MS in Germany: Everything you need to know
How would you like to pursue your masters abroad at some of the world’s best universities for free?
That’s right, getting accepted to most public universities in Germany means that you pay close to nothing for your tuition, as they are funded by the government!

Germany has seen a phenomenal rise in the number of Indian students studying at its institutes going from 3516 to 17,570 between 2008 and 2018.
That’s a 500% jump in just one decade!

What are the factors powering this boom, and why should you too look towards Germany for your MS abroad?
That’s exactly what we’re about to tell you!
Here's a quick look at the factors that have made Germany so attractive to international students!

Why Study in Germany?
High-quality education

Germany has been one of the frontrunners in setting benchmarks for technological advancements for the better part of the last century, laying a key focus on research and education. Take your pick from from a wide variety of technical and business-oriented courses!
Live & Work in the EU

Studying in Germany allows you to travel freely in all the countries in the European Union. This flexibility opens up a world of opportunities for you to live and work wherever you wish to, with degrees granted by German universities widely respected all throughout the continent.
Extremely affordable education

Students, both domestic and international, can pursue Masters or Ph.D. programs at public universities in Germany, for zero or extremely nominal tuition fees. All you have to pay are your living expenses and the mandatory health insurance premium.
Programs taught in English

Most courses at top universities in Germany are taught in English, making Germany one of the most promising destinations for non-German speaking students both from the European Union as well as overseas students. Hence, having a good IELTS band can really help!
German Settlement Permit

After having studied and lived in Germany for a few years, skilled workers can apply for an EU Blue Card (similar to the US Green Card) or German Settlement Permit. These will allow you not only to live and work in Germany but throughout the entire European Union!
Bright Career Prospects

Being a highly industrialized nation, jobs are plentiful in Germany for skilled immigrants. The automobile sector alone employs 800,000 people, with sectors like IT and pharma running close behind! A degree from a top university will make you valuable in the German job market.
Best German Universities to Study At
German universities offer affordable, quality educational programs in a variety of domains ranging from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) courses to those in hospitality, management, humanities, pharmacology, biotechnology & more.
Here are some of the best universities to target!

#1: TU Munich

#2: RWTH Aachen

#3: TU Darmstadt

#4: TU Berlin

#5: TU Braunschweig

#6: TU Dresden

#7: Leibniz University

#8: KIT

#9: University Stuttgart
At most German universities, admission decisions are taken on the basis of the applicant’s IELTS band, GRE score (if applicable), undergraduate CGPA, & other academic and co-curricular credentials. The IELTS band score plays a very important role in helping students get accepted to universities in Germany, with most of them requiring an average band of 6.5, with not less than a 6.0 band on each of the 4 sections of reading, writing, listening & speaking.

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The Road to Top German Universities
The huge jump in the number of students wanting to study in Germany has led to the competition for a seat at its top universities getting a lot stiffer! This is precisely where a well-planned application process can make a huge difference.
Take a look at the complete timeline to follow when applying to German universities:

Step: #1
Target a 6.5+ band on your IELTS
Step: #2
Shortlist the universities you wish to apply to!
Step: #3
Apply to universities online & pay the application fee!
Step: #4
Health Insurance, Student Visa & Accommodation

That’s quite a lot of work, isn’t it? That’s why we recommend that you keep sufficient time on your hands - make sure you write your IELTS and start the university shortlisting process at least 4-5 months prior to the deadlines!

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Scholarship Opportunities
The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is one of Germany's most popular scholarships, aimed at attracting the best academic talent from developing nations.

Under the DAAD scholarship, graduate students are eligible for a stipend of 750 Euros a month, free health insurance, travel allowance & accommodation in university dorms. Your scholarship application will be evaluated on the basis of your academic performance, research work in your chosen field of study and leadership skills. Different scholarships have different deadlines, and you have to make sure your application reaches within the stipulated date.

Life After your Master's in Germany
Employment Prospects:
With bright employment opportunities in fields as diverse as Computer Science, Healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture/forestry, hospitality, and environmental management, students usually have no dearth of employment opportunities post the completion of their studies.

Pay Scale:
With the starting pay of fresh graduates generally ranging between €40,000 - €70,000 (INR 30 lakhs - 50 lakhs approx.), getting a well-paying job is fairly easy in most German cities! In a highly heterogeneous, immigrant-friendly environment, young graduates can explore their potential to the fullest, while enjoying the best of what Germany has to offer!

Top German Recruiters:
Some of the best organizations to work for in Germany include automobile & automobile ancillary giants like Daimler AG, BMW, Volkswagen AG, Bosch, telecommunications giant Siemens and chemical/pharmaceutical companies like Merck, Bayer, Linde and many more. Berlin is home to several Information Technology giants which are pioneering research in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning! This has caused it to be known as the Silicon Valley of Europe!

Most top universities have excellent student outcomes, with nearly 100% of graduating students being successfully placed in industries that are directly related to their line of education.

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