How much do universities cost in Germany? How much do universities cost in Germany?
Mostly, public universities offer education free of charge, except a small administration fee of around 250 – 300 Euros. This needs to be paid before the semester begins, and since there are only 2 semesters per year, this needs to be paid only twice in a year. Other than this, there may be no other charges by the university.
How do I find the relevant program? How do I find the relevant program?
Universities offer a wide selection of programs, and we will help you look for the most appropriate and preferable program. Your academic record will be with us, and through our discussions with you, and keep in view your financial considerations, we will know your preferences, and we will use this to search for the study program that you want to be admitted in.
How much German language do I need to know to come to Germany for study? How much German language do I need to know to come to Germany for study?
Germany offers many English language undergraduate and graduate programs for international students. English proficiency can be proved through IELTS/TOEFL (or similar tests). Nonetheless, at least a basic knowledge of the German language is highly recommended for living in Germany. For German language courses, an intermediate to advanced level of the German language must be proved through the appropriate documents.
How will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. find a suitable program for me? How will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. find a suitable program for me?
We want to assist students in achieving their goal of a higher education, and further, develop a viable career. We will be helping you in applying to the university and program that suits your academic qualifications, and try to get you into it. Through our online interaction, we will determine the study programs that match your background, as well as future aspirations. Our representatives will then recommend institutions and programs that may be applied to, so we can proceed with the application at universities/institutes accordingly.
How many universities can I apply to at the same time? How many universities can I apply to at the same time?
We recommend you to apply to as many universities as you want. Keeping in view the application dates, we will help you in applying to all of your program choices. This gives you a wider choice when you’ll be selected in multiple universities, and increases your chances of finding the right program.
I’ve decided to apply in universities in Germany. Which documents are required? I’ve decided to apply in universities in Germany. Which documents are required?
Although, every university might have slightly different list of required application documents, but for a general list of documents click here (admission support) for developers. Other relevant documents, in addition to these, can also be used for application.
How can ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. help me in getting a German student visa? How can ErfolgTeam SIG e.K help me in getting a German student visa?
We will guide you throughout the process of coming to Germany for studies and starting with this new journey, after you have attained admission in a university. Now, you need to apply for a German student visa. We can help you to attain this visa, as we have helped countless other students. For a detailed list of documents required, click here (Visa Support) for developers.
How long will the admission process take? How long will the admission process take?
As soon as we start with processing your application, it takes about one to two months. Despite our expedient and efficient process, we urge our clients to start as soon as possible, so that all our goals can be mutually met.
How many semesters do German universities have in a year? How many semesters do German universities have in a year?
Generally, universities have 2 semesters in a year; A Winter semester starting in September usually, and a Summer semester starting in around March.
What are the deadlines for applying to most universities in Germany? What are the deadlines for applying to most universities in Germany?
Most universities have differing dates, but roughly, for Winter semester the universities do not take applications later than July 15, and for Summer semester it is January 15. International students should plan much earlier than these deadlines, as the applications for International students take longer to process. This is why we ask our clients to plan ahead and start with the process as soon as possible.
What is the standard of education of universities in Germany? What is the standard of education of universities in Germany?
All degrees offered by universities in Germany are internationally recognized. Many German universities appear among high-ranking universities worldwide because of the high standard education and a highly regulated education system.
Which universities will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. help me to look for a program? Which universities will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K help me to look for a program?
We can assist you with more than 383 universities/institutes in Germany. Browsing through all the academic programs to find the right one can be challenging, but we have experienced team members who are good at searching for the right program for you.
Furthermore, ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. officially maintains affiliation with the following institutions.
Hochschule Darmstadt (MBA Program)
Jacobs University (Foundation Year Program)
FH Aachen (Foundation Year Program)
F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg
Schiller Language School (Bonn/Berlin)
What are the benefits for applying in the universities affiliated with ErfolgTeam SIG e.K? What are the benefits for applying in the universities affiliated with ErfolgTeam SIG e.K?
If you apply in one of the universities affiliated with us, we will guarantee a concession in the total fees. For instance, if you decide to apply for the Foundation Year program offered by Jacobs University through our firm, we will help you save 500 Euros from the amount normally payable. Similar benefits are on offer for Aachen University (Freshman Program), Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (MBA Programme). This also applies to our Partner Language Institutes such as F+U Academy of Languages & Schiller Language School.
How does online communication with ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. work? How does online communication with ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. work?
We are available to help you through E-mail, Skype & Telephone. Our team is always accessible and responds to you as soon as possible, and helps you with your application or queries. You can send the documents to us through E-mail or Post. Any payments can be securely sent to us through electronic transfers (Bank Transfers).
Will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K help me in acquiring a German student visa? Will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K help me in acquiring a German student visa?
Our team helps many students every year to successfully get a German student visa, and that is one of the services we will be providing you with. We know the documents required, and we will be guiding you through the entire process. For more information see Support In Visa Application section, or talk to one of our representative.
How can I find a place to live in Germany? How can I find a place to live in Germany?
We know countless students who came to Germany through us. We will not only help you in finding a place to live, but also put you in touch with other students who can help you with finding a residence and guiding you in other matters.
How much is the cost of living in Germany? How much is the cost of living in Germany?
Living in Germany for a student can cost around 670 Euros/month. Generally this includes the rent of the apartment, health insurance cost and other daily expenses.
Will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. help me to get Health Insurance? Will ErfolgTeam SIG e.K help me to get Health Insurance?
We will certainly help you in getting the health insurance through our partner company Care Concept. Health insurance will costs about 33-35 Euros per month.
Do I need travel insurance? Do I need travel insurance?
You will require travel insurance to travel to Germany. Our firm will help you in getting the best travel insurance policy through partner company Care Concept.
What do I need to bring to Germany, from my home country? 20. What do I need to bring to Germany, from my home country?
We recommend our students to pack appropriately for the weather. Germany has a cold climate on the whole, so students should bring the proper clothes. Apartments usually provide the bedding, but it’s helpful to bring along a light blanket. All the necessary documents as well as pass photos should be brought along (recommended 5-10 pass photos).
What do I need to do once I have arrived in Germany? What do I need to do once I have arrived in Germany?
You are required to register in the city office (“Bürgerbüro”) with your new address. This will ensure that the government knows your address. You’ll also need to activate your Student Blocked Account, so that the total amount in your bank account can have a monthly expendable limit. Then, you would need to apply for the extension of your visa. Registration at the university and course selection etc. is naturally required as soon as you start with your classes.
What is the role of ErfolgTeam SIG e.K. after I’ve arrived in Germany and started with my classes? What is the role of ErfolgTeam SIG e.K after I’ve arrived in Germany and started with my classes?
After you’ve assumed your new student life here in Germany, we will still maintain contact with you, and help you with any further assistance. This can include help with new study program, if you want to be admitted in one, after the completion of courses, or if you want to transfer into another program. Further, we can also provide help with your career, after you have graduated.
How many students are in a class typically? How many students are in a class typically?
This will vary from course to course, but typically a class can have anywhere from 30 to 60 students. Some of the more courses that are common between different programs may have a higher enrolment. Nonetheless, students are accommodated accordingly.
What are the professors like in German universities? What are the professors like in German universities?
The universities in Germany employ highly qualified professors who motivate the students to put effort into learning. The courses are challenging and professors encourage the students to participate in class, to achieve a productive environment. The students can visit the professors during the week, in the prescribed office hours, to ask questions and for further clarification of the course content.
Do I need to own a computer to study in a German university? Do I need to own a computer to study in a German university?
Although, it is entirely possible to study without a computer, it can be difficult in these times, especially if the study program that you want to pursue requires extensive use of a computer, for example making use of programming software etc. In this case, owning a computer can be very helpful in learning. Most universities have computer labs that can be utilized for printing course content, using online resources and emailing etc.
Do I need to share my room with other students? Do I need to share my room with other students?
It is possible to get a single room, as well as a shared room. If you rent a single room apartment, typically you will be sharing the apartment with at least one other student. Shared rooms may have slightly lesser rents. In either case, you will most probably be sharing the kitchen and bathroom.
Where can I get assistance with traveling, route planning etc. in Germany? Where can I get assistance with traveling, route planning etc. in Germany?
When you are living in Germany as a student, chances are that you’ll be traveling by public transportation mostly, and information booths are mostly available at train stations (“Bahnhof”). You may use Bahn.de for bus and train routes and times. Most cities have a tourism office, which can be consulted for further information. Students can also get other such useful information from the university’s International Office.
Can I work part-time (mini-job) as a student? Can I work part-time (mini-job) as a student?
Yes you are allowed to work part-time as a student. Specifically, this means 120 full days or 240 half days in a year, for non-EU students.
What are the job opportunities in Germany during studies? 2What are the job opportunities in Germany during studies?
During the course of your study program, many assistantships, internships and traineeships etc., will be offered. Students can apply for these and work on campus and remain close to campus. However, these positions are limited and so students are allowed to work anywhere they want, as long as they restrict their working hours to 120 full days and 240 half days in a full year. Students can look for jobs online, get help from colleagues who are already working, or they can seek the help of “Agentur für Arbeit” (Federal Employment Agency).
What are the job opportunities in Germany after I graduate? What are the job opportunities in Germany after I graduate?
We advise students to seek full-time, regular jobs before they finish their study program, preferably 4 months in advance. Generally, the universities have career centers, which help students in making an appropriate CV, looking for employers and applying for specific positions. We will also provide with guidance in achieving a successful career. Students get the opportunity to look for work for 18 months (Job Search Visa) after graduating. You should make the most of this period in seeking employment.
Do I need to learn German for getting a job in Germany? Do I need to learn German for getting a job in Germany?
Without the knowledge of the German language your choices will remain restricted. It will be a great opportunity for you to start learning German while you study for your degree. You should learn a fair amount of the language to broaden your prospects.