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Top 10 Reasons to Study in Germany

In the past two decades, Germany has emerged as a top favorite study abroad destination for international students all around the world. Germany has gained the status of popular study abroad destination because of reasonable tuition fees, high quality of education, broad based curriculum, exceptional living standards, security and safety factor, scholarships, well reputed degree programmes and affordable living expenses for foreign students. The factors contributing to attract foreign students towards Germany are as follows:

  • Reasonable Tuition Fee of Universities:

The tuition fee of German Universities for Pakistani students is more reasonable than you can ever expect. Regardless of high prestige and top rankings, the German universities charge approximately 230 Euros per 6 months semester for under graduate study programme. Achieving a deserving job position at a notable organization or firm has become extremely competitive; in such circumstances it is imperative to attain higher education from reputed universities persuading more and more students to study abroad. For international students, Germany is best choice in terms of tuition fee, some of short term courses of 3 to 6 months duration and study programmes are totally free of cost in public Universities of Germany.

  • Scholarships for Studying Abroad in Germany:

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Germany is generous in terms of providing scholarship opportunities to foreign students for studying in its public universities. There is the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) scholarship program funded by German government for international students of many countries to study under graduate or post graduate courses in German universities. Another popular scholarship program is BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung), which provides funds for student loans and for execution of research projects conducted by institutions.

  • Affordable Living Expenses:

Despite reasonable tuition fee or no tuition fee for a few study programmes, the living expenses are difficult to manage when you are studying for 2 to 4 years in a foreign land. Germany has that sorted as well; on average a student needs 700 to 800 Euros per month for travelling, accommodation rent, food, health care and miscellaneous other expenses. This amount can be lessened if you live in a university dormitory which will cost you 230 to 290 Euros per month. Living outside university campus in private renting apartments will cost you 350 to 400 Euros per month. By cutting on your accommodation rent, your monthly expenses can be managed in 500 Euros.

  • You Can Work Part Time During Studies In Germany

Obviously, part time job permission holds primary priority when selecting a study abroad destination. Germany allows international students to work part time 20 hours a week on during semesters and 40 hours a week during semester holidays without any restriction on job type or salary limit. By working part time, students can earn to support their monthly living expenses however their entire expenses should not be dependent on their part time job income and their grades and attendance should not be compromised.  The minimum per hour wage in Germany is 9 Euros, by calculation of 9 Euros per hour wage and 20 hours per week allowed work, a student can earn 720 Euros per month. It must be noted here if you earn more than 450 Euros per month in Germany by doing part time or full time job, you have to pay taxes including contribution to health care, insurance etc.

  • English Taught Study Programmes:

The National language of Germany is German, but you can find plethora of English Taught courses in universities there that will suit your interest and preference. The courses in German Universities are modernly designed to meet standards of international level, the curriculum structure involves scientific methods and research based education and the lectures are delivered by using advanced and updated teaching methodologies.

  • World Rankings of German Universities:

Germany’s higher education sector has excelled in all streams of education whether it is engineering, medicine, IT, Business Management or Arts, Literature, Language and Teaching Courses. The degree programmes offered by German universities are acclaimed and recognized globally. According to QS World University Rankings of 2019, the top five German universities are:

  1. Technische Universität München (TUM) stands at 61st position in the world.

  2. Ludwig-Maximilians - Universität München (LMU) stands at 62nd position in the world.

  3. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg stands at 64th position in the world.

  4. KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie stands at 1116th position in the world.

  5. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin stands at 126th position in the world and 24th position in the world for arts and humanities subject.

  • The Global Environment

Germany is the most preferable country for international students in terms of building strong network and international contacts. Not only it is an important business and economical base of Europe, it is country where people from diverse ethnicities are residing for studies, work or tourism. Living in Germany will be a knowledgeable and enlightening experience, revealing the true essence of globalism, exposing the art of adjusting in multicultural lifestyle and its powerful impact on maintaining peace and security in the country.

  • The Pictorial Survey of Historical Events That Changed the World.

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You might have had heard many stories involving Hitler, World War II and Cold War and its long lasting impact on Europe and countries beyond. While living in Germany, you can visit those historical sites where such important events happened that changed the world. Germany holds a pivotal position in world’s history, there are legendry monuments and memorials all over Germany kept as reminders of the past, the Berlin Wall, the Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), The Ultimate Fairytale Castle: Neuschwanstein and Miniatur Wunderland and the Historic Port of Hamburg are names of the few.

  • A Visitor’s Paradise:

Germany is blessed with scenic landscape and clean air quality. Germany is often referred as the country of poets and thinkers, its quaint and serene atmosphere is to be credited for that. Germany is surrounded by greenery and stunning natural beauty, valleys, lakes, terraced vineyards, cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, romantic roads, flower fields and iconic old towns.

  • Future Opportunities:

Degrees earned from German universities are highly recognized in Europe and beyond, you will be preferred for job by recruiters and firms all around the world. Because of high worth of degrees attained from German University, finding a job anywhere in the world will not be a complicated task anymore. You can browse your options by the time you reach the last semester of your study programme; in fact German Universities have career centers that offer job search assistance to students. German universities graduates have high employability rate and demand in international job market because of gaining top quality of education and research based qualification.

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