Study in Germany

Top 15 FAQ about studying in Germany 2018

Top 15 FAQ about studying in Germany 2018

1. What is a diploma? Is it equal to a Bachelor’s degree in Germany?

There is no diploma system in Germany as we have in India. They have 13 years of schooling and then straight starting with bachelors. So if you have done diploma in India then you have to appear for bachelors in Germany and then you can study in masters in Germany. In short, your diploma is not equal to bachelors in Germany or it can’t be clubbed.

2. Which German university has most Indian students?

Every year, thousands of international students and scholars choose to study in Germany. There are very good reasons for this. These include among other International programs taught in English medium, excellent quality of education, no tuition fees, promising career opportunities and above all the vibrant social and cultural milieu.

The Indian Express cited German government figures showing that 13,740 Indian students were studying at German universities in 2015-16, up from 5,998 in 2011-12.

You cannot say that This or that university has a huge number of Indian students. They are all spread in German universities. It is being said that per university you will find at least 2 Indian students mostly studying in Engineering & Management studies.

3. What is the minimum CGPA required for admission in the TUHH, and what are other necessary aspects that would strengthen the admission?

Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering and must show a very good previous academic performance as well as sufficient proficiency in English by passing TOEFL with a minimum score of 577 (paper-based) / 90 (internet-based) or IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5. Please note: The TOEFL ITP is not be accepted by TUHH.

for specific requirement: TUHH – Education – Degree Courses – International Study Programs – How and when to apply? – specific requirements

4. I have 8 years of study gap. Can I apply for Germany universities for Ms program?

If you can show 8 years of GAP through Job experience then you can!

5. What are the chances of getting an internship in Germany for an undergraduate international student (living outside Germany) in computer science?

There are many student groups in universities plus many local websites over there where a number of opportunities waiting for you. One of our students got an internship at Airbus as well.

Two things that require with you:

  1. German language knowledge
  2. Creative thinking and confidence

That is what I can say to win the situation over there.

6. Can I apply for a German university after completing my first year in India?

Yes absolutely you can apply but are you talking about starting bachelors in German or Masters? Because the procedures are different in both cases.

7. Which are the best career oriented universities for pursuing MS in construction management & technology?

Infrastructure planning


land management

structural engineering

project management

8. What would be the difficulty faced if A2 exam is directly given without an A1?

There are no such difficulties if you prepare really well. You need to give utmost focus to the grammar section. A1 examination is common alphabetic and basics exams. A2 includes grammar in focus. So better option is to give a direct exam for A2.

Only the thing is that when a student wants to understand a pattern of the examination, he/she prefers to take A1 first so they will be more confident in getting good scores in A2. For this reason, you can take A1 also. There is no universal truth kind of game here, whoever finds what is easy for them and for what they are confident about. That’s the only thing here!

9. In which language does Germany provide MBBS courses, English or German?

It’s purely in German only!

10. How do I find universities in Germany which suit our criteria?

visit DAAD website for that. You will be able to see more than 18000 courses database. This is one original and authentic source by the government only.

11. What are the job opportunities in India after doing Ph.D. in Germany in the mechanical field?

Being mechanical engineering from Germany, it is obvious that you will be more dynamic in your subject and there will be high chances to be a senior professor in any Indian universities.

But for a mechanical field, there are high job opportunities in Germany than India. Because Germany has a lot of mechanical jobs.

If you really want to come back to India, instead of applying to all the companies for your particular field, try your hands in teaching or research and development department, surely there will be a positive response. (only if you are really interested in teaching and sharing your knowledge)

12. Is it really true that the universities in Germany are very hard?

Studying at German universities will give you immense power of time management skills. If you see the process, you need to give entrance exams for German taught program. While deciding for Study in Germany, you need to prep yourself best for language and your basic knowledge regarding technical studies. Say if you are going for the mechanical course, then the technicality level is different than what it is in India. They focus more on the degree and give deep knowledge regarding it.

To tell you the difference in the system of Germany & India- then there is also a huge difference. When you enroll yourself at an Indian university, they decide everything for you. From courses to project reports to exams dates.

While being in a German university, you yourself as a student needs to consider each and every decision by yourself.

It always depends on person to person as of how they take it then. If you have examples of people who are not able to make it in Germany then there are those student stories also there who always inspire other students to do something unique in a unique kind of country.

13. Which are the best sites to learn German for free?

You can visit Babbel and duolingo sites.

14. 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.

15. 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 the 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
  • A 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
  • Fiancé 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:

  • Bachelors 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
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