In Germany are there Universities courses in English?

YES, more than 220 Universities in Germany provide courses in English that include Medicine, Engineering, Management, etc. some of the top universities that offer all programs in English are:

  • Jacobs University Bremen,
  • Hertie School of Governance in Berlin,
  • Munich Intellectual Property Law Center in Munich,
  • Bard College Berlin – dedicated to bachelor’s only,
  • CODE University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (dedicated to bachelor’s program).

Here is the list of universities that offer complete programs in English medium 
 

How do I apply for a student visa?

Before applying for a student visa, 

  • First, you must have a letter from one of the universities of Germany to prove you have already been selected by them. You must also have a certificate of proven German language proficiency – A1, A2, and B1 levels. 
  • You must have all the necessary documents including a valid passport 
  • After you have all the necessary documents, visit the German Embassy and set up a visa appointment. 
  • Now you will be invited for an interview on a given date
  • Whether you get the visa or not will also be dependent on your visa interview so, prepare wisely.
     

Can I study in Germany for free?

Since 2014, most of the German public universities and schools provide tuition-free education to national and international undergraduate students. Students just have to pay around €250 (315 USD) per semester that includes transportation and administration fees. However, some states and private universities in Germany will charge you tuition fees according to their state policy. For example:

  • In Baden-Württemberg, non-EU international students should pay up to €3000 each year. For students gaining a 2nd degree in Baden-Württemberg, the fee is 1300 euros per year.
  • Students applying directly for master’s degrees from Nepal should pay €10,000 (USD 12,644) every semester.

Which program I can study in Germany?

You can study almost all programs like that in the USA or Australia like:

  • Medicine
  • Civil Engineering, 
  • Economics 
  • Law 
  • Social science 
  • Information Engineering 
  • Information Engineering 
  • HRM and Leadership
  • Management Consulting 
  • International Trade
  • Bachelor in Business Studies 
  • International tourism Management 
  • International Business
  • Data Science, AI, and Digital Business 
  • Business Analytics
  • Film and Motion Design
  • Graphic Design and Visual Communication 
  • Food Packaging Technology 
  • IT, and many more 

Which level of German language is required to apply for University?

When you are applying for Bachelors’ or Master's, German universities might ask you for at least a B1 level. That means students have to pass A1 and A2 levels first and then score good marks in B1 level to ensure their admission to any German university.

Can I apply for English taught program in Germany?

Of course, there are many universities that teach international students in English. Some of the top universities are: 

  • Jacobs University Bremen,
  • Hertie School of Governance in Berlin,
  • Munich Intellectual Property Law Center in Munich,
  • Bard College Berlin – dedicated to bachelor’s only,
  • CODE University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (dedicated to bachelor’s program).
  • IUBH University of Applied Sciences.
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • University of Freiburg.
  • Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen.
  • Hochschule Bremen -International Graduate Center, and many more.

English taught programs to include 

  • Medicine
  • Civil Engineering, 
  • Economics 
  • Law 
  • Social science 
  • Information Engineering 
  • Information Engineering 
  • HRM and Leadership
  • Management Consulting 
  • International Trade
  • Bachelor in Business Studies 
  • International tourism Management 
  • International Business
  • Data Science, AI, and Digital Business 
  • Business Analytics
  • Film and Motion Design
  • Graphic Design and Visual Communication 
  • Food Packaging Technology 
  • IT, and many more 
     

What are the criteria for studying in German taught program after +2 or equivalent from Nepal?

For most public universities here are the criteria:

  • Must have completed 10+2 or equivalent qualification with 65% marks or 2.7 GPA (at least) 
  • German language is almost compulsory for public universities with good scores in B1 level (German Language)
  • Most important: Gap, more than 2 years, at the time of the start of the German language course A1 level will not be acceptable. (might have an exception for Covid-19 cases) 
  • You can directly apply for a bachelor’s degree in German universities if you have already completed one year successfully in Bachelor’s in Nepal.
  • If you have just passed +2, then you have to take a 2-semester preparatory course which lasts for one year. Only after the completion of this course, students can directly apply to German universities for Bachelor’s degree.

For English taught Private universities 

  • Must have completed 10+2 or equivalent qualification with 55% marks or 2.5 GPA (at least)  
  • IELTS with the least score of 5.5 (5.0) or equivalent is compulsory.
  • Certificate of A2 level of German language is a plus point but not mandatory. 
  • Most important: Gap, more than 2 years, at the time of the start of the German language course A1 level will not be acceptable. (Might have an exception for Covid-19 cases).
     

Can I work during my study?

Yes, Students can work while studying in Germany. Non-EU, including Nepali students, can work for 20 hours per week in Germany without any obligations. Students can also work more than 20 hours a week, but they have to pay some tax to the German Social Security system.
Students are allowed to earn up to €450 every month without having to pay any taxes. If the earning amount exceed €450 per month, a certain amount will be deducted as an income tax, payable to the government 
 

What kind of work do students find in Germany?

The jobs that students get while studying in Germany are similar to that of the USA or Australia like in restaurants, KFC, delivery, and other part-time jobs. 
Some of the jobs offered to students in Germany are:

  • Babysitting - €15 per hour 
  • Waiter, supporting staff at restaurant, café, and bar - €10-€12 per hour 
  • Office assistant/ helper – €12 per hour.
  • Language tutor - €15 per hour 
  • Assistant/worker for a retail store - €10-12 per hour  
  • University Research assistant – €12 per hour 
  • Worker at Call Center  - up to €15 per hour 
     

How much can I earn during my study?

The average hourly income in Germany is €22, (but depending on the type of job the hourly price can vary from €10 to €22).

So, for 20 hours a week, on average, students can earn up to €440 per week. If you earn up to €450 per month as a student in Germany, you don’t have to pay any tax to the government. If your weekly income exceeds more than €450. A certain amount shall be paid to the government of Germany as an income tax.

How long can I work during my study?

Students can easily work 20 hours a week in Germany without any obligation. On average you can earn up to €450 per week working 20 hours a week. It is possible for students to work more than 20 hours a week. If the weekly income is more than €450, then they are subjected to pay income tax to the German Government. 

How well do I need to Speak German?

Most universities in Germany ask for the B1 level to get enrolled in the universities. This means students have to first pass A1, A2 levels as well. If you are applying for English medium universities, which are mostly private universities, then it is not mandatory to clear any level of the German language, instead, you shall have to score 5.5 and above in the IELTS exam. Keep in mind, you will eventually reach B2 and C1 levels during your study period in Germany. when you are applying from Nepal, the B1 level is enough to apply for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Can I stay in Germany after my study?

Every international student, including Nepalese, after the completion of studies in Germany, can legally extend their visa for 18 more months. During this period, students are allowed to stay in Germany and seek jobs in their respective fields. During this time, students can search and do any work irrespective of their field. To get a working visa, after 18 months, students have to find a permanent job as per their field of study. After getting a permanent job, students can also apply for a permanent residency after fulfilling the state requirement.

Can I apply for Blue Card after my Study?

The EU Blue Card is a residence permit that allows international students to stay and work in Germany and other EU states. It is a very crucial permit that students seek after their graduation as it allows them to work and stay legally in any EU country without restriction. It allows students freedom of movement, permanent residency, and many facilities which are available to EU citizens.
Getting a blue card might not be easy, certainly not for fresh graduates. Fresh graduates have a minimal chance of getting a blue card because of certain criteria like university degree and work experience. This means students can only apply for the blue card after they have successfully received a university degree and found the right job which legally meets the EU blue card criteria.
For most cases, international students can only apply for a blue card after they get a working visa, on a student visa it is not possible to apply. However, if you have already found the right job while studying and meet the legal criteria, it is possible to apply directly after graduation.
 

What are the possibilities of getting a job after completion of study/Vocational training in Germany?

The chances of getting a job after study in Germany are very high. Many Nepalese students are already working in Germany successfully. You can also get a blue card after you get your job.

What is the average cost of living in Germany for students?

While many universities offer the cheapest fee structure, the cost of living, however, can be expensive in some states. Some parts of Germany can be more expensive to live in than other European countries. Munich, for example, is one of the expensive cities in Germany to live in, with the average cost per year might reach up to €12,000 which is certainly expensive compared to the average annual living costs in Germany, which is €10,200.
The majority of your expenses will go to your rent. On average the monthly rent is around €280, for a shared flat. The rent can be as low as €234 in a student hall of residence.
If we take data from DAAD, the average monthly cost of living in Germany are as follows:

  • €168 for food
  • €42 for clothes
  • €94 for transportation 
  • €31 for internet, telephone, and TV package
  • €20 for study materials and work materials 
  • €61 for recreational activities
  • €100-120 for Health insurance 
     

What is the timing of the German Courses at Edu Zeit Education Network?

Different course timings are available based on the need of the students and availability of the teachers we do have different time available according to the needs of students , Morning and Afternoon Shifts are available

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