to changes and can be found online –