study in Germany
Germany is the largest country in Europe attracts a large number of international students for their Bachelors, Masters or PhD degrees each year. The Universities across Germany are well known for their excellent syllabus, teaching methodologies, highly qualified and experienced professors and finally well maintained infrastructures. Germany invests a lot of funds towards R&D projects in every course offered by the Universities and it also concentrates on giving real time exposure to the students through internship programs and various other placement drives.
The specialization choices for International student available in the German universities are unique and very varied. Moreover, most of the universities in Germany charge either no tuition fees or a low per semester tuition fees of around 200-300 euros approximately (inclusive of transportation charges per semester as well). However, some universities may charge tuition fees as high as 1000-5000 euros per semester.
To encourage International students coming into Germany, many degree courses are now being taught in English language itself, this means learning German language is not mandatory for pursuing an international degree. And few of the courses offered needs no prior work experience for opting into master degrees.
In Germany, the cost of living is less expensive for students, it may be approximately 600 – 800 euros / month, this would cover the basic amenities like rent, food, telephone bills, internet charges, study materials, health insurance, etc. The other advantage is that, an international student can start doing part time jobs after 3 months of starting their course. The average pay ranges from 7 – 10 euros/hr. In Germany there are many opportunities for getting paid internships from second semester onwards. Many universities have breaks between semesters, which could vary from 3 weeks – 3 months, during this time a student could work full time. Students with excellent academic records have possibilities of getting scholarships from DADD (The German Academic Exchange Service) for pursuing an international degree in Germany.
Germany even provides a stay back period of 1yr. i.e., Once an international student completes their desired degree in 1.6 years – 2 years, they can stay back for extended periods up to 1 year to search a job and then they can apply for a residence permit for another 5 more years. Finally the chances of a student with German language fluency increase his or her chances of getting a job easily in Germany.