Germany’s universities are recognised internationally; in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2008, six of the top 100 universities in the world are in Germany, and 18 of the top 200. Germany ranks third in the QS World University Rankings 2011.
Most German universities are public institutions, charging fees of only around €60–200 per semester for each student, usually to cover expenses associated with the university cafeterias and (usually mandatory) public transport tickets. Thus, academic education is open to most citizens and studying is very common in Germany. The dual education system combines both practical and theoretical education. It is more popular in Germany than anywhere else in the world and is a role model for other countries.
The German tertiary education system distinguishes between two types of institutions: The term Universität (university) is reserved for institutions which have the right to confer doctorates. Other degree-awarding higher education institutions may use the more generic term Hochschule.
To study Bachelors in Germany, students are required to have at least 13 years of education. Students who have only 12 years education, are required to do one year study called Studienkolleg (German Foundation). After successful completion of the Studienkolleg, students can join Public/Private U niversity in Germany for Bachelors
Students wishing to attend a German Universität must, as a rule, hold the Abitur or a subject-restricted qualification for university entrance (Fachgebundene Hochschulreife). For Fachhochschulen, the Abitur, the Fachgebundene Hochschulreife certification or the Fachhochschulreife certification (general or subject-restricted) is required.
Foreign students lacking the entrance qualification can acquire a degree at a Studienkolleg, which is often recognized as an equivalent to the Abitur. The one-year course covers similar topics as the Abitur and ensures sufficient language skills to take up studies at a German university.
A Studienkolleg is an educational institution which helps foreign school graduates who are interested in studying in Germany. It builds a bridge between school graduation and university and/or university of applied sciences [Hochschule or Fachhochschule – a specific type of German university].
At times school-leaving certificates, acquired by prospective students abroad, do not entitle to directly access a university in Germany. In this case these students must complete a Studienkolleg first, in order to achieve their enrollment admission.
Many German universities or universities of applied sciences operate a state owned Studienkolleg. A private Studienkolleg can be an alternative for students from abroad to achieve their admission certificate to a German University. Prospective students benefit from studying in smaller groups, highly qualified teachers and an individual assistance for any kind of problem at the Studienkolleg Germany.
Students with only A1 level language knowledge will start with our pre-course which prepares students for the placement test needed to enter the Studienkolleg. In the pre-course the student will take German language courses until B1 level.
Applicants do have the possibility to choose one of the following specialized courses according to their desired course of studies:
T-Course: all math, natural science or technical related studies
W-Course: all social science or economic related studies
M-Course: all biological, medical or pharmaceutical related studies
Feststellungsprüfung – the final examination to complete a Studienkolleg. In General the Feststellungsprüfung comprehends all subjects of the specialized course (T-/M- or W-Course). However each specialized course includes compulsory and minor subjects, whereas the minor are coequal to the compulsory.
After successful completion of the FSP, the student acquires a certificate on which the grades of all competed subjects are stated. This certification permits prospective students to enroll at any university or university of applied sciences in Germany.
Apart from assisting High School students to get admissions for Studienkolleg program in Germany, we also support students who qualify for direct Bachelors/Masters/PhD program in a public university.
There is no tuition fee for Bachelors/Masters/PhD in a public university.
Cost of Tuition Fee:
Students only pay for German Language and/or Studienkolleg program in Germay. The is a general guide for your information only:
German Language: Cost varies between €6000 to €8000 for German Language starting from A1 Level to C1, including examination fee.
Studienkolleg: Private Studienkolleg programs are fee paying programs and various with several providers. Please contact us for more information.
Bachelors: No tuition fee in a German Public University.
Masters: No tuition fee in a German Public University.
Cost of Living:
The cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable compared to other European countries. You will need around €853 a month to cover your living expenses in Germany as of 2020.
On average, to cover your living expenses in Germany you will need around €853 euros per month or €10,236 per year .
If you’re an international student coming from a non-EU or non-EEA country, then you must prove you have the financial resources (Finanzierungsnachweis) to cover your living expenses in Germany.
A blocked account is a special type of bank account for international students in Germany, that serves as evidence they have enough funds to live in Germany for a year and is one of the most important requirements when applying for a German student visa or a student residence permit.
As of 2020, the minimum annual amount for a blocked account is €10,236. Students can withdraw a maximum of €853 per month.
If you want to study in Germany, you will need health insurance. International students are not permitted to enrol at German higher education institutions without it, so it’s a good idea to address the question of insurance early on.
Health insurance provides the certainty that the costs of medical care and medications do not have to be paid privately in the event of an accident or illness. It is mandatory to have health insurance in Germany.
The statutory health insurance providers in Germany are obligated to offer an affordable tariff for students up to 29 years of age or until the end of their 14th subject-related semester. Students who reach the age of 30 while studying in Germany and who are not insured for at least 12 months in the student tariff can not switch to the statutory health insurance for students. The student tariff comes to around €110 a month and is available until you are 30 years old or have completed your 14th subject-related semester.
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