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Student's Life in Germany – Food, Apartments and People

Raghuram Sukumar Study in Germany 10 Comments

Puneet’s article continued from Part 1 – PhD in Germany : Indian Student’s Perspective

I would say life is easier and better here, looking at the on road safety, feasibility & availability of public transport, work culture, opportunities etc.

If you regard the before mentioned things under ‘Quality of Life’, then I would say- yes it is better but remember there are no free lunches you are away from your family, loved ones.

And this is not a small factor, but really giant as it strikes the mind multiple times a day.

Anyways, all for good- we are here for gaining experience, learning & enjoying as well.

People are nice & helpful (if you talk to them, though oddness can be found everywhere).

Getting an apartment was never a difficult task as there are lots of student homes available.

And nowadays, Indian communities on Facebook makes it easier for you to get acclimatize and know people, which can be helpful at many occasions.

Regarding food, it may be a problem as we are not used to eating breads every meal-everyday, despite the option of Mensa which provides nice food at universities but may trouble the pocket (depends if you are registered in the university as a student or non-student, I was not).

On the contrary, there are nice Indian restaurants (I can say nowadays in almost all cities around the globe, OPTIMISTIC), but its good to go once a while.

The best bet is to cook by yourself, I brought many utensils from India as I came to know before coming that the utensils are expensive here (and they really are). And started making my own stuff, thus helping myself.

All Indian masala’s, rice and ‘atta’ was easily available at many shops. So, slowly and slowly I learned and evolved in cooking, as a person and supposedly as a professional. And am hopeful that this nice experience will continue.

I will write more about certain stuffs (food, environment, people)- specifically. Till then, take care.

Next Article – PhD : US vs German Universities

Comments

  1. hi puneet, I have completed m.pharm(pharmaceutics) at vadodara and my cpi is 80%. am i eligible to apply for phd in germany? if so can u plz advice me appropriate universities and ielts score needed for applying. can i apply directly or shud i prefer any consultancies ? plz do advice me the procedure… is it compulsory that i must have some publications and experience in pharma industries?? and if apply by dis december whn can i expect to start phd?

  2. Hey puneet,
    I am a mechanical student about to finish my bachelors in a month with aggregate around 64%.Though i have a very good profile apart from my aggregates like i did very good projects .I dint give my GRE, IELTS yet.I heard i have 2 good universities available for Fall 2013 those are FH Achen,Hamburg university.I am planning to give IELTS,GRE by may 20th.And adding to this almost all universities dead lines are done.So i have no choice left .I also got placed in TCS .
    I am really confused about this choice.I want to do my masters in Germany.But what do you think is right??should i apply for now for these available universities or should i do job for 6 months and apply for next semester?? And if am applying what should i prefer?? Like should i apply by myself or put trust on consultancies?? And please do tell me about job opportunities after completion of Masters.Will it be better than US?? Please answer all my questions. Thank you.

  3. hi puneet, im pursuing m.pharm(pharmaceutics) at hyderabad and my aggregate is 80%. am i eligible to apply for phd in germany? if so can u plz advice me appropriate universities and ielts score needed for applying. can i apply directly or shud i prefer any consultancies ? plz do advice me the procedure… is it compulsory that i must have some publications and experience in pharma industries?? and if apply by dis december whn can i expect to start phd?

  4. Hi Puneet,

    i am a software engineer. i have planned to do my masters in germany. i want to know good universities for masters in computer science. Also, please help me out by the job opportunities in computer science in germany. I have an ielts of 7.5, and academics of 68%. Also i have heard of chemnitz university. If u can plz help me with the details of how good this university is..

    Thank you

  5. Does Germany provide good job opportunities post MS provided MS is done from Fachchoschule? Can a Mumbai Uni student with 65.5% aggt in BE(EXTC) apply there? As in are there any chances of admit?

    1. In earlier times, Fachchoschule was not considered at par with universities, but nowadays there is no such thing. If someone has done MS from Fachchoshule- he/she is considered as good as a university pass out. So, I don’t think its any problem to get a job provided the German of the concerned person is fluent.

      Regarding the second query, well I have always believed that foreign universities really don’t totally depend upon the marks obtained. And 65.5% is reasonable enough. Additionally, if you have other good credentials- like nice projects done during the tenure as a student + good letter of recommendations + a clearly defined statement of purpose/ motivation letter. Then, the chances seems pretty high.

      I hope it was of some use.
      Take care & All the best.

  6. Thanks for ur mail as it is going to help me a lot during my on coming days of ms.

    1. Sure, if you have specific questions as well- you can ask.
      Let me know, to which city you are coming?

      1. Can u please provide your e-mail because I have applied for German universities and I may need any information from you. Thanks in advance

        1. Hi Javeed,
          E-mail ids are hidden on this website, we can’t have access to each other’s e-mail id.

          It won’t be a problem, you can ask your query here- I will try to answer them asap.

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