Studying in Germany? But how?
You decided to study in Germany?
There are two options:
You would like to complete a complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree course? Or study only one or two semesters at a German university or college? The most important thing is that you have the formal admission requirements fulfill:
The university entrance qualification:
- This is the proof of the school degree (in Germany the Abitur), which is entitled to study at the university. With the DAAD approval database (German Academic Exchange Service) you can check whether your school leaving qualification meets the requirements. An alternative to university entrance qualification is the visiting a Studienkolleg . You will attend a preparatory course here at the university or college where you want to study.
- Often, German proficiency must be demonstrated on a specific Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level , This proof consists of a German exam, either in the home country (as in the TestDaF ) or at the German university (as in DSH ).
Visa and residence permit:
- Students from non-EU countries also need a visa or residence permit. You can find out how the application is being processed hier . Applying for the residence permit takes place at the immigration office.
proof of financial resources:
- This is often needed in connection with the visa application. It serves to ensure that you have the financial resources to cover the costs of study. The amount per year that has to be proven is around 8800 €. It can be evidenced by a proof of income from the parents, an amount in the account or a recognized scholarship.
- Without these you can not study at a German university. You should therefore take care of it at an early stage. If you are in your home country statutory health insurance you can, in most cases, recognize it in Germany to let. If this is not the case, you can insure yourself with a German health insurance. For students under the age of 30 and with less than 14 semesters, this costs between 80 and 85 € per month.
first A bachelor or master program in Germany
Here you apply quite normally, just as the German students. For most courses, you apply directly to the university you want to study. A distinction is made between admission-free and restricted-admission courses of study. You can enroll in the former because all applicants (if they meet the formal entry requirements) are admitted. The restricted degree programs have a numerus clausus and therefore only those students whose university entrance qualification is below a certain grade point average are admitted (1.0 is the best numerus clausus). The numerus clausus can be different at the individual universities and can also change from semester to semester. Which other admission requirements or deadlines apply to the individual universities, you must always clarify directly on the website or with the local consultants. Because these can be very different from university to university.
In addition to the admission-restricted study programs at the individual universities, there are also those that are restricted in admission throughout Germany. These include medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry