DIPLOMA WHICH WORKS FOR YOU: HOW TO GET PRESTIGE EDUCATION IN GERMANY
Education in Germany is becoming more interesting for Ukrainians. About 72 thousand compatriots study in foreign universities, and 9 thousand of them are chosen by German universities. Ukrainians go to the homeland of sausages and beer not only for a diploma. Applicants are attracted by the opportunity to build a career and receive high earnings in the future. Let’s talk more about the benefits and challenges of studying at German universities.
Features of studying in Germany
According to research, the largest proportion of Ukrainians surveyed – 35% – would like to study abroad, and only 15% would choose universities in Kiev. And one of the most popular areas for study is Germany – 4th place in the list of desired countries. And this is easy to explain: education in state German universities is free, and the standard of living is incomparably higher. Germany is an industrial leader among European countries, has a high human development index and has presented the world with the largest number of Nobel laureates throughout the 20th century. Are there cool conditions for starting a career? We learn about some of the features of studying at German universities:
For admission, you must be fluent in German at the level of B1-B2. Language skills must be certified by Goethe-Institute or TestDAF.
Foreigners need to study at preparatory colleges at universities for 1 year for admission after grade 11. However, unlike Austria, admission to the preparatory department does not guarantee further enrollment in the bachelor’s program.
Education at German state universities is free, excluding administrative fees of € 300. They are paid every semester and include a ticket, campus maintenance, library passes and other amenities for student comfort.
Photo: monument to Alexander von Humboldt in front of the university named after him
Cost of living
Germany is a high standard of education, a high standard of living and high prices. Especially if you live in Hamburg, Munich or Cologne. But there is a pleasant exception – Berlin. It is in the German capital that life is cheaper than in other cities of the country and in Europe as a whole. This creates favorable conditions for the life of students and representatives of creative professions.
The benefits of studying in Germany
German labor law is favorable to students, therefore, officially getting a job is easier than in Austria;
working students with official registration can get a work visa;
There is an opportunity to work as researchers directly at the university;
many scholarship programs from government organizations and foundations. Thus, gifted students from Ukraine can receive funds to cover living expenses and tuition;
many career opportunities;
student travel tickets for the country.
The quality and format of education in German educational institutions
11 German universities are in the world top 200 best higher education institutions. The economic universities of Germany enjoy a good reputation, and the most popular are the Free University of Berlin, the Munich Technical University, Goethe Frankfurt University, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Cologne.
Prestigious educational institutions in Germany are enough, however, it is not very easy to enter there with the usual graduation marks. If you didn’t conscientiously gnaw at the granite of science at school, then conquering a German university will be difficult. However, there is a life hack: first you get a bachelor’s degree in Austria, and then you enter a magistracy in Germany. The quality of bachelor’s programs in both countries is equivalent, but it is easier to enter Austria. However, if you are ready for hardcore educational adventures and have a clear goal of entering a German university, there is nothing impossible, especially with the support of “Divishe Wider.”
Education in Germany is for those who want great achievements and do not want to spend time on a diploma for show. It takes only a little perseverance, knowledge of the language and a good understanding of the admission process and formal issues. The first two points are yours; the rest of the team “Divide wider” will take care of the rest.