Germany’s universities combine age-old traditions with modern technologies. More than 300 universities are featured on Campus Germany: from time-honored institutions offering students the classical repertoire of subjects such as Medicine, Law, English and German to innovative new institutions of higher education with inter-disciplinary study programs. German universities are open to anyone who fulfills the prerequisites and academic freedom is one of the basic principles of the German university system.
Universities here combine research and study. They’ve been the scene of many groundbreaking discoveries and they’re internationally renowned. German universities attract faculty and students from around the world. Modern German universities also combine theoretical work with its practical application. They both educate and train – basic research is augmented by applied research. Interdisciplinary cooperation is common and many of them cooperate closely with multinational firms and with other research institutes in Germany and abroad. In the end, this increases the graduates chances on the job market.
Many of today’s students no longer want a purely theoretical education. A variety of universities of applied science in Germany offer balanced academic training necessary for a professional career. Practical experience in regional companies is often part of the curriculum. German companies are interested in attracting well-trained graduates from abroad. And in many cases, these former students can continue to work for the company in Germany.
German Language A working knowledge of the German language is necessary, unless you select an international course of study. You can prove your language proficiency both in Germany as well as in Nepal. The German-run Goethe Institute offers German language courses in Nepal. You can take the language diploma examinations there, which suffice for admission to an institution of higher education in Germany.
Deadlines and Submission German universities are very particular about deadlines. Any application reaching late is not processed, no matter how impressive. The deadlines are as follows:
Winter Semester (October)—July 15th Summer Semester (April)—January 15th
In case you need to send your applications for central assessment first, then the deadlines are as follows:
Winter Semester (October)—May 15th
Summer Semester (April)—November 15th
For students there are three types of visa: A language course visa, a study applicant’s visa and the visa for study purposes or the student visa. Only the last one entitles you to a longer stay in Germany as a student. The Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
1.Evidence of Enrollment
Whether the applicant’s German language skills are adequate for the purpose of the proposed course. Relevance of the proposed course for the applicant’s current academic and employment circumstances. Applicant’s intentions to comply with visa conditions and leave Germany at the end of the authorised period of stay. Applicant’s migration history and ties with Germany
2.Adequate Financial Resources This involves an assessment of the applicant’s or his/her sponsor’s ability to finance all expenses pertaining to the applicant’s education in Germany including cost of living and a German medical insurance.
It is essential that the applicant meets the German health requirements. This involves the proof of a recent medical check-up and a chest x-ray. The medical certificate should clearly identify the person examined.
International students from non-EU/EEA countries are allowed to work for 90 days or 180 half-days every year without a work permit. In many Federal States, you can only work in the summer vacation. The office for foreigners may authorise an additional working period of 10 hours per week with the approval of the local employment office. Basically, it isn’t tough finding a job as a student in Germany.
5.Tuition Fees After the Constitutional Court of Germany lifted the ban on tuition fees in January 2005, many federal states announced that they would introduce tuition fees. Currently fees of up to 500 Euro per semester are being charged.