Germany is the most chosen European country and the world’s 3rd most popular study destination for most international students, one of the reasons being students can study in Germany for free without having the stress of lots of loans and thousands of tuition fees.
There is no doubt that Germany is one of the most well-known countries in the Modern era. This land of wonder and weirdness is known for a wide range of things, including its weird but wonderful language, education system, and culture.
In the modern era, Germany is indeed one of the shining beacons in the world of language and education. This is why this land of seriousness has become a central hub for those seeking to gain higher ground in their education. Did you know that having German Language skills is always a good idea even if you do not want to study in Germany? This is because there are a lot of research papers that can only be accessed if have German language skills.
Along with this, because of education programs in Germany, free universities, and college cultures, studying abroad in Germany is without a doubt a dream of many scholars. But do you know how you can achieve this dream?
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|Public German University||€ 100 to €1,500 (Euro)|
|Private German University||€ 1,400 to € 40,000 (Euro)|
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It is always tough to do anything in a foreign country, especially for young students. Thankfully, there are education consultancies like Edu Zeit that can help you along the way. To process of studying abroad in Germany is quite simple. All you need to do is gather the required documents, learn Deutsch, get health insurance in Germany, pick a university and start studying. Of course, you will need a sizable financial backup as well.
This is the general gist of how to study in Germany. Although the process is indeed simple on paper, it's tough to put into practice. So, let’s go a bit into detail with our step-wise guidance on the process to study in Germany for Nepali students.
Before you even start thinking about going to Germany for education, you first need to confirm what you want to study and whether you have the qualifications to study the said program. Just because you want to study in Germany from Nepal doesn’t mean that you can study any subject in Germany. You must meet the requirements for the said subject beforehand. You must find a study program that you can find valuable.
It would be great if you research well into your wants and needs. The good news is that as long as you know your wants, Germany will have a programming course for you.
Once you decide on what you want to study and pick an education program in Germany, the next step is to meet all the requirements you need to study in Germany.
The first thing you should ensure is that you have a higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung [HZB] / Abitur). Should your School-leaving Certificate be invalid in Germany, then an additional preparatory course called StudienKolleg must be attended. Besides this, depending on the university of your choice, you may also need to give an aptitude test known as TestAs. This test is designed specifically for Non-EU students.
Besides, there are a few more requirements that you should meet to apply to German University which will be covered a bit later.
Regardless of if you take the course in English or German, you must learn the German language. The normal language requirement for education is a B1 level of German language proficiency. However, it is always a good idea to be extra prepared and we would recommend for you to take the B2 level of the German language course and be proficient at it.
If you need German Language courses, you can contact us. We provide German Language courses up to B2 levels.
As you may expect, studying abroad in Germany is not cheap, at least not for us. The cost of living in Germany is somewhere around 800 euros per month. This is if we assume you can find a cheap apartment, have a thrift store nearby and can live in Germany on basic food, and can cook.
This is also excluding the cost to study in Germany. Although the Public Universities in Germany are Technically free since they do not charge a tuition fee, you still need to pay semester tuition fees. These tuition fees can range anywhere from 300 euros to 3000 euros. The cost to study in Germany at public German universities is indeed cheap, but they are not free.
Once you have secured all your documents and financial resources and have gained proficiency in the German Language, then you will need to submit the documents along with the application form to the related German University.
Along with this, you should also be noted that there is no guarantee that you will successfully gain admission to the university of your choice. If your qualifications do not meet the technically required standard, then you can and will be denied admission.
If your application gets approved, then you are ready to move on to the next phase of the process. Collect all the technically required documents and contact the German embassy to make a Visa appointment. Patiently follow as guided, and you will get your student visa in due time.
Besides your documents, you should also show the authorities that you can support your stay in Germany. Although this is not a requirement, opening a Blocked Account is a great way to convince the authorities about your financial capabilities.
This process is as simple as it gets - you cannot study unless you have a place to stay. Well, the good news is that you can easily find accommodation in Germany.
You can either stay at a local hostel or find an apartment, if possible. Among these two, the former is indeed cheaper, but your freedom will be restricted. If you choose to stay in the apartment, you will need to spend a lot more. However, it will be your own small home.
After everything has been confirmed and settled including the tuition fees, all you need to do is travel to Germany and register at your University. To do this, you will need to visit the University and submit the technically required documents.
Once you submit these documents, the university will issue you an ID card that can be used for residence permit application and class admission.
As we mentioned, the specific requirements to study in Germany largely vary depending on University. Some universities in Germany may ask for specific documents and qualifications such as a B2 level of German Language proficiency.
Others may simply require you to be proficient in A1. As we mentioned, the specifics may vary depending on the University and the course you choose. That said, there are a few general requirements that you need to meet.
Below are the requirements for Study in Germany that you need to meet regardless of the course or the university you choose.
German Application Form
Copy of High School Diploma
Relevant and Recognized Certificates
Overview of your Modules and Grades
Copy of Passport sized Photo
Copy of Passport
Besides these, you must have some form of German Language proficiency and substantial financial support as well. Although the specific requirements for the language vary from University and your course, you will need to be proficient in the German Language.
Once you have these documents and meet the requirements, you now prepare to meet the specific requirements for the selected university.
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DAAD which or Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst is a German Scholarship is the biggest funding organization for international students from international organizations. This German Academic Exchange Service supports over 100,000 students and researchers globally.
This scholarship is aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students, and postdocs. Along with this, it should be noted that DAAD scholarships are rewarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research in Germany. When you apply for DAAD scholarships, it is reviewed by independent and voluntary selection committees. They also decide the allocation of scholarships based on subject-related criteria.
The best part of DAAD is that you do not have to be paid back. That said, there are some strict requirements that you need to meet to get this scholarship. They are:
The applicant should have completed a bachelor's degree in the past 6 years. Should the time from the last completion of a bachelor's exceed 6 years, the applicant will not be eligible for DAAD Scholarships.
The applicant must have a minimum of two years of work experience.
The course will be based on the degree of choice.
Once you have met these requirements, you can fill out the application. In the application, the following information should be included:
Your Degree Application
Date and Place of Birth
Country of Permanent Residence
Duration of Course
Choice of University
Previous visits abroad
Leave of Absence
Along with these basic requirements, there are some requirements for the document as well.
The documents required are:
Letter of Motivation
Reference from a University Teacher
Once you have all of this information, and documents, and meet the requirements, you can apply for a DAAD scholarship.
The cost of study in Germany from Nepal will vary depending on the University and Bachelors's degree course you choose. Despite that, we can still make a rough estimate of the general cost of education in Germany.
The primary factor that will affect the cost of living in Germany is the type of University you choose. If you study at Public University in Germany then your cost to study in Germany will be lower. This is because the general cost of a Public University ranges from 100 euros to 1500 euros per semester.
On the other hand, the cost of studying can easily range between 1400 at the bare minimum to 40,000 euros. However, the average cost is around 5000 to 6000 euros per semester.
These cost estimations exclude the cost of additional study equipment and study materials. If you add the cost of living in Germany for an international student which ranges from around 1000 euros, you should realize that it is expensive to study in Germany.
As a side note: A student must have a blocked account with 10500 euros in deposit for the first year of living costs.
The simplest answer to this question is - it will depend on the university and bachelor's course you choose. These two factors play a big role in requirements. That said, there are some general requirements for each level.
Let's take a look at them.
Applicant must have completed High school or equivalent course with a minimum of 2.7 GPA or 65%
B1 German Language proficiency is a must
The applicant must apply before 2 years from the start of the German Language Course at the A1 level
Applicant must have completed High school or equivalent course with a minimum of 2.5 GPA or 55%
Applicant must have a score of 5.0 in IELTS or an equivalent score in other forms of English language
German language proficiency of A2 level is recommended
The applicant must apply before 2 years from the start of their language class
The applicant must have passed First Year Bachelor Degree in Nepal or equivalent levels
The applicant must have a B1 level of German Language capability
A semester of German Language course at the university and Graduation from DSH-2 is a must
The applicant must have passed First Year Bachelor Degree in Nepal or equivalent levels
The applicant must have an IELTS score of 5.5
Basic German language proficiency is a must
The applicant must have passed High school with a minimum of 2.7 GPA or 60%
An IELTS score of 5.5 is a must
Basic German language proficiency of A1 is a must
Side note* if the high school or equivalent is not recognized as German Abitur A, it is possible to attend the bachelor's after attending a year of the foundation course.
The specific cost to study in Germany from Nepal will vary depending on your lifestyle, your education program, and the type of University you enroll in. However, if we assume that you study in a public German university and live a frugal lifestyle, you will need a yearly average of €10,116 or just above 14 lakhs.
There are no specific GPA requirements to study in Germany from Nepal, as different Universities have different requirements. However, regardless of the University or the course you apply to, you need to have a minimum of the following GPA.
For Undergraduate: Minimum GPA of 2.5 of 60%
For Master's Degree: A minimum GPA of 2.7 or 65%
For PhD: A minimum GPA of 3.5 or 75%
Do note that the minimum GPA for German-taught courses will be higher than English-taught ones.
To study in Germany from Nepal, you must first get a student visa. That said, the specific procedure will vary depending from person to person. Regardless, the general process to study in Germany from Nepal is as follows:
Yes, Germany is considered a good destination for Nepali students. There are many reasons for this, some of which are:
Tuition fee free-education
Strong economy and infrastructure
English taught program
18 months to look for suitable jobs with a post-work visa
Part-time work allowed
Low cost of living
Access to 26 European nations once in Germany
Yes, you can go to Germany after the 12th from Nepal. However, once in Germany, you must take a studienkolleg/ preparatory class. Furthermore, before you depart for Germany, you must show that you are financially capable and eligible for education in Germany.
The answer to this will depend on which nation you compare Germany to. When compared to Nepal, it sure is expensive to study in Germany. However, compared to the rest of the European nations, Germany is affordable. This is because you can study and stay in Germany with a monthly expense of only € 843 (excluding tuition fees).