German universities have started offering Bachelor’s degree in English Medium from sometime now. But still there are only a few courses where the students can study in English and these courses are often in the smaller and newer universities and still there are regulations regarding the admission such as whether the intermediate level of education is recognized by the universities as an equivalent to the German Abitur or not.
There are Bachelor’s degree programs available in English Medium at the Jacobs University Bremen which is a private university and the programs are subject to tuition fees and the tuiton fees are very high compared to the Government universities and yet the admission is competitive. Admission in the programs of Jacobs University Bremen require very high academic achievement and SAT 1 and SAT 2 and very good English proficiency scores. There are scholarships available but as a rule of the thumb the number of scholarships are always far less than the number of scholarship applicants. However Jacobs University offer need based and merit based financial packages to needy students.
At the government universities, the tuition fees are low and the requirements are normal but there is difficulty in getting admission because the intermediate education are not recognized as an equivalent to the German Abitur. And still if you are able to get admission in English medium program in bachelor’s dgeree you will still have to study German language parallel to the academic studies because of the requirement of the Internship in the end semesters. In some programs, the medium of instruction is limited to the 4th semester only and in the fifth and sixth semester, the students will have to follow lectures in German. Therefore, we recommend students to study upto B1 level German language in Nepal even if they plan to study in English medium in Germany.
The requirements are as follows
- Good Marks in School Leaving Certificate
- Good Marks in Intermediate level
- English proficiency ( IELTS or TOEFL with good scores)
- German Language proficiency A2 level minimum
The following documents are required for application
- SLC Marksheet and Character
- Intermediate transcript and Character
- German language certificates (optional)
- English proficiency certificates( mandatory)
- Photos (4-6 pieces passport size photographs)
- Identity (Passport or Citizenship in English or translated citizenship certificate)