FAQs

ARE THERE ANY COURSES OFFERED IN ENGLISH?
  • Yes there are courses offered in English.
DO I NEED TO KNOW GERMAN TO STUDY IN GERMANY?
  • However, a working knowledge of the German language is useful. It becomes easy to relate to everyday requirements with some knowledge of the language. When you go to study in a country where the main language of Business and communication is German, it is always advisable to learn the language.
HOW DO I FIND A SUITABLE DEGREE PROGRAMME AT A UNIVERSITY?

EduOptions will shortlist the universities based on the Students Academic Profile and Requirements

IS GETTING VISA VERY DIFFICULT FOR GERMANY?
  • Visa is generally given for a period of 3 months and then on extended.
  • Students do not have problems securing a German student Visa.
  • They need to show enough funds and should have transferred living expenses to the blocked account.
  • IELTS score should be 6.0.
  • Health Insurance is also required.
DO I HAVE TO TRANSLATE AND AUTHENTICATE MY CERTIFICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS?
  • Usually the German authorities require officially translated documents done at specific offices.

Important: Never hand in original documents, always make certified copies instead! 

IS THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR THE SAME IN GERMANY AND NORTH AMERICA?
  • Generally there are two intakes: Winter Semester (October) and Summer Semester (March).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY AT A GERMAN UNIVERSITY?

Institutions of higher education in Germany usually do not charge any tuition fees. However, Private Universities are known to charge fees. Administration fee is as low as 300-500 Euros

WHAT IS A “STUDIENKOLLEG” (FOUNDATION COURSE)?
  • To be able to enter Bachelor studies in German Universities, after 12th standard or diploma, foreign students need to do a foundation program that is called “Studienkolleg” (foundation course) or Abitur.
  • Good German language skills are required and at the end students give “Feststellungsprüfung” or FSP (university qualification assessment examination).
  • The FSP includes language and subject tests.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TESTDAF AND DSH?
  • TestDaf  – Test Deutsche als Fremdsprache or Test of German as a Foreign Language is a language exam that can be taken outside Germany. It is widely accepted by universities.
  • DSH – Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang – This examination is conducted by different universities within Germany itself. This too is widely accepted across German universities