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The hub of the automobile industry, Germany, is known for its highly efficient and internationally renowned education sector. Germany is the 2nd most popular migration destination after USA. It shares its borders with 9 countries: Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

TBeing a key member of Western Europe’s economic, political, and defense organizations, it is one of the most well off and densely populated nations in WE. Berlin (the capital), Munich, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt are among the most preferred cities in the country to live in. Most of the parts of the country have a moderate seasonal climate predominated by humid westerly winds. The country has 14 national parks, 98 nature parks and more than 400 registered zoos.

The German economy is considered to be the 5th largest economy in the world in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). It is also Europe’s leading as well as largest exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and household equipment supervised under highly skilled labour.

Why study in Germany

It is the go to study destination for those who aspire to be an automobile engineer. The World’s biggest automobile manufacturers like Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, and Porsche, all started out of Germany. Since October 2014, all state and government universities have stopped charging national and international students tuition fees for undergraduate programs. However, the other expenses such as food, transportation and accommodation have to be incurred by the students. German Universities are internationally recognized for their quality of education and varied number of courses.

The Federal Government endorses partnership programs with a list of international universities. Independent cultural organizations of Germany encourage students by awarding them with scholarships, funds, reimbursement of travel costs among many other types of financial help. Many universities require students to possess basic knowledge of German language for enrolment. It has a national regulatory and quality agency for higher education – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Education System in Germany

Germany has state-run universities and colleges, private universities and cooperative universities as well as other schools offering a wide range of courses through full-time and part-time participation. To obtain a Bachelor’s degree you must have 12+01 year of education. The duration of your course may be a minimum of 3 years. A one or two year study program equals 120 ECTS points. A student must have a bachelor’s degree to apply for a master’s program. A master’s degree is equivalent to a German ‘Diploma’ or ‘Magister’ degree. You can apply for a Ph.D. after completing your master’s program. German universities majorly focus on research which is another factor that adds to their reputation. The students are provided with money for the research projects enabling them to do their own projects and learn through real-life situations.

Cost of education

The education system in Germany mainly divides into two parts; paid and fee education. Almost all the universities offering masters Program have free education set up for international students. Some universities offering paid education have fees range from 15000 to 25000 Euros per year.

The students applying for Undergraduate program are required to enrol in preparatory year admission leading to admission in Graduation in the second year.

German universities also offer free doctoral studies for 3 years.

Permenant Residency

The student can apply for an 18-month residence permit from local foreign nationals’ registration office to look for a job as per relevant qualification. During these 18 months, student may take up any kind of employment to support him / her and fund job search.