STUDY IN GERMANY

STUDY IN GERMANY

Nearly all German universities and colleges are financed by the state. So far, German and international students have been able to pursue their studies and research without having to worry about tuition fees. This situation is changing now; universities in Germany are starting to introduce tuition fees. However, these fees will be considerably lower than in other countries.

Germany has one of the strongest economies in the European Union. Due to the present economic boom in Germany, the demand for qualified manpower is rapidly increasing. According to new statistics, the shortage of professionals with qualifications in engineering, the sciences and mathematics has increased to 117,000. The German government sees no chance to recruit enough qualified young people from the domestic population. It has, therefore, plans to make the present, already liberal stay-back options even more attractive to overseas students. Going by the numbers, Germany is definitely getting much more attractive for Indians students. Numbers of Indian students in Germany are on the rise, recording a 19% increase in the academic year 2011-12.

As an international student, one is permitted to work 120 full or 240 half days a year.