Germany, as a country, has long been associated with excellence. It is no wonder that Germany is a great destination for higher education with a special mention for its research based technical programs.
A recent research– German Academic Exchange Service suggests that Germany has the third largest number of international student population – next only to the USA and UK. Dividing the number of students by region, shows European Union and China as the biggest contributors.
Here reasons why the world is looking towards Germany for education and why you should pursue your bachelors from Germany.
English as a Medium of Instruction:
In the past, Germany stayed low in the choice of country for study abroad aspirants. The biggest hindrance was the obvious language barrier. Till about a decade ago, almost all the bachelor courses were offered in German language. This is not the case anymore.In the recent years, the universities across the country have started regular bachelor courses in English language.
No Tuition Cost:
Almost all universities in Germany are state owned educational institutions. They offer you the same advantage of no tuition fee, even as an international aspirant. While there’s no tuition fee, there are living expenses for all students. As international students you might be asked to contribute to some sort of welfare fund. This is also not the case for master’s degree programs in Germany. We advise you to go through respective university information to get a clearer picture.
Easy Eligibility for Indian Nationals:
In case you are planning to do under-graduation from Germany, chances are you are more importantly looking for a technical degree. And if you are an engineering aspirant in India, JEE is not too wayward of your career goals. So here’s another good news for Indian Students. If you have cleared your JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examinations), you are eligible for a direct admission in Germany’s undergraduate courses for that subject.
In case, you did not clear the JEE but managed to get admission in one of the state run colleges/ universities in India and have completed one full academic year successfully, then you are eligible for a direct admission to that course in Germany.
Learning German Language:
German as a language has great advantages. Though it is not spoken across the world, it has high population in Europe. Moreover, learning a new language always adds to your resume. Pursuing your under-graduation in Germany would give you an opportunity to learn German.
An added advantage of learning German language is gaining the freedom of pursuing a highly specialised Master’s degree from Germany or even landing a job in Germany. And if automobile or engineering design is the subject that most interests you, there is no bigger dream than a job in one of the leading German companies.
Internships & Job Opportunities:
Whether you plan to stay on in Germany or come back to India, the fact remains that the object of pursuing a degree is finding meaningful employment. On this front too, studying in Germany helps. Highly research oriented, German Universities often design their courses with mandatory internships. This gives you an opening to the industry and adds meaningful practical experience to your understanding and resume.
Thinking about getting a job, Germany offers you a solution there as well. If you complete your studies from Germany, you are eligible to stay on in the country for 18 months and pursue employment options. This gives you a comfortable time space to look for your dream job, pursue any other course or even earn some extra cash before you come back. Often, the acceptance level is high and international students contribute a large amount to the German economy.