Things to know when studying Graduate courses in Germany

In this article, you will get the information about the study in Germany for Master and Bachelor courses. The article gives you details like fees, preliminary examinations and cost of living for a student in Germany .

The meaning for the Gemword "Willkommen" in English is "Welcome". The German universities welcoming youth from all over the world by saying the same word for studying Bachelors and Masters degree in Germany. At present Germany is the third-ranked country in the world to provide a high-level of education. The main reason for this is the relatively low fee for the courses. At present, the cost for higher education per each semester in German Universities is in between EURO 250 to EUR 300 per semester. That means INR 20000 to INR 24000.

Difficulties for studying Bachelors Degree courses in Germany

There are many Indian students who undergoing their Master Degree in Germany but the number of students studying for a Bachelor's Degree is very less. The first reasons for this giving below.
  1. The private agencies who helping students to study in Germany have more interest in Master courses
  2. Approval for Master Graduate courses are easier than Bachelors courses
  3. There are many Master graduate courses available in English Language
  4. Most of the Under Graduate courses have the medium of German Language
  5. There is a common judgement that learning the German Language is not easy. Because of this many students avoiding such courses whose medium is German Language

What is "Studienkolleg"?

In India, the school education term is 12 years but in Germany, it is 13 years. This is the biggest and significant difference. So one who completed their first year Bachelor course in India can join in any universities in Germany. Also, a student who passed the JEE Advanced course can join directly to German Universities. A student who is going after his/her 12th standard should complete a preparatory course called "Studienkolleg". There are plenty of Studien colleague courses as per the aptitude of the student. For example, Maths, Physics, German, Chemistry, Informatics subjects can study in a course called T-Kurs. In M-Kurs course, Biology replaces Informatics in the T-Kurs course. In W-Kurs course, including subjects like German, Maths, Economics, Business and Sociology. And in G-Curze course Humanities subjects adding with W-Kurs course.

The student needs to pass a preliminary examination called "Aufnahmeprüfung" to join in the "Studienkolleg" courses. The Aufnahmeprüfung exam conducts in various subjects like Science, Engineering and Humanities. The student needs to travel to Germany in a special VISA to appear "Aufnahmeprüfung" examination.

Website called DAAD

There is a website called This is the official and realistic website for any student who likes to study in Germany. One will get all the information about different master and Bachelor courses and "Aufnahmeprüfung" examination. Also, this website will give information about "Studienkolleg" courses. The DAAD Office in New Delhi is also responsible for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Studying German language

To study a bachelor degree course in Germany, one needs to have a B2 level of German Language knowledge. Also, you need to know the German Language to work in Germany. Many of us feel that learning the German language is tougher than many other European languages. There is a cultural and education centre name "Goethe Institute" working in many cities across India. This Institute providing courses to learn the German Language. Also, there is Max Mueller Bhavan in cities like Pune which also provides German language courses in India.

Cost of living in Germany

I mentioned the course fee in Germany is less compared to other European countries. But the cost of living in Germany is higher than compared to many other countries in the world. One student needs approximately EUR 1200 in a month to live in Germany. A student has the opportunity to work 20 hours a week to earn money for a living in Germany. Also, they can avail scholarships from DAAD and Erasmus. A student can stay back for 18 months in Germany after his course so that he can try for a job in Germany.

Address of DAAD India: Please find below the details of DaaD India which will help for interested students.
DAAD India
Regional Office New Delhi
Address: c/o DLTA Complex, R.K. Khanna Stadium, 1 Africa Avenue
110029 New Delhi
Telephone: +91 (11) 6646-5500
Fax: +91 (11) 6646-5555


As per a recent study, there are around seven lakhs of professionals required in Germany immediately. So it is obvious that there are many good opportunities available for Indian students who interested to study and work in Germany. Another point to notice is the population of youth is relatively low in Germany.

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