How to Apply for Germany

 If you are planning to study in Germany for obtaining your first abroad university degree then you must read on.

1. Choose a university 

So, you have finally to decide that you are going to Germany for study then now it’s time to select the relevant course for your previous degree and select the best university for you. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offered 88 programs in English has a database of almost 17,000 programs available to search from. But unfortunately in English at the undergraduate level to study in Germany currently seats are quite limited, though there are some courses educate in both English and German, normally study starting with English for the first two to four semesters and then changing to German. University permits you to study in English during the time that improving your proficiency in German, especially as your university may offer German language classes.

When making your decision to study Germany, you may also like to search the latest rankings of the top universities in Germany or check the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject to find the top German institutions relevant in your recent degree. Remember, when you choosing a university and a course you should also make sure the course content relevant your degree or suits you. Carefully read the information provided on the official websites of universities you are choosing and get in touch to request more detail if needed.

You should also think about the location. If you are interested in living in the cool capital Berlin or immersed in the traditional Bavarian culture of Munich.

2. Check the admission requirements 

When you apply for the Germen University you must check that your current qualifications are accepted by your chosen university. To study in Germany you need to have a recognized by ‘higher education entrance qualification’. This can come in many formats, especially for international students who have to obtain their school-leaving qualifications in a different country.

For prospective undergraduate students, a high-school degree, school-leaving certificate and university entrance exam result are typically sufficient, and the DAAD has a database of all information on admission requirements for selected countries. German universities offer a huge verity of courses which helps students with qualifications from outside Europe may have to sit the Feststellungsprüfung entrance examination test after attending a preparatory Studienkolleg; however, high-achieving students may be able to bypass this exam.

You will also require checking the language requirements. Most universities are educating in German, needed for international applicants to submit a written proof of proficiency in the German language. Universities check your ability, the university takes two main tests for this purpose: the DSH (meaning”German language examination for university entrance”) and the TestDaF (meaning “Test of German as a foreign language”).

The DSH test is offered only within Germany at the various universities, while the TestDaF test can be taken at centers in more than 90 countries worldwide. Both are equally well recognized, but when you want to apply, you should check the test you intend to take is accepted by the universities. If your course is educated in English, if you are a local speaker or have previously studied in English, you will need to prove your knowledge of the language with a test such as IELTS or TOEFL. Many universities will typically state the scores they require on their websites.


3. Get your finances in order 

When you select a course and university, now in order to fulfill student visa requirements, you will need to show written bank statement proof that you have or have access to, around €7,908 per year (US$8,722) and (US$727) per month to cover your living costs, the fact that you may find you need more, it’s depending on your lifestyle and spending habits. Living costs change depending on the location: Munich is currently Germany’s most expensive city. If you are worried about costs, there are many scholarships available every year to support students studying in Germany at various study levels including undergraduate level, despite the tuition itself being free.


4. Apply!

You may want to apply directly university website to the international office of the university for many subjects, run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) centralized admissions portal for international students, although its method does not use all universities. You may want to apply for various courses and universities individually to increase your chances of being admitted. Many German universities open the admission twice a year, to begin studies either in the summer or winter semester. The universities admission open is summer semester from March to August and April to September at universities, the winter semester admission open is from September to February and October to March respectively.

Generally, applications for winter enrollments open by 15 July and applications for summer enrollments by 15 January. However, application deadlines change between institutions, and the same institution may set different deadlines for every program, be sure to carefully check the deadlines for your chosen course. It’s suggested to submit applications forms at least six weeks before the deadline, if any information is missing then you make sure time for corrections or additions. You should receive a formal acceptance or rejection approximately one to two months after the deadline has passed.

The specific documents needed for admission and application process will be set by each institution but you will usually be asked to submit:

·         The tested copy of your high-school degree or recent degrees

·         The translated overview of your course modules and grades

·         The passport size picture

·         A photocopy of your passport

·         Certificate proof of language proficiency

To make sure the best chances of acceptance, carefully to provide all the documentation requested, ensure all your documentation is certified and check that you have filled out all your information correctly before submitting your application. An application fee may be charged.

For some subjects, there are a nationwide huge number of international students who can enroll. For these subjects mostly life sciences, students from the European University (EU) need to apply through the Foundation of Higher Education Admission. Further, students from outside the EU should apply as normal.

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