A. Overview- Bachelor studies in Germany
No matter what subject you want to study in Germany, there is always something for you to choose from. Germany offers a wide range of German taught Bachelor programs to choose from!
The bachelor degree is the first academic degree students receive upon the completion of their university entrance qualification and often known as first studies. A bachelor degree offers fundamental courses and is recognized as the first segment of the academic studies that will allow you to start your career upon graduation in the course areas you have undertaken. There are mainly three different types of degrees offered in Bachelor degree at German universities; viz: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).
Once can find almost any course in German medium. Normally Nepalese students go to study Medicine, Engineering and Business Administration and other related subjects in undergraduate level in Germany. The wide range of course availability and no tuition fees at the finest universities makes Germany an ideal destination for study for Nepalese students.
B. Special features: German taught Programs
- Standard period of study: usually six semesters
- One subject (standard) or two subjects (two major subjects or one major and one minor subject)
- Advantages: short period of study, flexibility in specialising later on.
If you want to continue studying after gaining your Bachelor's degree, you can enrol in a MASTER's degree programme as a second academic qualification.
C. Benefits of studying German taught programs
The benefits of studying a degree course in German language in Germany is tremendous. The first and foremost thing is that students get to know much about the German language and culture in Germany and the next thing is the choice of programs of study in Germany in Bachelor’s degree.
Furthermore, at the end of their study, if students have good knowledge of German language or if they are studying in a German medium program, they can choose to do their internship at one of the finest companies and in Germany’s best industries. Besides all these things, students have higher chances of finding part time jobs given their language skills is good enough.
1. Study Highly competitive subjects
There are certain subjects which is not offered in English medium such as Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical sciences. Students with adequate grades can study these programs free of cost at the best universities in Germany.
Students with required German language skills can almost study any subject at the best universities provided that they meet the grade requirements of the university.
2. Study at Top-ranked German universities
Most of the bachelor degree programs at top ranked universities are still offered as German taught programs. If you are planning to study your bachelor degree at one of the top ranked universities in Germany, you must study in German medium.
3. Study Stress Free
Almost all the German taught programs are free or there are very little tuition fees. Students undertaking German taught programs have no financial stress of paying tuition fees.
4. Easy Academic and Social Integration
Students who complete the foundation course at one of the state Studienkollegs in Germany find very easy integration at the university and complete their studies in time.
5. Find part time jobs easily
Students with knowledge of German easily find part time jobs during their studies to support themselves.
6. More job opportunities after graduation
Students completing a German taught program in Germany have more job opportunities after their graduation and are immediately hired by employers.
7. Job Search Visa leading to German Citizenship
After the completion of undergraduate studies in German medium, one has higher chances of getting employment in one of the German companies in Germany or after returning to Nepal because these days employers seek candidates who not only know English but also other European languages. Besides, these students can also work for German companies based in any country after the completion of their studies in Germany.
It is very easy to apply for a German citizenship with a German taught program upon the completion of studies provided that students meet other conditions.
D. Basic information: Bachelor programs in Germany
- Undergraduate courses at German universities take normally 3 to 4 years and lead to a Bachelor’s degree. Exceptions apply, for example to Medical Education and Law.
- Most undergraduate courses at German universities are taught in German language. However, applicants can also select from a growing number of undergraduate courses with English as a medium of instruction.
- NEB (or 10+2) is not recognized as an entrance qualification for studying at a German university.
- Undergraduate courses at public universities are free of tuition fees.
E. Choosing the Right Degree Course!
In some subjects, like for example engineering or business studies, you may find undergraduate courses at universities as well as at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen). Universities of applied sciences offer excellent training for leading positions in the corporate sector. Traditional (research) universities have a stronger emphasis on theory.
- Medical education
→ Degree course of 6 years and 3 months leading to the German state exam,
→ Language of instruction exclusively German.
→ No tuition fees but living cost must be borne by the student.
→ Very competitive admission and demanding training.
→ Only recommendable for outstanding 10+2 graduates and A-level-holders with sufficient financial resources.
- Engineering Education
→ Degree course of 3 to 3.5 years duration
→ Language of instruction mostly German.
→ Only recommendable for serious students who really want to make a career in Engineering upon completion of their studies.
- Business Education
→ Degree course of 3 - 4 years duration
→ Language of instruction exclusively German.
→ A few courses are available with English as a language of instruction.
F. Admission requirements
- A levels certificate comprising at least four academic subjects including one language and one subject from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. One subject may have been completed at AS level. Depending on the selected degree course, other requirements may apply. Language certificate German (Level C1) or English (TOEFL/IELTS) according to the entrance requirements of the selected degree course.
- NEB (10+2) + one-year Studienkolleg + University entrance examination (Festellungsprüfung). To apply for admission to Studienkolleg, knowledge of German language B1 level is required. The Festellungsprüfung later also will prove your proficiency in German.
→ You can pass B1 German Examination in Nepal followed by university and visa and application leading to entrance examination for entry in the studienkolleg.
- NEB (10+2) + one successfully completed years in the same or similar subject at a Nepalese university + Proof of language proficiency at B1 level documented by Zertifikat B1.
→ You will have to pass B1 level of German language course in Nepal followed by a semester of language studies leading at a university in Germany leading to Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang - DSH.
G. Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will it cost?
A: Though public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees, count on a minimum of 700 – 800 Euros to cover the typical monthly living costs of a student.
Q: Will I be allowed to work?
A: Students from non-EU countries (like Nepal) are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. But keep in mind that your degree course will be time and energy consuming and students are expected to focus on their studies all day. A good command of the German language will be an asset when looking for a student job.
Q: Will I have a chance to stay and work in Germany after my graduation?
A: Yes! after graduation, you can look for employment in your field of qualification. If you get a job offer within 18 months after your graduation, you may apply for a residents/work permit. Keep in mind that a good command of the German language will be essential when job hunting.
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The best way to start your preparation for studying in Germany is to get enrolled in our German language course starting every fortnight. If you have just completed your 10+2 examination and are waiting for your results, this is the ideal time to join our online German courses and acheive B1 level of German till your results are out followed by university and visa application process without having to loose time.
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