Study in Germany


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.

Not surprisingly, Germany is ranked among the world’s top destinations for international students. According to the latest official statistics, there are over 357,000 foreign students seeking a university degree in Germany whereas the number is steadily increasing.

Reasons to Study in Germany:

  • Take Advantage of the Almost Non-Existent Tuition Fees.
  • Enjoy a Low Cost of Living.
  • Participate in One of the Many International Programs.
  • Benefit from an Economic Powerhouse.
  • Learn One of Europe's Most Dynamic Languages.
  • Immerse Yourself into a Remarkable Culture.

QS World University Rankings 2021 - Top Universities in Germany

Germany Rank University Global rank
1 Technische Universität München 50
2 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 63
3 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 64
4 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 117
5 Freie Universität Berlin 130
6 KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie 131
7 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen 145
8 Technische Universität Berlin 148
9 Technische Universität Dresden 173
10 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen 175
10 Universität Freiburg 175

Types of student visa:

  • The main German Student Visa (Visum Zur Studienzwecken) which is for those who have already been accepted onto a university course
  • Language Course Visa for those accepted onto a language preparatory course that lasts between three months and one year
  • Student Applicant Visa (Visum Zur Studienbewerbung), which is for those who haven’t chosen their course yet or who are still awaiting confirmation of acceptance.

Top programs to study in Germany:

S No. Top courses
1. Engineering
2. Business Management
3. Humanities
4. Mathematics and Computer Sciences
5. Fine and Applied Arts

Highest Paid Degrees in Germany

  • Medicine and Dentistry. Doctors and dentists are valuable professionals throughout the entire world
  • Law. Lawyers are also highly important.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Engineering.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Natural Sciences.
  • Business and Economics.
  • Architecture.

Can you work while studying abroad in Germany?

International students from other countries are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. They are not allowed to be self-employed or work as freelancers. Students who want to work more need permission from the Agentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency) and the Ausländerbehörde (foreigners’ office).

Can I bring my family along while I study In Germany?

There’s no short answer to this question. Spouses, partners and/or children may be permitted to reside in Germany while you study, provided certain conditions are met. These conditions include having sufficient funds and living space.

Indian students who want to study in Germany for a Bachelor degree must submit the following documents:

  • Entrance Qualification
  • Transcript of Grades
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (German or English)
  • ID or Valid Passport Copies
  • Letter of Motivation (Optional)

Indian students who want to study in Germany for a Master degree must submit the following documents:

  • Recognized Bachelor Degree
  • Transcript of Grades
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (German or English)
  • Motivation Letter
  • Important References
  • Work Experiences (Optional)

Important documents for a student visa to study in Germany for Indian students are the followings:

  • University Admission Letter.
  • Proof of Financial Resources “Finanzierungsnachweis”.
  • Proof of Health Insurance Coverage.
  • University Entrance Qualification.
  • Proof of Language Proficiency

Popular German Universities for Indian Students:

  • RWTH Achen
  • TU Chemnitz
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • University of Magdeburg
  • FH Rhein-Waal
  • TU Munchen
  • TU Darmstadt
  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • University of Stuttgart
  • TU Dresden

Common types of accommodation for students:

  • Private rented houses and rooms. These are the most common and popular choices among students.
  • University managed houses and rooms.
  • University Hall of Residence.
  • Private Halls.
  • Family stays or Homestays.

Personal Documents

  • A valid passport.
  • Your visa.
  • ID.
  • Flight Ticket.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • University's Admission Letter.
  • Proof of Language Proficiency.
  • Birth Certificate.

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