MEENAKSHIMar 09, 2012
What is the admission procedure for MS/M.TECH in Germany? What are the accomodation expensions and w...
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YoungBuzz Studyabroad Counselor - Dear Meenakshi,

For admission to post graduate programs a student must have
Completed a four year bachelor’s degree program. Few institutions consider three year bachelors degree for admission as well.
For management courses a student has to have a good GMAT score and for Engineering the GRE scores are considered.
For Ph. D courses a student needs to have a Master's Degree.
A student’s English speaking ability is judged on the basis of the TOEFL scores.
Ideally a first class in your UG level is really preferable.
International students need to be able to prove that they have at least 643 euros per month available to them. That amounts to 7,716 euros per academic year.
Tuition fees used to be unknown in Germany. But the situation has changed over recent years. Initially, fees were introduced for long-term students, visiting students (i.e. from other universities) and for participants of postgraduate and Master's programs. Tuition can amount to between 650 and several thousand euros per semester. Students also have to pay the semester fee for each semester.

Apart form the tuition always account for these costs

• The semester fee (once per semester)
• Expenses for study materials and excursions (as needed)
• Health insurance contributions (monthly)
• Tuition fees (once per semester: not at all universities and not in all programs

The bifurcation of the requirement is stated below :

Most of the governmental universities charge around 500 EUR/semester, including 250 euros that is mandatory for the student's parliament, canteen, public transport expenditure etc., health insurance could some up to another 50 to 60 euros, and accommodation expenses (hostel) of around 180 to 300 (subject to availability).

Now with regard to admission proceedings, the German universities consider the academics while evaluating an application and though GRE was earlier not required in Germany for an international applicant to be considered for a Masters or a PhD, today, many universities have the GRE scores as one of the admission requirements.

While the eligibility criteria and admission requirements vary for every university, find below the general application procedure to apply for a Masters degree program in Germany.

An application had to be sent either to the university of your choice or to uni-assist. The following check-list shows you which papers and documents you generally have to enclose with your application. Please note that other or additional papers may also be required, depending on the university and degree program. Incomplete papers can also be a cause of rejection.

• Application Form for Admission to Studies: As a rule, you can obtain the application forms from the university of your choice (via the International Office).
• An officially or publicly authenticated photocopy of all your educational records, certificates confirming any university entrance exams passed abroad, university certificates or degrees gained plus the relevant list(s) of individual grades per academic semester or academic year, plus the relevant list(s) of individual grades scored (e.g. a transcript of records).
• Proof of German language proficiency (for example, a TestDaF or DSH certificate)
• Passport photo (format: 4 × 5 cm maximum)
• Copy of your passport (page with name details and photo)
• Proof of any subject-related vocational training or any aptitude tests passed

I hope the above stated deals with all your queries.

Take care!
Mar 12, 2012

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