Study in Germany
One of the biggest and powerful countries of the world, Germany situated in central Europe. Germany is very beautiful country. It has lots of nature's gifts like mountains, forests, green landscapes, rivers, waterfalls and sunny beaches of the North Sea and Baltic Sea. This powerful country shares borders with some of the most important countries of Europe. Germany is surrounded by Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, and Denmark. Capital city Berlin is the strongest capital in the world. It is the center of power in Europe. German is its official language which is widely spoken in the country. The German language is not only spoken in Germany but it is spoken in lots of European countries also. Germany is consists of 357,376 square km with the population of 81.41 million. Germany is a most populated country in Europe but with its area, it is good population. Germany is also the member of European Union (EU) and The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
BRIEF HISTORY OF GERMANY
The history of Germany is very rich. It used to be the strongest country of Europe form millenniums. It ruled over Europe due to its strong economy and armed forces. Germans put lots of influence on the culture and economy of most of the European countries. They promoted not only their culture in other European countries but they left their language in those countries also and now the German language is most spoken language in Europe along with the English language. It is the law of nature that every dominant have to see a decline. Once Alexander was great he saw a decline, then Brittan was great they saw a decline. Germans were also great so they also had to face decline when a dictator Adolph Hitler and his Nazi party took control of Germany in 1933. Hitler wanted to conquer all the Europe and put all the Europe in the fire of war. The war mania of Hitler destroyed the infrastructure of not only the neighboring country of Germany but also the German nation have to suffer with it. Hitler era from 1933 to 1945 was horrible for Germans and it demolished the nation. After the death of Hitler, the German nation was divided into two parts, East Germany and West Germany. Capital Berlin was also divided into two parts and a wall was constructed for partition. With the continuous struggle of the German nation, this Berlin wall was broken on 9 November 1989 and German nation became united once again and started their journey towards development again. And now in 2017, this nation has become world's fourth strongest economy. Salute to this brave nation.
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN GERMANY
The education system of Germany is very strong like its economy. Education for all is the motto of the German government. Higher education institutions of Germany are independent, the central government doesn't control the education in Germany. There is no regulatory policy for education by the government. All the 16 states of Germany regulate their universities, but they don't control the universities. The quality of education in Germany is very high. Actually, the universities of Germany set the education standards in Europe. You can find almost 427 universities in Germany, most of them are public and state-funded and students are not charged tuition fees. Some private universities are also working in Germany. These higher education institutions are offering almost 18000-degree programs to local and international students. However, there are lots of tuition free universities for international students in Germany. You can study in Germany in the English language also.
TYPES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN GERMANY
There are three types of higher education institutions in Germany. Students can choose the university according to their choice. There are lots of studies programs are taught in these universities. Following are the types of higher education institutions in Germany.
- Universities of Applied Sciences
- Colleges of Arts, Film, and Music
UNIVERSITIES OF GERMANY
The study in universities is totally theoretical and academically oriented. These universities of Germany offer various study programs in different fields. There are some technical universities, college of education, and medical schools are also working under universities or independently. These universities offer bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree programs to students.
UNIVERSITIES OF APPLIED SCIENCES OF GERMANY
The study in universities of applied sciences is totally focused on practical, research and experiments. The course of different studies programs is designed to prepare the students for professional life. Students are given theoretical lectures and practical challenges, which make them able to meet any challenge in practical and professional life.
TUITION FEES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES OF GERMANY
Frequently asked the question is there a way to study abroad for free? The answer is yes. In Germany, most of the state universities are public or church funded and do not charge any tuition fee from students. Though, very few universities charge a little amount as tuition fees. Of course, bachelor's degree programs are totally free. However, master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs are charged very fewer tuition fees. In fact, it is very less as compare to other universities of Europe. So you can go and study abroad in Germany for free because there is a free education in Germany for international students is available.
Private universities charge full tuition fees, which can be compared to the universities of Europe. So very less number of students take admission in private universities. Most of the universities of applied sciences are free of cost.
SEMESTER CONTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN GERMANY
Students are required to pay an amount of approximately 250 Euro as semester contribution. This semester contribution can be varying university to university. Another 100 Euro are also charged from students to provide them different facilities like the dining hall, athletic facilities, halls of residence and different services.
In some universities, students are charged 25 Euro to 160 Euro for semester ticket. A student can use all the public transport free of charge for 6 months in the city.
COST OF LIVING IN GERMANY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Living in a big city of the world is always expensive, so that in Germany. Students have to spend the major portion of their savings on living. Cost of living always depends on your way of living. PakStudyAbroad.com always suggests you spend less on living and more on studies. Anyways, you may need to spend 800 Euro per month to spend on accommodation, food, clothing, traveling in the city, books, stationery, personal maintenance, entertainment etc. It is an average and estimated cost of living. It may be segregated as: rent of accommodation may require 300 Euro approx, food may require 165 Euro approx, travelling may require 82 Euro approx, clothing may require 50 Euro approx, study material (books, notes, stationary) may require 30 Euro approx, phone & the internet may require 33 Euro approx, health and medical may require 65 Euro approx and entertainment & outing may require 68 Euro approx. these figures are approx and can vary from city to city.
ACCOMMODATION IN GERMANY FOR STUDENTS
Finding accommodation in big cities have become a problem in the world, so that in Germany. It will not easy for you to find a good residence in student cities of Germany. Students are advised to confirm their residence immediate after admission confirmation. Students must have confirmed accommodation before reaching to Germany. Getting admission in German higher education institution is not giving you automatic booking for university's student residence hall. You need to arrange accommodation yourself. Let's discuss some residence options in Germany on the forum of PakStudyAbroad.com.
STUDENTS RESIDENCE HALL IN GERMANY
Student residence hall is the most economical residence option in Germany. There are many students' residence halls in student city of Germany. They give you a room for two on very economical rate. These rooms are totally furnished with properly heating and the Internet. Most of the rooms have attached bathroom. Students are given common kitchen, living room, and dining room also.
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION IN GERMANY
In case you cannot find a place in students residence hall in Germany for any reasons then you have a second option. You can rent a private room / flat / apartment. This kind of living is always expensive in big cities. If you are habitual to live alone and your bank balance allows you then you can avail this option. Otherwise, you can rent a flat or apartments on sharing basis with other students. It is also very economical kind of living. Living in sharing basis will save your many Euros in rent. And you can also cook your own food sharing with other students. It is also very economical food option than dining out in the restaurant.
LIVE AS PAYING GUEST IN GERMANY
If you are keen about different cultures and traditions of the world then you should live as paying guest in Germany with some local family. It is also a very economical way of living. Normally as paying guest, you are given a furnished single room with food and laundry. You can save your precious time by living in this style. The time you would spend in cooking food, cleaning room and washing clothes can be utilized in studies and outing. The nights of big cities of Germany are very attractive and entertaining. So students should go out and have fun also.
FIRST NIGHTS IN GERMANY WITHOUT RESIDENCE FOR STUDENTS
If you cannot find a place to live before arriving in Germany then you have some temporary living options. In some higher education institutions, the sutdentenwerk and some other organizations provide some temporary residence for some nights. Students can use these temporary residences to find some permanent accommodation.