Higher Studies in Germany

In this webpage, we would like to provide you with some guidelines with respect to studying in Germany. We will also provide a list of colleges where Indian students are studying and they can provide you an insight in the real life information. The information can be about admission procedure, hostel life, job market, placement and anything relevant to student life.


NOTE: Please note that this is only a guideline to admissions in Germany. We are not responsible for any error/not applicable information provided here. Also, we don't provide any personal guidance on admissions in Germany, so don't send any query about the same. Go through this page for complete information.

Studying in Germany/Exchange programs

With more than 350 state and private universities and a colorful variety of courses. Germany is one of the leading countries in the field of research, science and technology.


About 250,000 foreign students currently study in Germany, of which about 4,200 are Indians. Most of the German universities are sponsored by the state to keep study-fees affordable, and the number of scholarships available keeps increasing. Over 500 International Degree Programmes (IDP) offer courses that are entirely or partly taught in English.


Last but not least: studies or research in Germany are a perfect way to get in touch with German companies who are all interested in employing top achievers. As German firms operate worldwide, careers with them are possible not only within Germany or India but all over the world.

Universities and "Universities of applied sciences" (Fachhochschulen)

Depending on the type of education that is offered, there is a difference in Germany between universities and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen). Universities generally place more emphasis on science and research. Conversely, universities of applied sciences tend to prepare their students more directly for professional and practical work. In Indian context, you can compare universities of applied sciences with Polytechnic colleges.


There are Private Universities also which occasionally high tuition fees – around 1800 to 4700 euros per semester – they are becoming an alternative to studying at a state institution. But take care! If you are seriously considering studying at a private university, you must make sure that your check that it is state-recognised. Because without this state recognition, any academic degrees you gain will not be recognised, which could lead to major problems when you start looking for a job after graduating.

Ten steps to Studying in Germany

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is helping students prepare better for Studying in Germany.

Please go through following link to understand about various steps to study in Germany


Starting point to search for colleges

Please do proper research about University, courses and fees through any of following websites:







Every university has its own acceptance policies and requirements. So please go through the website of college of interest to know about the same.


Nine major Technical Universities: http://www.tu9.de/tu9/en/index.php 

Various info for Indian Student:   http://newdelhi.daad.de/ 

FAQs about study in Germany:      http://www.berlin.de/labo/auslaender/dienstleistungen/studium_en.html


Further Question? Ask directly.

DAAD is also providing answers to more questions. Click here to get more details.