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Study in Germany

GERMANY Pursue your education

The German Education system functions upon the rules and regulations of the ‘Basic Law’ also known as “Grundgesetz” in German. The Federal Ministries of Education, Cultural Affair and Science is the main authority for making education, science and arts policy guidelines, and for adopting related laws and administrative regulations.

Things you should know about Student Visa

1. Admission Requirements: Check the specific admission requirements of the university and program you are interested in. Typically, you’ll need to provide your academic transcripts, proof of language proficiency (usually German or English), a CV/resume, motivation letter, and letters of recommendation.

2. Language Proficiency: While there are many English-taught programs available, it’s beneficial to learn German as it will help you with daily life and improve your chances of finding part-time jobs or internships. Some programs may require you to prove your German language proficiency through exams like TestDaF or DSH.

3. Choosing a University: Germany is home to numerous universities and higher education institutions, both public and private. Public universities often have little to no tuition fees, while private institutions may charge higher tuition. Research and choose a university that offers your desired program and fits your preferences and budget.

4. Tuition Fees and Funding: Public universities in Germany typically have low or no tuition fees for both domestic and international students. However, you may need to pay certain administrative fees and semester contributions. Private institutions may charge tuition fees, which can vary widely. Additionally, consider scholarships, grants, and financial aid options available for international students.

5. Health Insurance: Health insurance is mandatory for all students in Germany. International students are generally required to have health insurance that meets certain criteria. You can either get public health insurance or opt for private health insurance if you meet specific conditions.

6. Student Visa: Most international students from non-European Union (EU) countries require a student visa to study in Germany. Once you receive your admission letter from a German university, contact the nearest German embassy or consulate in your country to apply for a student visa. Make sure to fulfill all the requirements and start the visa application process well in advance.

7. Accommodation: Start looking for accommodation early, as finding affordable housing can be competitive in popular student cities. Many universities offer student dormitories, which can be a cost-effective option. Other options include shared apartments (WG) or private rentals. Explore online platforms, student housing services, and university bulletin boards to find suitable accommodation.

8. Work Opportunities: As an international student, you are allowed to work part-time for up to 120 full days or 240 half days per year. Part-time jobs can help cover living expenses and gain practical experience. However, make sure your studies remain your priority and that your visa allows for work.

9. Student Life and Integration: Germany has a vibrant student life with various clubs, organizations, and cultural events. Engage in extracurricular activities, join student associations, and explore the local culture to make the most of your experience. Integrating into German society will enhance your language skills and broaden your horizons.

10. Post-Study Opportunities: Germany offers post-study work opportunities for international graduates. Upon completing your degree, you may be eligible for an 18-month job search visa to find employment related to your field of study. This allows you to stay in Germany and pursue a career after graduation.

Remember to check the official websites of the German universities, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Federal Foreign Office for detailed and up-to-date information on studying in Germany as an international student.

Visa process

Germany is a country which belongs to the European Union (EU) which mean the Visa that you require to study in Germany is a Schengen Visa

Schengen Visa

The holder of a Schengen Student visa is allowed to stay and study in the country which granted the permission for enrollment, issued by the school. The holder of this visa is not permitted a permanent residence and involves certain restrictions

Types of Schengen Student Visa

  • Type C: Also known as short stay visa allows a person to visit the country and stay for a total number of 90 days within a 06 months time period.
  • Type D: Also known as long-stay visa, allows a person to stay in the country for a duration of 04 - 12 months.

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