Study in Germany

16 Most asked question about studying in Germany

Deciding the destination is not a problem but the right direction is always important. We have compiled most of the FAQs that students have regarding their study program in Germany. Read out for your reference.

1.  What IELTS score is required for doing a Master’s at a German university? 

Masters program in Germany is provided in the English language as well. For that, IELTS is compulsory. To get admission, you need at least 6.5 Bands overall. Though there are some universities which ask for 6.0 bands as well but very few. Since the scenario is very competitive, it is essential that you get at least 6.5 score otherwise one may have to sacrifice their choice of course or university.

2. Is it worth doing MS in mechanical from Germany? 

There is a German proverb “We zuletzt last, lacht am best.” Which means the one who laughs in last, laughs the longest; now let’s try to understand it.

People who achieve long-run goals are the only people who enjoy the true power and happiness of success. Just one success is not something which is going to give you lifelong happiness. But what really makes you successful? Great choice of words for a writer, decision-making skills for a businessman, killing punches for a fighter, and proper selection of educational institute for a bright future of a student.

Talking about education, let’s talk about Germany. Germany is a hub of education as the value of the degree achieved from German colleges and institutes have a higher value then degree achieved from any other country. Universities of Germany itself provide 660 science information & technology courses, 412 engineering courses, and more than 160 medical courses. A Huge scope isn’t it? To go for the desired course and to learn passionately and make a shiny bright career and be the next Albert Einstein or Kalpana Chawla.

This is just one of the few things Germany provides to the students for their better future, but there is a lot more to see yet.

1) Value – The value of any degree, whether it will be medical, engineering or science, comes with a positive attitude if it is attained from Germany.

2) Job Opportunities – Germany currently has more than one million job opportunities already, what else could be the best than to get a degree and get settled in the world 3rd largest economy.

3) The standard of living – the standard of living in Germany is quite high, people live a healthy and happy life there. Plus beautiful climate, nature, and infrastructure are something which always attracts us.

4) Cost – living life in Germany is not a hard thing because it is a less costly country in terms of other countries that provide better education and infrastructure.

So in short, Germany is an endless opportunity market for the right candidates who want to learn, achieve, explore and earn good money.

3. What is the scope of a Master’s in management course in Germany?

Perks to do Management in Germany

  • Be inspired by world-class professors

  • English oriented study programs

  • Small student-oriented classes

  • Grow academically and professionally while maintaining your work-life balance

  • Apply new skills through unique course assignments and integrated project structure

  • Build a lifelong network and connections across industries

  • Transfer opportunities across a global network

  • Seek career advice on an individual basis

  • Your receive strategic leadership skills and entrepreneurial thinking

  • Exposure to the best practices of the companies around Germany

  • The company focused on projects delivering immediate improvement to daily business operations

Mostly, Management programs ask 2 -3 years of work experience before enrolling at German Universities. The management courses are mostly available in private institutions and those institutions have strong relations with industry players. Few names on institutions in cooperation with- Daimler, BASF, KPMG, CARLSEN, SIEMENS, IKEA etc.

MBA programs:

MBA programs in Germany have to offer more than 20 specializations:

  • MBA international business

  • International management

  • Business studies

  • Aviation

  • Finance and accounting

  • Hospitality and hotel management

  • Marketing

  • IT

  • Transportation and logistics

Other areas:

Human resources, managerial economics, operations, media management, social enterprise, strategic management, research methods, supply chain management, project management, entrepreneurship, organization development.

Course Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with min. 58% overall

  • Min 2 years of work experience

  • GMAT scores (If required)

  • IELTS Min 6.5 Bands

  • German language proficiency ( Min 2 German level required)

Salary statistics in Euro

Base Salary:

  • Average- 75194

  • Medium- 70000

  • Highest- 115000

  • Lowest- 52176

Position acceptance statistics

  1. Assistant to the CEO

  2. Account executive

  3. Transportation operation manager

  4. Senior business analyst

  5. Product portfolio controller

  6. Senior specialist business strategy

  7. General Manager

  8. Business development manager

  9. Product manager

  10. Category manager

  11. Brand manager

  12. Business intelligence analyst

4. If I want to go to any German university, how can I apply? And what is the studying language there?

PRE-APPLICATION FORM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Identification page of your passport

  • Transcript/Credential/Diploma copies from schools attended

  • Test score copies, if any (TOEFL, etc.)

  • Resume (CV) listing your educational and professional background, awards earned, contact details of at least 2 recommendations, and other useful information you see necessary.

  • Statement of Purpose (Letter of Intent) describing your reasons why you would like to study the intended major, you’re future academic/professional goals, and your reasons for studying in Germany, particularly the university you are interested in.

Visit www.daad.de for the course and University Selection and also decide your medium of language.

To attain an English Language course, You need to have sufficient Bachelors overall scores ( Average 7.5 or up CGPA) and IELTS scores ( 6.5 Bands min.). If this 2 criterion meets your profile, there are chances to get admission in English taught program.

Otherwise, You can select German Taught program as well. Only one thing you are required to do is obtain German language coaching. ( Till C1 level). You are required to get a minimum of 5.9 or up CGPA in your Bachelors.

Note: You can take up your study in English & German as well. But it depends on your profile and also depends on the course you select as there are fewer seats to get enrolled in English taught the program.

To know more about the admission process for Germany, visit http://mackwinseducation.com/master-in-germany.html

5. I have done masters in India & want to apply again for the Masters in Germany, Will it be possible to get a visa?

It is possible. Make sure for Masters, you choose different subject category so that you can convince embassy on that point better.

6. What is the difference between German technical universities (TU) & (FH) universities? 

There are two kinds of universities:

  • TU universities stand for technical University

  • FH universities stand for Fachhochschule university

TU universities focus more on research-based learning. They have 90% of the course based on research projects and they do have Industry fund to invest in their R&D, If you are looking forward to achieving Ph.D. after masters or would like to have a professional career in teaching, these universities are best.

FH universities are basically applied science focused on a practical approach. The courses are 70–80% Practical. These universities have very strong relations with industries. If you are going to do a job right after you graduate, FH suits your goals.

After selecting TU, you can still apply to companies for a professional job. Mostly Education is the same but the only difference is TU is more research-based learning and FH are more of problem-solving learning.

7. How Important it is to apply early for masters in Germany?

If you are planning to apply for winter 2017 intake, the idlest time to start preparing for admissions in end of the Feb or starting of the March. Most German universities registration dates start from March itself. The deadline for applying in Winter Intake is 15th July. But if you wait till June to get your certificates right after you complete with your final semester exams, it will be too late because you already have missed some universities dates.

The planning not only covers the deadlines but also covers many exam preparations. from Jan to July 2017, you can do as much as to build your profile, so till the date you apply in university, you will have sufficient certifications to be an idol applicant. The preparation includes IELTS, German language course coaching, internship, Certificates ( ex. AutoCAD or any computer application language training), GRE or GATE.

Therefore, to complete your process on time and apply with all most all preparations, start your actions!

8. Is the German language mandatory to study in German universities?

If you are enrolling for German Taught program, it is necessary.

Also as a student, the German language helps a lot. If you go for a part-time work permit, if you try to get into social groups or if you are looking for work in Germany- everything has high possibilities if German is there as your language.

Learn the 10 compelling reasons to study the German language: http://www.fluentu.com/german/blog/why-learn-german/

9. Is German language certificate like test-DAF/DSH mandatory for a job in Germany for non-EU applicants?

Testdaf/ DSH is the German language based examination which is required to do your masters degree in German taught the program. German companies don’t ask for DSH certificate, rather they see your language proficiency through interview based sessions and your technical terms knowledge regarding the German language.

10. Can I go to Germany to study through GRE?

Absolutely yes!

GRE scores matter especially when applying to Top universities.

Though in many universities, GRE is not mandatory. But if you add to your profile, it will help you for sure.

11. How do I get a job in Germany from India?

It is not advisable to look for Job in Germany from India. The reason is German companies are very conscious about German language proficiency and they do require skilled labors who have knowledge and experience of German culture and its traditions.

12. Can I learn German and go for IELTS coaching at the same time?

Yes, of course, you can. If you can handle both languages together.

Make sure you keep the things separate. Or else, if you have time to apply for 6–7 months, first complete with IELTS and then German. If you are enrolling for English-taught the program, you should give first priority to get your IELTS scorecard as soon as possible as you will need to apply in the universities. After then, you can continue with German language coaching.

13. How are the job opportunities in Germany for Indian students?

Germany has the lowest unemployment rates in EU and some of the states in Germany like Bavaria has the lowest. If you are well qualified with university degree, vocational experience & German language knowledge then Germany has the best things to offer you.

There is a shortage of skilled labors in Germany like mechanical engineer, automotive, electrical, IT, Doctors, Nursing, mathematician, Management etc, therefore, they provide free education to non-European people as well so that they can study at German universities, take the benefit of quality education and make the best out of it in Germany.

To see the current vacancies in Germany, visit the below link.

http://www.make-it-in-germany.co…

14. How much time will German University take to accept my application and give me admission?

Approximately 2 Months.

15. How do I learn German without coaching?

You can learn online- Best option. GO for duo lingo or babble. They are a good choice. For better learning, language school is always preferable.

16. Is Germany the best place for an MS in Mechanical? If so, then in which field?

If you ask for a mechanical field anywhere in the world, then I would say Germany can be the best of the option.

Germany focuses on the exact degree itself. It believes in the philosophy of let engineers be more experimentative than just learning theatrical aspects of technical subjects. Any specialized course you go for, it is 70% practical course. The universities are so much self-dependent that students itself get better and better with their management skills as well.

Some of the best courses in Germany of mechanical which has higher job prospects:

  1. Mechatronics

  2. plant engineering/ industrial engineering

  3. logistics

  4. technical management

  5. computer engineering/ computer science

  6. manufacturing/ production engineering

You can search more about the course’s description on www.daad.de

That’s all folks for now. The FAQs will be shared on time to time basis. There is no perfect decision but surely there will be a decision of “choice” that you make.

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