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IELTS not mandatory in German


Germany has been known to be the technological and economic powerhouse of Europe. German universities have drawn a large number of international students in the last couple of decades. The universities for higher education are dispersed all over the country. The proximity of these universities to industrial plants and various research centers provides an opportunity for students to find employment and stay in the same city. German universities offer over 350 English-taught courses available in varying domains.

IELTS not mandatory in German
IELTS not mandatory in German

Germany at a Glance

A lot of international students flock to Germany for tuition-free studies in public universities. It is a politically safe and welcoming country. The cost of living in Germany is reasonable as compared to the other countries in Europe. Germany has a temperate climate with cool summers and mild winters. It is known as a land of poets and thinkers and has produced many celebrated composers and philosophers. It also boasts of many famous inventions like the automobile. The country has good employment rates and has Europe’s highest economy. Germany also happens to be a leader in climate and energy policies. Popular cities are Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, etc.

Why Study in Germany?

Tuition-free education in the public universities of Germany is the number one reason for studying there. Germany offers excellent curricula and infrastructure. More and more degree programs are being offered in English in Germany. It has around 450 state-accredited universities that offer 17, 600-degree programs. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a very famous scholarship organization in offers countless scholarship programs to applicants. German degrees are known for quality and are immensely valued in the job market. The German Visa is valid for 27 Schengen countries including Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, and others.

Universities & Courses

Popular Universities

  1. Technical University of Munich
  2. Technical University of Berlin
  3. University of Hagen, Hagen
  4. RWTH Achen University, Achenl
  5. Accadis University of Applied Sciences, Bad Homburg

Popular Courses

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Automotive Engineering
  3. Aeronautical Management
  4. Business Administration
  5. Health Administration

Germany’s Education Cost

The expenses to be incurred for studying in Germany can comprise tuition fees, living costs, insurance, etc. The cost also depends on what degree you are pursuing i.e. Technical, Management, etc., and also varies according to the type of institutes i.e. public or private. Most of the technical programs in Germany will not be having any tuition fees and the students would have to pay a minimal amount of approximately € 500 per semester. The living cost in Germany is approximately € 10,332 per year. However, if the student is going for any of the business programs then the average tuition fee would be approximately € 11000 to € 14000.

Scholarships to Study in Germany

Key Characteristics

Capital: Berlin

Currency: Euro (€)

Population: 83 million

Students: 416,437 international students, as of 2022 statistics

Languages: German, English

English Requirements

TOEFL or IELTS scores as a proof of English proficiency.
80+ for TOEFL and 6.0 – 7.0 bands in IELTS.


  • Summer intake for the summer semester running from March to August or April to September; deadlines usually fall before January.
  • Winter intake for the winter semester spanning September to February or October to March; deadlines usually fall before July.

Work Opportunity

International students from other countries are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. They are not allowed to be self-employed or work as freelancers . Students who want to work more need permission from the Agentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency) and the Ausländerbehörde (foreigners’ office).

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