Planning to study in Germany? Here are a few pointers you may find helpful
- You can apply for and avail yourself of a Residence Permit of 18 months to look for a job, post-study, based on your qualification.
- You can simultaneously work for 120 days full-time or 240 days part-time in a year (with a salary of 9-12 Euros per hour, on an average), during your period of study.
- You can avail yourself of permanent residency after 4 years of working.
- A1 or A2 level of German language is recommended (even if not required in college). If the course is in German, at least B1 level would stand you in good stead.
- Ideal IELTS score is 6.5, but can vary from university to university, and depend on your TOEFL score too.
- Ideal graduation score is 70% (however, there are cases where, students who didn’t hit the required score, could get through German universities because of their relevant work experiences being taken into account).
- Ideal GRE score is 300+ (not many universities ask for it, though).
- Visa must be applied for 3 months prior to departure.
- The Visa process takes 6-12 weeks for closure.
- You may not be required to open an account if you have anyone in Germany who could sponsor your study; in other cases, opening a blocked account is necessary.
- Pre documentation with uni-assist (the University Application Service for International Students) is required for international students. For more info on uni-assist, click here: https://www.th-koeln.de/en/academics/uni-assist-document-review_8553.php
- No original documents are required to be submitted while applying from India; scanned copies (certified by an official notary) would act as official proofs.
- Some universities, like RWTH Aachen as also a few technical universities, accept GATE score (for specific courses).
The top universities offering courses in English language
- TU Munich
- LMU Munich
- Freie Universitat Berlin
- Humboldt University of Berlin
- RWTH Aachen University
- University of Heidelberg
Knowing German language is a plus, of course
- Would give you a sense of belonging in a foreign country, and enable you to befriend its culture.
- Thousands of students are applying for 40-50 seats for a particular course in a German University, so you definitely stand to gain if you learn the language of the country you are in.
- Knowing German can also help you earn better wages post-study
- You might not face difficulty staying back upon the completion of your course, if you have a grasp over the language.
German language proficiency tests
- DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) – German language test for foreign language
- ZOP (Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung) certificate of Goethe institute
HURRAY can help with your aspiration to study in Germany
- We will review your resume, LOR (Letter of Recommendation), SOP (Statement of Purpose) & essays, and offer feedback for improvement
We will help you prepare the synopsis of your project, and also advise you on the types of extra-curricular activities that could be relevant during your stay in Germany.
We will guide you through the visa process and the documentation process. We will arrange/organise expert mock interviews for your visa process.
We can also help you with adequate counseling on the loan process (if there is any tuition fee).