How-to & FAQ – Study in Germany





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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Documents Required for Visa Extension in Germany

Apr 6,17

This Post is Regarding the Documents to Bring for Visa Extension to your Auslanderbehorde Office. If You Cannot Attend Your Scheduled Appointment , Please Call Well in Advance and make a New Appointment-Face Meeting Without an Appointment is Not Possible. In your face meeting , I ask you , in addition to this letter , to bring the Following Documents in Original and Copy of Each : 1) Valid Passport  …

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Translation of Documents to German Language

Apr 6,17

Important Note on Translation  All the translations should be on an A4 paper. Translations need not be on any letter head, they need not be on a stamp paper, they need not carry the signature of the bank manager or any other authority and no need to get it authorized by a Notary. Get the translations done on a plain A4 paper that’s it!! If required, put your signature and …

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What to do if your German Student Visa is delayed

Apr 6,17

Solution for VISA delays authored by an aspirant Please learn from my failure : THM university enrollment closed for me for this year due to my visa delay My visa interview was on 18th August,2014, Even today I did not get visa ) What to do instead of just waiting for visa to speed up ? 1. Contact (Mail and Call) Immigration office responsible for your destination place 2. Request …

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Additional Information on opening a Student Blocked Account

Apr 3,17

This document is in regard to apply for opening a Block Account and how to Process for VISA What is Blocked Account (Sperrkonto)  A Blocked Account (Sperrkonto) is required if you are planning on financing your studies yourself. You will have to deposit a minimum of EURO 8040 in a blocked account in a bank in Germany and you can only withdraw a maximum of EURO 670,- per month. (Check the exact amount from …

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Questions about opening a blocked account

Apr 3,17

Where do I send the forms to open the account? Once you have completed the forms and they have been authenticated by the embassy, please send them (in original) to: Deutsche Bank Privat und Geschaeftskunden AG Service Center Hamburg / Auslaendische Studenten Alter Wall 53 Deutschland/Germany How long will it take to open the account? It normally takes a week for an account to be opened. As we receive a …

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Masters in Computer Science – Saarland University

Mar 30,17

For all the prospective students of Saarland University, herein i am attaching 2 files that will help you out about the knowledge of the university. Documents for application: The completed application form must be accompanied by the following documents in German, English or French; translations must be submitted with documents in other languages. curriculum vitae / biodata a copy of your GRE Score and the GRE Subject Score. ( www.gre.org) Optional! …

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Difference with 120 and 90 credits Programs in Germany

Mar 29,17

The major difference is with recognition of degree by AICTE, India. Only courses with 120 credits are recognized as  master degree courses in India. Those with 90 credits will be recognized as diploma. Some of the differences with 120 and 90 credits Programs in Germany are briefly explained. Use the comment section below in case of queries. Courses with 120 Credits: 2 Year Program All of the Technical Universities (Technische Universität) …

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Information for new comers and Prospective Applicants

Mar 28,17

To get to know the courses available and Universities offering it .You must try to search courses in www.daad.de www.mastersportal.eu www.hochschulkompass.de There you will get to know the courses that you are eligible for, my suggestion would be to apply to all the courses that you are interested in.. (atleast maximum number of univ you can), because Intake is the same whereas the number of students applying is increasing semester …

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A Story on Admission, Visa Preliminary procedure till the Interview

Mar 28,17

APPLICATION TO GERMAN UNIVERSITY The first and foremost thing to find the courses to study in Germany is via the DAAD website. Everyone will tell you the same. And I recommend you since, it’s the most clean and fast resource to look for any course you wish to study in Germany from Bachelor’s to PhD. URL: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/international-programs/de/ Fill your query here and thereby you will find the corresponding courses, it’s …

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