Overview of Germany
“Be the 3rd largest economy in the world and serves as the economic locomotive of Europe, Germany is the country located in the heartland in Europe, has a strong position in export and firm development in science, technology and education.”
German is famous for being highly disciplined, skilled planning and well-organized. Germany is also one of the countries which has the largest recognized inventions in the world; always be creative and leads the way in scientific and technological innovation.
German is one of the ten most common languages in the world, using by about 185 million people. More than 100 million people in Europe are using German as their mother tongue. In the European Union, German is an important trading language along with English and French. German is taught in schools and universities in more than 100 countries in the whole world. Learning German opens up opportunities to interact with different cultures of Europe: Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt and Munich.
In the field of economics, technology information, telecommunications, Germany has the leading brands like Adidas, Mercedes Benz, Siemens, etc. In the field of science, art, Germany has a lot of scientists and genius artists who are internationally known such as the physicist Albert Einstein, the composer Beethoven, the poet Goethe, the philosopher Karl Marx, etc. Cultural economic life in German is not only focused on a specific center but distributed variably and widely across the country, each province and region. Whether you’re studying at any university in a big or small city, whether you’re living in the picturesque North or the majestic Alps mountain range in the South, you’ll easily integrate into the life here and love this land.
Why choose to study and research in Germany?
“Germany has more than 450 famous universities and research and practice centers worldwide. In particular, Germany is the third most popular destination of international students in the world, accounting for over 12% of students at German universities.”
Germany has high standards in Higher Educational System, with more than 17,500 programs and courses at all levels, from bachelor, master to doctoral level. Infrastructure in modern education, degrees are recognized internationally, students will enjoy an education development here.
German is required or recommended by many Undergraduate and Graduate programs in many countries around the world. Also, German and English language have similarity in both vocabulary and grammar because the modern German and English are developed from the old German. If you already know English, you will have a big advantage of learning German.
Nowadays, there are so many courses and programs taught in English, especially at Masters Level. This is great for those international students who do not speak German or not qualified in German, because they can also participate in the courses taught in German.
Special support for international students
Low tuition or even free school fee have been offering for international students here, they’re also brought maximum support conditions for accommodation, travel, health insurance, etc. by many universities. With excellent academic performance, international students will have a better chance getting a sponsor scholarship for their studies.
As one of the G8 countries, German has highly developed economy and culture, their security are also guaranteed.
Low tuition and living expenses
Most German universities have received funding grants from the Government. Students often do not pay tuition. A small number of master’s programs requires a small fee, but not significantly. In addition, living costs in Germany are more very moderate and reasonable than most other countries in the same region. The living costs here are at the average level among countries in Europe. Studying in Germany, students are also subsidized tickets at the theater, museums, cinemas, swimming pools, etc.
Popular education in Germany has traditionally trained people to be conscious of labor discipline, independence and good creation.
After completing the program, students are allowed to stay to work in Germany for a year, work permit can be extended longer. Work permit allows employees to work full-time for five years in Germany. Cooperation between German universities and leading multinational companies: Daimler-Chrysler, SAP, Siemens, BMW or Bosch, etc. ensure that students will have employment opportunity after graduation.
The Government also allows students to work for 120 days per year, 20 hours per week, to cover living expenses. In addition, the German Government brings favorable conditions to immigration issues for international students.