Following article was posted as comment by Raj to the post – 39.4% of International Students in Germany Faced Discrimination.

I want to say thanks to hsb for including information regarding other countries also.

Go here to learn more about Study in Germany for International Students.

And I request everyone who is commenting on this post to comment only if you have been to Germany don’t comment by just simply listening from so and so person or from so and so relatives.

Munich, Germany

Munich Train Station

Because what we usually hear from so and so people is just half truth. SORRY to every one if any ones feeling is being hurt by this or after reading this comment will . .

First thing to make it clear for every one here , Whatever I’m posting here is based on my personal experience and also from the experience of my room mates and many other peoples.

I can even provide you contact information of people to prove my point of view .
Now before coming to my experience in Germany I want to share few info regarding me . I have done my mechanical engineering from India in 2008 .

During my engineering days all of my friends applied to USA, UK and many of them left the country since most of them thought that there is very less scope for mechanical in India, (now I know everyone reading this comment will be very happy to argue or start fighting regarding scope of mechanical in India ….

Please guys if your thinking then don’t please because my intention here is not to compare scope of mechanical in India ..the notion of my friends was that the salary range for any mechanical person here in India will be initially very less around max 18.5k for freshers according to what I got and many of my friends got even 12k and less than that also ).

Even I thought of doing masters in u.s then I backed out my plan because of my father’s health.

I thought to do masters after he recovers. And in mean time I collected and dreamed about all countries starting from USA, UK and Germany.

But luckily after few months of my engineering I landed up in a job in a reputed firm in India as a cae/fea analyst.

They paid me around 18.5k per month and I got very excited since among my friends iam one of the person who got good pay he he he in mechanical field.

Initially I enjoyed my work a lot. I like my work a lot.

Because my plan was that I will work for few months here and then plan to do masters in any country mostly u.s or u.k since I have many friends there.

But slowly my work got hectic and from my mind everything regarding masters was gone .Now the next way to go to any country without doing masters is by going onsite ( after few years of experience reputed companies send there employees to work onsite he he he …good way to make quick bucks he he he ).

I started planning to go to onsite.


I was working for almost 13 to 14 hours and some times more than that in-order to go to onsite to Germany. I lost my social life.

Everyday I just woke I go to office comes home and then sleep. boring life. Like this around 3 years passed and finally I heard the good news from my PM that they are sending me to GERMANY.

I was very excited. I heard many things about Germany from many people.

Every one said Germany is paradise for automotive and mechanical field.

Now finally my hard work was about to pay off. I landed Munich airport on October 5th 2011 . Most memorable day of my life.

The experience was exciting , thrilling It seems like I’m on cloud 9.

As I came for work I need to concentrate more on my work in order to make my position fix here he he he but stil I planned to enjoy a lot. He he he .

First 15 days in Germany :

I landed at Munich airport. I loved the first breeze that touched me when I kept my first leg on Munich (place in Germany) land.

I liked a bit crowded Munich airport. I felt like I will never be alone since there are so many people here since I’m visiting foreign country for first time . So many people to help. So many people to make friendship .

So many places to enjoy and so much office work to do not to forget.

First 2 days were full of joy, but later I found that Germany was not much friendly to international people.

I faced biggest problem of language, its really very very hard to communicate with people in English since most of the Germany people prefer speaking in in their native language.

Most People treat international people as some one from zoo.

Initially they look at you as if they came to watch animal in zoo. They observe many things about you most of time you may not notice.

They just smile and walk away, few gossips if they don’t have any other work to do and few mischiefs comment.

I agree that if you go to a new country like this many things are common. But for every thing there is a limit. Compared to USA  and UK here discrimination is very much ( I can say this since I have my sister and her in laws stay in u.s ).

Then slowly after few few days I got used to this type of attitude . But still a person having self respect will some times get hurt due to this behavior.

Even for accommodation to take a home or flat for rent its very hard to get since most of German people don’t trust easily any international people.

Luckily my accommodation was provided by my company. Any Indian who prefers eating spicy food surely Germany is not a great place for you.


Like in U.S.A you don’t usually get indian food easily.

So I got sick very frequently. And most of the people here hate food served here. Then started work load. And I was tired working late hours so initial few days I didn’t travel any part of Germany.

Later days in Germany

Once I lost my way and it was very hard to figure out the correct path. I tried to ask few people but I found them very unfriendly to help.

Many just don’t respond to you knowing you are not from European country.

I walked for 2 hours to know the correct path and in night even I planned to sleep under a bench near roadside but luckily I found a nice Indian who helped me to reach my company’s flat.

Most People here don’t care much to help any international people. There are many incidents that took place in past few months. but since it will get boring to read iam summarizing points.

Life in Germany

  1. Language is biggest barrier .
  2. Food is not good , you will get bored and quick sick
  3. Many good places to visit but also very costly he he he he
  4. Climate is very nice
  5. Many cases of robbery, theft and abuses especially to international people ( I want to mention word Indians but people in this blog will start arguing)
  6. Most of Native people are not so friendly
  7. Technology wise its very nice. Very much developed.
  8. Paradise for nerds and people who want to do research work.
  9. Its not nice for an average person who wants to enjoy life like me and many others who want to make a balance between enjoyment and work.
  10. Not easy to get accommodation.
  11. A bit difficult to do shopping.
  12. You will make good bucks but its very hard to save here. Iam telling this by keeping in mind a normal person spending habits ( i.e after listening to lifes of around 12 peoples out of which some where my colleagues and some neighbours and from my personal opinion)
  13. Immigration rules are very strict.
  14. Traffic and other government rules are very rigid . Frequently you may get fined.
  15. You will feel like a bird captured in golden cage called ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY.

In short I’m regretting why I did 3 years Of hard work to go to onsite for a country like Germany.

In short iam regretting why I did 3 years of hardwork to go to onsite for a country like Germany.

I would have gone to USA or Australia and made good bucks along with that enjoyed life more compared to here. Best part was I learnt new things technology wise but i guess same technology is available in USA.

P.S : Sincere request to people reading this article .

Most of you will at any point while reading this post will relate this to yourself since most of this things happened with you people also if you once visited Germany.

But you people will not agree to this I guess may be …if yes then please don’t argue on this post pointing any point since it is my experience and along with that experience of many of my friends.

I can explain each point with examples, places where it happened along with people with whom it happened to prove my words.

And any point of my comment not wholely says that any people are bad or all Germans are bad I’m pointing only to people that I met.

I met with good people also, there are many good people also. But in general I described based on people I met and incidents in my life and my friends.

Disclaimer – The opinions expressed in the post are of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Happy Schools Blog.

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Now, you have read an experience shared by someone who is now living and working in Germany. He haven’t painted a rosy picture about Germany.

I can say that experience varies between personalities. I would appreciate if more folks who have been to Germany or living in Germany can share their experience.


  1. Sanjna on November 17, 2016 at 6:07 AM

    I was thinking to move Germany but after reading this I have changed my mood because I am less interested in technology and other disadvantages surely effect me aloooooooooooots specialy discrimination so, now I think Australia will be much better thanx for that post.

    • aakriti on July 9, 2019 at 12:40 AM

      Same here..?

  2. Santosh on November 13, 2016 at 6:28 AM

    First of all I want to thank you for giving platform to share feelings. I want to get some information due to the German Study and policy for student and dependent visa. My wife is a graduated in BSc (Microbiology) with 62%. We are planning to pursue her Masters in Germany and make the good future in Germany after studying there. So I want to get proper information regarding this as:

    1. Is it good decision to study in German for the better future?

    2. She wants to study Molecular Biology in International Max Planck Research School(MSc/PhD), Could we afford this college?

    3. Is the IELTS required or it can be accepted as the BSc course is in English here and the Masters Course in Germany is also in English Medium.

    4. Can I go with my wife in Dependent Visa recently? If not what are the policies regarding Dependent Visa? How can I apply and When?

    5. My friends told me that it will possible for dependent visa after the completion of Masters (2 years course) and if get job. Is it true? or there is another policy?

    We will be grateful if we get information as per above questions.

  3. MANISH KUMAR VERMA on July 18, 2016 at 3:44 AM

    Dear , recently i got a call from one of consultancy that you have got selected for one of our client in Germany for working as a Marketing Manager but before that you have to make a visa and then consultancy will conduct an interview for you. Is that right to go for working in Marketing field when i dont know German language. Please guide me.

  4. Monica on June 27, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Thank you for your comments. It’s really helpful to make a decision to come to Germany or not.

    • ch.manohar reddy on August 2, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      i want to do ms in it right wat the raghuram sukumar has spoken about the living in germany..after seeing dis comments wat u decided ..u will go for germany or not

    • ch.manohar reddy on August 2, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      please give rply monica

  5. Kishore on August 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    I think HSB is biased towards even approving posts about other blogs which are being mentioned. This is bad. I’m gonna stop seeing this site. So much prejudice against students aspiring for non-anglophone countries. It’s like the old ages now. I feel this blog officially sucks, i’m better off without it. There are so many blogs better than this one. No showing prejudice. Good for you admin. I hope you read this and disapprove this message.
    In countries like Finland, Norway, Belgium, Austria, Germany etc the tution fee is either free or low and those who can’t afford to study in US go to these countries. And i’m sure the EU unis are on par or even better than a lot of colleges in US. Countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium etc offer the best research which is not even done in US. I know for a fact many PhDs leave the EU because of money in US. Otherwise US is nothing. Seriously. Can you imagine the engineering and sciences done in US is nothing compared to EU countries like Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and the list is like really infinite.
    I don’t think the money hungry US aspirants will understand all this.

    Thank you forever. I will never visit this blog again.

    • HSB on August 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Kishore – you are helping folks here and I appreciate that.

      Your comment is not approved because of the site you had listed.

      Here is my reason. I had an account there and just like you I posted answers without any links with happyschools as user name. Guess what? Account was banned.

      If you decide not to be, I certainly respect your decision.

      • DEV on August 4, 2012 at 2:13 PM

        ooooooooooowwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! what was that all about????

      • Kishore on August 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM

        Sorry HSB, I didn’t know that. I apologize. I know it was not your mistake. I shouldn’t have loosed my calm. I don’t want to sound like a douchebag who shouts out at people, which is the reason I’m apologizing. But, in your blog some people post negative stuff about studying in other countries like countries in Europe etc which makes me go crazy. I think there is negativity everywhere, even in US. So i think it is fair enough to even say the disadvantages of studying US, consider the cases where people get killed by some racist guy with guns. My stand on studying US is no different from EU, because EU has a lot of advantages like no need to buy car, and no fear of being killed by thugs who have guns, or travel or even visiting different places for leisure which are advantage when compared to US other than cost of studying. The only disadvantage is that the cost of living is high, but then it is compensated.

        I hope you have more blogs on education all over the world.

  6. ankita on August 3, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    hello everyone….iam a regular follower of hsb..although styding in USA was my dream but was not financially strong enough to apply for US..but after reading about germany i tried and applied for masters in i heard their are lot of state funded universities over their…i tried really hard to get into anyone of them…and

    last week after 2 rejections i received an admit from BTU cottbus, germany….a gud state funded university in Environmental and resourse management .i need to pay only 212euros per sem as registration charges…huh…finally half the battle is won.But last week someone told me that their is lot of racism in cottbus….iam confused???what

    also, i dnt have any idea about german visa and questions…until now HSB was a real help…but now iam afraid about the visa interview also…will i be granted visa???plz help!!!!

    • DEV on August 4, 2012 at 3:39 AM

      Hi Ankita, I didnt know much about Cottbus so I searched a little and came up with these, PLZ READ THEM Completely:
      Scroll down the 2nd link till u find the heading ERP Program.

      • DEV on August 4, 2012 at 3:40 AM

        And to the original authors of the links, I mean no Copyright infringements if they are applicable!!!!

    • Kishore on August 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM


      After searching for sometime about Cottbus, I’ve found out that it is not a place you would want to be. Please avoid the eastern part of Germany

      I would advise you to apply again next semester or if you have some admissions waiting then wait for them. Look at And also please don’t go to consultation firms, they only take money and send you to bad places. Look for the Western Germany states, they are industrialized and well developed. Type in google “study in [insert state name]” example: study in Bavaria.

      I know it is tough to not accept admissions after being rejected by universities, don’t lose hope. Try again if you wish to. And if you have no other way. Cottbus is not a great place, but stay away from skin-heads ( men with shaved heads and maybe leather jackets ), learn some good German, maybe it will all work well. And lastly, all universities in Germany are of the same standards, so don’t think anything’s wrong with Cottbus, it’s just the people and the Neo-Nazi extremist attitude, and also since you are a female, i would advise you to contact someone in Cottbus to pick you up from U-Bahn( Railway station ) or post querries in Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Orkut or whatever, in the Official university page or department page.

      Hope i helped.

      All the best.

  7. Kishore on August 2, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Thanks for demotivating me Phaggot… >:(

  8. Abdul Hadi on May 15, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    I had been in Germany for about 1 month just for relative visit, and my point of view, observation are below.
    1. All Germany state are not the same especially Muncie is a little different.
    2. Different food and it is German taste not Asian food Taste.
    3. As know German have been working on their language which is not so bad.
    4. I have to mention there are some nice people to answer your question, but we have to know they are one of from develop countries and has it features.
    5. From my point of view, anyone who wants to go abroad should study something regarding the culture, rolls, politic and etc.
    6. It is frankly, the altitude of Germany is differing from ours that needs taken in consideration.
    At the end I have to say, always trip has some difficulty and so on.

  9. Alexander on May 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM


    I am an engineering student from germany and it was interessting reading your blog and your experiences.

    In some points I can say you are absolutely right. Others are new to me and if they really occurred you have my heartfelt sympathy.

    Well first of all. The language is quite a big barrier. A lot of german politicans claim that germany will learn english and is going to be a bit more of an international country but it is not, and by the current measures it is never going to be. Fact is the least of the german population knows any english at all. The few who learned it at school have a terrible accent. Well it is understandable because there is litteraly no posibility of using the language unless you are planing to work abroad. So it is a little bit crazy but in my oppinion germany is no country where multi-languages are well accepted.

    Read the rest of the comment at

  10. RK on May 14, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Hi HSB!!!

    Pls post some useful and true things about Germany !!! I hope that from the 50+ comments, the crap mentoined in this blog is ______ !!!! I request the guys to fill the gap πŸ˜‰ .

  11. Ojodomo on May 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    I’d like to study for a PhD in Analytical Chemistry in Germany. Can anyone please provide useful contacts, other details and requirements. Have an MS in Analytical chemistry.

    • Alexander on May 14, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      Hi, you can study it in Regensburg. If you need more information you might ask the student support for more details:

      [email protected]

  12. ABC on May 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    I have been to Germany and trust me life is just not like what has been described in this blog.People are friendly and very well-mannered .Its a great place to live in .If I could I would move there right away!

  13. mannan on May 11, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    that’s wat we call cultural shock!!!!!! ….but strange thing…ppl usually recover frm it in few days.
    moreover….it’s his personal exp….some1 very communicative and outgoing must have posted something totally opposite to wat this guy has……

  14. DhAVAl on May 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Very useful article.. i am planning to go germany for master …i was unsure of culture they have in germany but this article is much useful to me . thanks πŸ™‚

  15. Sofia on May 11, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    Thanks for sharing your personal experience!!
    I’ll be well prepared before landing over in Germany for pursuing masters.I have applied for Douis-Essen Univ.
    By the way was that German lingo easier to learn in less time??

  16. gautam on May 11, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    thank u so much dude, noe i got information what i need, is it better ti go usa

  17. Joy on May 11, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Language is biggest barrier .
    – You thought you could speak to people in your mother tongue?

    Food is not good , you will get bored and quick sick
    – There are a lot of Asian shops, if you wanna cook food. Ready made food is cheap. Especially juices, frozen food items

    Many good places to visit but also very costly he he he he
    – You need to avail group passes for traveling in trains.

    Most of Native people are not so friendly
    – Only the elder people are “unfriendly”

    Paradise for nerds and people who want to do research work.
    – OMG! You have no idea about the cultural side of Germany.

    Its not nice for an average person who wants to enjoy life like me and many others who want to make a balnce between enjoyment and work.
    – You are an absolute retard. Please don’t make such baseless statements.

    Not easy to get accommodation.
    – You need to be proactive. Google for studentenwerk

    A bit difficult to do shopping.
    – Why? Because it’s too difficult to choose from the multitude of shopping complexes like Rewe, Aldi etc?

    Immigration rules are very strict.
    – LOL.

    You will feel like a bird captured in golden cage called ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY.
    – ROFL.

    • xyz1 on May 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

      too good! I totally agree with u! πŸ˜€

    • Mridusmita on May 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      i totally agree with you, i dont know which Germany this guy is talking about, but the Germany I live in is awesome.

      • manasa on May 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM

        Oh boy, the guy did mention already a heck of times that this experience is his personal one.
        Yet, people started “commenting” against it.

        • HSB on May 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

          Its good for the blog right πŸ™‚

    • tapan on May 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      Awesome joy..hats off…i am also opting germany for masters in automotive engg

    • Arun on May 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      Damn good Joy,
      I was planning to write all these, but than read your comments, so true.
      The guy is definitely a retard.
      Come on how the hell he find Munich boring or a cage, its a real paradise with such a damn good beer and awesome chicks, if you are shy to talk to them than why the hell you even go out of your country.
      He’s saying no one told him the route, damn why the hell you are even going around without a map, at least you can find a subway within every 500meters, just go there and grab the train or take a taxi. I am living in Frankfurt and can certainly say that’s not a problem at all.
      I went to Munich last month and I got lost near the main railway station and my experience is quietly opposite, I asked someone about the route and she was not able to make me understand, not habitual with English, but than she came with me till the entrance.
      Guys Germany is seriously a nice place to work and live in, if you want to stay in Europe. Yes you will face some difficulties in office as everyone prefers to speak German, even in team meeting but at any given time they are ready to translate the outcome, but you gotta ask, there is no spoon feeding here like in India.
      I will certainly not recommend for the guys who are too accustomed to spoon feeding and living in an enclosed environment. But for others who want to explore its a damn nice country with so discipline that you will fall in love with this. And yes do learn a few common German words, that will make your life a lot easier here.:)


  18. Rajesh on May 11, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    I think this is biased report and nothing else.

    Why this so called student stay there for 3 years for study if so much problems in Germany ?

    This kind of person cant stay anywhere and they have excuse for every places for problems.

    India is also not a ROSE compared to other countries.

    My dear, face the problem and get the way from it and that’s called a HUMAN. Else, come back to India, ask mom to serve food 3 times and ask your dad to pay for holidays without earning anything. πŸ™‚

    Regards & best wishes wherever you are !!!

    Rajesh Patel

  19. Manisha on May 11, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    When you knew 3 years in advance that you’d be landing in Germany in near future, why didn’t you make any effort to learn the language and do some research on the culture?

    • ganesh kashyap on May 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

      a nice thought manisha….excellent idea….

  20. mehreen on May 11, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    very nice article

  21. mehreen on May 11, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    No one can negatively comment on the personal experience, because every one has there own feeling to face life in different situation.well article was very nice

  22. Anurag on May 10, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    1. People staring at you is not uncommon. Asians and Caucasians do not look alike. We would do the same if we find a Caucasian roaming our streets, don’t we. Few of us might even stare at them as if we are scanning and photocopying something. πŸ˜‰
    2. You have mentioned that finding an apartment is difficult. But you stay in company’s flat!! Did you ever go out and search for apartment. Do you have any experience in searching apartment for rental?? I don’t think so. Munich is an international destination and many Indians stay there. I don’t believe you.
    3. Honestly, food cannot be a reason to support your point of discrimination.
    4. ” I tried to ask few people but I found them very unfriendly to help” — Your not a celebrity buddy. I would rarely answer someone asking me for direction here in India. What did you expect in a foreign country.? Remember, only 40-48% germans can read, write and speak english. — However, how can this point support your Theory of discrimination?? I speak telugu and if start asking for directions in Tamil nadu what response would I get.
    However, one thing I did not understand is, how in the world have you concluded this as discrimination??
    My conclusions:
    1. try to learn their language and see the difference.
    2. You are in cultural shock and you are home sick.
    3. Learning advance tech requires time, so your schedule prevents you from enjoying properly. So don’t push that on germany. Same reason goes for your inability to find apartment for rent.
    4.Your mechanical Eng. work load scenario might be the same in USA/any other. is it not?
    5. I’m not sure abt ppl going abroad for Job but for students germany is heaven.
    Finally, take a break and go home. Feel the air and poke your neighbors and compare the response with poking a german. Pack all the masala ammo and fly back. HEHEHEHEHE –> What is this, are you trying to learn german from a french??

  23. Gowtham on May 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    So when are you coming back to India dude?? Guess not very soon.. Why not?? Everyone knows the reason πŸ™‚ Now please gtfo and work!

  24. menorca on May 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    i am studying in germany and have found ppl to be very helpful.u shud know german ofcourse…but life here is so organized n nice!!!n bonn has so many indian stores that i never have a problem!n i hvnt seen any friend lost 800 euros but got it all back:)

    • Himadri on May 11, 2012 at 4:36 AM

      Hi Menorca,

      I am applying to some German universities Like Ulm,Technical Univ of Munich,Hamburg.
      I would like to know more about study in Germany from you.Could you help me? Thanks in advance.

      • Student on October 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

        Hello Himadri,
        You can get all the info on the internet. You don’t have to ask anybody other than university officials. For your question i would suggest to visit and just find your course of interest from the drop down box. And check this out as well, 10 steps to Germany
        Hope it helped

  25. manas on May 10, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    he he he

  26. David on May 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    @the person who wrote de above post
    Dude you believe that language was a great barrier. In your above post, there are innumerable grammatical errors. My point is, u yourself can’t communicate properly, in English. How do you expect Germans with very little English knowledge to communicate with you?

    • HSB on May 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      Writing a blog post is not an easy task. Relating to what someone has written with error in a blog post cannot be compared to face to face interaction or not understanding German language.

    • ALOK on May 10, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      Mr. David,

      writing and speaking are two entire different activities of any language. it may be English or german. so you shouldn’t degrade a person that he did a numerous mistakes in his blogs. It might be case that he is well enough in speaking English. when he was in Germany, he was expecting Germans in communication in speaking form (English), not in written form.
      anyway he had already mentioned that whatever he had written in the blog, is based on his experience. Experience can be fantastic or horrible. In his case it was horrible…….

    • vicky on May 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

      @David, You made me laugh. It is very unusual to say something like this. I will say immature Period.

    • Santosh on May 11, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      @David, as though you are expert in English. Atleast he has tried to say something useful but your statement is completely useless.

  27. manasa on May 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Wow..You are a brave person. You faced these many obstacles and yet did not back out.

    Another good thing about studying abroad.It makes people tougher. πŸ™‚

  28. DC on May 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Very nice post HE HE HE, very informative HE HE HE, balanced views from a personal experience HE HE HE.. But all that is stuck is HE HE HE

    • HSB on May 10, 2012 at 2:58 PM

      DC – I removed several instances of he he he and then I lost patience.

      • GReddy7227 on May 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM


        • om on May 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM

          Ways to laugh ..
          hahahahaha – most common
          Lol – again most common
          Bwahahahah – newer one
          Heheheehhe – !!! invented one
          huhuhuhu – :-)))
          huuuuh – πŸ™‚

      • molly on May 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM

        lol πŸ˜€

    • vicky on May 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

      Is it new way to laugh ! Maybe you are writer brother.

      • pachu ray on May 11, 2012 at 2:39 AM

        how do you say he he he in german?

  29. xyz1 on May 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    I have been to germany! I felt exactly the opposite to what is mentioned in this blog! my friends also felt like the way I did! Indeed one of the better countries!

  30. DEV on May 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    in which part of Germany were you??

  31. DEV on May 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Can you plz tel ur company name? Hope u knw why i am asking.

  32. Sushma N on May 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM


    First of all I want to thank you for the detailed explanation about your experience in germany. But I would like to put in a few of my comments here:
    Life in Germany
    1. Language is biggest barrier – English is the native language of Americans. Because you are taught in English, you don’t feel the pinch in US. Similarly Germans speak in their native language. If you want to go to a different place, you have to research about their culture and adjust accordingly. After all you want to go to their country.
    2. Food is not good , you will get bored and quick sick – There are many Indians settled in America. That is the reason you would find more Indian food. But Germany is not a place where many Indians have settled down. If you are particular about food, learn to cook your own food.
    3. Many good places to visit but also very costly he he he he – What do you expect?? To tour around Germany in 100 bucks??
    4. Climate is very nice
    5. Many cases of robbery, theft and abuses especially to international people ( I want to mention word Indians but people in this blog will start arguing) – Learn to be more careful. It is a foreign place. how many foreigners are not exploited in India??
    6. Most of Native people are not so friendly – there could be a communication gap because of the language barrier. Don’t arrive to conclusions.
    7. Technology wise its very nice. Very much developed.
    8. Paradise for nerds and people who want to do research work.
    9. Its not nice for an average person who wants to enjoy life like me and many others who want to make a balnce between enjoyment and work. – I thought you wanted to go there to study????
    10. Not easy to get accommodation – New place is new for everyone. Life is not spoon fed.
    11. A bit difficult to do shopping.
    12. You will make good bucks but its very hard to save here. Iam telling this by keeping in mind a normal person spending habits ( i.e after listening to lifes of around 12 peoples out of which some where my colleagues and some neighbours and from my personal opinion)
    13. Immigration rules are very strict.
    14. Traffic and other government rules are very rigid . Frequently you may get fined.
    15. You will feel like a bird captured in golden cage called ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY.

    I feel this person is complaining about a well organized place. We complain about the poor organization in India at times, and also complain when we go to an organized country. Amusing!! he he..

    Folks, I am planning to go to Germany for masters and here is a few points from my research:
    1. Germany is not open for gossiping non-sense. People there are reserved by nature. Be prepared.
    2. There are lot of Indians who are pursuing masters in Germany. Find contact and take help. It does not bring a person down to take help.
    3. Make it a point to know the basic communication level german before you reach the country.
    4. Many countries across the globe make it hard for Indians to adjust when it comes to Food, especially vegetarians. Be prepared to cook your own food if you cannot take the food in the country.
    5. More importantly, Germany is a place for research and study. If you are interested in it, go ahead. Take a firm decision as to what your aim is before you decide where you want to go.
    6. Germany is a country which has mostly state funded universities. When the state funds your education, do not expect the state to take any non-sense to be tolerated.
    7. Germany is not a bad place after all. The quality of education is excellent. So, first of all, decide what you want to do and then decide on the country you want to go to.

    • HSB on May 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      From my observation, people who go for work have different view of life than those who go to the same country for studying.

      Even for those who come to USA on short term assignments find it tough in USA.

      When people come to USA for onsite work assignments, they are expected to hit the ground running. That’s not the case with students. They get help from seniors, airport pickup, roommates, and they have lot of time to settle down.

      • Gowtham on May 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

        People who go for studying go with good knowledge of German. So the language barrier should not be a problem. Hence the students enjoy studying like doing it anywhere else.

        But those who go for work abruptly like this, end up in such blog posts. If u had so much passion about Germany, why don’t you learn the language before you go man???

    • DEV on May 10, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      exactly. when u plan to abroad take the necesary preps. u r not a VVIP why would they bother for you. tell me sumthng ow many countries provide free(almost) education to both national and international students, that clarifies the “DISCRIMINATION” part.

    • Pooja on May 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      Thanks a lot !! I too have got an admit from a German University and was worried lately about the life style there. Even though i know german language i’m not quite confident with it. However, your post was quite inspiring . Life is not a bed of roses. It’s time for us to prepare our mindset before taking a new step! Thank you.

      • Mridusmita on May 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM

        Hey, I am doing my masters here and believe me its a paradise for students, they will actually spoon feed you. You get free tram and bus tickets from the university for the entire semester, lots of barbecue parties are organised every weekend by university students and there is a student services facility called studentenwerk where you can apply and they will give you a fully furnished single apartment with bathroom and kitchen for a reasonable price. Just chill and come here, and if you know a little bit of German you’ll easily be able to speak fluently in 2-3 months. don’t worry

        • HSB on May 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

          Can you write few post about student life in Germany, courses, application and visa process?

        • ankita on May 22, 2012 at 1:35 AM

          @mridusmita..thanks so much for your valuable information…iam also planning ms in transport or renewable resourses from germany..can you just tell me whats the scope of these couses in germany..or any course good for a civil engineer..waiting fr ur reply:)

        • Pooja on August 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM

          Thanks a lot mridusmitha !! πŸ™‚ It would be nice if you could share your experience with us regarding people and their habits !
          looking forward for your post πŸ™‚

        • Vipin on April 8, 2018 at 5:26 AM

          Mridusmita. I’m thinking of doing masters in Germany. I’m in 2nd year student of mechanical engineering. Can you plz tell me which universities are good for masters for mechanical engineers where you get excellent facilities like you are getting ?

    • Himadri on May 11, 2012 at 4:42 AM

      Hi Sushma,
      I am also applying to German Universities fro my MS. May I have your contact please. It would help me to gather more info.Thanks in advance.

  33. Navina on May 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Hi ,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Nice article.



  34. Andy on May 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Very inspirational writing,HE HE HE.

    • HSB on May 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      Andy – We are waiting for your next post πŸ™‚

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