FAQs/ Answers to your Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the tests that a foreign student should pass for admission?

There are no special tests to be passed. You need your school leaving certificate from your high school and might have to take a course at a Studienkollege in Germany, if this certificate is not equal to the German Abitur. Also, at most universities you need proficient German language skills.
2. What is the TestDaF and DSH test?

The TestDaF and DSH are language tests for foreign learners of German who plan to study in Germany or who require recognised certification of their language skills which is mandatory to get admission in German Programme.
3. What are the tuition fees for study in Bachelor or Master Degree?

There is no tuition fees charge by German University. Even many of the universities offer Medicine and Pharmaceutical studies for free. And some universities have tuition fee of €500 per semester.
4. Can I study Medicine or Pharmacy in Germany?

Yes, Medicine and Pharmacy studies in Germany are of greatest standards and widely acclaimed for their quality and advanced research. The Medical Universities of Germany are among top best universities of the world.
5. What are the benefits to study Engineering in German University?

Germany is the technology leading country where you can get best engineering degree with industrial internship and it is world famous for automobile and heavy machinery manufacturing.
6. Is German the right place to do MBA?

Yes, Germany is the world’s third and Europe’s first economic power with largest manufacturing machinery technology. So Germany is right place to do MBA.
7. How much does it cost to live in Germany?

Living expenses in Germany for student as Living: €200 – 300 per month, Transportation: €50 monthly or €150 for a semester pass, Insurance (Mandatory) €55, Meals €150, Phone, internet and other communication: €50 per month, Entertainment: approx. €50 depending on your lifestyle, a student will spend about €500 – 600 every month.
8. Can I get scholarship for study in Germany?

Yes, scholarship is provided to highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Bachelor and Master’s degree program at a German University. For more information visit our counsellor at EDWORLD office.
9. Is it allowed to work during studying in Germany?

You are allowed to work 90 full days or 180 half days per year during the study and full time during the vacation. Even though there is paid internship during the last semester of study. Even student get one your job search visa after successful completion of study.
10. What is the typical duration of a Master degree in Engineering at a recognized German University?

The normal duration of a Master degree in Engineering at a recognized German University is two years (4 semesters).
11. How many months am I allowed to do internship? Will the university help me with getting the same?

In many programmes an internship is only required during a Bachelor’s degree, the Master programmes very often do not have an internship included in their curriculum. But the faculties normally help their students to find a company although the application process for itself is a learning process which the students need to complete by themselves.
12. Is there a list of the admission rates for some of the popular German Universities that you know of?

No, such lists do not exist. If you would like to find out more about this, you should get in contact with your favourite universities and ask them about their admission rates.
13. Is the admission given on first come first serve basis?

Definitely not! Applicants are selected according to their academic results and documents they have handed in. In general, all students who have applied before the deadline ended are part of this selection process and have a chance to get accepted. But due to a limited amount of seats in many cases not all applicants will get a seat.
14. Which important factors play a role in getting a suitable part time job as international students?

You should check regional job portals / search engines and newspapers frequently because that's where you will find most jobs. It's also a good idea to pay the company you would like to work for a visit and introduce yourself personally. That makes a BIG difference, because they get to know you and see who you are.
15. Is it true that the programming jobs are the most available jobs for students?

Yes, due to the growth in the IT sector, chances are good that you will find a student job in this area all across Germany.
16. Where can I find internships online?

www.unicum.de is a good source for finding internships, as well as www.karriere.de. There are also many professionals associations in Germany (so called “Berufsverbaende”). They are very good sources for qualified internships, too. You also find offers on the website of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit.
17.How much do students earn per hour?

In the Cologne / Bonn region most students get 8 to 9.50 Euro per hour but in other cities this might vary from 6 to 10 Euros.
18. What is the minimum pay after completion of Master Degree?

The minimum pay will be around 45,000 Euro per annum. But it is depends on program and skill.
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