Types of Institution in Germany: There are two types of Higher Education in Germany:
Universities including the Universities of Technology, abb. TU
Universities of Applied Sciences or Fachhochschulen, abb. FH
Universities are research oriented and it follows the principle of unity of research and teaching. While Universities of Applied Sciences are professional oriented Institutions and they basically focus on Engineering, Business Administration, Social Science & Design.
Intakes & Deadlines: In Germany there are basically two Intakes: -
Summer – March/April and Winter – September/October
Language Proficiency : The basic medium of Instruction in Germany is either English or German, so the student has to take tests like TOEFL or IELTS plus GRE (where required) to show the proficiency in English.
Proficiency of German language is not a criterion for admission however it is imperative that students have at least a basic knowledge of German Language for living & socializing. IELTS - Minimum score should be 6.5+ but some Universities accept 6.0 as well. and TOEFL – 87
General requirements for Master Studies: Bachelor Degree min. 65 % for Engineering Students
Duration : Duration would be 1.5 or 2 years and Courses are entirely taught in English/German
Tuition Fees: Universities are state-funded, therefore, generally no tuition fees are charged. While some charge around 500 euros per semester.
Study Areas : Germany offers more than 500 courses in the English language. The courses range from all engineering fields like Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and IT.