Several students from India are increasingly attracted to Germany as a top Study Abroad destination – and with a top-notch academic system and lower expenses, it’s no wonder!
If you too have decided that your best option is to study in Germany, you have come to the right place!
Here at Hurray, a top Overseas Education Consultant in Bangalore, we have the experience and the expertise to help make your goal of an overseas education see fruition. We offer a FREE one-on-one counselling session to help you assess your goals, figure out your options, and come up with a game-plan.
But there are things that you can do by yourself too! Choosing the right university for your career plan and personal goals is one of them.
We are giving you a number of guidelines to help you do your research, and pick the right university.
Read on to learn more!
What Do You Want To Study?
The first thing to do is figure out the field you are passionate about and want to specialise in. As an experienced Overseas Study Consultant, we know that the overseas education process is smoothest when students have a clear picture of their goals and passions.
Germany is particularly well known for the following subjects:
- Engineering: a large percentage of Indian students who study in Germany choose the country for its excellent engineering programmes – particularly in mechanical engineering, and also in civil, chemical and so on.
- Natural sciences: German universities are known for their work in the natural sciences, particularly physics and chemistry.
- Medicine and Life Sciences: a number of German universities rank among the world’s highest for these subjects.
- Information technology: as one of the world’s most innovative countries, it is no wonder that it is well-known for its programmes in one of the world’s most innovative fields.
- Humanities: with a historically long tradition in the humanities, and having given birth to so many of the world’s top thinkers, Germany is a great place to study in areas such as philosophy, history and modern languages.
What Kind Of Programme Do You Want?
Find out about the various kinds of programmes available in your chosen field, and figure out which programmes would be best suited to your particular goals.
Should you take up a 6 month-certificate course, or a 2-year Master’s degree?
Would you benefit more from a hands-on, work-oriented programme, or is a research-intensive programme more appropriate for you?
What do each of these involve and what are the career prospects that follow?
Choosing a University
Keep the following check-points in mind.
Which are the best universities for your subject?
These are the Top 10 Universities in Germany, and the subjects they are best known for. This list is a good starting point – you can take it forward, to learn about the Top 10 universities for your particular subject.
LMU Munich: one of the best, oldest and largest universities in Germany, located in the city of Munich. Interesting fact – it is associated with 42 Nobel Laureates!
What to study – Natural Sciences
Technical University Munich: also in Munich, it is the only State University dedicated entirely to science and technology.
What to study – offers a number of specialisations in Engineering and Information Technology
Heidelberg University – founded in 1386, thus the oldest university in Germany, offering 160 study programmes, and catering to one of the largest international student populations in Germany. Bonus – the town of Heidelberg is particularly beautiful!
What to study – Computer Science, Psychology, Natural Sciences
Humboldt University: the birthplace of the modern university system, emulated worldwide. It is located in the German capital of Berlin.
What to study – Arts and Humanities
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin: also in Berlin, it is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, known for its pioneering work.
What to study – Medicine, Health
University of Freiburg: located in the town of Freiburg im Breisgau, it is 550 years old, making it the 5th oldest university in Germany.
What to study – Arts and Humanities, Health, Engineering
University of Tübingen: located in one of Germany’s traditional university towns, it offers 280 programmes at all levels of study, and is considered a respected academic authority worldwide.
What to study – Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences
RWTH Aachen University: a top technical institute, with strong ties to industry. The city of Aachen, a Silicon Valley equivalent, is home to a large number of engineering offices. Some of the university’s most famous innovation work includes the wind tunnel and particle accelerator.
What to study – Engineering, Natural Sciences
University of Bonn: considered one of the world’s leading research universities, it conducts its academic work across 371 buildings in the city of Bonn, by the River Rhine.
What to study – Mathematics, Economics, Biosciences
Free University of Berlin: with a history closely tied to Berlin’s tumultuous past, it has been designated one of only 11 German Universities of Excellence.
What to study – Psychology, Communication and Media
What Are The Requirements?
While our job is to help you clarify your credentials and organise your required documents and certificates, you will benefit most from having a clear picture of what you need.
What are the various requirements for the particular programme you want to pursue, in that university?
What prior degrees do you need? What subjects/modules must you have covered during your undergraduate programme? Do you require work experience or a portfolio? What are the standardised tests you are required to take and the minimum scores? Do you require German language certification, and if so, at what level (B1, B2 etc.)?
Details About The university
If you are going to spend 1-2 years of life in a university, it is best to know all the details about living there. Where is it located – in a big city or small university town? What are the living and working opportunities available? What are the living expenses? What kind of facilities does the university offer for international students? Is there an Indian student organisation there?
Based on your research, make a list of universities that you would like to look into. And once that’s done, the next step is easy – reach out to us at Hurray, and we’ll help you going forward.
So, what are you waiting for – book your free one-on-one counselling session, today!
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