Guide to Post Graduate Level Study in Germany

Germany is considered to be one of the finest countries if one as a study-abroad aspirant is looking forward to pursue their Post-Graduate Level Education from abroad. The German Universities are highly acclaimed world-wide. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), 6 of the top 100 and 18 of the top 200 universities worldwide are German.

Step-by-step to pursue Master or Post Graduate Level Program to study in Germany:

You can apply to study in Germany at:

  • Universities (includes Universities of Technology) – Research Oriented
  • Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) – Practical Approach

These universities are further categories into State (Public) and Private Universities. There are nearly 400 institutions of higher education (Hochschulen), including universities, in Germany. Only one fifth of them are private institutions. Students can choose from about 110 universities (Universitäten) and technical universities (technische Universitäten) and ca. 220 universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen).

Eligibility Criteria to study in Germany:

For a Master Program, a study-aspirant require the following as per the University:

To apply in a Public/State University

  • 4-year Bachelor Degree


  • 3-year Bachelor Degree with 2-year Master Degree/Diploma
  • 70% or above in previous qualification
  • English Language Proficiency – IELTS 6.5 not less than 6.0 in any module or equivalent TOEFL.
  • Internship or Work Experience (preferred)

To apply in a Private University

  • 3-year Bachelor Degree


  • 3-year Bachelor Degree with 2-year Master Degree/Diploma
  • Atleast 55% or above
  • English Language Proficiency – IELTS 6.0 not less than 5.5 in any module or equivalent TOEFL.
  • Internship or Work Experience (preferred)

Process to apply study in Germany:

  1. Conduct through Research on your study in Germany.
  2. Apply to selected University and consider its
  • Eligibility Requirement
  • Course Duration
  • Fees
  1. Send your application to University or Uni-Assist –a body that accepts application, screens it and forwards it to the member universities.
  2. Apply for your student visa to study in Germany which requires a Blocked Account.
  3. Arrange for accommodation in Germany through the International Office of your University.
  4. Arrive a week before the beginning of your course on approval of your visa to study in Germany.
  5. Get your residence permit within the first three months of your stay in Germany from the Foreigners’ Registration Office.

Expenses in Germany

  • Tuition Fees: At Public University, generally there is no need to pay tuition fee for your study in Germany unlike Private Universities. But, there are few Master programs for which you’re required to pay fee at Government subsidized Universities as well.
  • Semester Contribution: A small amount of fees costing around Euro 20 to 250 is demanded by the University which covers the cost of the benefits you get as a student like Public Transportation, other facilities etc.
  • Personal Expenses: Euro 700-950 per month.

Work while Study in Germany

You’re allowed to work for 120 days or 240 half of days in a year.

Apply through West Highlander

As a study-abroad aspirant you can contact us to get detailed information on Study in Germany. At West Highlander we have experienced ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor for Germany – Ms. Parwinder Kaur, Director of the leading study abroad consultancy in Chandigarh with high visa-approval success rate.