OUR FAQ’s

With our long-term experience and knowledge we have always a response to your question.
So, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are pleased to help at you anytime!

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions.

How long does the process take?

Usually the deadlines for applications are between May and July for starting in the winter semester (beginning in September/October) and between November and January for starting in the summer semester (beginning in March/April). According to our experience we should start approximately six months before the matriculation date for having a comfortable and secure planning.

Is there a risk of being rejected?

Yes, there is a risk of being rejected which you can minimize with the right preparation. This depends on whether you have fulfilled all the preconditions or not. The University’s or Embassy’s decision of rejecting an applicant is based on defined preconditions, which are set beyond our scope of influence. Due to the fact, that we are checking everything before starting the application process, the probability being rejected is almost very low. Additionally, we will prepare and accompany you through the whole process.

Will my payment be refunded in case of rejection?

For services performed but unsuccessful, 50% of the amount of the service should be returned to you. The amounts of the paid for but not performed services should be returned to you completely.

How much money do I need for studying in Germany?

The German embassy asks for a financial proof of 8.640 € per year, which means that you can cover all your costs with 720 € each months: dormitory, semester fee, communication, internet, food, leisure time, insurance, etc. included. Our recommendation is to have around 800 € for each month.

Are there any tuition fees in Germany?

Germany has state and private universities. State universities do not ask for tuition fees. There is a semester fee, which is a small amount between 200 and 400 € per semester. With that amount you will get your student ID card and you have a lot of discounts and benefits for example free public transport, free language courses, sport activities and different discounts in theaters, cinemas and much more. There is one exception: Universities in Bad-Württemberg, which is a federal state in the south western part of Germany, ask for 1.500 € per semester.

Can I get a scholarship? What are the prerequisites?

Yes, you can apply for a scholarship.
There are many programs to get a scholarship. Main prerequisites are your financial situation and very good marks.

Can I do my internship in Germany before I start studying?

Yes, you can! An internship before studying is a preparatory measure for the course of study – same as a preparational German language course.

Can I get a visa for a German language course in Germany?

Yes, you can visit a language course in Germany. Depending on the embassy of your country possibly prior knowledge of the language could be required. Usually, the level they ask for is B1 (CER).

Can I study in English language?

Yes, there are possibilities, but the courses of study with English as language of instruction are limited, especially in Bachelor’s degree. Compared to that you have a bigger choice in Master’s degree programs.

What language skills are required?

For a conditional admission you need level B1- certificate (CER) of German language. Only GOETHE & ÖSD certificates are accepted by the German embassy. With a conditional admission you can get your visa for studying in Germany, but before starting your studies you need to visit a language course. With level C1 (CER) you can start your studies directly. For English courses of study IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL (IBT) 80 is required.

What are the application deadlines?

Usually, deadlines are the followings:

Winter semester: 15th July
Summer semester: 15th January

In case you need to visit a preparation year at the “Studienkolleg” most of the deadlines are even earlier

Do I need to visit the Studienkolleg?

The “Studienkolleg” is an institution, which offers a preparation year for foreign students with German language skills. Depending on your educational background you may not fulfil the direct university entrance requirements and you need to graduate from the Studienkolleg first. If you have already studied at a university you may have direct access to German universities. A further detailed check of your educational documents is required.

Which universities are the best?

There is no university which is the best. The ranking of German universities is not highly relevant. All German universities are high-qualified and renown. In special fields you have some universities, which are more known.

What is a “Staatsexamen”?

“Staatsexamen” is a state examination for the following courses of study: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Law, Teaching profession and some more. These courses of study are only taught in German language.
The examination is generally organized by government examination agencies which are under the authority of the responsible ministry.

Am I allowed to work in Germany as a student?

Yes, you are!
As a foreign student you have the permission to work up to 20 hours per week. The minimum salary in Germany is 8.50 € per hour. Depending on your job you can usually earn between 10 € and 15 € per hour.

Which possibilities do I have after my graduation?

After you have graduated you have the possibility either to continue your studies (Master, PHD) or to search for a job. The German government gives you a permission of 18 months to stay in Germany for job searching. After you have signed an employment contract that fulfils certain criteria you can stay without any limitation.

How likely is it that I find a job after my studies?

In Germany, there is a long list of deficient professions. As a graduate you are a specialist in a sector and therefore the chances are very good! Especially in natural sciences, engineering, medical and IT sectors. Nevertheless, there is a lot to consider. Let us advise you!