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Germany officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany consists of 16 states and is Europe’s largest economy. About 12% of the population in Germany mainly consists of Immigrants. With the best education and living conditions, Germany is soon turning out to be one of the most popular destinations for students wanting to pursue higher studies abroad.

Germany has a social market economy constituting mainly of highly skilled workforce, large capital, low corruption and high level of innovation. Germany is Europe’s largest and most powerful economy. Germany advocates on closer European economic and political amalgamation. Germany is recognized for small and medium industries. Of the World’s Fortune 500 companies, 37 are located in Germany. Being positioned centrally in Europe, Germany is a transport hub with dense and modern transport networks. Germany has made significant achievements in Research and development which forms an integral part of the economy. Germany is one of the leading countries to develop and use green technology consisting mainly of power generation, sustainable mobility, material efficiency, energy efficiency, waste management and recycling and sustainable water management.

General Information

Germany is synonymous with quality, which is also true for education in Germany.  Most of the Universities or colleges are state funded. Education in Germany consists mainly of applying practical knowledge in addition to a strong ground hold on theoretical aspects. Most of the German Universities are autonomous and provide special emphasis on research and teaching. Some of the groundbreaking discoveries that the world has seen have been the result of German Universities. German Universities offer courses in Medicine, Engineering, Management, Law, English and various other disciplines. Academic freedom is one of the main characteristics of the German university system and is one of the reasons why public universities in Germany don't charge any tuition fees. Merit is the only criteria for admission to German Universities. Germany has always been in the forefront of technological advances and innovative inventions. Choosing to study in Germany, you would learn about the latest technological advances and trends in the subject of your choice. Germany is a great destination for international students and offers high quality university education with best educational and living conditions. Germany is one of the most supportive countries for international students. Demand for Engineers and IT professionals are huge and hence these professionals are assured placements in Germany after successfully completing a Master’s program.  Some of the most popular courses are Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive  Engineering.

Approximately 25% of the International students receive scholarships between 661 Euros and 725 Euros per month. Most of the undergraduate programs offered by German Universities are tuition free. Only four out of 16 Federal states charge tuition fees up to 500 Euros per semester. In most cases, you may be required to pay tuition fee for Master’s programmes which may vary between 650 Euros to a few 1000 Euros per semester. However, you can avail the scholarships that can fund your Master’s program in Germany.

Some of the scholarships offered in Germany are given below:

DAAD Scholarship Programs

German Foundations’ Scholarship programs

Erasmus Mundus  Scholarship Programs

Voluntary internships are undertaken by international students who are permitted to work for 120 full or 240 half days in a year.  You may exceed the 120-day limit if you work at your university as a student or graduate assistant. However, even in this case, you must inform the foreigners' authorities. Internships are an integral part of many academic courses are compulsory internships. Germany is arguably the only country in the World where completion of study programs in Universities is smoothly followed by paid internship in top MNCs that eventually lead to full-time placement. Close ties with companies like AP, Siemens, DPWN, Daimler, BMW or Bosch will increase your career prospects.

Major companies in Germany:

Volkswagen

Daimler

Siemens

E. ON

Metro

Deutsche Post

Deutsche Telekom

BMW

ThyssenKrupp

Universities & Institutions

Technical University Munich

University of Munich

University of Heidelberg

University of Freiburg

University of Bonn

University of Frankfurt

University of Goettingen

University of Meunster

University of Hamburg

University of Hamburg