FACTS ABOUT STUDYING IN GERMANY
FACTS ABOUT STUDYING IN GERMANY
Germany is one of the most popular destinations among international students in the world and holds the top spot for international students in the EU as of 2018. More than twelve percent of students at German universities come from abroad – you could be one of them! Let us first take a look as to why?
WORLD CLASS EDUCATION
German higher education is one of the best in the world! Whether it’s cars or education, people everywhere recognize “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality. You can benefit from Germany‘s long and famous university tradition especially in the fields of engineering and science. A German university degree is highly respected by employers around the world.
NO TUITION FEES
At the time when higher education is becoming a necessity due to the increased need for highly qualified professionals and cost of attending university are increasing faster, Germany is the only top study destination whose universities charge no tuition fees. A decision which came into power in October 2014, stated that all international students attending a public university in Germany would be free from paying normal tuition fees. Foreign students will only have to pay few administrative costs like student contribution, student union fee and a public transport ticket which account to around €250 per semester altogether.
According to a survey we conducted in 2018, 35.3% of prospective foreign students in Germany highlighted low or no tuition fee universities as the top reason why they would attend higher education in Germany.
TOP RANKED UNIVERSITIES
Based on official recordings in 2018, there are 429 public higher education institution functioning in Germany among which 106 are universities. German universities are above global higher education standards, some of them have been consistently ranked among the world’s best universities. Students value these universities for the quality of education, hands-on experiences during their studies, opportunities to improve academically during and after studies and most importantly the safe and friendly environment.
They enjoy this worldwide reputation thanks to their recognized teaching and research excellence, build upon a long and rich tradition of higher education. In addition to the traditional top globally ranked universities, there are several other German universities introduced in global rankings every year. Besides being among the best some German universities are also the oldest in Europe.
ENGLISH THOUGHT COURSES
Good news for those who don’t know any German or if your German isn’t good enough yet. Many courses and degree programmes are being offered in English, especially at the master’s degree level. As per the DAAD website, there are 1471 courses that are completely taught in English.
Germany provides excellent job and Ph.D. opportunities. After completing your degree in Germany, you can stay on in the country for up to 18 months to look for a job related to your qualification. Research shows that, Germany is likely to face a shortage of 3 million skilled workers by 2030, this means more job opportunities after studying in Germany.
Whatever plan you may have for the future, learning the German language will always be beneficial and opens door to many job opportunities. German is the world’s 4th most popular language. Living in Germany would provide you an easy way to learn the language.
Germany also has a reputation for having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, providing its residents with comprehensive health insurance coverage. Everyone living in Germany to be insured by law.
Hope this blog helps you to make up your mind to study in Germany or not to.
By Gautam Gala