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Any good information to study in Germany?

ritasmithritasmith Posts: 1Registered User New Member
edited January 2014 in Study Abroad
I'm planning to go to Germany for a Bachelor Degree. Does anyone here have any good information about, getting a visa, language, insurances or other things that are required there.
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Replies to: Any good information to study in Germany?

  • happymomof1happymomof1 Posts: 22,408Registered User Senior Member
    Get in touch with the Education Officer at the German Consulate that is closest to where you live. That person can help you find the information you need.
  • AmericanHopeeAmericanHopee Posts: 381Registered User Member
    If you have any specific questions about Germany as a country, the culture, language, certain universities or how the system works you can post them, I'll answer :) I am German, I probably can't help you with formalities, but with the other questions you might have. :)
  • NobleFlaireNobleFlaire Posts: 168Registered User Junior Member
    Germany is a great country to study Engineering. In my opinion, Engineering programs there are on-par with that of MIT, and Cal tech. I recommend you to learn basic German if you haven't done so. Communication maybe a problem if you have no German language knowledge.
  • DonaMartzDonaMartz Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    I'm studying for my Master's in Germany for almost two years now, everything is going so well. I love this country, the people came from all over the world here and brought their cultures, lanugages, traditions with them. Living is also not that expensive compared to other countries in Europe.

    The universities are some of the best in the world, NobleFlaire told you that it's a great country to study Engineering, very true, but all other natural sciences are very high in popularity here not to mention other fields like psychology, economics or journalism. Here's an article I found for you http://www.mawista.com/en/study-in-germany/german-education-system , because you'll need to know more about the education system too.

    Good luck
  • heatherpattonheatherpatton Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    Nice thread :)
  • ElizabethLopezElizabethLopez Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Nice post......... :)
  • southerngirl23southerngirl23 Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    Look into studying at NYU Berlin if you're american! It is small but great! Start working on your German now!
  • LAClusterLACluster Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
    This link was posted on another thread. Lots of good info on German universities:

  • MeganSilvaMeganSilva Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Good one.........
  • LAClusterLACluster Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
    Are non-native speakers required to take a standardized German language proficiency exam in order to take classes at German universities?
  • worriedmom777worriedmom777 Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    Undergraduate classes are usually in German. You have to have a good knowledge of German to cope. Maybe Jacobs University in Bremen is a good choice for you. Everything is in English and it is a good school.
  • alcibiadealcibiade Posts: 401Registered User Member
    If you are enrolled in a German university already, which I assume you are, you can rest assured that there will be ample support for getting set up with student services. They will even have specialized German language courses you can take for free, or at least they did when I was there. If you don't speak fluent German yet, start at a Goethe Institute next summer - it will give you a superior grounding when fall classes start.

    I must admit that I think German Universities tend to be OK, but not necessarily that great. It really depends on what you do where. They are better than the French FACs, but similar in many ways - large classes, difficulty getting contact with profs, etc. - without the virtues of the elite Grandes Ecoles.

    When I went there, they were completely free, with only administrative fees, but that was 35 years ago. That may have changed for non-EU students.

    It is an unusual choice for an American, you make me curious. Why Germany? We live in France and our d is an undergrad in the UK.
  • magellan26magellan26 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    https://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/ - always found this one helpful!
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