Study in Germany
Germany is regarded as the land of ideas. Germany consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city are Berlin. With around 8.2 crores inhabitants, it is the most populous member state and the largest economy. It is one of the major political powers of the Germany continent and a technological leader in many fields.
Germany has been named as the most supportive country for overseas students in the year 2011, according to a survey conducted by British Council’s Global Gauge survey.
Between 2010 and 2013 German government is spending EUR 12billion on education and research.
Germany has 47 universities among top 500 universities of the world in a recent ranking list compiled by Webometrics.
Germany has 14 universities among top 200 universities of the world in a recent ranking list compiled by Times Higher Education.
Germany ranked at 2nd place in Research & Development and has produced 102 noble laureates of the total 840 noble prizes issued till date.
German universities are state; industry, and public funded and offer the most cost effective study options with no or nominal tuition fee.
Admissions in Germany are highly competitive as 2,50,000 International students come to Germany for studies every year.
The degrees awarded by German universities are recognized all over the world with high global acceptance among industries and academic institutions.
The standard of higher education in Germany is very high and education system ensures that student gains practical knowledge and skills to address the challenges in the industry and in R & D.
Studying in Germany often includes interaction with industry as German universities design Master program in collaboration with companies operating in the same sector.
Close cooperation between German universities and industry benefits the student to pursue internships in the industry which may lead to further employment opportunities.
During studies, International students are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week and 90 Full days in a calendar year.
A student-friendly education system with open and informal relations between students and faculty members.
During studies, International students are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week and full-time during holidays and weekends.
After completion of studies, International students have the right to stay in Germany for one year.
German study Visa process is hassle-free with minimum required documents
IELTS or TOEFL would be a prerequisite for admission as well as for visa.
Employment & Job Market
According to latest Economic forecast, the German economy is forecast to grow 3.3% in 2011 and employment is expected to expand by 4,90,000.
Industries & Research
Albert Einstein (1879–1955), a genius, who emigrated from Germany in 1933, gave a new dimension to the concept of space and time by his theory of Relativity (E=mc²). In 1995, it was the Germans who made the dream of MP3 player become a reality. A team at the Fraunhofer Institute, under Karlheinz Brandenburg, developed this method of audio compression. The country also has to its credit a total of 76 Nobel Prize winners till date, 65 of whom have won the prize for their contributions to the natural sciences or medicine. The very first Nobel Prize in Physics went in 1901 to Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen for”a new type of ray”. Robert Koch, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Horst L. Störmer, Herbert Kroemer, Wolfgang Ketterle, Theodor Hänsch, etc. are some of the German winners of this prestigious honor.
Companies in Germany have created the German economy to be the largest in all of Europe. This economy, in fact, is the third largest in the world. Billions of Euro in investment money come from Germany each year. To maintain the high standard of living in Germany takes a lot of hard work. German companies contribute to this high standard of living in the quality and popularity of their products and services. And they do this by excellent manufacturing and engineering.
Of the world’s 500 largest stock market listed companies measured by revenue, the Fortune Global 500, 37 are headquartered in Germany. In 2010 the ten largest were Volkswagen, Allianz, E.ON, Daimler, Siemens, Metro, Deutsche Telekom, Munich Re, BASF, and BMW. Other large German companies include: Robert Bosch, ThyssenKrupp, and MAN (diversified industrials); Bayer and Merck (pharmaceuticals); Adidas and Puma (clothing and footwear); Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank (banking and finance); Aldi, Lidl and Edeka (retail); SAP (computer software); Infineon (semiconductors); Henkel (household and personal consumer products); Deutsche Post (logistics); and Hugo Boss (luxury goods). Well, known global brands are Mercedes Benz, BMW, Adidas, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, DHL, T-Mobile, Lufthansa, SAP, and Nivea.
Germany is India’s most important EU business partner especially for Machinery, Automobiles, Chemical, Electric products as well as IT.
Main sources of placements are:
- Placement offices
- Reference of the professor/Friends
- Internship Places
- Campus Placements
Best research institutes of Germany
- Max Planck society
- Helmholtz Association of German Research Centre
- Fraunhofer Society
- Leibniz Association