Study Bachelor in Germany
Germany is the third most popular location for higher education for international students, right behind the United States and the U.K. This is not suprising because Germany is the most technologically and economically developed country in Europe, boasting 421 paid, low cost, and fee waived universities. You can get great experience while taking advantage of the achievements of centuries-old universities through this program.
Types of higher education in Germany:
Universities and Technical Universities – In universities, special attention is paid to the study of theoretical knowledge. Larger universities have various study areas. Depending on the departments, education in both English and German is available. Only in medical and law departments are all courses given in German.
Universities of Applied Sciences – Formerly known as Fachhochschule, these higher education centres are different than common universities. They have departments that give weight to practical skills by shifting to the Bologna system as a result of the latest reformations in German education system. Currently, both bachelor‘s and master‘s degree studies are available in these universities.
Conservatories and Fine Arts – There are several German universities focused in areas such as music, film making, design, etc. To attend here, students need only pass talent exams. Premade portfolios also play an important role in getting accepted.
Private Universities – Private alternatives are paid, and you can get an education starting from around 2000 Euros yearly.
Conditions of study:
Students who graduate from a secondary school system in their countries should be admitted to a university in their home country and study there for two years because their high school education is incompatible with the German system.
After graduating from secondary school students study at Abitur schools which gives them entitelment to apply for university after succeeding in entrance exams. It means they study for 12 years (it was 13 years a few years ago) Thats why applicants substitute missing Abitur year with two years of undergraduate study. Secondary school graduates who did not take SSAC exam should take one year preparatory course Studienkolleg, for international students in some way substitution of German student’s Abitur and then take entrance exam . Studienkolleg corresponds to pre university Foundation courses in Britain.
Bachelor in Germany
Some German universities call their undergraduate degree a bachelor’s degree, while others call it Staatsexamen.
Generally bachelor‘s degrees in many countries are accepted as undergraduate study. However actually Bachelor is undergraduate degree in universities which apply Bologna system. Further study in these universities is called a Master‘s degree.
Not all universities use the Bologna system in Germany; some use it wholly or partly, while others use this system depending on the program. For example, in all universities, medical, law, and education departments are called Staatsexamen and instructed in traditional German system. In departments such as Economics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology education is provided in the international Bachelor system.
Although some programs use the traditional German system, all university diplomas conferred in Germany are recognized internationally.
PIGAS – “Program on International German Application Service” provides the application service for the applicants, who wants to study in German educational institutions and work there. You can check out Why you should work with us and How system works for detailed informations about our Services.