If you are considering higher education in Germany, please note the German universities lay sound emphasis on not just the academic record but the background, course curriculum as well and that simply explains why at time a 60 % is accepted against a profile with higher percentage.
Also, like the other locations majority of the German universities have begun to consider the standardized tests like the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
(for all Masters program except MBA) and Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
(for MBA) as well. The requirement of the English Proficiency Test is today (TOEFL
) close to mandatory for all international applicants for the reason that unlike the recent years the medium of instruction in any universities is English.
Yet the requirement of the German language does not rule and to date majority of the universities will need the proof of language skills (DSH) on level B1. That equals about 600 hours of German language. Also, for the entire student life it is easier to know a little bit of German. the German language test that can be done back home or once you reach Germany. This however, depends from university to university and it must be remembered that, taking the German language classes in Germany increases your stay in the place and thereby calling for additional financial expenditure. The classes can be for 20 hours / week,
Now with regard to expected expenditure, as per the information imparted by DAAD, international students need to be able to prove that they have at least 643 euros per month available to them. That amounts to 7,716 euros per academic year.
In true terms the bifurcation of the requirement is stated below :
Most of the governmental universities charge around 500 EUR/semester, including 250 euros that is mandatory for the student's parliament, canteen, public transport expenditure etc., health insurance could some up to another 50 to 60 euros, and accommodation expenses (hostel) of around 180 to 300 (subject to availability).
The cost of living in Germany is quite high in comparison with many countries in Asia, Africa or Latin America. Tuition fees used to be unknown in Germany. But the situation has changed over recent years. Initially, fees were introduced for long-term students, visiting students (i.e. from other universities) and for participants of postgraduate and Master's programs. Tuition can amount to between 650 and several thousand euros per semester. Students also have to pay the semester fee for each semester.
Apart form the tuition always account for these costs.
• The semester fee (once per semester)
• Expenses for study materials and excursions (as needed)
• Health insurance contributions (monthly)
• Tuition fees (once per semester: not at all universities and not in all programs).
I hope the above stated helps you with all your queries.