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Requirements & Expenses to do MS in Germany:

by / Friday, 15 April 2016 / Published in Blog
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Requirements and expenses for students in Germany for MS

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Requirements for MS in German colleges:

Applying for Admission

You have to apply for admission directly to the universities. Application forms can be requested from the International offices of universities. The filled applications have to be sent back to the university along with documents required to be attached. The attached documents must normally be authenticated copies of your certificates. You will also have to include authenticated copies of certificates confirming your knowledge of German, if required.

Student Visa

Student interested to take up MS in Germany are required to apply for a student visa. It is initially granted for a period of three months. It has to be extended by the authorities in Germany within three months of your stay there. Extension is given for one year at a time till the end of the course. All International students must leave Germany on completion of the course of study.

Students have to fulfil the following requirements before being granted a student visa. The following documents should be submitted:

1 – Completed Visa Application Form

2 – Photographs

3 – Visa Application Fee

4 – Evidence of Admission

5 – Proof of Adequate Financial Resources

6 – Health Certificate

The visa is issued when the student is assessed to be a genuine student, who intends to undertake further studies in Germany, abide by visa conditions, and depart on completion of the course. The student should convince the visa officer that his German language skills are adequate for the course he/she is undertaking and that the course is relevant to his/her current academic/ professional status. Processing of the visa can take up to eight weeks.

Expense for students to do MS in Germany:

The cost of tuition fee in Germany is very less compared to in the USA, It’s actually even cheaper than in India. . They range from 100 to 2000 Euros per year and additionally, German universities do not distinguish between students within or outside of the EU/EEA. Independent from the origin, local and international students pay the same (low) tuition fee! Some federal provinces don’t charge. 

The tuition fee (if there is any) usually consists of two parts:

The Studiengebühren are the actual tuition fee and range from 0-500 Euros per semester. Additional to this tuition fee, a Semesterbeitrag is charged which includes administration fees as well as fees for the General Students Committee (AStA), the Studentenwerk (responsible for student residences and cafeterias) and often a (mostly obligatory) semester ticket for public transport in the city (and sometimes the region) around the university. The Semesterbeitrag is individually set by each university and besides the costs you should also consider the benefits (such a semester ticket) when comparing the tuition fees between universities.

Average living expenses are around 200 – 700 euros a month, based on student residences. Living-costs in Germany differ a lot depending on the area. The big difference between living in a big industrial or university-city or in a small town which is not that overloaded with people. Especially in the areas with high housing shortage, the students form apartment-sharing communities and share the basic costs.

The apartment-sharing is a cheap alternative to the own apartment. Universities also provide residential homes for their students in which one can live for low cost. In most cases the kitchen is shared with other students and one has a small single room. Applying early for a place at the residential home raises the chance to get one of the strongly demanded places. Residential homes cost between 200 and 400 Euros, a room in an apartment-sharing community between 300 and 500 Euros. A single apartment can cost from 400 Euros or more.

Everyone should calculate for his or her own needs and make a proper plan of how to go ahead for a hassle free living. If the finance is properly secured, studying in Germany is not a difficult thing.

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