- Friday, September 25, 2015
Studying in Germany can be an altogether different experience as besides the education you will be exposed to the culture, colours, beauty and glamour of the place. Germany has been popular with many students due to the extensive level of technology and research. You can say that Germany is considered home to one of the largest universities system as compared to the rest. The opportunities of higher education offered here are large and can be termed as one of the best. For your study in Germany you need to make sure you are eligible for the courses and universities you opt for. We list some of the criteria required for your study in Germany.
1. Qualifications up to the mark
You should make sure that your qualifications are valid in accordance to the standards of the Ministry of Education in the concerned German Federal State. Your qualification will be evaluated by the authorities and the same can be declared either conditionally comparable or equivalent. An equivalent qualification can ensure you can proceed to the application process. In case of your qualification being termed as ‘conditionally comparable’ you will have to pass an assessment test after studying for the same, this is called, Feststellungsprufung, and this can make you eligible for the desired admission in Germany. You can think of the exemption of this test if you have enrolled in your home country with the similar subjects that you are opting for and have completed 2 years. All the same, to be on the safe side, you can contact the office of the said German University.
2. The German language plays a role in getting admission here
Once you have been evaluated with regard to your qualification you need to prove your expertise in the German language. If possible, you can produce certificates awarded by the Goethe Institute.
1. Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang auslandischer Studienbewerber (DSH)
2. Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Stufe II
3. Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDAf)
4. Zentrale Oberstufenprufung (ZOP)
5. GroBes Deutches Sprachdiplom
6. Kleines Deutches Sprachdiplom
There are universities which offer German as an option, so find out which one and enroll for the same as this works out more reasonable as opting to go for a specified course in Germany.
3. Proficiency in the English Language
You will find that the maximum number of universities in Germany offer you courses either in English or German for which you need to provide evidence similar to the evidence provided for the German language. Most universities take the TOFEL scores into consideration, specifying the minimum scores required. You need to check out the requirement of the minimum scores with the university you are applying to.
4. Resume is one criterion for applying
You need to enhance your resume with some work experience as this is given preference along with good qualifying scores. You need to make sure your resume includes the required information, skills and abilities and your achievements. This can present a better image of you as an individual.
5. Make the Statement of Purpose in accordance to the university
Your resume and cover letter will state your qualifications and other skills but a statement of purpose can take the procedure one step further as this can give the admission officer an insight into your personality and individuality. Your ambitions and vision can be brought forward with the statement of purpose as this can induce the reader to place you above the rest of the candidates.
6. Make sure to meet the deadlines
An academic year in Germany consists of 2 semesters. The summer semester is from April to September, while the winter semester is from October to March. Application closing dates in Germany are normally January 15 for the summer semester but it is advisable to contact the universities for their deadlines.
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