Germany is considered the third preferred destination for international study abroad aspirants, next to the United States and UK. Top-notch quality of education, scientifically oriented courses, nominal or zero tuition fee, and availability of numerous scholarships attract Indian students to pursue their higher education in Germany.
Ranked 6th on the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Index (HDI), 2014, Germany is the technological hub of Europe
A degree from a German university is highly respected by employers worldwide, especially in the fields of science and engineering
Approximately 83% of the Indian students opt for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses (master’s and doctorate degrees) in German universities
Excellent funding opportunities, availability of well-equipped research facilities at universities, and independent research institutions, along with exceptional research opportunities in German companies make Germany a favourable location for students interested in obtaining a doctorate degree.
Germany has more than 400 higher education institutes and they are mainly divided into:
one of the Germany’s oldest universities, and one of the strongest research institutions in Europe tie-ups with local non-university research institutions and a world-wide network of research and teaching collaborations student exchange programs by virtue of its partnership with more than 400 universities worldwide popular courses: law, medical sciences, and social sciences
|PhD||Minimum 3 years|
German universities are highly qualitative, and the admission process in these universities is highly stringent. For post graduate programs, strong academic and research background in a relevant field is highly preferred. Students are generally expected to score 75% (aggregate) in their undergraduate degrees.
Also, for its post graduate and doctorate programs, minimum 16 years of education is needed as an entry requirement. A language certificate in German (Goethe Certification) is required, if specified by the university. While most courses are taught in English, proficiency in German language is recommended to manage day-to-day life outside of classrooms.
Most of the preferred public universities charge zero or nominal tuition fees from international students. Students might have to pay a semester contribution of € 100-€ 500.
Approximate cost of tuition every year
|Undergraduate||Zero tuition fee||€8,000-€12,000 per year|
|Postgraduate||Masters Public universities: zero or a nominal tuition fee of €500 Private universities: €5,000-€7,000 per year||€8,000-€12,000 per year|
|Postgraduate||MBA Private universities: €30,000-€36,000 per year||€8,000-€12,000 per year|
€ is Euro; 1 €= 71 INR approximately
Germany offers international students a plethora of opportunities to pursue higher education in their desired field at a nominal tuition fee, and thus is a desired destination for several study abroad aspirants from India.