If education in Germany is free and good, then why doesn’t everybody go there to study?

“The biggest hurdle for foreign students appear to be the language requirement. Very few non-German students speak German or desire to speak the primary language of instruction. In my estimation German Universities are slow to add non-German instruction (primarily courses taught in English). There is little benefit to them to attract more non-German students as the vast majority of them are non-profit institutions who rely mostly on taxpayer funding.”

What are the differences in doing an MS course in Germany via the Summer intake as opposed to doing the same course in the Winter intake?

“Moslty, just that your chances of getting admitted in a Winter intake than the summer one. 

Hardly any branch offers summer intakes, especially to international students. That is because the students need to get accustomed to the city and the culture, and need to do some basic activities (know where all the important administrative buildings are, register their address, un-block their bank accounts). All this takes a lot of effort, and can lead to severe confusion due to mis-informed students. So the administration takes it upon themselves to educate the students about all this. On top of it, the administrative staff performs many activites for the students, to make them feel at home. Doing this once a year is usually trouble enough for them- twice might be too much.

Other than that, many courses are made such that the basics are taught in winter semester, and students build on the knowledge gained with other courses in the summer semester (Ideal condition. Practically, most students skip difficult exams, study without knowing the basics, and just enough to scrap through. But a course can’t and shouldn’t be planned in such a way). 

Also, some clubs and activities (sports, swimming, karate etc) are open only in the winter intake, and register students for the full year. Hence, you lose your chance to participate in such (and you really really should).

Financially, not much of a difference, except that some telephone companies offer some discounts for students coming in the winter semester (as the intake is much higher) and hence you save (barely) some money.

Other than that, apply as much as you want. You’ll miss nothing big, and it won’t have any effect on you job prospects- especially because you don’t really know how many semesters you’ll need to finish anyways! “

What is the CGPA required for admission to an MS in Germany?

Applied in almost all Universities of Computer Science, Mechanical, MBA and also lots of Electrical, Electronics in English courses

Though CPGA matters a lot, but it is not all deciding factor. I found by work experience, GRE, Good Statement of Purpose and lots of other factors can increases your chances.

Depend upon courses and streams it varies below info

CGPA < 65% very meagre probability

CGPA < 65%-69% Fair Probability

CGPA >70–75% Good Probability

CGPA >75%-79% Very Good Probability

CGPA >80% Excellent

Well above probabilities depends upon the experience of German Universities. Though I observed that from 59%(MBA), 63%, 66%, 69% got admission in public universities.

How hard is it to get into a German university for undergraduate?

Since there immense applications from all over the world to German Universities, it is quite hard. But if you have good academic background your chances are high. Now a days applications are immensely increasing from India, most of the universities now have set a separate entry standards for Indian students. Your experience and/or GATE/GRE scores also matters for some universities. A good academic percentage is the prime requirement.

Do you recommend students to study in Germany?

Yes absolutely! but it depends what are you looking for. If you are very clear with what you want to expect from a course there are a lot of opportunities here.

At the same time it is important to note that there are limited number of courses offered in English, So, if you know German your options to choose increases dramatically. But, I would suggest not matter what, even if your course is in English do try to learn German as much as possible as that would make your life much easier.

What are the universities in Germany ?

Some of the top universities in Germany for International students:

University of Heidelberg 

Humblot University of Berlin 

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 

Free University of Berlin 

Technical University of Munich

How can I study in Germany?

Germany, the birthplace of Kindergarten schooling and the modern university, is a dream destination for students. It is well-known for courses in science and engineering, especially automotive, mechanical and biomedical.

Getting admission into German Universities can be a huge task. The education is free; yes, you read that right, as 95% of the universities do not charge any tuition fee. However, there is always a price to pay as nothing comes for free; and the price for this would be a great educational background.

Admission requirements are set very high by the German Universities. For UG courses, as much as a 90% score is expected. Also, students need to either complete 1 year of Bachelor’s study in India or appear for IITJEE exam to be eligible to apply for a UG course in Germany. In addition to this, students need to appear for IELTS or TOEFL to prove their efficiency in the language.

For PG courses, students are expected to have at least 70-75% from a reputed Indian University. They are also required to appear for GRE and a score of above 300 should do the needful. IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (100) is also required.

The courses meant for international students are called International study programs and are taught in English. Hence, students looking for courses exclusively in English must look under the section specified ‘Internationals’. Unless a student has sound knowledge of German language, there is no point in opting for courses taught in German.

Students willing to learn German must do it through certified sources. In India, students need to contact Max Muller Bhavan and clear TestDaF. The level to be cleared is generally specified on the University website as it depends on the percentage of classes that are conducted in German.

Fees and Living Costs

Education in Germany is free of tuition fee expenses at most of the Universities. The universities charge a semester fee of about 140–500 Euros, which is utilized for the university’s development, labs and other such facilities.

Living cost in Germany is approximately 800 Euros per month. This can go up depending on the lifestyle of a student.

Application Procedure

There are two intakes in a year for admission, viz. in Sep/Oct and in March/April. The application and visa process, in total, takes about 9 months; so students need to plan accordingly. The deadline for Sep/Oct intake is 15 July and for March /April intake is 15 Jan. Hence, an early application is highly recommended.

Once the university receives the application, they may take about 3-4 months to inform students of the outcome. Not all universities inform the student if the application is incomplete or lacking any documents. Therefore, it is recommended that students send all the requested documents in one go to avoid any last minute issues.

The students have two options for making an application. They can either apply directly or take help from UNI ASSIST. UNI ASSIST charges Euro 68 for their service of applying to the first University. An additional Euro 15 per University for further applications. UNI ASSIST assists students with its partner Universities only.

Visa and Work Permit Study Abroad in Germany

International students need to apply for a visa before arrival. Anyone with written approval for preparatory study measures or a university place from a university can apply for a student visa. Those still awaiting the admission notice or have to appear for an entrance examination are required to apply for an applicant visa.

It often takes several months for a visa to be issued. It is therefore important to apply for an applicant visa as early as possible so that you can arrive before your course commences. You should not wait to receive confirmation of a university place, as the admission notice arrives very late in Germany. It is preferable to apply for an applicant visa with the university’s confirmation of application and then convert it to a residence permit for study purposes in Germany.

As an international student, you are permitted to work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. This will help you in getting a bit of extra pocket-money. After completing your degree in Germany, you can stay on in the country for up to 18 months to look for a job that is in keeping with your education. Once you find a job, the residence permit issued to you for the purpose of studying, can be converted into a residence permit for taking gainful employment.

Jobs and Careers

Want a job in Germany? Then you need to learn German and build your contacts. What is also equally important is the location of the university. Some of the top locations are Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover and Bonn. The average salary is about 35,000 Euros for a post grad and about 24,000 Euros for a graduate.

Indian students are used to the concept of campus placements and on-campus recruitment for getting jobs, wherein companies visit campuses and hire graduates. There is no concept of placements in Germany. Most German universities have a Career Services cell, which helps you get jobs and helps you prepare for interviews. They may refer you to companies or help you get in touch with HR managers. The job search is mostly self-driven in European countries, where it is considered your prerogative.

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Who could do MS in Germany ?

Any Engineering graduate from India having good score can pursue MS in Germany.

Can we study in Australia ?

Yes , you surely could , if you have a good IELTS score.

Which are the top Universities in Germany ?

It’s a long list, but RWTH Achen, TU Berlin, TU Munich, Hamburg, Dresden are a Few.

Can we also do MBBS in Germany ?

Yes , now students are going for an MBBS in Germany. Provided that you learn a bit of German and would be able to pursue your medical studies in German Language.

Which are the best Universities in Germany ?

RWTH Achen, TU Munich, TU Berlin are few of the best Universities in Germany.

Can we study in USA ?

Yes , the students who has got good GRE and TOEFL score can study in USA.

Can we get free education in Germany ?

Yes, around 70% of German Universities offer free education in Germany.

Can we Study in France ?

Yes you could also study in France.

Can we study in Poland ?Yes.

If the education in Germany good for Indian Students?

Yes the education in Germany is good for Indian Students.

Can we Study in Germany in English ?

Yes you can Study in Germany in English.

How are the Study in Germany for International Students?

Study in germany for international students is very good.

Can we study masters in Germany ?Yes we can study masters in Germany.

Are there good universities in Germany for International Students ?

Yes, German universities are welcoming good students from around the globe.

If study in Germany for Indian Students possible?

Yes, only if you deserve that!

Are there good colleges in Germany ?

Of Course there are, it’s a developed economy!

If higher studies in Germany possible ?


Do they have English universities in Germany ?

Yes there are various universities in Germany which provide courses in English language.

Are Germany colleges and universities good to study ?


Can we study masters in Germany ?Yes.

Could you help us for study abroad in Germany ?Why not, we are here for that only!

Which are the master degree in Germany ?

MSc, MS, MBA, MBBS, BS, Bsc, BBA and many more.