When you say Germany, you instantly think about safe and modern roads, best cars in the world and all sorts of technological innovations. All these are the result of vast research and developments in the engineering and technology field made in Germany.
So it’s quite obvious for any student who looks for an engineering degree to first consider his or her study options in Germany.
Check below ten major reasons that will convince you Germany is a top destination for a Master’s degree in engineering, in any specialisation you can think of.
1) German universities charge low tuition fees or none at all
Most universities in Germany especially the public universities charge low or even no tuition fees to all international students worldwide! They are actually called “administrative fees” of around 100 – 200 EUR/year, which are meant to cover student services, costs such as bus tickets to the university, or the student cafeterias.
However, public universities located in Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt or Turingia will charge tuition fees and you will also have to pay tuition if you enrol in a Master’s degree in a totally different field than the one you studied as a Bachelor student.
2) Numerous scholarship opportunities for Engineering students in Germany
Lots of organizations in Germany offer scholarships to international students. These include universities, research organizations, government organizations and corporates to name a few.
Scholarships are either dedicated to cover your tuition fees (if needed) or to support at least a part of your monthly financial costs, such as accommodation, study materials, etc.
DAAD and Deutschlandstipendium are some of the most prolific scholarship providers, but there are several other organisations that offer financial aid to international students.
3) English-taught programmes in German universities
Germany is one of the top destinations on the list of non-English speaking countries with a large popularity among international students. This is due to the fact that most universities in Germany offer Master programmes in English specifically dedicated to foreign students. All study degrees have high academic standards including for engineering and technology specialisations.
4) Attend top-ranked universities in the engineering field
German universities are always present in all reputed university rankings, but they are also acknowledged for their important contributions in the engineering field.
According to QS, here are top 7 German universities best ranked in the engineering and technology field in 2017:
Technical University of Munich;
RWTH Aachen University;
Technical University of Berlin;
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology;
University of Stuttgart;
Darmstadt University of Technology.
5) Students enjoy a low cost of living
The cost of living in Germany is lower compared to many places in Europe such as the Scandinavian countries. Students can limit their expenses to as low as 630 EUR per month in some of the smaller German cities, such as:
International students in Germany are allowed to work up to 720 hours i.e. 90 full days in a year. Part-time jobs paying 7 to 8 euros per …