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Study in Germany

Overview

Germany is one of the largest economies in the European Union. Being a highly advanced and technologically-driven country, Germany has a rich past of innovations to its credit. The beauty of studying in Germany is that students besides getting high quality education stand to gain from developing an all round personality and high confidence to face complex challenges in their career pathways.

German being the official language, is widely spoken besides Deutch and English. However, English is the main official language and also the language which is used for teaching in most of the German universities. Factors such as the high quality of education, and easy access to it, personal security and tranquillity in life, great lifestyle and high employment prospects make Germany one of the TOP choices for education.

Why Study here?

International Students prefer studying in Germany for the some of the following many reasons:

  • Germany has much to offer as a place to study.
  • Internationally recognized qualification such as Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Programs (PhD General and Ph D (ASA).
  • Education in Germany allows accumulation and transfer of study and exam modules.
  • Germany is one of the most highly developed industrial nations in the world.
  • After USA and Japan, Germany has the world’s third largest national economy.
  • Germany is a land of IDEAS!.
  • Education, Science and Research play a central role.
  • Preferred by International Students because of its status as a hub of cutting-edge international research and a constant source of new patents.
  • Germany is a place of remarkable beauty and spectacular, picturesque beaches and landscapes.
  • Germany has been associated with learning as the oldest University in Germany was founded in Heidelberg in 1386
  • Germany currently has more than 300 institutions of higher education that include 82 universities, 132 such institutions that offer shorter and practically oriented courses, Germany has a high turnout of foreign students as it offers a high range of study possibilities.

Student Life

Accommodation

Shared dormitory and flat sharing system makes it easy for students to manage an accommodation.

Housing

Housing is not a problem for the students
They have the option of university and privately operated dormitories
For food they can go to college canteens or they can cook for themselves (cheaper)

Internet Access

Students have internet access from the hostel where they stay as Students have full access to internet in their computer labs (They pay an additional fee which is very nominal)
Internet cafes are also easily available (Off-Campus)

Transportation

Germany has an excellent, well-maintained, highly efficient and multi-modal transportation system
Students can purchase a Student Valid Pass for a mere 50 EUR as to travel by buses, subways and trams.

Entertainment & Shopping

Also availability of cheap super markets and pubs – a great to relax from the overload of education and campus life!

Student Activities On-Campus

Plenty of skill-building activities available On-Campus
A marvellous place where students make up one more than one third of the population

Cafes, Restaurants & Entertainment Centres

  • Germany has plenty of cafes, restaurants and entertainment centers
  • Students get a lot of opportunities to socialize with other fellow friends
  • They involve themselves in lot of community work
  • Universities offer lot of extracurricular activities that includes arts, music, sports and cinema
  • Going for movie is the favourite past time for many students

On-Campus Activities to keep you BUSY!

  • Students never have shortage of things to do
  • Students can form group and move in or around the city to explore Germany
  • The activities vary largely from tracking, bowling, to boat tours and museums visits.
  • Students are advised to participate in all the events and programs
  • This kind of participation would give you enough opportunity to interact and make up your social groups

Scholarships & Funding

Visa Guidance

Germany Student Visa is designed for International Students who wish to pursue their studies in Germany. Under the Immigration Laws of Germany, obtaining the visa is a must before commencing education. However, Student visa applicants from the European Union and from states with special agreements such as Honduras, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the USA are exempt from applying for a Germany Student Visa.

Documentation: Your list of required documents should include Duly signed Visa Application Form, College Admission Letter, Valid Passport, Proof of Sufficient Funds to maintain yourself in Germany, Two Passport Sized Photographs, Previous Educational Certificate(s), and Proof of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS or other English Language ability) Test Score Card, and Proof of German Language Proficiency.
Besides the Germany Student Visa, there are other types of Visas available for International Students:Germany Study Applicants Visa
This Visa is similar to the Germany Student Visa as it is designed for International Students who have already applied at a German university (or its equivalent). They should also have received a confirmation letter regarding their admission. Required documents are the same as for a Germany Student Visa applicant (please see as mentioned above).
German Language Course Visa
Since Proficiency in the German language is a must for International Students wishing to study in Germany, you have to just provide only a few documents such as your mark sheets, financial statement, passport and admission letter.
Post- Graduate and Scientific Research
International Students who are keen to complete their postgraduate studies in Germany or who want to be actively engaged in scientific research in Germany for periods of more than 3 months are required to apply for a Germany Student Visa (please see details under Germany Student Visa). Your Visa application should have an invitation letter from the university/scientist.

Proof of Funds requirement: You need to demonstrate proof of funds relating to your stay in Germany ONLY in case you do not have any salary as your income in Germany or from your home country.

Documents Required:

  • Two Visa Application Forms (please make sure that both forms are duly filled out and signed indicating especially the address of your future residence in Germany – (question 15) as well as your complete address including telephone No. and E-Mail-address.
    • Signed Declaration on True and Complete Information

    • Three passport pictures according to biometric specifications
    • Visa fee to be paid through Demand Draft made out to the “Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany” in (city name i.e. Islamabad or New Dehli).
    • Valid passport with a validity of at least 6/12 months along with two copies of all printed pages.
    • Cover Letter from applicant, explaining the exact purpose and duration of your stay in Germany
    • Letter of Admission from the German University
    • Proof that study fees have been paid, if applicable. In case the fees are not paid or due yet, proof has to be provided that the necessary amount will be at the applicant’s disposal in due course of time.
    • School Leaving Certificate of Secondary School
    • University Certificates (Degree Certificates and Mark Sheets)
    • Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS, original on A 4 sized copy
    • Note:
      Exemptions do apply in case of a written confirmation from the University that this requirement may be waived, for applicants applying for PhD/Doctorate studies and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Holders.

Cost of Living

Working Permits for Students

Part-Time Employment in Germany for International Students

  • International Students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full time during vacations.
  • Students can earn around 6 – 8 Euro per hour i.e. Approx 500 – 700 euro per week.
  • Students can work full time during vacations.
  • Students could look out for part-time jobs by looking in the local newspapers and job shops.
  • Being in regular touch with the Universities and Colleges Career Cells is also a god idea as this where all information about JOBS and VACANCIES is available.
    • Employment in Germany – Eligibility: Eighteen month Job Search Visa AFTER completion of Studies in GERMANY

      • Students are allowed to work during study.
      • Non European citizens or citizens of the new EU member states are however allowed to work for 180 half working days or 90 full working days without even applying for a work permit.
      • Some states have laws allowing students to work only during summer vacations.
      • However some other states allow working up to 20 hours a week even during the semester. In fact in some cities, work inside the University is unrestricted as long as it does not impact the student’s studies.

      After completion of study at the university, International Students are ALLOWED to stay up to eighteen month in order to apply for jobs. Upon receiving a Letter of Interest or Work Contract, you as an International Student graduated from Germany are ELIGIBLE to apply for a Work Permit at the Local Employment Office. Issuance of a Work Permit may take around 4 to 6 weeks to process.

      Note:
      Mandatory Internship, Project Work or Thesis Work is excluded from the work restrictions or Work Permit necessity.

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