Studying Engineering in Germany

18/09/2017 - 07:07-6 Comments by Alice Porter | england flag

As somebody who has visited Germany frequently with my family, I often think about the safe modern roads, the best cares that drive on them and all of the new and exciting innovations that are dotted around. For me, there is no competition when it comes to German innovation, and I’ve always been fascinated with the engineering and technical aspects of new design. It’s because of this that I chose to study engineering in Germany – honestly it was the best decision I ever made.

Low tuition fees:

Most public Universities and even some private universities in Germany have no (or low) tuition fees to all international students. Compared to the prices for international students in places such as the UK, where international students are charged a ridiculous fee, this is one of the most unbeatable and appealing aspects of studying in Germany. There is an annual “administrative fee”, which consists of 100 – 200 euros every year, I was changed the minimum fee and found it extremely reasonable.

Scholarship opportunities:

As well as having low university fees, there are also a plethora of scholarships available to international engineering students in Germany. This is included in universities, research organisations and government organisations, so it’s always a good idea to get your feelers out and have a real think about what is available to you before you submit your applications. Some of the most common scholarships available are DAAD and Deutschlandstipendium, which have the best turnover.

Best Engineering Universities in the World:

Now if you’re going to choose a university in a different country, you want there to be a level of prestige and honour through attendance. It’s important to make sure that you attend a university that is best suited to your abilities, and if you want to study engineering, then Germany is home to some of the best universities across the globe. For example, the Technical University of Munich, and the Technical University of Berlin. I attended RWTH Aachen University, and from this have found that my employability in Germany and across Europe has increased tenfold.

Research and Collaboration with the Engineering Industry:

Germany has always been at the forefront of cutting edge research, which is one of the reasons why it was my only choice to study engineering. The research facilities and collaborations that become available to you through studying at a German technically focused university are unbeatable. This will again increase your employability.

Life after graduation can often become a confusing time, I have always been certain that I would remain in Germany and have found that the freelance engineering market has found me the most success. I now travel as a freelance engineer and would recommend this route for postgraduates who are unsure of which career path they would like to take in the engineering field, but of whom would like to maintain, refine and improve upon their skills and industry knowledge. A final point of advice, would be to always take out engineering insurance, as a precaution when freelancing, as anything that goes wrong can be solely blamed upon yourself. This can really make you lose credibility, so it’s important to cover all of your avenues and to ensure that you are constantly progressing and pushing yourself as an engineering professional.

Tags: English Blog Post, Student Life



    i want admission in europe.

    Comment by onkar vibhute created 15/07/2018 - 15:36

      each German university is responsible for determining its own admission policies. That’s why you should ask the International Office at the German university of your choice whether you fulfill all the requirements for admission and how much of your previous academic work will be recognised. You will find a list of universities and courses in our database
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 27/07/2018 - 09:57

    Hiya! I’m Lee from Malaysia and I am currently dwelling on my dilemma on whether or not to pursue engineering in the UK or in Germany; I’d definitely appreciate if you can offer some advice! I agree with your points entirely as the cost of the study is the main factor (for me) to consider, but as someone who is not entirely adept at language and has recently found comfort within the nuances of English, I am reluctant to forgo the language I have spent years to craft and perfect. My question here is: Is it worth it? Can I really study a whole degree in a rather complex language when I sometimes find difficulty in comprehending the theories behind Physics (e.g. Kirchoff’s rule), which are written in English? How well can I integrate into society after?

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I look forward to your reply!

    Comment by Lee Zhuo Le created 16/07/2018 - 18:28

      there are many courses and degree programmes taught in English, especially master’s courses. You can get an overview in the extensive DAAD database of International Programmes Having said that, we strongly recommend that you try to learn a little German, because knowing the language will make you feel more at home in Germany and help you make German friends faster.
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 27/07/2018 - 09:56

    Please issue the visa

    Comment by Ahsan Rasool chattha created 28/08/2018 - 08:51

      for more information about visa requirements, contact the German embassy or German consulate in your home country. On the website of the German Federal Foreign Office you can find the addresses of German diplomatic missions abroad
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 19/09/2018 - 14:53

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