Cost of Living
867 euros a month is, on average, what you will need to cover your living costs as a student in Germany. You can expect to pay the following:
- a semester fee
- living costs (rent, food, clothing, books, telephone, etc)
- health insurance
- and – depending on the German state in which you are located – tuition fees
You can significantly reduce the monthly costs of studying depending on where you go to university and how thriftily you live – if you use a bicycle instead of public transport, for instance, eat in the university canteen to cut food bills, or move into shared accommodation. Other costs, on the other hand, are fixed and cannot be reduced. Rent will make up the biggest proportion of your monthly costs. That, however, varies according to location. Students generally pay between 290 and 560 euros for accommodation. Rents are above average in some cities like Cologne, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt. The sum of 867 euros is just intended to give you a ballpark figure – you could get by with less, or you might need more in some cities.
Diversity of Education
Institutions in Germany offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and fields that are right for them. The first decision international students have to make when choosing a degree program is which type of school is most catered to their needs and interests. Students can choose between universities, vocational education, and English language training. If necessary, it is easy for students to move between one qualification level and from one institution to another.
One of the most appealing aspects of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Germany is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Germany can take advantage of the country’s impressive technology and research resources.
You can work up to 20 hours per week while studying. If you exceed this, you’ll be required to pay into the German social security system, and there could be a negative impact on your studies. Non-EU/EEA students are also able to work in Germany alongside their studies, for 120 full days or 240 half days per year.
But the main thing is to take admission in Germany and for that, you need to go through the eligibility criteria and procedure for admission. And for all this, you need sufficient time to plan and prepare well.
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