Why Engineering Students Prefer Germany As their Dream Country?

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Why Engineering Students Prefer Germany As their Dream Country?

Why Engineering Students Prefer Germany As their Dream Country

In the last 15 years, India has seen an upswing in number of students seeking to fulfill their higher education in overseas study destinations. Having been realized the importance of education, many Indian families are now interested of considering their children to pursue their studies abroad.

Over many years, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses have drawn the attraction in all over the countries to further to these fields of study. Be it in Accounting, Computer programming, Life sciences, Statistics, or Engineering, these students can look forward to a rich and fulfilling career in flourishing industries.

In study abroad arena, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have long been considered the top 5 destinations among international students. However, following recent global developments and unification of European Union under the sound economy of Germany, students from many countries including India started thronging to join the STEM subjects in major universities in Germany.

 Being an education destination, Germany saw a 17 per cent increase in its education institutions between 2017 and 2018. The major source countries for international students in Germany were found to be China, India and Russia.

Germany is a spellbound European countries among Indian students, who are looking to pursue higher study in abroad. Germany is an abode to 396 state recognized education institutions for higher studies. Out of those, 181 are universities and university-equivalent institutions, including specialised pedagogical universities,  fine arts universities; and 215 specialization-based universities of applied sciences.

Top ranking universities 

It runs some of the top ranking universities in the world, and is well known for its academic excellence in engineering and technology alike. Among which the famous are: Technical University of Munich, RWTH Aachen University, TU Berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Stuttgart, Darmstadt University of Technology, and TU Dresden

Low, Attractive Tuition Fee

Unlike Private Universities, Public universities in the country do not charge any tuition fees for any of their Bachelor's or Masters programs on your dominance in mark sheet. This rule is applicable on both native and international students. Students typically need to pay an annual administration fees and semester fees, depending on the university where they wish to enroll. Some of the tuition-free universities in Germany are: University of Hamburg, University of Bremen, University of Cologne, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

 Courses taught in English:

Germany is one of the non-English speaking countries that offer courses taught in that language.  In engineering and technology courses,Most universities offer Master's degree programs in English exclusively for international students.


Scholarships for Indian students in the Engineering field include: Bilateral Exchange of Academics, DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme, Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships, etc..There are some excellent scholarship options for international students under the DeutscherAkademischerAustauschdienst (DAAD) - the German Academic Exchange Service, and Deutschlandstipendium too.  

Work opportunities 

Known for its world famous manufacturing competencies, Germany offers lots of job opportunities for engineers. Moreover, since this country actively been invested in advanced research and applied technology in Automobile and IT Industries, opportunities and better lifestyle are the two attractive instincts to the   International graduates who have been completed their studies at there to settle with pretty good salaries. For an Indian student, such opportunities can become a dream come true as Germany allows such students to work 120 full or 240 half days per year after they gain a permit from the 'AgenturfurArbeit' (Federal Employment Agency).

Going by above mentioned facts, it can be said that Germany is certainly becoming one of the most preferred study destinations in Europe among aspiring engineering students, and could top the list of overseas education destinations in the near future.

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