Why study in Germany?
Situated in the heart of Europe, Germany is the second largest country in Europe in terms of its population of 82 million. It has nine neighboring countries surrounding it which includes Denmark to the north, Netherlands and Belgium to the north-west, France and Luxembourg to the west, Austria and Switzerland to the south and the Czech Republic and Poland to the east. Germany is also world renowned for its superior technology, strong economy, aspiring quality of life, friendly people, rich culture and ever soaring quality education.
There are more than 400 state accredited universities in Germany. Together, these universities offer a total of over 18,000 degree programs. Amongst these there are more than 1500 international Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs. In order to qualify for admission in undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree program international students need to complete a one year ‘bridge-course’ and for students seeking to qualify for a master’s degree program they have to complete a Bachelor’s degree. For English medium master’s program, the student should have a valid Bachelor’s degree in addition to IELTS (with min. 6.0 score points) or TOEFL (80 iBT). For German medium master’s program, the student should have a bachelor’s degree along with German language proficiency up to B1-ZD level. And to prove your German language proficiency, you have to undergo a DSH or TEST DAF exam.
Every year thousands of students from around the world go to Germany to pursue higher education. In 2014 alone, over 301,000 international students enrolled in various German higher education institutions. International students are exceedingly attracted to Germany mainly because of its international study programs and excellent research opportunities, high academic standard, practical experience, moderate costs, internationally recognized degree, study programs taught in English, immense work opportunities, a first-hand chance to explore various aspects of life in Germany and the ultimate opportunity to stay in Germany after the completion of your studies.
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