Studying in Germany is an ideal destination for most of the Pakistani students to reach broader horizons in their careers. Germany is the culmination of beautiful cities and a diverse cultural atmosphere. The big German cities are renowned for their top-ranked universities in the world. The international environment of German universities attracts students from all over the world.
German universities provide English-taught courses, plus still, there are many opportunities to learn German as well (when the interest & the need surges). Studying in Germany embodies numerous opportunities to socialize and take part in fun activities either organized by universities or just happening in the cities in general. International students in Germany place greater importance on the city and living environment than the European average.
Germany is home of the most celebrated and influential writers and artists, namely, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, & Hermann Hesse. If you do not emit philosopher vibes, the enticing fact for you: Studying in Germany basically means nonexistent educational cost charges at state-funded colleges, alongside a high quality of life and “YOU”, Pakistani students, soundly present at the nexus of European culture.
To cut to the chase, let’s build the crux of interest: Why Pakistani students love studying in Germany.
German public universities offer free education to all students. This is a unique opportunity for all international students who are dreaming of studying in Germany. Germany’s 16 states had removed educational costs at state-funded colleges completely. However, private universities require you to pay the standard tuition fees. Let’s untangle the mess of free education to a clear & concise rhythm:
German universities have the following options under the category “Form of Studies”.
When a postgraduate study program is the same advanced course of Bachelor’s study program, it is called the Consecutive Master’s Program. For instance: You might study an MSc in Mechanical Engineering after a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. Students in this program develop and deepen their knowledge for a broader understanding of the subject.
Note: These programs or courses do not usually charge any tuition fees.
When a postgraduate study program is not a similar advanced major of the previous degree program, it is called the Non-Consecutive Master’s Program. Graduate students in these courses tend to switch from their major courses.
Note: Students with university degrees willing to join a Non-Consecutive Master’s program usually need to provide at least one year of relevant professional proof. These programs or courses generally charge tuition fees.
Germany has the third-highest population of the aging population and hence, needs young skilled workers to get the economy going. International students after finishing their studies are encouraged to stay back at least for some time (read: for life). A study suggested 69.2% of international students extend their stay in Germany after completion of studies. It’s a win-win situation, Germany gets to fulfill the lack of skilled workers & Pakistani students who are studying in Germany get to secure their future.
Germany is very generous when it comes to earning the goodwill factor. They do not want to attach a bad reputation of “brain-drain” with their country. Students with the option to go back to their home countries after studying in Germany for free highlights their goodwill. Moreover, it gives Germany a good name in the international community, which benefits them in the long haul. Students with knowledge of the German language are a potential partner for international collaboration with German companies.
Yes, Germany has always been an international education hub, but we cannot negate the fact that the German language is not widely spoken throughout the world, plus throw in the fact of “German is hard language” into the equation. Hence, international students find it a major issue while considering studying in Germany.
The language barrier makes it difficult to pass the language tests needed for admission. It also contributes to the high dropout rates among Pakistani students in Germany. It limits the pool of potential international students in Germany.
Germany is putting great emphasis on the development of English-taught international study programs, a major sigh of relief moment for Pakistani students. The number of these programs has grown exponentially, between 2007 and 2013, the number of English-taught master’s programs jumped from less than 100 to more than 700 in 2013, before reaching 1,268 in 2019. This has greatly inclined international students towards studying in Germany. Today, there are numerous study options for international students, and further growth of English-language offerings is expected.
Document attestation is mandatory to take admission in German universities and to apply for a visa for Germany. Pakistani students make plans for studying in Germany but alwaysremain confused about the right type of document attestation, such as attestation requirements for original documents and photocopies.
Document attestation is required to prove the originality and authenticity of the educational certificates and degrees. Students are required to attest all their credentials from the education boards that are responsible to issue educational documents.
A lot of research goes into applying for German universities. Studying in Germany requires not only planning but the assistance of expert education counseling in Pakistan. Education counselors assist you in finding out the relevance of your qualifications to the university you desire to apply in. They do the following:
Note: It is mandatory to have health insurance to cover health benefits while you plan on studying in Germany. The validity of health insurance in Germany matters and you must acquire it before you apply for a German student visa.
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