Universities in Germany – Insight into Admission Process

Guest Post by Admission Member in Germany university.

And concerning Yashie’s comment at Do you have any questions about studying in Germany?

I think that master’s and bachelor’s studies in Germany are at least as demanding as in the US and especially in engineering will not be much time to party. The system works a little different – not so many exams during the semester, therefore a huge examination at the end. But in the end you will have to study as much and as hard. Students rather have a pretty tough and time-consuming schedule to stick to.

I would suggest every student coming to Germany at least to know a little German, even if they are enrolled in English programmes and will not need German for studies. Yet, it always helps to get along in the supermarket, to get an apartment, etc.

When in Germany, students may choose from a huge amount of German language courses offered by the university (for free for students) to improve their language skills. Because, as Rhul says, engineers a highly sought after at the moment, yet you need to be able to speak German.

I myself know quite a few international students who came to Germany and only spoke a little German or nothing at all.

Within their two-year master’s programmes they managed to improve their German a lot (it doesn’t have to be perfect, yet should be on an intermediate level) and most of them found well-paid jobs pretty easily afterwards.

However, someone who isn’t interested in Germany and learning German at all, should maybe consider an English-speaking country.

I hope, I could help a little. Otherwise the DAAD’s homepage is always a very good help (http://www.daad.de/deutschland/deutschland/00509.en.html)

…and let me just add one more aspect: German universities do not give first preference to their students. A certain amount of places are given to German and EU students each year (so they compete with each other) and a certain amount of places are reserved for international, non-EU students . Thus, international students from non-EU countries only compete with each other and not Germans.

Plus, in English-speaking degree programmes there is no fixed amount of places for German students and international students respectively. Everybody competes with everybody and the best students win – no matter where they come from.

 

16 Comments

  1. Uzoma on August 2, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Pls when is the admission coming up???,can i also be schooling and be working at the same time in germany.

  2. indraneel sanyal on June 11, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    hi,i have completed 3rd year in instrumentation and control engineering. i want to pursue master’s degree in one of the following fields:
    1) control systems
    2)process automation
    3) automation and control
    4) process control and instrumentation
    5)instrumentation technology
    can anybody tell me the universities in usa and germany which offer these courses???
    thanx for your help…

    • Kishore on August 2, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Hello, Please check out mastersportal.eu for more info regarding the courses. Maximum of the courses are listed here. Sometimes it may not be. So google search is also a good option. Even daad.de website is great to check out courses.
      Thank you

      P.S. I’m applying for spring 2013

  3. rohit on June 7, 2012 at 4:05 AM

    Germany top for foreign students _ Article from BBC…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12610268

  4. uzoma on May 29, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    Hi everyone,i’ll like to study in Germany,what are the procedures of getting into German universities???

  5. Bhavika on May 24, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Hello
    I wanted to know a high ranked university in Germany which can offer Ph.D in Environment Science or related fields along with scholarship or assistance.
    Thank you

  6. Osman Jalloh on May 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Hi Shashank, please is it Masters that you are doing or Bachelor? Please if it’s the undergraduate could explaib briefly how came about it, i mean d procedures, tuition fees, IELTS REQUIREMENTS, etc. Thanks in advance bro

  7. Osman Jalloh on May 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Hi all, please i would like to know: what is the best way to do my bachelor degree in Germany??? I dont speak any german! Is possible for me to attain my undergraduate class in german language??? Maybe doing a one year preparatory course then proceed with my degree….moresl, how much is the tuition fees for studying in german language in Germany???

  8. Shashank on May 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Hi all,
    I have got admission in MUAS(Munich university of applied sciences) for 2012.Does anyone know about the university and the course??

    • Kumaran on May 22, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      Hello Bud,
      which course u have joined in TUM..could you please say elaborately …

      • Shashank on May 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM

        Dude it’s Munich university of applied sciences and the course is paper technology..

        • Kumaran on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

          Yo!!! I thought u took in mechanical Stream..cuz m I have completed mechanical & hve applied some universities in Germany….how abt Munich university do they require GATE score..

  9. Shashank on May 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Education in France is I feel the same.you have to know French for sure or else it’s really difficult to survive there.But being in a group or an international course you can manage..
    Was there in Tours for 6 months..

  10. braj on May 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Actually i m planning for ms in mechanical engg. from latvia ,so i want to know that after completion degree what the job prospect in latvia . or possible to work in germany ?

  11. DEV on May 21, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    really helpful

  12. lakshmi on May 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Hi HSB,

    Can you please elaborate on education and working in France ? I am planning to go there this September and want to know how much of French is actually necessary to survive there ? is it in a similar condition as Germany ?

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