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Study in Germany

Germany is a favourite study destination for many international students because of its world-class education, strong economy and job prospects as well as its rich culture. There are over 300,000 international students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Germany and the number is steadily increasing. The main medium of university instruction in Germany is German language and a small number of English-taught programmes are offered by the German public universities


Why Germany?

Affordable
Education

Low Cost
of Living

Cutting-Edge
Technology

High Student Employability

Public VS. Private Universities in Germany

Two types of universities in Germany but you are still unsure? Below are the differences between public and private universities in Germany that you need to know:

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
  • Are funded by the government

  • Tuition fees are cheaper

  • Higher admission requirements

  • Fixed application deadlines

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES
  • Are subsidised by tuition fees and donations from alumni and businesses

  • Tuition fees are more expensive

  • Lower admission requirements

  • Flexible application deadlines

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Study Options In Germany

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Study In Germany

(a) Public University

The German universities are renowned for offering a diverse range of programmes and are particularly strong for majors in STEM such as engineering and sciences and as well a number of strong focus areas in business. Students who choose to study at a German public university should ensure that they are relatively mature and has the ability to study independently as the approach can be very different from what they are used to in their home country. 
 
German universities offer outstanding academic programmes, while universities of applied sciences offer a more practical and employment-oriented approach. Many universities collaborate with companies and industries to deliver study programmes that combine theory and practice. Graduates of German universities are generally well-equippe
d for the employment market.


(a) Private University

In addition to the public universities, students can also opt to study at a private university. Private universities have increased in numbers in the recent years and are getting increasingly popular with international students. It is quite common to see private universities offer English-taught degrees in Business, Economics, Computer Science, Digital Marketing, Data Science and Aviation Management. Entry to German private universities are generally less competitive compared to the public universities. Therefore, the chances of getting accepted is higher. In contrast to the public universities, students at private universities are required to pay tuition fees. However, the fees are relatively lower compared to other popular destinations such as the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. 


Study Options in Germany

DIRECT ADMISSION
  • Students who obtain a higher education entrance qualification that is considered as equivalent to the German school-leaving qualification such as:​

    • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    • Australian Matriculation (WACE, SACE, HSC)

    • Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)

    • A-Levels

    • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

  • For English-taught courses, students are required to pass either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • For German-taught courses, students need to achieve the C1 level of German proficiency level certificate.

  • Can apply directly to the desired university

INDIRECT ADMISSION
  • Students who obtain a higher education entrance qualification that is NOT considered as equivalent to the German school-leaving qualification such as:

    • Diploma

    • Foundation program

    • Malaysian Matriculation

  • For German-taught courses, students have not yet achieved the C1 level of German proficiency level certificate.

  • Students need to attend Studienkollegs, public educational institutions in Germany which offer preparatory courses (foundation year courses) for international students hoping to study at a German university.

Academic Pathway Programmes

If you have not yet met the requirements above, there are numerous pathways of language courses and preparation for Studienkollegs that suit with your current German language skills and your preferred study period.
 

 



Post Study Work Opportunities

After graduation, international students can apply for an 18-month residence permit while they look for a job. Graduates are eligible for any kind of work to support themselves while they hunt for their dream job. 
 

 


Are You Interested to Pursue and English-Taught Degree at a Private University? 

Check out the options below:

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