STUDYING BACHELORS IN GERMANY
WHY STUDY IN GERMANY?
Germany has grown to become an academic hub in the past half a century and we at Carps have valuable insight related to the domain as we’re a specialised Consultant for study in Germany. As a German education consultant, we have noticed that there are several Indian students now opting to study bachelors in Germany. Their main reasons to study bachelors in Germany are: to seek a competitive edge and build a strong academic foundation. If you are exploring the idea of studying bachelors in Germany then Carps Overseas can help you sort all of your doubts and put your worries to rest.
OVERVIEW OF STUDYING IN GERMANY
Many public universities in Germany have now begun teaching specialised bachelor’s programmes in English because of the increase in the demand for English-taught courses at the undergraduate level. Bachelor’s education in a public university in Germany is provided free of cost and is hence very popular amongst international students. It is important to note though, that students who desire to study in a public university for their bachelor’s should possess a stellar academic record with percentages of 75% throughout their 10th, 12th, and one year. English-taught bachelor’s degree programs do not expect students to have a great command of the German language and very little German language proficiency is acceptable.
Owing to the Germany’s astounding relation with information and technology students prefer to Study Bachelors in Computer Science. Mechanical innovations have also brought in students who wish to study Bachelors in Mechanical engineering as well as for those who aspire to study Bachelors in Mechatronics engineering in Germany. The versatility of securing an undergraduate degree in Germany further opens up avenues for students to acquire Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees that fall within a large spectrum of vocations ranging from Management, Business Administration, Economics, agriculture, forestry, Art, Music, Drama, Design, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, to Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
While researching the courses that can be pursued for your undergraduate education in Germany it is also important to research and learn about the top universities for studying bachelors in Germany in English. It is also important to be mindful of the fact that some universities may tag a course under ‘Humanities’, while another might label it under ‘social sciences’. Universities may also require you to undertake the preparatory ‘Studienkolleg Course’. Some courses have equivalent eligibility certifications that may match your qualifications/ requirements; hence you will have to certify the same accordingly for your candidature.
Top Universities for studying Bachelors in Germany
- RWTH Aachen University
- Technische Universität München (TUM)
- Universität Freiburg
- University Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Göttingen Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
WHAT are the TOP BACHELOR courses IN GERMANY?
- Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Information Technology
- Software Engineering
- Bachelors in Medical Science
- Bachelors in Dentistry
- Bachelors in Pharmacy
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WHAT are the LANGUAGE OPTIONS TO STUDY IN GERMANY?
Bachelor courses in Germany are taught in German as well as in English Language.
Students who wish to study their undergraduate course in German must possess B2 or C1 Level proficiency. Language proficiency certificates from German language institutes like Goethe, Telc, and Testdaf are mandatory to be submitted as legitimate proof of German Language proficiency.
English-taught bachelor courses in Germany are often marked as “International Courses”. Students who wish to study their undergraduate course in English have to submit an IELTS examination certificate with an Overall Band Score of 6 or above. If you acquire the desired score, you can study English taught bachelors programme in Germany.
WHAT are the WORKING RIGHTS IN GERMANY?
The working rights in Germany differ on case to case basis, depending upon the type of visa you are on in Germany. Most students fall into the two categories below.
In Germany, international students are governed by a prescribed set of regulations that determine how long they can work before their taxes and social contributions are deducted. Non-EU students have to limit work hours to either 120 full days or 240 half days per year.
In Germany, students will get stay back of 18 months to find jobs in a related field after their course is through, which means they can get a job-seeking visa for 18 months.
Eligibility criteria & ADDTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
To seek a bachelor’s education in Germany, it is pertinent to understand the eligibility criteria for studying bachelor’s in Germany. Germany mandates 13 years of pre-university academic experience, which means that only after acquiring 13 years of education a student can pursue a bachelor’s degree in Germany. Hence, if you have already completed your pre-university education of two years (after completing your 12th standard) you have to complete one more year of your Bachelor-specific course from a recognised university and acquire 10+2+1 year of pre-university education before applying for a bachelor’s course in Germany. Students seeking admission to engineering and related technical courses can even submit JEE Advanced certificates instead.
If you have completed one year of Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university in India, you can apply for a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering course in Germany, the same applies to B.Sc in Physics. However, if you have passed JEE Main and Advanced you needn’t pursue that one year in B.E-Mechanical for your undergraduate education in Germany. The aforementioned criteria are the most important ones for your bachelor’s education in Germany irrespective of the field you choose.
After your documents and certificates are in order, you are supposed to submit all of the documents for the APS verification and then acquire your APS certificate. The Academic Evaluation Centre of the German embassy will check the authenticity of the certificates submitted by students and then issue you an APS Certificate which is a very important and mandatory document for your visa process. APS verification fee (non-refundable) is 18,000/- INR which is to be transferred to the APS bank account.
Known as Test für Ausländische Studierende in German (Test for Academic Studies), TestAS is a mandatory aptitude test for foreign students from non-EU countries. It is mandated for students who wish to seek undergraduate education at a German university. Test AS does not assess your understanding of any special, technical subjects, nor does it assess your personality. Its purpose is to evaluate a student’s cognitive abilities which are significant for his/her success in the course of studies. The TestAS is administered as a paper-based test and in a digital format as well. Both versions are conducted three times a year.
Students from India who have passed the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and Advanced does not need to appear for TestAs.
A Student Blocked Account is a bank account opened with a local German bank by a student aspiring to study in Germany. The purpose of the Student Blocked Account is to reserve funds that may be needed to support the student’s living expenses and education purpose. The Blocked Account is requested by the university itself and the amount to be deposited in the same varies as per the economic climate of Germany and the fee structure.
How much amount is required to be blocked in a student blocked account in Germany?
Though students are advised to retain an amount of €11,208 for an entire year or €934 for a month in their Blocked Accounts, it is recommended to add more owing to the service charges applicable on the account in Germany. The accommodation payment, living expenses, costs of a student should ideally be covered through the money in the Blocked Account. Since the Blocked Account has a standing limit on the amount of money that can be withdrawn, it also compels students to discipline their spending.
To make the transfer process more hassle-free for international students, the EU acknowledges education in the form of credits. This system is referred to as the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. Students are generally guided to the official European Commission ECTS site to better understand the intricacies of the system and its process.
- 60 ECTS credits = 1 full year of study or work.
- Bachelor’s must have either 180 or 240 ECTS credits.
Public Universities: Usually free of Cost -however apart from the tuition fee, there is a semester fee that might be applicable for the students for bachelor’s programs.
Private Universities: Private universities offer undergraduate courses at a tuition fee that falls within the range of EUR 3000 to EUR 6000 per semester depending on university and courses.
- A passport size photo (not older than 6 months)
- APS Certificate
- 1st and last page of your passport
- Class X marksheet and Certificate
- Class XII Marksheet and Certificate (you can also submit a Provisional Certificate which is not older than 3 months in case an original marksheet and certificate hasn’t been issued)
- Bachelor marksheets first year (for the first year of studies), a copy of
- Language Certificate – German and English
- TestAS Results. (Proof of passing the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and Advanced along with the Admit Card, if you seek a TestAS waiver)
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HOW CAN CARPS OVERSEAS ASSIST ME?
- Helping you choose the right programme and University
- Profile building and eligibility criteria
- Fast Track Application Process to Universities
- Fast Track Preparation for Visa
- Pre-Departure Assistance
- Post Arrival Assistance
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