FAQ for study in Germany


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The tuition fee in Germany is € 500 in some colleges


A student can apply in March/April and Sep/Oct


Students are allowed to work for 180 half days or 90 full days

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Q1: How much does education in Germany cost?

Education in Germany is one of the most economical options for a student. With German Federal Government funding primary to university education, there is no tuition fee in some states. For second degree or prolonged study duration and even for the first university degree in some states, the fee is just € 500.


Q2: When can I apply to a university in Germany?

A student can try for admission in Germany twice a year in the month of March/April and September/October.


Q3: What are the requirements to study in Germany?

As a student applying for undergraduate programme, you need to complete your 10+2 from a recognised institute. For engineering courses, some universities may demand GRE while for Business Management courses, some universities may demand GMAT. Some universities require the student to take entrance test either online or upon arrival at the campus (in the later case conditional admission is provided). Having prior work experience, project work/thesis and extracurricular activities is highly appreciated.


Q4: Is it required to study German language in order to apply to a German University?

It is not necessary to learn German language as universities in Germany also provide education in English. However, if the course is completely in German, then proof of proficiency in German Language (German as a Foreign Language Test -TestDaF) or German Language Test for the Admission of Foreign study applicants (DSH) is required.

If the course is in English, then proof of proficiency in English – TOEFL (550 and higher (PBT), 213 and higher (CBT), 79 and higher (IBT) or IELTS 6.0 is needed.


Q5: What is the VISA procedure to study in Germany?

As a student, you will initially get a visa for a period of up to three months by German Embassy or Consulates General. The visa will be extended for one year up to the duration of the course by the competent foreigner’s registration office. One has to register within the first three months of stay in Germany. The application forms are available free of charge from the Consular Section of the German Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulates General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The Visa fee for Germany is Rs. 4100 for short term while for long term, the fee is Rs. 2100 and Rs. 4100 for minors and adults respectively.


Q6: What are the documents required while applying for VISA to Germany?

The following documents are required to apply for a VISA to Germany:


  • Two VISA application forms
  • Signed declaration on ‘True and Complete Information’ form
  • Three passport pictures according to biometric specifications. The size of the face from the bottom of your chin to the hairline must be between 28 mm and 35 mm.
  • Visa fee to be paid through Demand Draft made out to the "Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi", payable in New Delhi.
  • Valid passport with a validity of at least 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.
  • School Leaving Certificate of Secondary School.
  • University Certificates (Degree Certificates and Mark Sheets)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS, not older than 12 months, original and A 4 sized copy). This document is mandatory for the VISA process; even it is not required by the German University. Applicants for Ph.D / Doctorate studies and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Holders are not required to show this proof.
  • Proof of financial means to cover the costs throughout the duration of your studies (stay in Germany including university related fees).
  • Proof of a valid Health Insurance.


Q7: How much would I be spending during my stay in Germany?

Being a student in a German university, you have to pay semester contribution depending on the services it includes. The contribution may range from €200 to €350. You can also refer to official website of various universities. The semester contribution may include:


  • Social fees: It is a fee towards social services such as student dining halls, student residence, athletic facilities and administrative fees.
  • Liability insurance: The insurance covers and compensates unintentional damages to third party.
  • Student union contribution: includes membership fee to the student union.
  • Semester ticket: Include the ticket payment which permits unlimited usages of public transportation in or around university.
  • If you are planning to move to Germany for your education, then the average expense of your stay will come up to €450 for a modest living. The expense may include rent & utilities, private accommodation, shared flat or student residence around, internet & mobile flat rate, internet DSL flat rate, health insurance, food & drinks and miscellaneous expenditure.


Q8: Can I work in Germany during the course of my study?

Foreign students in Germany are allowed to stay for a year after graduation in order to look for a job and are also allowed to work 90 full days or 180half days during their course of study.


Q9: Can I study for a Germany qualification by distance or online?

There are colleges in Germany which provide distance and online education offering various courses like Business Management, German, and many more. If you don’t have the budget to visit the country you can still have a degree from a university of Germany in your kitty. For admission requirements you need to contact the particular college offering distance education. Also, always check with AICTE if a university is authentic or not. There are various institutions that have collaborated with Indian colleges too.


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