WHATS IT LIKE TO STUDY IN GERMANY
An increasing number of the students at German universities come from abroad. In 2014, 301,350 foreign students were enrolled in Germany. That is a record: as compared with 2013, as the number has substantially increased by 7%.
The report was produced by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW).
The study found that Germany is now third in position when it comes to international student intake, after the United States and Canada. Students who want to pursue masters especially in the field of engineering have enrolled at German universities. Furthermore, the number of students applying for their Phd here also grew by 4 percent in 2014.
Many of the international students (60 percent) are also keen to remain in Germany after completing their studies, at least for a time. So students if you wish to study in Germany here are a few details you should keep in mind before starting your procedure
The top fields of study in Germany and the number of students linked with them are:
Cost of living in Germany:
Restaurants: Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant- 10.00 €
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, 45 €
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)- 2.70€
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)- 70€
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment- 218.34€
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult- 29.64 €
Rent per month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre- 643.23
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of City Centre- 478.27
A few tips here that could help you ease you a bit to plan your study in Germany
German culture and traditions can often seem strange, but understanding Germans and fitting in can be very easy. They are very direct and will only speak to the point, they do not believe in beating around the bush. They are at the top when it comes to table manners, they like finishing whatever they have on their plate, so if you friends with a German ensure you eat up all you have. They are very animal friendly and love dogs, so do not be alarmed with a furry buddy around you always. Punctuality is something they follow to the core and also appreciate people who are on time; ensure you don’t run late to any of your errands. Good news if you are a football fan, well Germans love football and follow it religiously. Last but not the least ensure you are very through with the German language as its not only helpful but also that Germans are really appreciative of the people from different countries who take efforts to learn the language