How-to & FAQ – Study in Germany





How to Stay Competitive in the Job Market of 21st Century

Oct 19,17

We are in the 21st century. Changes in the society, lifestyle and technology have had a profound effect on the professional world and job market as well. There’s a wide array of skill sets and technologies that millennials can use in jobs that didn’t exist in decades past. However, the 21st century job market is an increasingly competitive job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US job market is tightening. The Indian …

Read More

Careers in Renewable Energy: Job Opportunities, Fields of Study, and Top Universities

Oct 6,17

Renewable energy field has great potential for jobs of the future. Besides, renewable energy is also critical for the safety of our planet. The existence of Cyborgs, Time Machine and Extinction of Humans by Machines are debatable. But, Climate Change is Real. So, we do need personnel with the expertise in energy and climate change. So, what exactly is renewable energy? Why is renewable energy a good field to get into? …

Read More

How Study Abroad Experience Shaped Up My Career Development and Progression

Sep 22,17

You might have come across several articles on Why Study Abroad, Benefits of Studying Abroad or How Study Abroad Will Help Your Career. Here is my own story on How Study Abroad Experience Shaped Up My Career Development and Progression. If you are a study abroad aspirant, or thinking if study abroad is worth or not, I hope you will find this post useful. Below are top 10 ways in which my study abroad …

Read More

Education Loans for Indian Students to Study Abroad

Sep 21,17

As the trend of studying abroad is getting more and more popular among the Indian students, the financing part remains a major concern among the students and parents. In this post, I am going to discuss the leading loan providers in India for higher education abroad. Besides, get to know some of the important facts about the education loans for Indian students to study abroad. The number of Indian students opting …

Read More

Sample Cover Letter For German Student Visa

Sep 14,17

As discussed in the previous post,you need to have a Cover letter for German Student Visa which you need to send along with the application so that the Visa Department gets a clear idea about your application. So here’s a sample Cover letter for German Student Visa. Cover Letter Format   To The German Consulate, <City name>   From <Your name>, <City name>   Date: Jan 01, YYYY Respected Sir/Madam, Subject: Application …

Read More

Germany Student Visa Documents Checklist

Sep 14,17

Germany nowadays is becoming one of the most preferred nation to Study abroad by the students and there is a high rise of the applicants of the Germany Student Visa. There are several advantages of studying in Germany such as low tuition fees, part time jobs,  Good job opportunities after you complete your Masters, Good International Exposure etc. Germany Student Visa Documents Checklist Here’s the list of Documents required for applying to …

Read More

Why do Indians prefer a MS in the U.S. than a MS in Germany?

Sep 12,17

The trend of Indians preferring U.S to Germany is definitely changing now, albeit slowly. To answer some of your questions: 1. Do companies prefer US candidates than Germans? NO. Ultimately, you are going to be an Indian student on a temporary visa, irrespective of whether it is Germany or the U.S. However, companies in US would prefer students from US universities while companies in Germany prefer students from Germany or the EU (which is quite natural due to …

Read More

Most Generous Scholarships for International Students to Study in the USA, UK & Europe

Sep 7,17

Quite often we receive queries regarding study abroad scholarships – how to find them, how to get them or if scholarships are available. There are billions and billions of dollars of financial aid available for students pursuing their study abroad dreams. The funding varies drastically based on your degree of choice and program of choice. Besides, the scholarships opportunities for international students are getting highly competitive each year because of increasing pool …

Read More

What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying in Germany?

Sep 3,17

Advantages: 1. TOP QUALITY German universities offer excellent teaching and research, ranking among the best in the world. You will earn an internationally renowned degree, giving you excellent prospects on the global labour market. 2. GEARED TO PRACTICE German universities provide outstanding academic programmes, while universities of applied sciences offer a range of attractive, practice-oriented options. Many study programmes combine theory and practice. This will greatly facilitate your career start. …

Read More

How’s the University of Paderborn for a master’s in computer science

May 16,17

Difficult to compare because most people only do a master’s at one university and the background/goals matter, too. However, my take is: The CS department at UPB is separates in four pillars: 1) Software Engineering, 2) System and Embedded Software, 3) Theoretical CS, 4) Human-Computer  Interaction (HCI). The master’s is structured into modulus of two related courses. The student chooses a specialization area from the four pillars. Then the student …

Read More

KAAD Scholarship Programs For Germany

May 16,17

You are interested in studying in Germany ? You should consult these websites for a first orientation. The Site of our colleagues from DAAD offers broad information on universities, study programs, and also on ‘Studying German’. Particularly helpful is the DAAD Research Explorer. We also recommend the Hochschulkompass offered by the Conference of German University Presidents. The website of the Protestant scholarship programs offers information for Protestant applicants.   You are getting ready for doing post-graduate studies …

Read More

German Grade Calculator

May 12,17

Wanted to know German grade scale equivalent for your academic score? Tired of seeing huge formulas  on other websites to get it converted? Well, here’s our very own German Grade Calculator. Simple and ease to use. Don’t forget to share it with your friends. Let everyone else benefit from this free tool. Highest obtainable Grade(Ex : 100% or 10 CGPA) : Grade in Bachelors/Master (Your Percentage or CGPA) : Minimum …

Read More

Money Savings Tips for Students in abroad

May 11,17

100 Money Saving Tips for Students in ABROAD Lets talk about money savings , personal finance for students. If you don’t have work experience before coming to abroad, students usually find it tough to understand finance concepts, credit score, credit history, bank accounts and other finance terms. This  blog post will give an overview about how to handle money how to save money how to avoid credit card traps how …

Read More

FAQ’s on Working in Germany for International Students

May 11,17

Finding a job after graduation Is it easier to find a job with a master’s degree or with a doctoral degree? This depends on the job you are looking for. If you want to work in research, for example in natural sciences, a doctoral degree is recommended. But for both holders of master’s and doctoral degrees there are many job opportunities. Regarding jobs and studies in Germany, is it mandatory …

Read More

German residence permit – All you need to know

May 11,17

A residence permit is not a visa. If you are required to have a student visa, you must obtain it before entering Germany. A residence permit you apply for only after arriving here. All foreign students, except those from the EU and the EEA, are required to obtain a residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) to stay in Germany longer than three months. This permit is issued by the Foreign Resident Authority (Ausländerbehörde) …

Read More

Predeparture Guide to Germany

May 11,17

Herzlich Willkommen! A brief guide to get you started on your new journey: Pre departure stuff 1. Student Visa: You should apply for a student visa. Please look into the website of respective consulates for application procedure. 2. Accommodation: Start your search for accommodation as early as you can. Ask whether the room is furnished or unfurnished. Ask about the bedding and towels. If possible do not arrive at weekend or late night. If you …

Read More

Travelling to Germany

May 11,17

Hey guys, some of you will be traveling to Germany soon enough and could be anxious about the whole thing. I reached here at Stuttgart night of 28 8 12 and thought could as well recount my experience so that it could help ease some nerves. Skip this post if u are eager to surprise yourself and face the challenges as they come. I was. If you prefer the safety …

Read More

Useful Packing List for Germany

May 11,17

Useful Packing List for Germany. Almost everything needed is mentioned.. Primary list Valid passport with your student visa Air ticket Admission letter from the university All financial documentation you will require to submit to the university or immigration authorities. All original certificates and other important documents Traveller’s cheques and sufficient cash Photos – 20 Copies in different sizes Detailed directions to your university or accommodations Details of contacts (Family friends, Seniors, Personal Friends) …

Read More

Checklist of Items to be Packed

May 11,17

Clothing: Underwear (two week’s worth) Socks (two week’s worth plus a pair or two of wool socks) Undershirts Thermal underwear Long sleeve shirts Short sleeve shirts Sweatshirt/ hoodie (2-3) Sweaters Jeans/ Khakis (2-3 pair) Shorts A belt or two Skirts (for the girls) A set or two of workout clothes Pajamas Swimsuit (for those going to warmer climates) Coat/Jacket ( I recommend at least 2 – one for cold weather, …

Read More

UK Transit Visa not required for Travel by British Airways

May 11,17

TRANSIT WITHOUT VISA (TWOV): A visa national who is going to the UK simply to travel on to another country may enter without a visa if these conditions are met: He arrives and departs by air His onward flight is confirmed and departs within 24 hours He is properly documented for his destination and has a visa if he needs one TWOV is a concession which does not apply to nationals of the countries …

Read More

Things To Do After Student Visa

May 11,17

It is written for US. However, Many of the general things mentioned within this Document is Same and Applicable for Germany and Other European Countries too. AFTER VISA THE FIRST THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO DO ARE:  First and Foremost There are certain things that have to be done in advance, i.e., as soon as get you your visa – much before the flight. • Learn typing • Learn driving …

Read More

Accomodation Guide for Germany

Apr 23,17

This document will guide you through some of the basic steps in finding accommodation in your city / town while your study/work period in Germany. I sincerely request users to update this document with local information. ( Kindly do the same by commenting  this Post  ) POINTERS: Be careful NOT to send money before actually seeing the apartment. Agency-controlled accommodation will be less expensive in terms of montly rent  (Provision will …

Read More

Flights to Germany from India

Apr 23,17

1.)   Aeroflot  :  This is the cheapest one. But it is only from Delhi. It is offering 23kg checked + 23kg checked + 10kg cabin + 1 laptop bag. I would suggest checking their website once before booking from any makemytrip or cleartrip website as they could be charging more than the Airline website. Roughly, it will come out to be 23kg. Link –  http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en   2.)  British Airways : They have come up again with the …

Read More

Checklist of Visa Document for Interview

Apr 6,17

This is Checklist which is provided by the Chennai Consulate during Visa Interview. Sr. No. Document 1. Application form 2. Declaration form 3. Visa DD form 4. Passport Xerox 5. Admission Letter 6. Degree Certificate and Mark sheet 7. 10th and 12th Certificate and Mark sheet 8. Experience letter 9. TOEFL & GRE score 10. Deutsche Bank statement 11. Affidavit of Sponsorship 12. CA Statement 13. Photo ID’s of Sponsors …

Read More

Germany Job Seeker Visa

Apr 6,17

Overview Germany job seeker visa is for foreign national who intend to work in Germany. The visa allows them for a continuous stay and job search in Germany for 6 months. Germany job seeker visa ( long or short term ) is a temporary residence permit.   Features of Job Seeker Visa Temporary residence permit or job search permit of 6 months If you get a job in 6 months, …

Read More