Guest post by a student in Germany names Alexander (Bachelor of Science) Industrial Engineering with specialization in Electronics at the Fachhochschule Landshut.
Tuition fees were disestablished in most Bundesländer (German States).
You pay in just 3 State in Germany tuition fees.
You pay in Hamburg, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), and Bayern (Bavaria). ~ 500 Euro a semester.
For example – Tuition fees:
- Fachhoschule Landshut (University of Applied Sciences Landshut) 300 euro /semester
- Location: Lower Bavaria, about 80 km away from Munich.
- TU München (Technical University Munich) 500 Euro / semester
- Location: Upper Bavaria, Munich.
- TU Berlin (Technical University Berlin) 300 Euro/semester
- Location: Berlin
- FH Westküste (University of Applied Sciences Westküste ) 0 Euro / Semester
- Location: Schleswig-Holstein, Heide, about 100 km away from Hamburg
In any case you have to pay some fees for the Studentenwerk (student union): It is about 60 Euro per semester
Go to a smaller Town. Not the biggest Cities.
The Costs of Living were cheaper in smaller towns. You get to know the people much better and the mentality.
And you might have more money to Visit bigger Cities for partying. But be assured in Smaller Towns are good parties too.
Costs of Living in Germany for Students
- Accommodation: 200 – 500 Euro (depends)
- Food – 300 to 600 Euros (if you cook yourself about you will spend about 10 Euro a day, if you eat in Mensa you will spend 15 Euro a day, if you eat at restaurants you spend about 20 a day… it depends on lifestyle)
- Travel: ~ 50 Euro. There are programs for cheaper travel. Depends on your City.
- Office Supplies ~ 50 Euro (Papers, Pens, Books)
The rest depends on you. You should plan accordingly because you might want to go out on evenings have some party or just get to know the area.
But you should think about at least 600 Euro a month.
If you need to save money. You might pay 800 Euro a month for living and accommodation.
Readers Question About Germany
- Job Prospects – what are criteria, like language, nationality
- Immigration Rules. Are the rules favorable or stringent like in the states?
- Campus Jobs
- TA, RA, admin jobs
- I have passed out in 2009, have already applied to some univ. Though fees are low, I tried for scholarships in daad, but seems like they are available only for current students. What are other avenues for Indians?
Job Prospects in Germany
Job prospects for academics are very good. For common work not quite good.
For common work, the unemployment rate is about 15%. For academics, the unemployment rate is about: 2%.
Immigration Rules in Germany
Again for academics or students, you shouldn’t have a problem. But a language test is the basis of immigration.
There are quite some possibilities.
Companies do their best to get the professionals fast. And I mean as paid interns, working students, etc.
All you need to do is to send an application with your field of studies, expertise, salary requirement, to an engineering company and they tell you within a couple of weeks whether to work with them or not.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships in Germany are a little bit rare. They are hard to get for anyone, doesn’t matter where you are from.
Following answers was posted by Alexander, who was studying (Bachelor of Science) Industiral Engineering wita h special field in Electronics at the Fachhochschule Landshut.