Indian students are increasingly enrolling in Germany despite popular beliefs that they prefer English-speaking countries - Canada, the UK, the US, and Australia. The German education system remains one of the few that offers tuition-free courses.
After Australia and Canada, Germany is the third most popular destination (first in Europe) for international students, and Indians are the second-largest group of international students studying in Germany.
What are the advantages Germany has for Indian students and international students interested in studying abroad? Here are the reasons why Germany is great for studying:
Universities in Germany are among the best in the world. German universities offer state-of-the-art education coupled with practical training for students. There is no obligation to be a German expert to study in Germany. In most German universities, international students can find English-taught programs.
The German government has abolished tuition fees at public universities since 2014, including those for international students from outside the EU. There are no tuition fees in 11 out of Germany’s 16 states. In some states, the maximum tuition fee is 500 euros. Universities, however, impose a minimal administration fee.
Graduates with global recognition after graduating from Germany would also have greater job prospects abroad.
There are more than 100,000 students and researchers supported by the German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD every year.
Graduates, doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers are eligible for DAAD scholarships, which are awarded for research and study activities at German universities and research institutions. Some programs also offer internship funding.
You can find more about the DAAD scholarship here.
In terms of the cost of living, studying abroad in Germany is relatively inexpensive. It is estimated that students’ average cost of living is around Euro 700–800 per month. This includes rent, transfers/transports, food, health insurance, internet, phone bills, study materials, and various leisure activities.
Germany’s affordable cities include Hamburg, Munich, Bielefeld, Frankfurt, Halle, Krefeld, Passau, Leipzig, Dresden, Jena, Kaiserslautern.
Germany holds an incredibly significant place in world history, no matter where you come from. From World War II to the Cold War, German history has witnessed some of the most significant conflicts.
There are countless monuments and memorials commemorating the past throughout Germany. Visitors can still see and feel the imposing Berlin Wall that once divided the city in many segments.
One can experience German culture in diverse ways. Whatever your preference, Germany offers something exciting for everyone.
Whether you prefer an urban or rural setting — experience Berlin’s pulsing nightlife, the Black Forest’s picturesque villages, Dresden’s art scene, or Bavaria’s beer halls while studying abroad in Germany.
It is also essential to fully immerse yourself in German food culture throughout your study abroad experience. Germany’s diverse food and beverage options are sure to impress any palate. For instance, German sausage comes in more than 1,000 varieties, and there are more than 1,500 kinds of beer. In addition, Germany’s Oktoberfest, Würst sausages in Frankfurt, and Bayern soccer games are all unforgettable experiences.
Germans are known as poets and thinkers for an excellent reason. Beethoven, Goethe, and Kant are the finest example of creative minds in Germany. The community has long appreciated the arts. Part of the Berlin Wall’s East Side Gallery has been covered with street art.
International students can benefit from discounts on admissions to major art galleries and museums in Germany when they study abroad.
Germany is a safe study destination compared to other countries. Day or night, being out and about in the city or the countryside is safe; however, taking extra precautions is always a wise idea.
Germany’s economy and politics are also stable, non-controversial, and nonpartisan. According to recent polls, the perception of political stability has been ranked 9th. It is wise to study in a stable country when you finish your studies for the sake of your future prospects.
Moreover, major universities in Germany are LGBTIQ-friendly, and the country is liberal and welcoming.
Working alongside your studies is a wise option if you need extra cash to fund your study abroad. Working experience can also improve your employability and help you gain experience.
To support themselves, international students are allowed to work 90 full working days or 180 half-working days per year. The average student wage in Germany is between 10 to 15 or up to 18 Euros (depedning upon experience) per hour.
Babysitters, uber drivers, university administrators, wait staff, bartenders, and English tutors are all common jobs for German students.
You can’t learn German better than living in Germany. It should be easy to pick up a few phrases in daily life, regardless of whether you take language lessons.
In addition to helping you meet new people, knowing German will boost your employability in the future. Learning German will definitely make you stand out while living in Germany.
Furthermore, it is reported that 15% of the German population is fluent in French. As a result, you may learn a few words or phrases if you encounter a French-speaking crowd in Germany while studying. Most employers look for employees with the ability to learn an additional language.
The German public transportation system is extensive. Germany also has one of the most efficient train systems in the world, so you can easily see everything the country has to offer by taking advantage of it. However, that’s not all. Due to its location in the middle of Europe, Germany offers excellent connections to the rest of Europe and the world by car, bus, and plane. Additionally, most forms of transportation are discounted for students studying abroad in Germany.
Germany is home to the world’s biggest companies, from fashion giants like Adidas to automobile giants like BMW. You are more likely to be able to make use of Germany’s vibrant economy and high employment rates as an international student by studying there.
Additionally, globally recognized companies are located in the German capital Berlin, making it one of the world’s biggest employers. The number of expats seeking work in Berlin has been upward due to the city’s endless job opportunities and career paths.
In the event that international students wish to look for work after graduation, they are allowed to stay for a year after graduation. The German economy offers long-term job opportunities to successful students.
In addition to the above, entrepreneurship is strong in Germany, and there is an excellent working environment, making it an ideal place for students who wish to start their own businesses after completing their study program.
We hope this article has convinced you that studying in Germany is a great decision if you weren’t already convinced.
Global Colliance has partnered with 50+ Universities across Germany. Global Colliance also assists students in choosing the right University according to their educational background and work history. Furthermore, Global Colliance also offers IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT/GRE and foreign languages — French and German preparation.
Visit us at www.globalcolliance.com and get answers to all your study abroad-related queries.
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