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Germany’s Career Prospects and Affordability Key to International Appeal

  Posted On: 23 April 2024

Germany’s Career Prospects and Affordability Key to International Appeal

Germany is quickly rising to the top of the preferred study-abroad destinations for Indian students pursuing higher education overseas. Recently, the Free Press Journal explored the areas of interest that are attracting Indian Students to Germany, outlining the critical elements impacting a student's choices, from navigating students from different levels of study to exploring career opportunities.

Students when asked about the factors impacting their decision-making by FPJ, it came out that before starting their educational journey abroad, prospective students want clarity on a number of issues worth re-thinking. These issues include the cost of studies in Germany, language requirements to study in Germany, and, most importantly, the availability of English-taught courses. Most frequently asked questions include Is education really free in Germany? Do we need the German language as a prerequisite to migrate to Germany? Is it difficult to study abroad in Germany?

There were also questions related to Citizenship – Are there any easy ways to move to Germany?", What is the difference between a Hochschule and a University? How long does one need to stay in Germany to be eligible for PR?". These questions outline the student's serious take of consciousness when it comes to studying abroad, like 'If I apply to this country, will it affect my tuition fees? There's a long queue of questions that student considers before stepping foot abroad.

Talking about the courses that Indian students most want to take, there is a clear indication of a preference for Mechanical engineering, Software engineering, and fully funded PhD programmes. As Germany is a hotspot of top Automobile companies, it gets easier for students to connect to their future and dream jobs in Germany, which is one of the main reasons students prefer Germany as their study abroad destination.

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We all know that studying abroad is expensive. Apart from selecting courses and universities to study in Germany, students must deal with issues like high living costs, part-time opportunities, and job competitiveness in the market, which demands a well-informed decision. Student's decision to study abroad in Germany is influenced by the cities they choose. Students need to balance out their tuition fees as well as their cost of living in Germany.

Meanwhile, Stuttgart, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich are a few of the top student-friendly cities in Germany, as these cities enjoy their own perks which the students love. Students need to find the right balance in their hunt for a city where the cost of living is affordable enough for Students. Furthermore, part-time job opportunities are available in the top student-preferred cities in Germany.

Scholarships are a crucial prospect for Students who aspire to study abroad because once you have a reduction in tuition fees, you don't have to be burdened by your studies; you can focus on living the life you want while studying abroad. Students investigate scholarship options before going on their journey to study abroad in Germany. To study in Germany, students put on a thorough search through several listed scholarship opportunities, including merit-based and government grants like the popular Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarship and DAAD.

What are the Factors Driving Preference for Germany?

Indian students are drawn to Germany for a number of reasons. Those include Free or Low-Cost Education, Extensive Programmes, Extensive English-Taught Courses; Simple Visa Requirements. German visa requirements and processing are straightforward; if you have all the documents for the German visa correct and submitted on time, then your German visa process will not take much time.

If one holds a German B1 certificate, one can obtain PR status after 21 months of employment; if not, it will take 33 months. Indian students find great resonance in the benefits that Germany has to offer.

Several fully funded PhD programmes, several English-language master's programmes, affordable and high-quality education, and simple naturalization procedures for immigrants are a few of them. Its allure is further increased by the ability to work part-time while studying and by having access to EEA and EU nations.

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Tips for Prospective Students who aspires to study in Germany

SIEC offers valuable advice for students embarking on their educational journey to Germany. It is crucial to start the process early, prepare for language proficiency test, and put on a thorough research to extract the best that comes your way while studying abroad. Learn German to settle faster. And give yourself a plenty of time to gather documentations of financial funds and academic requirements, complete applications before deadlines to avoid last minute hassle.

Reach out to SIEC for applications and queries.

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