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The best place to start your life in Germany

I was always sure that I wouldn't be able to go abroad to study. I had a lot of stereotypical factors stuck in my head: it is too expensive, no one needs me there, only the best could do it. But Mittweida showed me that Germany is open to all.

How to get to study in Germany? Double Degree program!

I entered the Faculty of Marketing and Logistics in Minsk and decided to read a brochure that tells about my faculty. And there was one line in which it was said about a joint double degree program between my university in Belarus and Hochschule Mittweida in Germany. But, in order to participate in the program, I needed to know German at the C1 level, and at the moment when I read the brochure, I only knew a couple of words in German.

And I thought: I have two years to learn German. As a result, I just started learning the language by attending language courses, watching movies, playing video games and reading books. I did it just for fun and the goal was quite abstract, because I was sure that you can’t just go to a foreign university, especially to a German one.

But, everything worked out quite well: I managed to learn German and got the C1 language certificate. From that moment on I started to ask my dean’s office and the international office about how I could participate in the program. To my surprise, there was no one else willing to participate. So I was simply told: „Here is a list of documents that need to be sent. Wait for confirmation and go to Germany.“ I quickly gathered all the necessary documents and sent them to the International Office of the Hochschule Mittweida. The answer came very quickly: I was sent an invitation I needed for the embassy, confirmation of the scholarship, and instructions on the next steps. 

Everything went so easily that I didn't even notice that a few months later I was standing at the train station in Mittweida.

And I wasn’t just thrown into the unknown: International Office provided me with a tutor who helped me with everything, both before I came to Germany and during my studies. So integrating into the new system was incredibly easy. In Mittweida I studied with a lot of guys who also participated in the dual degree program, just like me. For two semesters I lived and studied in Mittweida, while studying online in Belarus. In June 2020, I received my bachelor’s degree in Minsk and started looking for an internship in Germany. Since I spoke German well and had international experience, finding an internship did not become too much of a problem: within two months I sent out a lot of resumes, and eventually got an internship at BMW in Munich.

After completing my internship, I wrote and successfully defended my bachelor’s thesis and received my bachelor’s degree. In this way I was able to get to Germany.

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Internship at BMW© Dzmitry

Check out opportunities at your and other universities

Perhaps your university has similar cooperative programs. Check it out, because it’s the easiest way to study in Germany. Well, if you don’t know German and/or already have a Bachelor’s degree, you can apply for a Master’s double degree program. For example, in the university where I study, there is an English-language master’s program „Industrial Management – Innovation & Business Expansion“. One semester you study at a university in Eastern Europe (Belarus, Russia or Bulgaria), and the second semester in Germany. And then you do an internship, write a master’s thesis and, after defending it, get two master’s of European standard.

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hi, I am a final year Computer Engineering student specialized in IoT and Embedded Systems, Currently I am pursuing my end of study internship, I had passed my Baccalaureate with honor 15.53/20. I would like to apply for a Master in this vaste field at your establishment in English, is it possible this coming summer semester? Best Regards, Ayoub Bnina

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Hi Ayoub, You can find all degree programmes offered by German universities in our database, the Higher Education Compass 👉 https://www.study-in-germany.de/en/plan-your-studies/study-options/programme/higher-education-compass/. If you have questions about applying to certain higher education institutions, please get in touch with them directly. Unfortunately, we cannot help you with such detailed matters, sorry for that! Each university may have different requirements and its own enrolment modalities. Good luck! However, if you have general questions or want to be pointed in the right direction, please feel free to contact one of the DAAD offices all around the world 👉 http://www.daad.de/local. You may also take a look at the My GUIDE page 👉 https://www.myguide.de/en/ – there you will find a lot of information on various subjects that you can study in Germany. Also, you can get in touch with the university of your choice easily. Visit our website for information about applying for degree programmes at German universities. On the Service page you can find our helpful guide 👉 https://www.study-in-germany.de/en/plan-your-studies/steps/. If you have any further questions, you can contact us by email using our contact form 👉 https://www.study-in-germany.de/en/get-in-touch/contact/. Best wishes, Your Study in Germany-Team 👋🇩🇪

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Hi, I had complete “A Level” in business can you help me how I can get higher education about business in Germany?

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Hi, to get started, take a look at the My GUIDE page: https://www.myguide.de/en/ – there you will find a lot of information on various subjects that you can study in Germany. If you have general questions, you will most likely find an answer in our guideline on: http://www.study-in-germany.de/en/plan-your-studies/steps/. If you have further questions or want detailed information, please send us an email using our contact form: 👉 http://www.study-in-germany.de/en/get-in-touch/contact/. We are happy to help you! Good luck and best wishes Your Study in Germany Team 👋🇩🇪

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I want to apply master degree in management but I am still in Egypt , can anyone support me with the link and how to apply

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After graduating from the institute, can I go to Germany for a master's degree in architecture?I am currently studying in Uzbekistan at the Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Construction. I am a 4th year student. [message shortened due to infringement of netiquette: www.study-in-germany.de/en/netiquette/]

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Hi Nurmuhammad, this always depends on the higher education institution and your individual background/situation. Please inform yourself at your future higher education institution and check the specific requirements on the website of the programmes you are interested in or get in touch with the International Office of the university. Best wishes, Your SiG-Team 👋🇩🇪

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