Study in Germany

Tuition Fee and Living Expenses:

Living Expenses:

An international student in Germany spends on average about 600 euros every month which is around Rs. 38,000 on living expenses. This amount of course, varies depending on student’s individual lifestyle and course of study.

 

Legal Work in Germany:

During Studies:

International students in Germany are allowed to work 90 full or 180 half days in a year. To do this they do not need authorisation from the Employment Agency, i.e. the German authorities. International students cannot go self employed or work freelance. If a student wants to work more than 90 full or 180 half days then they need the approval of the Employment Agency and the Aliens Department. Whether you receive the approval depends on the situation of the job market in your place of study. In regions with high unemployment you will have little chance of working more than 90 days. One exception, however, is the occupation of academic or student assistant. This work can be carried out for more than 90 days. The Aliens Department must still be informed if you wish to work as an academic or student assistant.

Post Studies:

International students can extend their residence for a further year provided they have completed their studies successfully. They have this one year to find a job which is appropriate to your education. In order to extend their residence permit for the purpose of seeking a job they must prove that their livelihood is secured. As a graduate, they are still allowed to work 90 full or 180 half days per year in side jobs and temporary positions while looking for an appropriate employment.

If university graduates find a suitable position, their previous residence permit can be converted to a temporary residence permit for the purpose of employment. After five years of working they can receive a permanent residence permit. Since 16 October 2007, the Federal Employment Agency’s approval is no longer necessary for the allocation of positions to international students, irrespective of their branch of study.

Universities we represent:

 

University of Augsburg

 

University of Dusseldorf

 

University of Bamberg

 

University of Jena

 

University of Bayreuth

 

University of Karlsruhe

 

Free University of Berlin

 

University of Kassel

 

Humboldt University of Berlin

 

University of Kiel

 

University of Bielefeld

 

University of Koblenz-Landau

 

Ruhr University Bochum

 

University of Konstanz

 

University of Bonn

 

Natcoll Design Technology (Christchurch)

 

University of Bremen

 

Newton College of Business & Technology

 

Jacobs University Bremen

 

University of Leipzig

 

University of Cologne

 

University of Luebeck

 

University of Duisburg-Essen (Campus Duisburg)

 

University of Luneburg

 

University of Magdeburg

 

University of Mainz

 

University of Mannheim

 

 

Note: 'Most of the institutions mentioned above are through direct tie-ups. However, some of them might be through indirect tie-ups. In any case, Horizons Abroad would make sure you get the right information about all these institutions. Please contact our expert career counsellors for the right institution and right course for you'.