Germany has become a popular destination for international students, which is proven by the fact that it has the third largest international student population in the world. This is because Germany has some of the best universities in the world.
Every year thousands of Indian students go to Germany for their higher education or to pursue research at Germany's world class universities that have cutting-edge research facilities and infrastructure. Around 17 universities in Germany have made it to the world's 250 top ranking universities.
How do I choose German University?
There are various kinds of Universities in Germany. Most of these can be broadly categories into two types.
The eligibility criteria for all German universities is different, as all the universities are autonomous, meaning they all have their own rules and regulations. Many universities ask students to submit their GRE/GMAT scores at the time of application to engineering and management courses. TOEFL/IELTS scores are also needed in case you have opted for an English taught course. In case the course instruction is partially in German, students are required to submit TestDaF/DSH certificates to prove their proficiency in the German language. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite if your programme is in English but a basic knowledge of the German language is always good as it will help you in your day to day life in Germany.
Amazing Job Opportunities
Germany is the largest exporter of automobiles in the world and houses top car brands like Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, etc. Making a career with such world leaders is like a dream coming true for many students and Germany helps you achieve it in the form of extended visas! According to the visa regulations, students who have completed their study in Germany can extend their visa up to 18 months to search for a suitable employment opportunity. The rules regarding visa and residence permits and the EU Blue Card are also not that stringent as compared to other countries.
Work in Germany and EU Blue Card
The EU Blue Card enables third-country nationals who are university graduates or who have a comparable qualification to receive a residence title for the purpose of employment suiting their qualification.
The EU Blue Card is a residence permit which, when issued for the first time, is valid for a maximum of four years. It is issued subject to the following conditions:
Holders of an EU Blue Card are to be issued with an unlimited settlement permit if
The cost varies according to the urban or rural setting of your university town/city and according to your lifestyle. The living cost plus studying cost in Germany is very less as compared to other foreign countries offering similar programmes. Apart from this, Germany also allows students to work while pursuing their education. Foreign students are allowed to work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. This has to be at par with the rules and regulations laid down in Germany and the students need a prior permission before starting work. Various part time jobs are also available for students at the universities and colleges where they study.
If you are looking for the best higher education and a rewarding career with the best industries in the world, Germany is the place to be!