About Germany ?

Germany the country consists of16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin.

Germany shares its border with 9 other countries bordering Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France and Luxembourg in the south‐west, and Belgium and the Netherlands in the north‐west.

One of the G8 countries in the world.

Germany is a modern, cosmopolitan country distinguished by its openness, a high standard of living and multi‐national diversity.

German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany.

Euro is the official currency of Germany

Germany is famous for the high‐performance and high‐quality cars made by Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi AG, BMW Bentley Motors Limited, Škoda Auto, Siemens etc...

Some of the famous cities in Germany are Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, Leizpig, Heidelberg …..

  • Why Germany?
  • Types of Institutions
  • Intakes & Deadlines


•Factors that play a key & influencing role in deciding Germany as the final destination are:

•Quality of Education

• Cost

• Scholarships

•Paid Internship

• Job Prospects

• Quality of Education

•Most of the Universities or colleges are state funded. So there is no concept of buying a degree as practiced in other favored education destinations.

• Education in Germany is one of the oldest & best in the world.

• Merit is the only criteria for admission & there is no doubt about it.

• German Education guarantees practical knowledge in addition to solid theoretical foundation.

Moreover Germany provides a platform to launch a career by making internships compulsory & Bachelor/Master Thesis in an industrial environment


• Not expensive as compared to other European countries.

• Most of the Universities are public or Government owned.

• No tuition fees in some states.

• €500 for second degree or prolonged study duration.

• €500 even for the first university degree in some states.


As there is no tuition fee or a nominal tuition fee, Universities do not provide any scholarships. But International students can apply for scholarships from numerous organizations such as DAAD etc..

Part Time work/Student Job

International students are allowed to work for 90 full working days or 180 half working days in a year provided it does not exceed 20 hours a week during the lecture period.

Typical the student wages range from 10 to 15 Euros an hour. Student could work in campus or outside the campus.

Students with German language skills are entitled for higher wages as compared to the students having no skills.

Paid Internship

Many courses have a mandatory Internship. Internship period could be between 3 months to 6 months. Students may apply for internship to companies in their field of study.

If internship is part of the course curriculum explicitly mentioned to be mandatory then the student could do an internship in addition to part time job during the same financial year.

Job Prospects

Germany is home to many of the fortune 500 companies like Volkswagen, Audi AG, BMW Bentley Motors Limited, Škoda Auto, Siemens.

With a robust economy & world leading position there is a constant demand for qualified & skilled labour force.

Non‐EU students are allowed to stay up to 1 year after the completion of the study to search for a job.

Types of Institutions

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

Universities in Germany are categorized into four groups

• University/Universitat

• Technical University / TechnischeUniversität

• Universities of Applied Sciences/ Fachhochschule

• College of Art, Film and Music.


• More theory oriented

• Degrees offered includes Bachelor, Master & Doctorate

• Research plays an integral part of the study

• Gaining knowledge & not practical application is the goal

• Faculties include Education, Law, Medicine, Social & Cultural sciences, Business Management

Technical University / Technische Universität

• Offers courses only in Engineering & Science

• Degrees offered includes Bachelor, Master & Doctorate

• Research plays an integral part of the study

University of Applied Sciences / Fachhochschule

• More practice 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 the close tie up with industry

College of Arts & Music

College of Music offer courses in composition, directing, training on an instrument, voice, jazz, music theater, stage dance, and music education.

College of Arts offer courses in Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture and art education, architecture, stage design, ceramics, glass painting, restoration work, and art media.

To get admission one should have demonstrate ability & exceptional talent

Intakes & Deadlines

Two Intakes

• Summer ‐March / April

• Winter –September / October


• Summer ‐starts from 15th October to 15th January

• Winter –starts from 15th February to 15th June