Germany is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. More than twelve percent of students at German universities come from abroad. Germany is an attractive place to study and German university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide.
The main reasons to do masters in Germany:
- German universities charge low tuition fees or none at all
Most universities in Germany especially the public universities charge low or even no tuition fees to all international students worldwide! They are actually called “administrative fees” of around 100 – 200 EUR/year, which are meant to cover student services, costs such as bus tickets to the university, or the student cafeterias.
However, public universities located in Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt or Turingia will charge tuition fees and you will also have to pay tuition if you enroll in a Master’s degree in a totally different field than the one you studied as a Bachelor student.
- Numerous scholarship opportunities for Engineering students in Germany
Lots of organizations in Germany offer scholarships to international students. These include universities, research organizations, government organizations, and corporates to name a few.
Scholarships are either dedicated to cover your tuition fees or to support at least a part of your monthly financial costs, such as accommodation, study materials, etc.
- English taught programmes in German Universities
Germany is one of the top destinations on the list of non-English speaking countries with a large popularity among international students. This is due to the fact that most universities in Germany offer Master programmes in English specifically dedicated to foreign students. All study degrees have high academic standards including for engineering and technology specializations.
- Attend top-ranked universities in the engineering field
German universities are always present in all reputed university rankings, but they are also acknowledged for their important contributions in the engineering field.
- Students enjoy a low cost of living
The cost of living in Germany is lower compared to many places in Europe such as the Scandinavian countries. Students can limit their expenses to as low as 500 EUR per month in some of the smaller German cities.
International students in Germany are allowed to work up to 720 hours i.e. 90 full days in a year. Part-time jobs paying 7 to 8 euros per hour are relatively easy to find and a great way to earn some extra cash.
- Research and collaboration with the engineering industry
Germany has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge research. German universities and centers of research have always worked closely with companies and industries and developed close symbiotic and strategic relationships. This gives students exciting opportunities to use their skills in real life scenarios to solve real problems.
The Technical University of Munich for instance, has partnerships with famous companies like Siemens and General Electric, BMW and also offer students the possibility to work on research projects in collaboration with local research centers like the Max Planck Institutes and Deutsches Museum.