Posted Jan 2023


According to German data, 25,149 Indian students enrolled in the country for the 2019–20 winter semesters. Despite the fact that the Covid-19 affected people's life all across the world, the number of students choosing to pursue an education overseas has been steadily increasing since the epidemic. Engineering, management, mathematics, the natural and social sciences, and business are among the most popular academic subjects in Germany.

In essence, the fact that there are "free" institutions in Germany is what draws so many students there. However, it is important to consider whether or not this is a fallacy. In Germany, annual tuition costs typically vary from €25,000 to €30,000. However, the highly sought-after degrees in engineering and management are probably a little too expensive.

The idea that all public colleges in Germany are unconditionally free for international students is a myth. It is true that 16 public institutions in Germany stopped charging tuition as of 2014. However, the state of Baden-Württemberg announced in 2017 that non-EU students will need to pay a fee of €1,500 per semester. Free public universities in Germany will also be required to pay a small enrollment fee each semester that varies from €250 to €350.

Some of the popular schools in Germany that accept foreign students and are either free or charge a little fee 
• Free University of Berlin €311.99
• Humboldt University Berlin - €685 - €1000
• Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich €300
• RWTH Aachen University €1095
• Technical University of Berlin €308
• Technical University of Munich €258

The following are a few examples of private German institutions with average tuition starting at €1000 and higher:
• Bard College Berlin €29,700
• CODE University of Applied Sciences €9,800
• EBC Hochschule €10,000
• GISMA Business School €20,000
• Munich Business School €24,000
• SRH Hochschule Berlin €10,000
• University of Applied Sciences Europe €1,400

Despite this, the misconstruction has not yet been revealed. One must also keep in mind and take into account all the other costs that must be paid that the university will not cover. • The average monthly cost of living in Germany is between €800 and €1,000. According to DAAD statistics, an international student typically spends money on the following:
The following expenses were made:
• €42 on clothes and essentials
• €168 on food and groceries
• €61 on for leisure activities
• €31 on the phone bill, internet bill, TV bill
• €94 on transportation
• €20 on work/study materials

In addition, a student must pay for various miscellaneous expenses including application fees, travel costs, visas, etc.

An application for study in Germany costs €75 when submitted for the first time. A candidate must also pay €30 to submit an application. A candidate would spend between €80 and €150 per month on medical and health care costs in Germany.  During their entire stay in Germany, international students are required to have a German bank account. A student must demonstrate an average annual income of about $10,000 to qualify for the same. Additionally, in a single year, students are allowed to withdraw €895 every month. Additionally, a candidate must pay between €60 and €75 in order to obtain a German visa.

You can conduct research and hunt for scholarships to study in Germany in addition to submitting an application to renowned public universities there. 
The following are the top scholarships for Indian students wishing to study in Germany:

• The DAAD WISE Scholarship Program provides students with monthly living allowances of €750, a travel stipend of €1,075 and health insurance of €175.

• Heinrich Boell Scholarships: Students studying a Master's or Ph.D. in Germany are eligible to receive up to €850 per month (for Master's degrees) in addition to supplemental individual allowances. Ph.D. students are eligible for a monthly stipend of €1000 and a monthly travel reimbursement of €100.

• Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship: Students from disadvantaged nations like India who apply will either get up to €500 in tuition price reimbursement or a €1,100 monthly stipend for three years. Indian students who want to study for free in Germany are also aware of other prominent scholarships like the Kofi Annan MBA Scholarships, EMS Undergraduate Scholarship, Master Scholarships at the University of Stuttgart, ESMT Women's Academic Scholarship, etc.

All things considered, a student who wishes to attend a German institution must be aware that none of them is "completely" free, due to the fact that you must continue to pay for necessities. However, if your perspective goes beyond the ideals of free education, Germany will continue to be a great study abroad location with a wealth of chances. Students can get in touch with Lakshya Overseas Education and take advantage of our extensive selection of services for students on locations like Universities in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, New-Zealand, Europe, and many more places.

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