Germany

Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.

Overview

  • Population: 84 million people
  • Capital: Berlin (3.5 million people)
  • Government: Federal Parliamentary Republic
  • Language: German
  • Currency: Euro (1 EUR is approximately INR.88)
  • Nearest Airport to Capital: Frankfurt International airport ( 13 kms from city centre)

One-third of Germany is still covered in forests and woodlands. There are over 2100 castles in Germany. Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Germany is the seventh-largest country in Europe. Berlin has the largest train station in Europe. Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice. German is the primary language spoken in Germany and English is the most common foreign language spoken among German. Germany is generally a safe country and it is the fourth most popular destination among international students in the world. 4 sectors dominate industry in Germany: the automotive, mechanical engineering, chemical and electrical industries. The global players are Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW (all automotive), BASF (chemical) and Siemens (electrical). The minimum wage has been set at 8.80 Euros an hour and students can earn more depending on their work.

Why study abroad in Germany from India?

Germany is a higher education paradise. Unlike in any other country, in Germany, you will find many worldwide ranked universities, countless courses to choose from, globally valued degrees that promise high employability to you, and affordable living costs. Moreover, Germany has a long and rich history, a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle mixing the modern and the classics, the urban and the rural which will immerse and make you love every second spent here. Not surprisingly, Germany is ranked among the world’s top destinations for international students. Every year, thousands of scholars coming from all around the world trust their education to German universities, and the reasons for this are obvious. In 2014, Germany’s 16 states abolished tuition fees for undergraduate students at all public German universities. This means that currently, both domestic and international undergraduates at public universities in Germany can study for free, with just a small fee to cover administration and other costs per semester. Germany is the fourth most popular destination among international students in the world.

Cost of Living

Cost of living while studying abroad in Germany for Indian students and other international students is approximately 850 Euros a month. Compared to some other European countries, Germany is not very expensive. The costs of food, housing, clothing and cultural activities are slightly higher than the EU average. On average, students while on their study abroad programme in Germany spend around 850 Euros per month on living costs. This may vary a bit, depending on the location of the university and accommodation of students.

Stay back & Part Time Jobs

After study abroad in Germany for Indian students, a 18 months stay back option is provided. International students in Germany can work part time for 20 hours a week during academic and vacation times.

Scholarship

As an ideal destination for international students, Germany offers some of the best conditions to pursue a degree and enjoy an authentic German experience. There are numerous reasons why Germany makes a go-to destination for foreign students, starting with the fact that it is truly budget-friendly. In comparison to other study destinations outside of Europe, living in Germany as an international student comes at a lower cost. However, living in a foreign country while being far away from home means you must possess perfect skills in financial management.

It has been estimated that the living costs in Germany are around 853€ per month. Since this can prove to be a challenge for international students, numerous programs offer students the opportunity to be awarded financial support in the form of a scholarship. Below we have listed available scholarships for international students in Germany which you might find useful.

Here is a list of prominent scholarships in Germany for international students:

  • DAAD Scholarship Programs
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships in Germany
  • DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarship Programme
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarships in Germany for International Students
  • Erasmus Scholarship Programs in Germany
  • The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarship

Application Procedure

To know more about application procedure and intakes to study abroad in Germany, please contact our expert study abroad consultants. We shall guide you through the best courses to study abroad in Germany from India.

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