Study in Germany



Germany is a Western European country with a terrain of vast forests, rivers and mountain ranges, and 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to thriving art and nightlife scenes, iconic Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and cavernous beer halls, including 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.

  • About Germany
  • Tuition Fees
  • Admission Process
  • VISA information
  • Eligibility Criteria

About Germany

Germany, a land of innovation, invention and ideas is the most preferred destination for foreign students. International standards in education, science and research play a central role in making the country one of the knowledge hubs of Europe. The country has one of the world’s best and most extensive school and university systems. Internationally recognized qualifications and comparatively lower costs of education are the two key factors that allure students from all corners of the world.
Internationally, Germany is one of the most popular countries (along with the USA and the UK) for students from all over the world to take admissions. The Heidelberg University, University of Berlin, University of Bremen, University of Leipzig, Frankfurt University, etc. are some of the best centers of education in the world.
As per the Basic Law or the Constitution, the education system in Germany is the responsibility of the individual state governments. Thus, German universities and institutes are run by the individual federal states. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is the body in charge of educational planning, research promotion and the entire system of higher learning. It acts as a sponsor for young academics, talented persons and also for the exchange programs for trainees, students and academics.
In Germany there is a comprehensive range of culture offered by private and public institutions. Almost all theatres, museums and libraries are funded with public money so that as a rule entrance fees are affordable. In addition to the cultural centers, smaller towns and communities offer various cultural and sporting events.
In Germany there are more Public Universities than there are private ones. Public universities are financed by the government and do not charge tuition fees or just small amounts of money.
Private universities in contrast are financed by the fees paid by students and these can be quite expensive. The facilities and the employability options offered by the private universities are well ahead of public universities and thus justifying the tuition fee which the student has to pay.
The education at German universities is considered as a good one. The first graduate degree can be obtained after six to eight terms and is called Bachelor.

Fees for studying and living in Germany vary depending on the level of study, the state in which the institution is located and whether or not the institution is public or private. When you choose to study in Germany, it becomes important that you know about the cost of higher education in Germany.

Tuition Fee (EUR €)

Public Universities: EUR 1,000 per annum (approx.)
Private Universities: EUR 10,000 – 30,000 per annum (approx.)

Accommodation (EUR €)

EUR 6,000 per annum (approx.)

Other Living Expenses (EUR €)

EUR 6,000 per annum (approx.)
In order to fulfil the visa requirements, the students need to show proof that they have, or have access to, around 8,040 EUROs per year for living expenses.
Note:Living in the eastern parts of Germany can be a little cheaper.
Afterwards it is followed by the Master degree after another two to four terms. Both degrees require passing the exams and writing a specific graduate thesis…

To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Germany students should register with Career Crafters . After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at career crafters , work on the Germany admissions process –


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We make an assessment of your academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.

Standardised Tests

We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.

University/Course Selection

Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.

Document Editing

We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.

Application Review and Submission

The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.

Interview Preparation

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.

Visa Counselling

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.

Pre-departure information

We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.

Exams for Studying in Germany

Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardised graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.
The CAREER CRAFTERS offers high quality Test Prep programmes throughout MUMBAI. Through its high-tech, state of the art teaching centres strategically located throughout the country it offers students preparatory training on the full range of admissions tests that universities need.

Top Universities in Germany

Latest statistics indicate Germany to be the 4th most popular destination for studying abroad for international students. There are several reasons to study in Germany, whether it is the world class universities and colleges and their diverse subject pool from which students can choose or the historical cultural heritage in which Germany is steeped.
Some of the most popular and top German Universities include Ruprecht-Karis-Universität Heidelberg, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, Technische Universität München. Every German city has at least one University ranked and recognised amongst the world’s top 250.
Germany has consistently been considered a leader in Science, Technology and Engineering. Hence, the top courses to study in Germany are the following: Mechanical, Structural and Chemical Engineering, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Renewable Energy, Computer Sciences and Information Systems.

Visa Information

New Point Based System

Here is a list of documents required for Germany:
• Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
• Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
• Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
• Two academic references
• Two references from employers (where applicable)
• Passport sized photographs
• Statement of Purpose (SOP)
• Resume/CV
• Draft for application fees, if applicable
• Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
• Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities

Student Visa

When applying for the visa there are different ones for what one has to apply. Visa’s doesn’t cover the whole stay in Germany. Those visas normally just last for three months. Afterwards, one has to apply for an additional residence permit in Germany. The student will be given a resident card valid for one year and can renew thereafter. This can be done at the Aliens Department after changing one’s residence at the Registration Office.
For reference:

In Germany one study year contains two terms called semester. There is a summer and a winter term. Each term lasts half a year and contains two parts, the lecture period and the lecture-free period. In the lecture period every lecture and class takes place at university. In the lecture-free period the end of term exams take place and it is also possible to make an internship, to work or to enjoy your holidays
Students will be allowed to work to earn a living for 120 instead of 90 days a year. On graduating, they can stay in Germany for 18 instead of the current 12 months to seek skilled posts.
No restrictions will be imposed on employment during the period in which they are looking for permanent employment, and Federal Labour Agency consent will not be required
A permanent resident’s permit will be granted after two years.
Furthermore, foreign academics will be granted a resident’s permit for up to six months. Academics holding an employment contract and earning a minimum of €44,800 (US$59,000) a year (and with some professions, just €35,000 a year) will receive a Blue Card. With this, they can obtain a permanent resident’s permit after two to three years. And their next of kin will not require approval by the Federal Labour Agency when taking a job.


13years of Education is mandatory (12 + 1year from University) If not then students can go via 1year Foundation Course Or 10 year Education + 3 year Diploma IELTS – 6.0 overall or TOEFL (iBT) – 80 points


15 & 16 year Education with 75% or 2.75 GPA

IELTS – 6.5 overall or TOEFL – 85points (IBT)


15 & 16 years of Education with Relevant Subjects

IELTS – 6.5 or TOEFL – 85points (IBT)

Work Experience 2 – 3 year at managerial level

GMAT – 550 (exceptionally required)

Entry requirement for TU9 UNIVERSITY


15 & 16 year Education with 75% or 2.75 GPA

IELTS – 6.5 overall or TOEFL – 85points (IBT)

German language up to 200hrs

GRE – 1300

Document Required

• 10th onwards all mark sheets, transcripts, consolidated mark sheet, provisional & Degree
• English proficiency test Score card- IELTS or TOEFL
• Statement of purpose
• Two Letters of Recommendations (one from university & one from employer-if available)
• Updated CV with Education years & marks
• Extra-curricular certificates & language certification (German, French etc) if available
• GMAT & GRE Score cards
• Passport copy
• Ten passport size photographs

1. All academic documents, IELTS-TOEFL & GRE-GMAT & passport-front & back should be Notary Attested.
2. LOR’s should be in sealed Envelope.