HOW TO APPLY FOR BACHELORS IN GERMANY
Germany has evolved as a dream destination for the candidates willing to refine their skills, gain research experience & also to pursue higher studies. Germany offers you an excellent opportunity and an encouraging environment for student’s willing to enhance their knowledge & learn a practical oriented teaching. Germany also offers lucrative and challenging job opportunities that help you grow in and out. The medium of teaching in Germany in almost all the public Universities is either in German or a combination of German & English. There are few private Universities that offer complete Bachelors study in English as well however without being biased we always recommend to opt for a public University for better exposure & job prospects.
For a Bachelor’s study in Germany you are required to get admission in StudienKolleg of a University which is also considered as the 13th year of education. It is compulsory for every foreign citizen to complete studienkolleg before the commencement of your 1st semester Bachelor’s study. The application to studienkolleg is possible after completion of required German language skills.
Following are the steps to ensure a smooth application and admission in a German university.
CHOOSING THE UNIVERSITY AND BACHELOR PROGRAM
It’s important to decide which university and program is ideal for you. The international students can choose from a wide variety of subjects in the German universities. There are about 17,000 programs to choose from at daad.de. While considering the university and the bachelor’s program, you must keep two things in mind:
The university and its location.
The content of the course.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
After you choose the suitable university and program, it’s the time to check the requirements for admission. The university websites offer the required information about all the things. The official websites have sections where in the complete application requirements are explained very well. This stage is very crucial as every single detail would count. Your application starts with this and a minor error would lead to application rejection. Hence, it’s perfectly fine to take your time and be sure about all the requirements. The university should be instantly contacted if you fail to understand something about the process. Another important thing is that the requirements vary according to the university and therefore, you should check the process thoroughly. Some of the major requirements are:
Grades from previous school.
German language proficiency.
Cover letter or references.
ID documents and their copies.
Most of the Bachelor programs at the German universities have German as the language used for teaching and communication. Hence, it becomes really important that you are efficient in the German language skills. To prove this, you must submit a German language standardized test. However, the level of language required, depends totally on the course. There are some universities that don’t really require this test before you get admitted. They prepare you themselves for this under the German language preparatory course before beginning with the regular course.
The non-EU and non-EEA international students need to have proper financial means for being able to study in Germany. This step is important to manage the cost of studying and living in Germany. In order to attain a student visa, you must maintain at least €8,640 in a blocked bank account. It’s a huge amount for anyone. So, it’s advisable that you start with saving money long back before you begin with the application processes.
Once you are sure about the University you need to submit your application for your desired course after you have gathered and checked all the required documents for it. Uni-assist is the online application platform where the majority of German universities participate and allows the application process to be carried out through this platform. However, some have their own platforms and some require you to apply online on their website and also on UniAssist.de. So, it’s really important to be thorough about these details too.
WAIT FOR THE ADMISSION LETTER
After submitting your application, you just have to sit back and wait. The processing of every application takes time because many students have similar aspirations and their applications are also under processing. The problem persists mainly in the highly reputed and famous universities. A missing document can also result in the admission delay, so it’s very important to be sure about every small detail before you make submission.
It is mandatory to get health insurance done if you are an international student willing to study in Germany. Once you receive the admission letter, you must go ahead with this step. There are two types of health insurance- private and public. While this step is necessary, it’s one’s own choice regarding the type of insurance and the provider. We recommend you to do a good research before finalising the insurance provider company.
GETTING THE STUDENT VISA
The last and the final step is getting the student visa for studying in Germany. Citizens of countries other than EU and EEA need to get this visa. You should visit the German embassy in your home country and collect the important information regarding your student visa application. Also, the whole process should be started at least three months before commencing your studies.
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