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Glossary for German Education

Glossary for German Education

These are some terms that might act as a ready reckoner for all those who aspire to study in Germany and get familiar with the very basics that there is to know about German higher education institutions.  
  1. Abstract: This is an acceptable document and qualifies to be of international standards. Herein the student presents in brief, their thesis question and the methods that are applied therein. This an essential piece of the document when u haven’t yet received a Bachelor’s Degree or haven’t completed a Diplom Thesis.
  2. Accreditation Certificate: It denotes an authenticated and notarised formal document verifying that the educational institution from where you are studying is an accredited institution. It can be only obtained upon request to the aforesaid institution. This accreditation also approves the quality of education provided by the institute.
  3. Admission Letter: Like everywhere else, this is a letter received by the respective student by a German academic institution allocating a place in their institute as well as the choice of course. It can be a conditional or unconditional offer along with a deadline to make the requisite registration. In case the admission is provisional the criteria or preconditions would also be mentioned by the university on how to secure a place in the university to complete the admission formality.
  4. Aufenthaltstitel: In the first three months of arrival, a student has to take a German residence title available at the German Foreigner’s Authority. All those who want to study for a period longer than 3 months in Germany must obtain this residence to legally study as well as residing there.
  5. Ausländerbehörde: This in other words is Foreigner’s Registration Authority. It is a German public body that is assigned to look into and take care of all issues connected to foreign residents in Germany, including granting German residence permits. Every German district has its designated Foreign Registration Authority.
  6. Agentur für Arbeit: This can be referred to as ‘Federal Employment Agency’ which is a state or public administration body that takes care of all job and placement opportunities within Germany. This body can assist in looking into your interests and qualifications and give you future leads for jobs.
  7. Beglaubigung: This is what one can understand as a transcript of records or (ToR). This is an original educational document that is approved and certified by a German authority or any other recognised consular service abroad.
  8. Blended Learning: It’s a combination of online and offline or classroom seminars or lectures. This in a nutshell is the study course or modules that one has to take up during the academic session
  9. Block Seminar: “Blockveranstaltung” is an intensive pattern of study offered for all as a chunk over back-to-back teaching sessions.
  10. Certificates of Education: This is the entire trajectory or graph comprising of all educational certificates and achievements which showcases the education you have received and completed at school or university. These are usually in the form of school leaving certificates, certificates for clearing university entrance exams, transcript of marks, university/ diploma certificates, other supplementary diplomas, any other additional certificates or diplomas
  11. Confirmation of Registration: It is used for an education certificate that displays the registration to undertake an exam or join in a study course at a higher education institution.
  12. Curricular Analysis: It is a vital document that assesses and gives a synopsis of the education and proficiency achieved during the previous or latest study period. This is instrumental in applying for a Master’s study along with an aptitude valuation.
  13. Curriculum Vitae/Résumé: It is all the achievements in a linear and sequential order as well as all the formal and informal education undergone along with internship and other work and professional experience.
  14. Dekan / Dekanat: In other words, known as the head or Dean of the faculty of higher education in Germany. The workplace he or she holds is known as ‘Dekanat’ which also doubles up as an administrative division of the faculty.
  15. Deutschlandstipendium: This is a German scholarship. It is a subsidy or a bursary by the country for the well-deserved and outstanding students in German higher education institutions. They are in the range of 300€/month.
  16. Dissertation: This is also known as ‘Doktorarbeit’. This is an original research-based academic piece that is submitted as a part of undergraduate or postgraduate study and a prerequisite for a PhD degree in Germany.
  17. Doppelstudium/Doppeldiplom: Also known as a double degree study. This is a study arrangement between Germany and another country. One can attend part of the curriculum in one country while the other half in another country abroad. This leads to a double degree or Doppeldiplom.
  18. Dozent/ Dozentin: A male lecturer is called a Dozent and a female lecturer is called Dozentin in Germany.
  19. Duales Studium: In this study curriculum in Germany one can merge the usual academic program with some hands-on work in an enterprise or a business corporation
  20. Einwohnermeldeamt: This is the resident’s office of registration. It deals with the candidate’s residential address. Once in Germany, it is mandatory to register with this office within two weeks of one’s arrival. There are several Resident’s registration offices in Germany with each district having one of its own.
  21. Embossed Seal: It denotes a stamp that is put over a foil. It is used by authorised and notarised agencies to attest and endorse copies of educational documents for their legit and valid status.
  22. Exmatrikulation: This situation arises when a student doesn’t pay up for his or her fees for the forthcoming semester. The student gets exmatriculated. The student gets officially removed from the recorded and registered list of students.
  23. Fachhochschule (FH): These are also known as German Universities of Applied Sciences. These specifically catch on as being the prominent subjects that are in high demand. These are hands-on practical based modules and programs which confer students with a requisite degree that is lower than a PhD.
  24. GATE: This is an acronym for ‘Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering'. These are only for Indians who aspire to study Engineering course in an academic institution in Germany. IIT students are exempted from this test.
  25. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): This is an association that has its establishment in Germany with its branches around the globe. Its principal purpose is to provide authentic and current information on higher studies in Germany be it research and other guidance on academic cooperation with Germany
  26. German Aptitude Test: This is a compulsory exam that is rolled out by German Higher Education Institutions for applicants who are seeking admission for a study abroad program in Germany. This is an assessment that determines if the student is eligible and fitting for the German education.
  27. German Diplom: This is a German traditional degree certificate which an undergraduate program can deem you with. The undergraduate study program is in Engineering, Natural Sciences and Economics
  28. German Student Applicant Visa: This is a visa that only German Consular Services can provide to foreign national students after they receive a confirmation for their university application but who haven’t received the admission letter yet.
  29. GMAT: It is an acronym for ‘Graduate Management Admission Test’. It is for postgraduate study or a Master’s degree in the field of business administration. This exam is accepted across the globe and is a competitive exam that ascertains the competence of a candidate for higher or postgraduate studies in the field of business.
  30. Grading System: This determines the minimum and maximum scores required to enrol into a specific study program either in Germany or anywhere else. This information is customarily published in the official website of some institutions.
  31. GRE: ‘Graduate Record Exam’ is the standardised test that evaluates the preparedness of any candidate for a PhD, postgraduate or a Master’s degree in a study program of the student’s choice. There is a wide spectrum of disciplines that a student can choose from.
  32. Hauptstudium: This follows what is known as “Grundstudium”, which is to specialise in a certain field. ‘Hauptstudium’ stands for advanced studies. Advanced studies are achieved only after clearing an exam which progressively leads to a German Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  33. Higher Education Entrance Exam: Some of the higher education institutes in Germany require the candidate to take a test called the ‘University Entrance Exam’. This is mainly for candidates who aspire to enter the tertiary study field. Passing this test is mandatory even though a candidate may have an acceptable university entrance qualification. (HZB)
  34. Hilfswissenschaftler (HiWi): Another name for a research assistant in Germany is called Hilfswissenschaftler. A student can develop into a research assistant in the same university where he or she is enrolled as a student or studying there.
  35. Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB): This is also known as German Education Entrance Qualification and it denotes collective educational certificates of your earlier education. This is instrumental in enabling you to apply for admission into other German higher educational institutions.
  36. Hörsaal: In German, this refers to large halls in where classes, discussions or seminars are held.
  37. IELTS: This is a standardised and universally accepted English language proficiency test that is required by universities from students across the globe who are applying for further studies or training abroad. This is proof of their English language competence including in Germany. The score validity for IELTS is not more than 2 years.
  38. International Office of the University: In Germany, it is also known as ‘Akademisches Auslandsamt’. It is the department within the university that takes care of all impending needs of international students. They are focused on supporting foreign students through ample information and counselling with regard to academic and non-academic matters.
  39. Klausur: It is a German version of what is called a written examination
  40. Kolloquium: This refers to a group in Germany who are always together through various interactions and discussions on a definite lecture or study session or even a sequence of lectures or seminars. Sometimes this would be followed by some kind of assessment or lecture by some industry expert.
  41. Kommilitone: This in Germany refers to a fellow student or a classmate
  42. Language Certificate: These are acceptable certificates that certify that the student or candidate has successfully passed an approved German or any other language test. Frequently acceptable language certificates for German higher education institutes are the certificate for the DSH test, certificate of TestDaf, certificate of Goethe-Institut.
  43. Lehrveranstaltung: This denotes a seminar, a lecture or course in Germany.
  44. Master’s Degree Studies: This refers to a postgraduate study that logically follows an undergraduate study, usually for one year or two semesters which culminates into a Master’s degree. There are two types of Masters in Germany (i) Follow-up Master’s Course; something related to the candidate’s previous academics (ii) Extension Studies: it’s a course which relates to the candidate’s work experience
  45. Plagiat: It’s the other word for plagiarism. This is basically unrecognised and fraudulent work. When a student or candidate uses others published work or research or ideas without making any citations or references. It is called Plagiat in Germany
  46. Referat: It is a verbalized form of presentation of a seminar or lecture with a group of associate students
  47. Studentenausweis: This in Germany would mean a student ID showing you are an official student studying in a German higher education institute as a registered student. This ID helps in obtaining discounts, rebates, exemptions, allowances etc in museums, theatres, using study material etc.
  48. Studentenwerk: This is a network of student services which is across Germany and is committed to assisting and supporting an array of all major services pertaining to international students’ lives in Germany.
  49. Study Module: This is the phrase used for seminars, lectures and other course works for two different subjects
  50. Test für Ausländischer Studierende (TestAS): It’s a way to test students and evaluate their proficiency and competence levels to start a tertiary education study in German higher education. TestAS has two parts (i) core exam (ii) exam in your academic area, this could be maths, computers, arts, engineering, economics and so on
  51. Test für Deutsch Als Fremdsprache (TestDaF): This German exam tests the foreign student on their language ability and competence. It contains of (i) Reading (ii) Writing (iii) Listening (iv) Speaking exams. TestDAF grades are accepted as a German language skill for university admissions in Germany. However, the minimum score may differ for each university
  52. TOEFL: ‘Test of English as Foreign Language’. This is an internationally accepted English language test that certifies your English Language aptitude and competence. This test can be taken in three ways (i) IBT(Internat Based Test) (ii) PBT ( Paper Based Test) (iii) ITP (Institutional Testing Program). The scores are valid for 2 years. This exam consists of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking sections. This is acceptable in Germany as a valid English Language attestation. The score requirements may vary from one university to another.
  53. Tutorium: This refers to some form of official consultation or meeting with your subject tutor or guide who teaches you via seminars, lectures and other coursework.
  54. Uni-Assist: This is a German internet-based online service adopted by certain colleges and universities. This can act as a medium for students to apply for admissions in various study programs. Uni Assist can facilitate all application-related work of a student or candidate however the final decision for admission lies with the respective university itself.
  55. University Application Deadline: This stands for the final or last day wherein the application of the candidate must reach the respective university. It also denotes the earliest day when the application is eligible to get accepted.
  56. University Application Extension Period: This is over and beyond the acceptable application deadline. The university may be willing to accept the application and stretch the date for submission of additional documents or information for the purpose of university admission.
  57. Vorlesung: It is a German way of denoting a lecture or class
  58. Zugangsvoraussetzungen: This denotes the academic criteria or the course requirements for the chosen academic field.
  59. Zweitstudium: This refers to the second or the Master’ degree. A Master’s degree can commence only after successful completion of Bachelor’s degree studies.
  60. Zwischenprüfung: This in other words means final examination. This exam is normally taken after the completion of the first few years of studies also known as ‘Grundstudium’. This is a determining test which is an index to show the competence of any student to carry on with further studies and whether or not he or she is capable enough for it.
How Admissiongyan Will Help Students to Study MS/MBA in Germany? Admissiongyan can offer suitable assistance to aspirants looking for Overseas education consultants in Bangalore. Admissiongyan can guide you choose the best universities to study in Germany, the admission process, the visa application process, and more. It is Admissiongyan that can help you make your move to another country a smooth one.

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Learning German on Duolingo for MS in Germany

Learning German on Duolingo for MS in Germany

Duolingo makes learning the German language fun, easy and effective. It has been devised both in form of a website and a smartphone-friendly app. Duolingo is a ready reckoner and the world’s best way to learn any language Apart from some premium services both the app and the website versions are accessible without any charge. It’s a great way for all students to get their hands on the German language if they are contemplating studying in Germany. It gives a basic to intermediate level of understanding of the language which is key to taking up MS in Germany. International students can get a lot of practice through their online test and it helps them kickstart their journey into the world of the German language before they enrol for a Masters in Germany. German can be made fun and effective via Duolingo which is one of the world’s most popular language-learning platform. Amongst all education apps, it is one of the most downloaded educational apps in the world. This very competent app has over 3000 million users. It was conceived to resemble a game and is scientifically established as being extremely efficient and result worthy. There is a huge choice of programs at the Masters level in Germany. Many courses are even taught in English. Masters in Germany come at a fairly affordable cost, with competent curriculums, great weightage on students’ hands-on experience with promising future prospects. MS in Germany characterizes some of these features. Study in Germany leads to myriad and vast opportunities for international students with countless possibilities for their future. An advantage in form of the language is a good headstart for any international student before they enrol into a course of their choice in Germany. Even if the degree course doesn’t need the language prerequisite it is always useful to know the local language. Knowing the basics of the language through Duolingo will make it easy to wade one’s way around. International students can then practice their German knowledge with the locals and further polish it up with time and this would help them in their Masters program at the university. Some other options to learn the language is through registering into university programs, private language courses etc. Essentially a Masters in Germany can fit the bill better if students know the native language and every aspect of their life in a foreign land would seem easier if one has a functional German language skill. Right through your study abroad period up until the time one would want to stay on in the country to look for work, a language advantage cannot be denied. It would give each and every one an edge in the job market. For a predominantly English-speaking population, the German language comes relatively easy. Going ahead with Duolingo is a great start which would help bolster study abroad plans for international students. A great career path begins with a language advantage that fosters a bright future for all. Admissiongyan can offer suitable assistance to aspirants looking for Overseas education consultants in Bangalore. Admissiongyan can guide you choose the best Universities in Germany, the admission process, the visa application process, and more.

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Complete Guide on IELTS & TOEFL Exams

IELTS and TOEFL Guide for Abroad Education

Are you preparing for TOEFL and IELTS examinations? Well, it must be lengthy and complicated. The pressure starts to build up slowly as you approach the final exam day. But it would help if you make a list of what to prepare and how to achieve it. The following part shall offer stepwise guidance for effective study routine and cover-up IELTS - 4 Sections: reading, speaking, listening and writing that are vital for the exam. Look for the practical study plans as suggested by awardees and top rankers in this exam.

How to prepare for IELTS & TOEFL exams?

When attempting to get admission in a foreign university, it requires one to have proficiency in English. So, to have English proficiency certificates, it is better to opt for the above-said entrance exams. The proficiency certificate will suffice for both visa and University exams. As per IELTS - University requirement more than 6.5 scores will qualify students in top European universities in this entrance under the British Council, other factors are also involved in getting admission for this degree program.

Below are some essential steps for better IELTS & TOEFL guidance:

Set your Goal

These exams test your ability to perceive and interpret language when you are reading or listening. Set your goal initially and try to find out the score that each university asks for. Depending on this, you can understand how much to cover up to attain success. Usually, overseas education consultancies suggest studying in Germany for Indian students as the country has 90% of tuition-free Universities. If you target the minimum IELTS and TOEFL score for Master's in Germany, you can find many other countries' options. You need to have a minimum of 6.5 IELTS score and 90 iBT (Internet-based test) TOEFL score if you plan to study MS in Germany. 6.5 is the decent enough score required to study Master's overseas in European countries and any other non-EU destinations such as the UK and Australia. For Canada, IELTS score required is 7 for better college options.

Have Essential Study Materials

Make sure to have required study materials that guide for satisfactory preparation. It should boost your confidence as you practice more video tests. The practice would help you identify weaknesses and strengths better, helping you work on them.

Stick to Study Plan

Having an organized schedule requires a suitable study plan that involves follow-up to work on your weaknesses. To appear for the above two exams, studying each subject and analyzing your preparation have positive impacts.

Know the Test Format

To pass the exams in the first go, it is better to get accustomed to its format correctly. With the idea of the content, question type and rules will help to attempt confidence and make more attempts.

How do IELTS band scores work?

In the IELTS exam, the score is given out of 40, and it is converted to IELTS - overall nine band score. Students may score both in half and whole bands. To achieve nine points or close enough marks, students should cover up the four sections mentioned above. Listening practice, developing writing habits, reading and speaking habits together would help one succeed. It requires a general interest in learning the English Language that would help to score better.

How to master language skills?

Try to read as many English written materials as possible in different narratives with varying levels of difficulty and various subjects. The habit of diverse reading helps to grasp better insight into grammatical and sentence structure. Listen to conversation in English, trying to comprehend them correctly. TOEFL - recommended to have 108 & above for University Admission, students need to be well prepared to overcome the challenges, includes growing an excellent ability to speak and write in English. One should maintain spontaneity in writing and develop the ability to express personal emotions uniquely. The section-wise guidance for IELTS and TOEFL - 4 Sections: reading, speaking, listening and writing requires a candidate to be focused and know their strengths and weaknesses. To achieve the goal, it requires persistency and effective planning for practice. This way, the student can learn from their mistakes and prepare thoroughly to get through TOEFL and IELTS in the first go.

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German Student Visa Guide for Indians Planning to Study in Germany

What are the Visa Requirements for Germany?

Germany is an ideal destination for abroad education with its top-notch education facilities and welcoming culture that accepts immigrants from all over the world. Especially, German universities attract a large number of Indian students. Although many students gain admission to German universities, most of them face issues while getting the German student visa due to limited guidance. This step-by-step guide provided by the Admissiongyan education consultancy helps Indian students apply for a German student visa. As per the German laws, the non-EU nationals including the students who wish to stay in Germany for more than 90 days, i.e., 3 months must get a visa. Besides the student visa, Indian students must also get a German language visa to study Masters or MS in Germany. However, a few highly skilled Indian students such as Master students, Doctoral Students, Postdoctoral, Students, and Scholarship holders don’t need a German student visa. They can skip the wait time and go directly to the German embassy in India. So, if you have gained admission from German universities, you need to find out whether you are required to apply for a student visa or not.

What Type of German Visa Do the Indian Students Need to Study in Germany?

German embassies issue several types of visas, including the Tourist & Visitor Visa, Working Visa, Studying & Language Learning Visa, Job Seeker Visa, Business to mention a few. You must know what type of visa you are entitled to studying in Germany. The visas issued by the German authorities are also differentiated based on the duration of the stay in Germany, i.e., Short-term visas and Long-term visas. As a student, you need to stay in Germany for more than 6 months, therefore you should apply for a long-term visa which is known as D visa.

Making Your Visa Appointment

The moment your university of choice sends you an admission letter, reach the German embassy located near your residence to boo an appointment. The appointment can be scheduled either through a call or online by visiting the embassy’s website.

List of German Embassies in India

  • German Embassy, New Delhi – For citizens of Haryana, Jammu, and Kashmir, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand including the Union Territories of Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep including Minicoy, Amini, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.
  • General Consulate General, Bengalaru – For citizens of Karnataka and Kerala.
  • German Consulate General, Mumbai – For citizens of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman, and Diu.
  • German Consulate General, Chennai – For citizens of Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Pondicherry.
  • German Consulate General, Kolkata – For citizens of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland.

German-D Student Visa Fees

  • National Visa (under 18 years old): Rs. 3100 or 37.50 Euros
  • National Visa (over 18 years old): Rs. 6200 or 75 Euros

German Visa Requirements for Indian Students

Indian students are required to submit the following documents while applying for the German Student Visa
  • A Valid Passport
  • A cover letter that explains the purpose of the visit
  • 3 passport photos with biometric specifications
  • Admission letter from an accredited German university
  • University fees (if applicable)
  • Language proficiency - English or Germany
  • Residence Permit fee
  • Academic certificates
  • Proof of Financial Means: You should make sure that you have the proper financial means to afford your education in Germany. For this, you need to open a blocked bank account, which ensures that you have a minimum of €10,236 in your account to fund your accommodation for at least the first year of your studies.
  • Do remember to open a blocked bank account 4-10 weeks before the semester to ensure you have plenty of time to access the money once your studies begin. In case you are planning higher study in Germany on a scholarship program, you must submit the confirmation of your scholarship.
  • Proof of Health Insurance: The travel health insurance policy you have purchased in India will cover you for the first three months.
Final Tip: Include a copy of each document mentioned above along with the original copy. The German embassy may request you to submit additional documents for processing a German student visa. If you need any clarification, don’t hesitate to contact the Admissiongyan Education Consultancy - the top study abroad consultancy in Banglore.

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Overview of Study MS in Germany During COVID19
How to Study MS in Germany During COVID-19?

How Study MS in Germany During COVID-19?

Worried about how to study MS in Germany during Covid-19? Well here is the answer you would be looking for. It would be an understatement to say that coronavirus has altered the way the world functions once. With many public places being shut, the world indeed came to a halt, which seems indefinite now. With countries grappling with the effects of the pandemic, the major question is the opening and functioning of universities. For students who were looking forward to studying in countries like the USA and the UK now prefer Germany more. Note that European nations were predicted to come out of this pandemic slump faster than others. Out of all the European nations, Germany, with its best social and healthcare infrastructure, slowed down the spread of the pandemic commendably. So let’s take a glance at the possibilities of studying MS in Germany amidst this pandemic.

Travel Restrictions are Eased Gradually

From 15th June, the restrictions related to travel have been eased for 26 EU nations, including Germany. Positive news on this aspect is that the visa application is being accepted for international students travelling to Germany. But note that they are accepted in a limited manner only, and hence you have to wait for the full approval process. Quite interestingly, the classes for the winter semester is all set to commence from 1st November 2020. This news depicts the readiness and willingness of German Universities to accept international students into their programs.

Can International Students travel to Study MS in Germany right now?

In the earlier stages of the pandemic, Germany had imposed very strict travel rules. You may be allowed to enter Germany if you are from a country belonging to the European Union. German Universities are not accepting students from the non-EU country. But if you belong from a country where the cases of the pandemic are low, you would be allowed to travel to Germany for higher studies.

Can International Students obtain a visa to Commence their Studies in German Universities now?

Throughout the pandemic, many German missions based out of Germany have stopped accepting visa applications. However, as you can see, there is relative relaxation of visa restrictions. Hence, one can expect that the German consulates and embassies would resume their operations soon. If you are a student belonging from an EU country, consider yourself lucky. It is because the process of resuming visa applications for EU students has already started. On the other hand, international students who have finished the visa application process, including the interview, are likely to face various issues. It is because the application processes that are pending are often put on hold. One can expect these applications would be processed again when the German embassy in your country reopens soon. One of the main take-away from the aspects mentioned above is that one can expect the German embassies to work full-fledged to accommodate international students. It would be great if Germany allows students from non-EU countries to study in its prestigious universities. Ensure that you are in regular contact with the embassy or the consulate that is overseeing your visa application process.

Possibilities of International Students Applying for the Winter Semester 2020/21 to Study in Germany

Well, international students can apply for the winter semester of 2020/21. Especially when the context is about the Bachelor’s programs, the deadlines were extended till 20th August. Similar cases apply to other Master’s degrees. It is recommended that you check the website of the university frequently so that you don’t miss out on important updates. But to be precise, the application process would be a bit difficult for international students who are willing to study MS in Germany. Another issue is that the postal services have either been restricted or stopped. If your university requires paper-based application documents, then you cannot send them. However, you can contact the program coordinators to learn about other alternatives that are in place. Expect strict hygiene and social distancing in place when you finally are in Germany for higher studies. Any possible flouting of quarantine and social distancing rules would attract serious penalties. Let’s hope that this pandemic subsides soon and realize your dream of pursuing higher studies in Germany.

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Impact & Solutions for Study in Europe during COVID-19

COVID-19 Study Abroad Impact

The coronavirus outbreak has already disrupted life around the globe. The full extent of consequences on the higher education sector in the months to come is not yet clear and still unfolding. The entire world is at stake and that is why the entire education sector is getting affected as well.

Situations in the European Countries

In recent times, countries like Germany, France, The Netherlands, Ireland, UK, Sweden, and Italy are facing a very difficult situation due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Indian students are delaying or changing their plans to study masters abroad this year due to coronavirus disruptions and are closely monitoring the pandemic situation in the most popular destinations. While thinking to study in Germany, students are considering their options twice.  

Impact on Study Abroad Programs

No face-to-face teaching or exams

Though a lot of Indian students get scholarships to study abroad every year, this year is turning out to be a bit different. To reduce the spread of coronavirus, ample universities have suspended any on-campus activities like lectures. 

Restrictions on immigration

Now, it is restricted to study in Europe rather than visit the place from another country. Plenty of countries are already restricting entry at their borders, and only nationals or permanent residents are permitted unless there are important reasons. How, this will affect foreign students in autumn 2020 is still unclear, but you should follow developments closely so you can plan.


Due to COVID-19, study abroad programs and courses are getting delayed by the educational institutes as well. Actions taken against COVID-19 can actually impact education in a way that delays the award of high school diplomas or degrees. This in turn might mean that, whenever a student is going to apply for a study program, he or she technically does not meet all requirements. This is possible that each university will adapt to this scenario because it can affect a massive number of first-year students.


To know about study abroad consultants can help you to know the entire process. In this pandemic time, all over the world are facing the issues of travel bans and canceled events. As a result, universities have saved some of the additional funds. This money is redirected to enhance the scholarships or cover certain fees, like application or orientation fees for students. Some of the foreign universities have also started their online classes for the master’s program as well. The syllabus and study materials are being provided through emails to the students.If a student wants to study in Germany or any other European country. Then Admissiongyan, the top Overseas Consultancy in Bangalore can assist you with the process. Once the pandemic will be over, a student will not have to fret once they are under the guidance with Admissiongyan. After career counseling and admission counseling, they ask the students to select their preferred university. After that, they help them to prepare all the important documents. They also assist them with visa application, bank loan, accommodation assistance, forex guidance, and health insurance as well. To study abroad closely follow instructions and the announcements of Admissiongyan, as well as those of the governments and universities in the countries you plan to study in.

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Steps to Study in Germany
8 Steps to Study in Germany | Application Guide For International Students

If you’re wondering about what you need to do to study in Germany, and you’re confused by the amount of information available on what steps you need to take, you’re at the right place. We have simplified the process of studying in Germany as an international student into 8 steps you need to go through. Follow these 8 steps one by one to keep track of where you are right now and what you need to do to make your dream of studying in Germany a reality.

8 Steps to Study in Germany |Application Guide For International Students infographic

  Steps to Study in Germany The application process to study in Germany:
  1. Find a Study Program.
  2. Meet All Requirements.
  3. Learn The German Language.
  4. Find Financial Resources.
  5. Apply For Admission.
  6. Get Your German Student Visa.
  7. Find Accommodation.
  8. Enroll At Your University.
For a more in-depth guide to studying in Germany as an international student and everything, you need to know to check out The Complete Guide to Studying in Germany for Free.  

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5 Ways Study Abroad Helps to build A Global Outlook

Study Abroad Helps to build A Global Outlook

It will completely change your life! This global outlook is going to help you in many walks of life! A recent survey by the Institute for International Education of Students (IES), reveals that 98% of students stated that exposure to different cultures served as a catalyst to foster a global outlook and in-process value their own culture. List of 5 ways to experience an immersive environment in a new culture:  

Experience in New Culture First-Hand-

Experience in New Culture     Studying abroad helps you to a great learning experience in another culture. It helps Indian students to see things from a different perspective. While in India, we often have grown within our regional cultures and traditions, the rich cultural diversity in countries like Germany, Netherland, Switzerland, and Norway, etc helps Indian students to learn more about different customs, foods and lifestyles, beliefs, and values, while simultaneously enriching and continuing their studies.        

Make Friends Around The World & Build a Global Network-

global-network Always make friends around the world! Fabricate a worldwide system as you associate and build up profound associations with individuals from over the globe. Volunteer, understudy, and proactively look for assignments that enable you to connect with various understudy networks on the grounds. The collaboration with understudies from differing societies both on-grounds and off-grounds is an incredible open door for understudies to assemble a global system, presumably the most significant result of universal instruction. Fabricate a worldwide system as you associate and build up profound associations with individuals from over the globe. Volunteer, understudy, and proactively look for assignments that enable you to connect with different understudy networks on the grounds.    

Student Exchange Programs at Universities-

universities-programs Most colleges offer a chance to travel, learn, and work crosswise over various goals around the globe through understudy trade openings. In addition to the fact that it gives you an edge over your companions, while abroad on trade, you likewise get acknowledgment for the abroad investigation that typically endures a semester. As the best study abroad consultants Bangalore too will vouch, the combination of overseas study and international travel is a very enriching opportunity and gives Indian students new insights and perspective of the world.  

Gain Value of Your Indian Culture-

indian-culture While learning new cultures helps you foster a global outlook, it’s also an excellent opportunity to share your own Indian culture with people around the world. Sharing and learning crosswise over different culture hence cultivates a more prominent point of view and encourages you to exploit the one of a kind open doors that abroad instruction present  

Part-Time Work Opportunities-

Germany, Netherland, and others provide you sufficient part-time work opportunities to fund your study, complement your classroom learning, and get exposed to real-world business skills. The part-time opportunity is a great way to experience the immersive environment and since you’re surrounded by the language on a daily basis, you are able to learn it quickly.   The world of big opportunity is waiting! Visit expert overseas education consultants Bangalore to give your study abroad plan a head start. As the Leading investigation abroad specialists Pune, Planet Education gives pre-flight workshops to get ready understudies for concentrate abroad.  

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4 Tips to Study in Europe for Free

4 Tips to Study in Europe for free

study-in-europe If you are planning to study in Europe, you will be surprised to know that students can do their graduation from Germany for free not only in Germany but also in most of the countries in the European Union (EU)which has universities quality education, while students getting admissions without a pinch of GRE, IELTS/TOEFL or even Tuition FEES in the application pie. Here are the 4 tips if planning to study in Europe for free

 1. Free Education 

On average, the cost for higher education tuition fees for an international student from a non-European country public universities in most European countries ranges from 0 to 500 Euros a semester. And traveling around the continent is not as complex as in Asia and very cheap. free-education-in-europe
  • German universities come under the jurisdiction of the Government and that’s why they charge very nominal or no tuition fees for students, thus helping international students with low tuition fees.
  •  European government finances education with taxpayer's money so universities and state university colleges do not charge tuition fees for both native and foreign/international students.


You need to fulfill some criteria in order to get admission to the top universities or colleges in Europe without an IELTS score which would easily require you to exempt you from the need of one such test. A student showing some proficiency in the English language can prove their eligibility by proving:
  •  If the student has been educated in English medium during the five most recent years of study and has English as a first language at the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) or O level (Ordinary Level).
  •  Need to have a degree that has been taught only in English.

3. Languages

Someone said “Language is not a barrier in this current world in terms of any sort of work” but if you want to study in Europe it becomes the main barrier in each European country due to the rich diversity of spoken languages. Most of the universities are not English-speaking, the only downfall would be being able to speak in the language of the country but I wouldn’t disappoint you as many universities offer courses in the English language. There’s also a lot of focus in Masters Programs taught completely in English. But you can quickly pick up a new language during your time there, and make your resume look even more international. europe-languages

4. Work Permit

Every student has a dream to work abroad and spend some quality time on your own expenses independently. Many students who want to study abroad in Europe get their incentives as a work permit ranging from months to years while you complete your studies in European universities. Europe is rich in innovation. Most of the world-class companies are from Europe who is the best in Technology/design. European Universities offer a variety of programs and they are recognized all over the world. The European Union has a share of more than 44% of the total number of patent applications worldwide.   Students get an exposure to an international culture, Europe embraces its education with pinnacle opportunities in career, experienced faculty members and leaders in the field of technology providing in-depth information of their respective areas to the students. The world-class facilities and high-end equipment used in research provide an opportunity to candidate gain an edge over his interests. So stop dreaming and get ready to study abroad with the help of study abroad consultants in Bangalore

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How to Choose Right University Among the Top Universities in the World in 2020?

Top Universities in the World for Overseas Education

Although it is very difficult to choose the right university among the Top Universities in the World, you may find that there are few major differences between universities that may help you when you are taking the big decision.

A most important thing is to determine what kind of nature and focus the university has and make sure that will coordinate with your own personality, interests, and goals. The overall atmosphere & culture of the college plays a big role in the future for your success in doing your Masters. If we figure out what is very important, which will help you to choose the best college where you have to make yourself to precise the field which you have to go, and as you are a student who will have big dreams to achieve, but you may be confused by many ways, and we as an Overseas Education Consultants we make sure that you will be placed in Top Universities in the world and college which will reach your expectation and help you to make your dreams come true.

Study Abroad Universities

Every University has its own specialty, and here we give you some tips to assure that you choose the best in Top Universities in the world that is the best fit for you.

The network of Best Universities in Abroad:

The only way to know about the university’s character is by seeing which networks it exists. This will tell you many things about the institution’s capability. One of the major networks abroad is the Group of Eight.

Best Universities in the World

Their university members are known for their intensive research focus and their broad range of offering masters. Other networks include The Technology Network of Universities, Regional Universities Network, and The Innovative Research Universities network. Also, see for international networks, and Admissiongyan gives many opportunities through these networks which will help you to get Study Abroad opportunities with privileged and Top Universities in the world Overseas.

Strengths of Top Universities in the world:

Remember that no university is good at everything and no university is good at nothing. Every university excels in special areas. So you should ensure that the field which you choose to study will be a strong-point of the university you choose and covers its high priority The University Ratings are the perfect place to start, and you have to research each university’s teaching and research strengths and weakness through their websites.

Choosing the Right Study Abroad University that covers your field of study will provide you with an approach to more specialized opportunities like field-specific academic opportunities to study overseas and a Job opportunity with prestigious companies in the best industry. I Suggest not waste your precious time, for all this, just take one step forward and come to Admissiongyan, it will do all the research work for all the universities and make sure you select the best university and study abroad program for you.

Top Universities in the world

Vocational Options in Abroad Top Universities in the world:

For students who are looking to secure a quick job opportunity right after Masters, the vocational course option is always been great. Or, if someone who is interested and wants to be a part of the Service Sector, this may be your cup of tea. A majority of Universities abroad offer vocational programs from broad to all the students from Admissiongyan so that you can get into a relevant job without any inconvenience.

You will even find the universities with TAFF departments that offer students the chance to choose the industry-focused VET qualifications and vice versa. If your main aim is to complete research and pursue a career according to your academics, then you will get lots of opportunities from the university’s research partnerships, academic links and research facilities will play an important role.

Campus & Community of Best Places & Universities to Study Abroad:

When you are planning to study abroad, in the best university in abroad, the benefits of an attractive campus shouldn’t be underrated. Here are some examples of Universities abroad that offer a great campus environment along with excellent academic facilities.

The university’s in abroad has one of the most beautiful and pleasant campuses in each country. One of the highlights of the campus is it looks like a palace with a huge and comfortable classroom, surrounded by the historical park and botanical gardens. The Lecture halls, institutes, canteen, Phi logical Library, and Glass library with many Collections with the best interior as well. The university passionately supports students who go abroad for their studies or research activities, both for shorter and longer periods of time.

Overseas Education Consultancy Bangalore

Admissiongyan an Overseas Education Consultancy Services for Foreign Studies:

• Selection of universities • Applying with discretion and assisting you through the complete procedure in a cost-effective manner • International English Language Training Guidance such as TOEFL/IELTS • German Language Training • Mock Interviews • Guidance on Education Loan • Travel & Foreign Exchange Arrangements • Complete Visa Guidance • Pre Departure Briefings • Accommodation Guidance and Arrangements

Also, Admissiongyan Consultancy Guide on Documents Preparation Such as:

• Recommendation Letters • Statement of Purpose / Motivation Letter (Program Specific) • Academic Resume (Country Specific) • Academic Project Abstract/Bachelor Degree thesis

Personalized Services:

• Health Insurance for Abroad Studies

• Foreign Studies Duration & Fees

• Foreign Accommodation for Higher Studies

• Visa Procedure

• Bank Loan Assistance for Higher Education

• Overseas Studies Scholarship

Masters in the Top Study Abroad Universities

The Procedure for applying to a master’s degree in abroad universities?

Here is the list of all the tasks that you need to take for starting your Masters abroad. The steps mentioned below are in the order of priority of all the Top Universities in the world abroad. University Application:

Get your passport: your first task is to get your Passport. This step is not optional. Your passport is like an opener which unlocks many doors along the way.

1. IELTS test (if necessary): Your English language proficiency should be proved first, that to base on your course requirements. You can do that by taking an English language test (IELTS/TOFEL). IELTS is a popular option and is widely accepted by abroad universities.

2. GRE (if necessary): Some German universities also list the GRE scorecard as an admission requirement (TUM, RWTH Aachen). In such a case, you need to take the GRE test. This test will measure your basic math skills.

3. Prepare your Curriculum Vitae (CV): CV is a mandatory document listed on every university course requirement page. It is very important that you create or update your CV based on university type.

4. Prepare your SOP: Statement of Purpose (SOP) is maybe one of the most important documents you send along with your application. It will take more time and effort but end with a satisfactory version of your SOP.

5. Get your LORs: Letter of recommendation is the (Positive) personal assessment given by supervisors, here Admissiongyan will help you to get your LOR’s positive.

6. Send your Applications: Now you have got all the required documents, it is time to start the application process. Most universities ask you to apply online but we as a study abroad consultant, we take care throughout the process.

7. Apply for education loan: Admissiongyan follows a list of state and private banks offering bank loans at reasonable rates. We assist our students with the eligibility criteria and the selection of the bank.

8. Take the travel insurance: Travel insurance covers you during your travel and initial few days in abroad. You will be asked to produce this document during your Visa Interview (Bangalore).

9. Apply for the Visa: International students from a country within the European Union or Australia, Japan, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, USA, Switzerland, Honduras, Monaco, and San Marino do not need a visa to apply to study in aboard; this is the final step to achieve your goal. Also, since you have come so far through the exhausting application process.

10. Pack your bags and say goodbyes: Now it’s time to fly and let your parents take care of themselves! And fly to the destination which you like and top university and best college which reaches your expectations and make your dreams come true through Admissiongyan.

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Study Abroad in 4 Easy Steps | Admissiongyan


The 4 Easy Steps to prepare for studying abroad

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You have the grades, you have a country in your mind and you know exactly which course you want. You have the dream, but how do you approach this practically? As an overseas educational consultant, let us tell you:  You can do it step by step. Do not feel overwhelmed, it all comes down to four basics that you need to get right.

Taking the Test

The first step towards studying abroad is to take the relevant competitive exam. There is TOEFL, IELTS also the GRE or the GMAT. Many European countries have their own language tests that you are required to take. Prepare well for your tests. Enroll in a good institute or get the help of books, especially for such competitive exams available in shops and libraries. Practice writing the answers at home so that you become better at time management. Book a test date and go confidently.

Applying for Foreign Universities

While you are busy studying for your tests, start applying to the university/institute that you want to study in. Do proper research before you apply. Get a list of top educational consultants and approach one that will suit your requirement. If you are planning on studying in a European country, then approach a consultant that specializes in overseas studies in Europe. Whichever institute you are applying, please go through their website in detail, assess the tuition fees, their policies regarding working part-time, accommodations, etc. Once you have the offer letter in hand, start preparing for the great journey ahead.

Approaching an Education Consultant

Visa processing, interviews, documents, verifications… suddenly studying abroad may look like a nightmare to you. This is where your overseas educational consultant comes in. A consultant can help you organize your documents, give you the right guidance, and provide you with a checklist of the documents that are required. Your consultant can also help you prepare for the visa interview and make sure that everything is in place.

Applying for a Visa

Visa processing may take a while, so apply early. Don’t lose your chance of joining the university because your visa was delayed. While applying for a visa, have a neat folder containing your documents carefully arranged along with your passport-sized photographs. Get in touch with a knowledgeable consultant. During the interview, keep a calm and pleasant face. You are sure to clear it.

So there! A seemingly difficult task can be divided into 4 manageable pieces.

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