Germany is one of the most industrialized country in the world. Because of its fast development, Germany needs to have more young people and high educated workforces. Therefore Germany is ranked among the top three countries with the largest PhD graduate worldwide (The list of the universities and Study programmes in Germany are listed here).You can see the summary of the whole application and admission process in a minute in this video.
If you are planning to study in Germany, you have generally two languages options: i.e. English or German. Although the most prevalent programmes are taught in German, there are a lot of international study programmes which the courses are in English in which their language proficiency certificate such as TOEFL or IELTS are required as prerequisite.
In order to be eligible for applying the german programs, you should have very good German language proficiency (TestDaF, DSH) or you should have at least the basic level of German (known as B1). In the latter case, you are eligible to apply for universities and get an admission for German course language program of the host university through uni-assist. Then, you get the chance to learn German at university and take the TestDaF or DSH for pursuing your studies.
- What are the admission requirements in German universities?
- How much does it cost to study in Germany? How much is the tuition fee?
- How to apply for PhD programs (positions) in Germany?
To get admission for a Bachelor or Master programs, there are two possibilities. If the host university is a member of the central system known as uni-assist web portal, then you should apply via Uni-assist web portal. This process costs around 75 euro and every additional application costs 15 euro. Otherwise, if the university admission process is not centralized via Uni-assist, you can apply directly to the admission office of the intended university.
- The list of universities in Germany
- International Programs in Germany
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PhD study is not generally a study program in Germany and students are employed by the host as a researcher staff and get paid (to see the details of payment follow the salary page or watch this video). So, the professors normally receives some grants/funding with that they hire PhD students (employee). Therefore, you have to get in touch with the professors to get a PhD position. Here, apparently you should go through application, shortlisting, interview and finally selection (for hints on application letter/CV preparation see application page wherein you can get free advice on your application). The other possibility is that you either have your own funding from an external funding agency or apply for a scholarship from Europe or Germany (for details see here).
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