Facts about German universities
The universities in Germany enjoy an excellent international reputation. There are around 400 different universities to choose from, offering a wide variety of courses. To start with, first we need to differentiate between private and public universities in Germany.
Private universities are mainly established in the business sector. They do charge tuition fees which are still affordable compared to other student destination countries and students benefit from a high value for their money. An outstanding campus, a small number of students per class and excellent professors lead to high class business degrees usually offering outstanding job opportunities. StudyWays Ltd. is proud to have some of the top-ranked private universities as a partner.
The maximum number of students going to Germany though have a limited budget and opt for one of the numerous government universities in Germany. Government universities usually don’t charge any tuition fees, students just have to pay a small administration fee per semester.
There are 2 different types of universities in Germany. On the one side we have the traditional university offering subjects like medicine, dentistry, law or psychology and on the other side we have the universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) where students study for engineering, science or business. Universities of applied science are the ideal type of university for international students who wish to become an engineer. Characterized by a very practical approach of studies, intensive laboratory work and an internship semester, universities of applied sciences offer an ideal mix of gaining knowledge and applying it in working life. You will have a vast number of courses to choose from and StudyWays’ partner universities will be happy to assess the student qualification.
In Germany there are 4 different types of degrees. The internationally known Bachelorwith a regular study period of either 6 or 7 semesters (3 or 3,5 years), the Masterdegree with a regular study period of 3 or 4 semesters (1,5 or 2 years), the so-called German Engineering Diploma with a duration of 8 semesters (4 years) and the State Examination (Staatsexamen) which is the degree for doctors, lawyers and teachers in Germany and has a study period of 14 semesters (7 years) on average plus time needed for specialization.
An interesting form of obtaining a Bachelor or Master degree is opting for Dual studies. In Dual studies programs, students are studying and working at the same time. A Dual studies course means less free time but more working experience during studies already and sometimes also the option of getting a small salary while studying. Dual study programs offer excellent job opportunities after finishing your degree, the goal should be to receive a work contract in the company you worked during your studies.
Small selection out of the many courses you can choose to study in Germany:
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