Germany – My Destination
Germany is the strongest economy and the most populous country in the European Union, of which it is one of the founding states. Germany is a Federal Parliamentary Republic and Angela Merkel became its first female Chancellor in 2005.
Germany has a rich history and is world-famous for its cultural heritage. It is also known as “the country of thinkers and poets” and has produced numerous outstanding philosophers, writers, musicians, scientists, and inventors.
Germany is famous for its technological advancements, love for sports, festivals and great food. It is open-minded, cosmopolitan and is known for its high achievements in the sphere of human rights.
Higher Education in Germany
German education is known throughout the world for excellence and for the range of opportunities it offers. Here are some of the benefits of studying at a German university:
1. ZERO tuition fee and MINIMAL service fee.
2. LOW living costs.
3. HIGH Quality academic degrees. All universities in Germany have high education standards and offer the best quality academic degrees.
4. MANY Innovative and interdisciplinary Bachelor & Master degree programs
5. LUCRATIVE Job opportunities after graduation. Job prospects worldwide in many fields with a German degree and German language.
6. ATTRACTIVE Settlement regulations. Germany offers 18 months of a job seeking visa after your graduation.
1. What is a Studienkolleg?
If your school-leaving certificate (higher education entrance) is not recognized for admission in Germany due to some differences in the Pakistani and German educational systems, you have to participate in a Studienkolleg (Foundation Year). The foundation year includes German language teaching as well as tuition in core subject areas, depending on what you want to study.
2. What language certificates are required from universities?
If you are to attend a Studienkolleg (Foundation Year), your German language skills need to be at the B1/B2 level. Universities require at least C1 level or, if you did not attend Studienkolleg, the DSH or the Test DaF certificates. DSH has to be taken at a university while Test DaF can be gained at Eurasia Institute for International Education (EIIE).
3. Am I allowed to work while studying in Germany?
Non-EU students can work 120 full-days or 240 half-days per year.
4. How much does it cost to study in Germany?
Most universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees for undergraduate students. You only have to pay a semester fee, varying between 70 to 300 Euros, depending on the institution. Paying this semester fee entitles the student to use all public transport in the city free of charge for the entire semester.
5. How much are the living expenses in Germany?
You will need around 700 Euros a month to cover your living expenses, which include accommodation rent, health insurance, personal expenses, semester fees and education materials etc.
6. Which is the best University in Germany?
There is no best university in Germany. All universities are equal in their quality of education.
7. What is a Blocked Account?
Before you get the permission to study in Germany, you have to prove that you can finance it properly. You must present a proof of financing to the German embassy - that is the so-called blocked account. It is called so because the money you transfer to it is blocked till the day you've arrived in Germany. Once you have arrived in Germany you can withdraw the amount of 670 Euros per month from this account.
EURASIA Institute for International Education: www.eurasia-institute.com
Information about Germany: www.deutschland.de/en
Consulate General of Germany in Karachi: www.karachi.diplo.de
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