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'.