Germany’s landscapes, cities and culture are diverse and fascinating. Germany has the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. Many groundbreaking inventions were developed here. Science and research have a long tradition in Germany and are highly valued. Around 13 % of people living in Germany come from other countries. Germany is cosmopolitan and tolerant.

Germany is located at the heart of Europe. More than 83 million people live here – the most populous country in the European Union. Germany is one of the European Union’s founding members and works to promote closer integration among the countries of Europe.  As a member of the United Nations (UN), Germany is committed to safeguarding world peace, complying with international law, protecting human rights and maintaining and driving forward the promotion of international cooperation, in accordance with the UN Charter.

INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

Innovative ideas have strongly shaped Germany’s past and will surely continue to do so in the future. Germany has produced a long list of revolutionary inventions, such as the automobile, the airbag, X-ray technology, Aspirin, the computer, the chip card and the MP3 data compression format. In Germany, more inventions are patented than in any other country. Science and research have a long tradition in Germany and are still highly valued today. The oldest German university

was founded in Heidelberg in 1386. The list of German Nobel Prize winners is quite impressive as well – over 80 Nobel Prize winners, of which there are more than 70 from the natural sciences and medicine alone, including Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Robert Koch, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Harald zur Hausen.

ECONOMIC STRENGTH

Germany’s economy is the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. In 2018, German companies exported goods worth more than €1.3 trillion. Most of Germany’s exports are products made for the areas of electrical engineering, mechatronics, heavy machinery, the automotive industry, environmental technology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Consumers around the world recognise “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality. Germany is home to many trusted and renowned market leaders, such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Bayer, Siemens and many others.

Because Germany maintains trade relations worldwide, German companies promote the deployment of international, qualified professionals.

A WEALTH OF CULTURE

Compared to many other countries, Germany has a very dense network of publicly funded cultural institutions – you can visit nearly 5,000 museums and almost 8,000 libraries. Cities and urban areas are not the only places with a wide range of things to see and do – these can be found in rural areas and towns too.

Small towns and big cities alike offer an abundance of cultural highlights. Their event calendars are filled with exhibitions, concerts, festivals, performances, trade fairs and sporting events. You can experience longstanding traditions like the Oktoberfest or folk dances in traditional costume, find inspiration at international festivals such as the Berlinale or documenta, or dance to your favourite tunes at cutting-edge music festivals.

Alongside castles and palaces that are more than 1,000 years old, you will find modern Bauhaus buildings and skyscrapers. Of the 1,092 UNESCO World Heritage Sites worldwide, 44 are located in Germany alone.

Germany is the fourth most popular destination among international students in the world. More than thirteen percent of students at German universities in 2018 came from all over the world – just like you. Germany is an attractive place to study and German university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide.

1. TOP QUALITY

German universities offer excellent teaching and research, ranking among the best in the world. You will earn an internationally renowned degree, giving you excellent prospects on the global labour market.

2. DIVERSITY

The range of courses offered at German universities is immense and gives you the opportunity to choose whatever area of study you want to focus on. A huge array of international programmes and inter-disciplinary degree programmes allows you to specialize.

Discover the beauty and diversity Germany has to offer! When you take time off from your studies, there are 1001 ways of finding out more about your host country. For example, you can go to a museum, a cinema or a theatre, you can sit in a beer garden, you can go for a walk on a beach, you can swim in a lake, climb a mountain or visit an old castle.

3. GEARED TO PRACTICE

German universities provide outstanding academic programmes, while universities of applied sciences offer a range of attractive, practice-oriented options. A lot of universities collaborate with companies. Many study programmes combine theory and practice. This will greatly facilitate your career start.

4. POTENTIAL UNLOCKED

In Germany, you can make the most of yourself. Here you can develop your intellectual abilities and personal skills freely and reach your full potential. If you are out to achieve great things, you will find determination, motivation and commitment open many doors – both during your studies and after your studies.

5. SAFE COUNTRY

In comparison with other countries, Germany is a safe country. In town or in the countryside, by day or by night, you can move around freely here. Germany offers economic and political stability, which makes it an ideal place for you to study.

In Germany you can choose between a number of public and private universities: these include universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges of art, film and music. Which one is right for you will depend, among other things, on what you want to study. The quality at all higher education institutions is equally good. More than 400 state-accredited universities can be found in many different locations throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. Together, these universities offer almost 20,000 degree courses.

TYPES

There are three types of higher education institution in Germany. The type of institution that is right for you will depend on your interests and career plans.

  • Universities
  • Universities of applied sciences
  • Colleges of art, film and music

FACTS AND FIGURES

In the winter semester 2018/19, 2.86 million students were enrolled at 426 officially recognized universities in Germany. Of these, 1.75 million were studying at the 106 universities and 1.001,550 at the 246 Universities of Applied Sciences. Overall, there were 394,665 international students.

Source: www.destatis.de | Statistisches Bundesamt

Under graduation

Bachelor (English Medium)

  • HSC/4 years diploma + completion of 1 year Bachelor/A levels/GED
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (minimum)/equivalent recognized official certificate

Bachelor (German Medium)

  • HSC/4 years Diploma/A levels/GED
  • German Language Certificate B1 (Minimum)

German Language courses and cost

Post graduation

Master (English Medium)

  • Bachelor/ equivalent degree
  • Minimum IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or equivalent recognized official certificate

Master (German Medium)

  • Bachelor/ equivalent degree
  • German Language Certificate B1 (Minimum)

German Language courses and cost

  1. Check you eligibility with GRC team
  2. Choose the programme and university
  3. Make payment of University application fee and sign the contract with GRC
  4. Get the offer letter following the contract
  5. Get ready for bank solvency/block account
  6. Confirmation of Accommodation and German Government health & accident insurance
  7. Enroll at your University
  8. Preparation course for embassy interview
  9. Apply for visa

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