Overview - Engineering Education in Germany
Engineers not only invent new products, they also control the safety of their applications. Awareness of consumer protection and environmental safety nowadays are integrated competencies of engineering qualifications. Ongoing industrialization, the globalization of business, the expansion of information technology, the use of new materials and the enormous increase in the world population are a continuous challenge to the world of engineering, which is committed to maintaining the standard of living in technically developed countries and to increasing the standard of living in less developed countries.
Engineers of the future have an explicit interdisciplinary inclination. They communicate and cooperate with biologists, geologists, doctors and sociologists, always considering the interdependence of the areas, and refer to this in their actions. This requires considerable social skills, including the prowess for understanding people who speak other languages and are of different cultures.
Germany has a long tradition of offering Engineering education to national and international students alike. You as an International student will benefit a lot from the high quality education offered without having to pay tuition fees. And a degree in Engineering from Germany is globally recognized and is your passport to employment in Germany and worldwide after the completion of your engineering education.
1. Why study Engineering in Germany?
- Highest quality Engineering education from world class universities
- No tuition fees for German taught programs at state univesities
- A degree from Germany globally recognised
- Germany is a leader in field of Engineering and technology
- State of the art, high tech equipment and world class research institutions
- Research and collaboration with industry
- Huge number of jobs available for Engineers in Germany
- 18 months job search visa upon completion of studies
2. Top Ranked Universities for Engineering studies 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.
There are more than 200+ universities in for studying Engineering in Germany. Some of the top-ranked universities are TU Munich, RWTH Aachen, TU Darmstadt, KIT, TUHH, University of Stuttgart, University of Hannover, TU Berlin etc. All are government universities and there are no tuition fees at most universities in Germany.
- Technische Universität München (TU Munich)
- Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen)
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT Karlsruhe)
- Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
- University of Duisburg-Essen
- Universität Stuttgart
- Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)
- Technische Universität Dresden
- Leibniz Universität Hannover
- Technische Universität Hamburg Harburg
3. Popular Engineering Programs in Germany
- Aerospace Engineering
- Automotive Engienering
- Automobile Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Information Technology
- Computer science/Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Robotics and many more...
4. Intakes/ Deadlines
- There are two intakes in Germany, mainly September and March Intake.
- The deadline for September intake is around April/May.
- The deadline for March intake is around October/November.
- Students applying for the foundation course have to apply earlier because the entrance test is usually in January for March intake and in June/July for September intake.
5. Admission Requirements - Engineeing studies in Germany
The entry requirements for studying German taught Bachelor degree in Engineering is as follows:
- At least GPA 3.0 in SEE Examination
- At least GPA 2.8 in 10+2 or equivalent studies.
- Gap no more than 2 years
- German language proficiency at B1 level
Pathway to Engineering Studies in Germany
Students who have completed their 12 years of schooling must complete a one year preparatory course at the so called Studienkolleg, the requirements of which is at least Zertifikat B1 in most cases, followed by an examination known as Aufnamheprufung. The preparatory course lasts for one year and ends with an examination known as Assessment test.
Students who have completed A-levels, must have passed English language and literature subject examination. The General Paper is not considered as a language component. If a student has passed English language and literatute in addition to other required subjects, he or she can study Bachelor degree in Engineering in English medium, however there are only few subjects available in English medium. For studying in German medium, the student must pass B1 level examination in Nepal followed by another 4-6 months of German language training leading to C1 or TestDaF 4 or DSH-2.
6. How can I study Engineering in Germany?
- Enrol in our online/Face to face German course and learn German up to B1 level followed by Zertifikat B1 examination.
- Upon having passed B1 examination, submit the documents required for university application.
- Upon arrival of the admission letter, apply for your visa.
- Apply for blocked account opening and No Objection letter.
- Transfer the living cost of your first year (10500 Euros) to your blocked account.
- Get your Travel insurance and collect your visa from the German Embassy.
- Plan your travel to Germany.
- Take your entrance test for the foundation course and start your foundation course studies in Germany.
- In case you cannot clear the entrance test, enrol in German language course in Germany and retake the entrance test for the foundation course after 3-4 months.
- Complete your foundation course studies followed by Engineering studies at the university of your choice in Germany.
7. How much time does it take to study Engineering in Germany?
It takes more or less 4.5 to 5.5 years to complete your German taught Engineering program in Germany including the time required for learning German and the foundation ccourse.
German language course: 6-8 Months
Foundation course /Studienkolleg: 1 year
Bachelor studies: 3.5 to 4 years
8. How much does it cost to study Engineering in Germany?
There are no tuition fees for studying Engineering at most universities in Germany, however you must be able to manage your living cost on your own. An overall initial budget of 17-18 lakhs NPR including the first year living cost 10500 Euros in form of blocked account is usually required.
9.Can I stay/work in Germany upon the completion of my Engineering studies?
Yes, you can stay and work in Germany upon the completion of your Engineering studies. As an International students completing your studies, you are offered 18 months job search visa and upon having found a job related to your field of studies, you can apply for EU Blue card which entitles to stay and work in Germany for as long as you want. Later upon meeting certain requirements, it may be possible for you to apply for German citizenship.
10. How can I start my preparation for studies in Germany?
The best way to start your preparation for studying in Germany is to get enrolled in our German language course starting every fortnight. If you have just completed your 10+2 examination and are waiting for your results, this is the ideal time to join our online German courses and acheive B1 level of German till your results are out followed by university and visa application process without having to loose time.
Intensive German courses Online
Enrolment in Intensive German courses (now offered in Online format due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19) at Edupark is the best way to prepare for your higher studies in Germany. Our Online German courses start every fortnight so that you do not have to wait long before you can join a German course.
Upcoming Online German Courses
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