FAQs Undergraduate Studies

Frequently Asked Questions about studying Bachelor degree in Germany!

1. How many universities are there in Germany?

Germany is home to 400+ universities and some of the best universities across the globe. Most of the universities in Germany are state funded which means there are no tuition fees. The best German universities according to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2021 include prestigious old institutions alongside younger technical universities.

The top universities in Germany are scattered throughout the country, with options to study in Munich, Berlin and 40 other cities.

2. How much is the tuition fee in Germany?

There are no tuition fees for studying in Germany except for the universities in the state of Baden Wurttemberg. At the moment non-EU students pay fees of 1500 Euros per semester in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany. What students usually pay is the semester contribution which amounts to 100-300 Euros per semester only apart from living costs at public universities.

A few fees paying English taught programs are also offered at public and private universities, the cost of which can vary from program to program and university to university. On an average the tuition fee for English taught Bachelor programs is around 5000 Euros per semester at a private university.

3. How much does an international student need per month for living cost?

German authorities estimate that an international student will need 863 Euros per month for his/her living expenses in Germany, however this amount depends more or less on the lifestyle and personal spending habits. 

International Students are allowed to work part time 120 full days or 240 half days per year in Germany. It is recommended to have some German language skills up to A2 level for your day to day life in Germany and to find some part time jobs during your study in English taught program.

4. Am I allowed to work part time during my studies?

International Students are allowed to work part time 120 full days or 240 half days per year in Germany. It is recommended to have some German language skills up to A2 level for your day to day life in Germany and to find some part time jobs during your study in English taught program.

5. Do I get to stay in Germany after the completion of my studies?

International students are issued with 18 months job search visa after the completion of their studies in Germany. If students find suitable jobs related to their previous studies, they are eligible to apply for EU Blue card which entitles them to stay and work in Germany for as long as they want.

6. When is the next intake for studying in Germany?

There are 2 intakes in Germany, summer semester starting in March/April whereas winter semester starts in September/October. The next intake is March 2020. The application deadlines can vary from university to university and program to program. Early application at least 6-8 weeks before the deadline is highly recommended.

7. What types of programs are available?

Broadly speaking the following types of programs are available in Germany based on the language of instruction:

  • German taught Bachelor programs: Delivered in German.
  • English taught Bachelor programs: Delivered in English.
  • Bilingual Programs: Delivered partly in English and partly in German.

8. What are the programs on offer for students planning to Study in Germany?

  • Agriculture, Forestry,
  • Art, Music, Drama and Design,
  • Engineering- all faculties
  • Information Technology, Computer Science
  • Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and Mathematics,
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences,
  • Business Administration, Management, Economics and Social Sciences

9. What are the study options available?

Based on your qualification and interest or program choice, there are mainly three study tracks available for students aspiring to study Bachelor degree in Germany.

Studienkolleg track:
Usually the 10+2 level from Nepal is not recognised as an equivalent to German University Entrance Qualifications and hence such students are required to study a one-year foundation course at the studienkolleg before they can begin their studies in Bachelor degree. The requirement for studying the foundation course is min. B1 certificate. Some universities may require B2. Upon the completion of the foundation course at public universities/state Studienkollegs, you can choose to study in English taught programs if your program of interest is available in English

It is also possible for students to study at an English taught foundation course especially for Management students, subject to tuition fee and later apply for studying in English taught program at a state university.

DSH-2 Track:
If your school leaving qualification is recognized as an equivalent to German university entrance qualification, it is possible for you to study a German taught program at a public university. Here you will have to learn German for at least 6 months and apply for admission and upon arriving at the university learn German for a semester leading to DSH-2 Examination.

Direct Admission:
It is possible for you to study Bachelor degree in English medium if your university entrance qualification is recognized as an equivalent to German university entrance qualification and the program of your choice is available in English at a public or private university.

A few private and government universities offer direct admission to 10+2 graduates in English taught programs, however the number of programs are limited.

10. What are the entry requirements for studying Bachelor degree in Germany?

The entry requirements for studying bachelor degree based on the study tracks is as follows:

Type of Program Academic requirements Language requirements
Studienkolleg (German taught) Min. GPA 2.7 in 10+2 * Min. B1 with good marks
Studienkolleg (English taught) Min. GPA 2.5 in 10+2 IELTS 5.5 (5.0) plus A2 level of German
German taught Bachelor Min. GPA 2.7 in 10+2 plus 1st year Bachelor pass certificate or proper A-levels Min. B1 with good marks
English taught Bachelor Min. GPA 2.7 in 10+2 plus 1st year Bachelor pass certificate or proper A-levels IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or equivalent PTE 52 (50)

The requirements for programs such as medicine, dentistry and/or highly competitive programs is GPA of at least 3.0 in 10+2. ** These requirements should be taken as a general guideline only and can vary from university to university and program to program.

11. What is the admission requirement for studying at a German University?

The basic admission requirements are good marks in your Intermediate level and good German language proficiency upto Zertifikat B1 level. Good marks means at least first division and as far as possible students should not have gap more than one year. Students should note that Zertifikat B1 is also a requirement for visa application if you are planning for studying in Bachelor's degree in German Medium in Germany.

12. I have completed Diploma in Engineering from CTEVT affiliated College from Nepal? Can I directly study in Bachelor’s degree in Germany?

Normally the Diploma in Engineering from CTEVT is also not recognized as an equivalent to the German Schooling and hence universities before giving you admission letter will require you to complete one year foundation course at the Studienkolleg. Most universities consider CTEVT Diploma as vocational courses and therefore students with these qualifications are not allowed in academic programs. However, there are separate professional schools known as Berufschule where the students can get admitted and later work in the German industry as middle managers after the completion of their Bachelor's degree.

13. What is the language requirement for preparatory course at the Studienkolleg?

The language requirement for studying at the preparatory course is at least B1 level of German language documented by successfully passing the Zertifikat B1 Examination for Nepalese students and students must pass the entrance examination of the studienkolleg before they can start their preparatory courses studies at the Studienkolleg. Some Studienkollegs may require B2/C1 level of German language for sending you the admission letters.

14. What is the tuition fees at the Studienkolleg?

Generally there are no tuition fees at the Studienkollegs in Germany except a few such as the one at FH Aachen which charges tuition fees upto 16000 Euros per year and these days the number of private Studienkollegs are growing. What you have to pay at the most of the studienkollegs is the semester contribution fees.

15. What is the length of the preparatory course at the Studienkolleg?

The standard length of the preparatory course at the Studienkolleg is one year or two semesters.

16. Can I work part time while doing my foundation course at the Studienkolleg?

Yes, you can work part time while doing your foundation course studies at the Studienkolleg as you are treated like university students and receive the same benefits in transportation and meals at the mensa.

17. Can I study Medicine in English medium in Germany?

No, you cannot study Medicine in English Medium in Germany. Medicine is taught in German medium only and at government universities.

18. What is the tuition fees for Medicine in Germany?

Generally there are no tuition fees for studying either Medicine or Engineering or any other subject at state universities. However tuition fees upto 500 Euros are being charged at some universities in addition to the semester contribution.

19. What is the length of undergraduate studies in Medicine?

The length of undergraduate studies in medicine in Germany is usually 6 years apart from the preparatory course studies at the Studienkolleg and the language course.

20. Will the Medical Degree gained in Germany be recognized in Nepal?

Yes, German Universities have long tradition and the degrees gained in Germany are globally recognized. If you want to confirm, please check with Nepal Medical Council before starting the process. Edupark will not be responsible in case Nepal Medical Council does not recognize the globally recognized degrees from one of the finest institutions in Germany.

21. I have completed 10+2 with first division and have an overall score of 6.0 in IELTS. Can I study Engineering in English medium in Germany?

There are some courses which may allow students to study in English medium for 10+2 students. But these courses are limited and may not cater to your needs in individual subjects. We recommend you to study your bachelor degree in Germany in German medium as this will give you a very good idea of language and culture which is very useful during your internship at top-notch companies towards the end of your study period in Germany.

22. What is the duration of Bachelor degree studies in Germany?

Most Bachelor degrees in Germany are of 3 years duration and some can be 3.5 or 4 years depending upon the program. The duration of medicine/dentistry studies is 6 years including a 48-week internship. The duration mentioned here neither takes in account the time required to learn German nor takes in account the duration of the foundation course.

23. Can I study Medicine for free in Germany?

Yes, you can definitely study Medicine at a state university without having to pay tuition fee in Germany.

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24. Can I study Engineering in English medium at a state university with 10+2?

Yes, it may be possible to study English taught Engineering programs with very little or no tuition fees if you have excellent grades in your 10+2 and IELTS 6.0. Please complete the pre-assessment form and we shall let you know whether or not you are eligible for studying Bachelor degree in English medium in Germany.

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25. How much does it cost to study in Germany?

The major cost that you will have to budget is the living cost 10500 Euros which you have to transfer to your blocked account in a German bank out of which you are allowed to withdraw 863 Euros per month for your living cost. Apart from that you should estimate around 3-4 lakhs for expenses such as language courses, Examinations, placements fees, visa fees, Insurance, airfare and initial settlement expenses.

Please schedule an appointment for counseling to get more information about the detailed breakdown of the expenses that may apply to you based on your academic profile and your chosen study track:

26. How can I study in Germany?

Starting your studies in Germany requires some forward planning, however if you let us plan your studies and apply through us the transition to your new life and studies in Germany will be smooth and easy.

A) Get all the information
i) Get the detailed pre-assessment of your qualifications.
ii) Receive tailor made information and the best possible guidance for your study in Germany wishes.

B) Learn German or take IELTS Test
Based on your qualifications and German proficiency, prepare for German language with us online or face to face session and meet your German language requirements in lesser time compared to anywhere else in Nepal.

You can also prepare for the IELTS Examination. Our online IELTS preparation is scheduled to start in the coming weeks.

C) Submit your Application documents:
If you have already taken the required test and or are ready, you are welcome to submit your documents for processing of application for admission or you can submit your documents and start your process for studying in Germany once you have received the test results of the required tests.

Our attention to every minute details and dedicated consultants will take care of your university application in the best possible manner with 2-3 crosschecks before submission.

D) Submit your Visa Application:
Our highly experienced consultant team will ensure that you have the highest chance of getting your visa in in no time due to our intensive preparation for your visa application interview and attention to the details.

E) Start your new life in Germany:
Get all the support and pre-departure you need for starting your studies and new life in Germany.

27. What are the required documents for application for admission?

The following documents are required for application for admission:

i. Passport
ii. SEE Transcripts & Character
iii. 10+2 (NEB) Transcripts and Character
iv. B1/B2 Certificate (for German taught programs only)
v. IELTS or equivalent test (for English taught programs only)
vi. Additional documents like, portfolio, motivation and reference letters may be required based on the requirements of specific programs.

28. How can I learn German during this pandemic?

You can learn German online with our online German courses in preparation for your studies and day to day life in Germany. For more information, please visit:

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29. When does new German course start?

Our German courses start almost every fortnight and it is automatically updated in the application form once you have selected the course you want to learn.

30. How can I apply for enrolment in German courses?

To enrol in our German courses, please complete the application form in the link below:

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31. Which German language examination do I need to take to be eligible for admission?

You will need to learn German for at least 6 months and pass B1 level of examination for studying either the foundation track in German or DSH-2 track.

32. How much time does it take to achieve the required proficiency for admission?

Learning is an individual process and you may need more or less 6-8 months depending on how well you learn German and allocate time for it.

33. Is IELTS mandatory for studying an English taught program in Germany?

IELTS or any other equivalent test is mandatory for studying an English taught program in Germany. A few private universities may accept Duolingo test but we highly recommend you take standardised tests if you want to study in Germany.

34. I am currently waiting for my Grade XII Examinations. Should I join German language at the moment to prepare for my studies in Germany?

Yes, students who are in Grade XII at the moment can join our online German courses during this pandemic, however it is important that you assess your situation very carefully before starting the German course because if you are not that great in studies and unable to manage time for your German course and your preparation for Grade XII Examinations, you may have German language proficiency but you may not have passed Grade XII examinations to be able to apply for your studies.

If you are very good in your studies and can manage your time for learning German and side by side preparing for your Grade XII Examinations, you are welcome to enrol in our German language courses so that you are ready with B1 certificate by the time you have your Grade XII transcript which will enable you to apply for studying in Germany without wasting time.

Please assess your own academic situation carefully before you enrol in our online German language courses.

35. Can I prepare IELTS online?

Yes, you can prepare IELTS online with us. Our online IELTS Preparation is scheduled to start from 15th October.

36. I need more counseling. How can I get counseling online?

You can either complete the appointment for counseling to schedule an online consultation over a videoconferencing session or complete the pre-assessment form for studying Bachelor degree where you can submit all your academic details and subject of interest and a consultant will send you tailor made information in email or schedule an online session with you over videoconferencing.

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