Germany is highly acclaimed to be amongst world’s finest countries that offer finest medical study centres. The country offers excellent education for medicine students. The level of education in German is really high. There are many Universities and Medical Education Institutions offering world’s best medical education. In terms of infrastructure and faculty, the German medical colleges are compared with AIIMS in India. The entire medical program may cost around 9 Lacs. This is much lower than countries like US, Canada or UK. Almost all Universities in Germany have their own Hospitals and other state-of-the-art infrastructures. Some of them are much better than AIIMS. Germans are among the global leaders in Medical Technology and Medical Equipment.
Studying abroad in Germany has been getting increasing attention across the globe for ensuring a good number of things, which are commonly uncommon with the other countries around the world. The academic excellence of German “universities” and “universities of applied sciences” has been convincing more and more students from across the globe. Almost 300,000 plus foreign students are pursuing their degrees in different disciplines from German universities.
Unlike the countries like United States, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand the tuition fees in Germany universities very lower. This is one of important reasons for people’s growing interest for Studying abroad in Germany.
Studying bachelors and masters in Germany offers you industry relevant and job oriented programmes that help you get an attractive job in a reputable organization as soon as you complete the program.
Emerging as an international hub for education
Germany is emerging as an international hub for higher education. A significant number of foreign students from China, India, USA, South America, East Europe and Russia go to Germany every year for pursuing their Bachelor and Master Degree programs in different disciplines. As statistics say, in 2014 around 33% of Germany's foreign students were from Asia. There are good amount of Indian communities all over Germany, in most of the Universities there are at least dozen of Indian students perusing their Masters. The number of Indian students has received a significant growth since 2012. The number of enrolled students for higher studies received a sustainable dimension. Most interestingly there is hardly a university in Germany where you will not have a dozen of Indian students perusing their Masters.
Many cities in Germany provide foreign students with “welcome money” for choosing and registering a local address in their province. The amount of welcome money ranges from Euro 50 to Euro 100 to international to students. This is wise gesture to really inspire and encourage foreign students to integrate in to the local society while pursuing their studies from German universities.
Keeping pace with the growing demand and an upward trend in the influx of foreign students, many universities have started switching to English from Germany. Today more than 350 universities offer various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in English.
► One of the safest and secure places to live in the world
► Offering the students top-class degree recognised around the world
► Very affordable living expenses compared to other western countries
► Ensuring the best education system in the world
► Offering multi cultural environment
► Facilitating diverse range of study opportunities
► Providing the students with a wide range of course and program options to choose from
► Over 380 universities offering free education in Germany
► Live in the heart of Europe, and travel to 25 other Schengen countries without visa
► Raising the bar of excellence in education, utilizing the best boons of IT, development communication and e-governance
A decade ago the thought of studying in Germany was not so common as vast majority of courses offered by German universities were predominantly taught in German, but the time has drastically changed, due to the globalization and growing demand and a steady rise in the influx of foreign students, various universities that are switching to English taught courses, today numbering a total of over 350 university courses taught in English. These courses, offered across the spectrum of disciplines, are internationally recognized.
Part time jobs
International students in Germany are usually allowed to work a total of 120 full days or 240 half days per year, in simplified terms 20-25 hours per week.
Roughly two thirds of all students in Germany work while studying. With Germany being one of the preferred destinations for prospective international students, and already having a large academic community from all over the world attending courses in its universities, German authorities recognize the need on the part of foreign students to earn some money on the side as a means of subsistence.
The most usual of places where advertisements for the typical part-time jobs students do get posted are on notice-boards at lecture halls, libraries, local newspapers, especially online portals particularly designed for part time jobs. An important resource of information about jobs for students in Germany is the “Studentenwerk” services – job agencies that are run by students themselves. All major university centres have their own “Studentenwerk” websites, where job vacancies are listed on daily basis.
From past 3 years there has been vast increase in recruiting Indian students for part-time (as research assistants) by the universities itself, this is due to the strong command of IT & Computer science skills among Indians. And for the same reason there are various companies, includes well established as well as start-up companies offering part time jobs to Indian students across various fields.
As a research assistant you earn around 15 Euro per hour, and you shall earn 10-12 euro if you are working on other odd jobs.
Job opportunities after studies
Germany provides excellent employment prospects for Indian students.
Upon the successful completion of Masters Studies all International students can avail the privilege to extend their residence permit in Germany for extra 18 months searching for jobs and further career planning.
German economy is the strongest in Europe and has approximately 1 million vacant positions as of January 2014. Due to the demographic developments (declining birth rates) it is facing a severe shortage of qualified professionals. Germany urgently requires thousands of qualified professionals from IT, Computer science, engineering, and Biotech background. And Research institutes forecast a shortfall of 3 million skilled workers by 2025. At this point Indians have a good reputation across Germany and Indians are been recruited like hot cakes immediately after the successful completion of their master studies.
You also have a privilege to apply for jobs in other European countries (example: Swiss, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Sweden and etc) and shift your base there once you get a job contract from the company of that respected country. Or with your successful master studies/stay in Germany you might also return confidently to India and get opportunity to work either in any of 750 German companies registered in India or at other reputed companies.
Due to the increase collaborations between Germany and India It is estimated that there would be 2000+ plus Germany companies in India over next 4 years.
Various fields of studies (16.000 courses to choose)
There are at least 380 universities in Germany for offering a plethora of course options to choose from. Over the years German Universities are offering more than 16.000 courses in different disciplines like engineering science, IT, whether engineering, vehicle design medical science, agricultural science, natural sciences and mathematics, computer science, business, and almost infinite academics. Therefore, foreign students easily get their desired courses. The growing demand and upward growth in the influx of foreign students, many bachelor and master degree programs have converted into English from German language. Presently more than 350 universities across the country are courses in English.
► Germany provides the best and the most cost-effective study options for aspiring overseas student
► Total duration of the program is around 7.5 years (which includes 1.5 year of pre-language training + 5 years of course + 1 of year internship)
► The remuneration during internship is in between Euro 40 –60K equals to INR 30 lacs (approx.)
► Students are allowed to stay for 2 years after the completion of their degree, during which they can very easily earn Euro 50,000/ annum (approx.)
► As Germany is the part of European Union, students can move to any of the European country including UK for practicing.
► Upon completion of the MD degree, students get work permit very easily in comparison to other countries.
► Students can apply for permanent residence after working for 5 years
► World Health Organization (WHO)
► United Nations Organization (UNO)
► Foundation for Advancement of International
► Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)
► European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Due to its “Free Education” advantage and increase demand of English courses in Germany, thousands of International students prefer Germany for higher studies. It is said that the application evaluation in the German universities is the toughest compare to other countries. There is a lot of documentation and eligible proof required to gain a seat in Masters Courseto Universities. German universities are highly intolerant to even minor mistakes in the application. Evaluation process passes through various channels. It is therefore always advised to seek an expert help for documentation and guidance. There is a no guarantee of admission enrolment for a student with best academic marks/score if he fails to follow the admission procedures (vice versa).
► Students opting for Bachelors studies (in any of the streams) should have passed their +2 (Intermediate) as a basic qualification
► Students opting for Bachelors studies must complete a I year preparatory course in the German university before their Bachelors studies begins, this is because in Germany one must complete 13 years of education prior to the Bachelors studies
► Students who have already completed their first year Bachelors degree and wish to pursue a fresh Bachelors studies in Germany are exempted from this 1 year preparatory course.
Application deadlines for Summer Semester which commences around March/April is 5th January of the same year
Application deadlines for Winter Semester which commences around Sep/Oct is 5th June of the same year
Note: Some universities have a prior deadlines other than the above mentioned ones
Unlike other country, plans to study in Germany require a well advanced preparation, at least 6 months prior to your intended semester of study. Usually university seeks the following documents:
► Passport Copy
► Academic certificates
► CV / Personal profile
► Statement of Purpose (SOP)
► Any of the English language aptitude certificate (IELTS/TOEFL/GRE)
► Recommendation letters
► Experience Letters / Reference Letters