Frequently Asked Questions about Studying in Germany



Following are the questions most often asked by students planning to apply for courses to study in Germany. Definitely, study in Germany is a lucrative option for students with numerous benefits available to non-European students.



1.      Is studying in Germany free of cost?


Tuition fees in all public universities for undergraduate level are free of charge. In case there is any charge it is highly nominal. Private institutions still charge for the programs they offer. Other than this a student still needs to pay a small amount as administration fee which is not very high and is around €250.     In case you are a student from an Erasmus state then your entire fee is waived off.  Keep in mind that you still would have to bear the cost of accommodation and other utilities and bills for staying in Germany as the accommodation facilities at the universities and colleges are few.

On other note, in comparison to many other study destinations, tuition fee in Germany is comparatively low.


2.   How much percentage in 10+2 is required for studying in Germany?


In case you wish to enroll for technical education subjects then you require aggregate of 70% and above in your class 10+2. For non technical education you need 60% and above aggregate to be accepted for studying in Germany. Apart from this requirement, student needs to have German language proficiency in case your program is in German language. Also you need to score minimum bands at least in IELTS as per your program requirement.



3.  What are the admission requirements for studying in Germany?


  1. All of your academic documents
  2. Photocopy of a valid passport
  3. Language proficiency test results IELTS 6.0 or above or Medium of instruction letter
  4. Professional passport size photo graph with good
  5. CV
  6. Well drafted Statement of Purpose
  7. School leaving certificate and copies of transcripts
  8. Work experience of 2 years is required for MBA




4.  What are the visa requirements for studying in Germany?


  1. Checklist of documents.
  2. Visa filled form
  3. All original documents of academics
  4. TT original copy
  5. Original Offer letter from university
  6. Health insurance approx
  7. DD (demand draft) 5600 inr as visa consulate fees.
  8. Original block account letter



5.  Do I need to know the German language?


In case your technical education course is taught in German language then you would require B2/C1 level proficiency. For non-technical education if it is taught in German language then again you need B2/C1 level of German proficiency.



6.  Do I need to give an IELTS exam?


For a technical education course or for non-Technical education course you need to score IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5




7.    What are the different types of German Universities?


  • Universities – focus on science accentuating on research mainly teaching theoretical knowledge.


  • Universities of Applied Sciences-focus on practical application of your subjects.



  • Universities of cooperative education-offer dual study programs theoretical and vocational training alongside.



8.   Can I avail a scholarship for studying in Germany?



For Indian students planning to study in Germany there are numerous scholarships you can avail.





9.    What is the cost of studying in Germany?


Students planning to study in Germany need approximately 850 Euros every month to meet the cost of living in Germany. In case you plan on staying in a large city generally the cost and expenditures are more.  If you stay in a smaller city comparatively the cost is very cheap of living. Further, students can get concessions and discount on services by showing their student ID card at ticket counters, theatres, museums, opera houses, public swimming pools and other cultural venues.


10.   Can I work in Germany during my study course?


Yes, you will be allowed to work part-time as a regular international student in Germany. However, the working days are limited to 120 full work days or 240 half days of work only. Additionally, while working the legally allowed number of days, foreign students cannot be self-employed for work as freelancers.




11.   Can I Stay in Germany After  Completing My Studies?


Yes, you can definitely stay in Germany and look for the job for 18 months as per law. During this time , you can work in any job in order to financially support yourself. For looking and working in a job you need to extend your residence permit. Once if you get a professional job as per your study program and have a legal contract with your company then you can apply for an EU blue card.