Study In Germany



Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. It consists of 16 constituent states, which retain limited sovereignty, and covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi) with a largely temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany is a major economic and political power and traditionally a leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields.


Located in central Europe, Germany is made up of the North German Plain, the Central German Uplands (Mittelgebirge), and the Southern German Highlands. The Bavarian plateau in the southwest averages 1,600 ft (488 m) above sea level, but it reaches 9,721 ft (2,962 m) in the Zugspitze Mountains, the highest point in the country. Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine. Germany is about the size of Montana.


Capital: Berlin
Population: 80.62 millions
Largest city: Berlin Major
Language: German
Government type: Federal Republic
Currency: Euro


Most of Germany has a temperate seasonal climate in which humid westerly winds predominate. The country is situated in between the oceanic Western European and the continental Eastern European climate. Rainfall occurs year-round, with no consistent dry season. Winters are mild and summers tend to be warm: temperatures can exceed 30 °C (86 °F)


German culture began long before the rise of Germany as a nation-state and spanned the entire German-speaking world. From its roots, culture in Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe, both religious and secular. Historically Germany has been called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the country of poets and thinkers).
The federated states are in charge of the cultural institutions. There are 240 subsidized theatres, hundreds of symphonic orchestras, thousands of museums, and more than 25,000 libraries spread in Germany. These cultural opportunities are enjoyed by many: there are over 91 million German museum visits every year; annually, 20 million go to theatres and operas; 3.6 million per year listen to the symphonic orchestras. The UNESCO inscribed 38 properties in Germany on the World Heritage List.

Education System:

Over 99% of Germans aged 15 and above are estimated to be able to read and write. Responsibility for educational supervision in Germany is primarily organised within the individual federal states. A system of apprenticeship called Duale Ausbildung ("dual education") allows students in vocational training to learn in a company as well as in a state-run vocational school. This successful model is highly regarded and reproduced all around the world.
Academic education is open to most citizens and is increasingly common in Germany. The dual education system that combines practical and theoretical learning, but does not lead to an academic degree, is typical for Germany and is recognised as a model for other countries.

German Grades ECTS Grades
1 Very Good A Excellent
2 Good B Very Good
3 Satisfactory C Good
4 Sufficient D/E Sufficient,Satisfactory
5/6 Unsatisfactory(fail) FX/F Fail

Admission Procedure

Intake Details:

All other international applicants for university places who fulfil the basic requirements for starting a degree course at a German university apply directly to their preferred university, which will also inform them about admission requirements for the degree course. Depending on the university, up to five percent of the university places are reserved for this group of applicants.


Medical study in Germany requires the German skills. Even students who would like to take german course at the Studienkolleg to improve the German language skills, are expected to have attained a certain proficiency level right from day one. Students may prove German language skills by presenting a certificate issued for passing a DSH or TestDaF exam (after approx. 400 to 600 class hours), corresponding roughly to level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".


The application deadlines and addresses differ greatly from one Studienkolleg to the next. Some Studienkollegs arrange their academic year by university semesters, while others use the half-yearly school rhythm. In some federal states, you can apply direct to the chosen Studienkolleg, while in other cases, you apply to the International Office of a university, and in others, the application will go to a public authority.
In general the applicationion deadline for admission to medical universities in germany is by 15th July for the winter semester and by 15th January for the summer semester. The application deadlines may differ from this depending on the university, however.

Visa Procedure & Entry Requirement

International students who need visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany might have to go to a German Embassy and apply for a student visa. Note that it is not possible to change a tourist or other visa into a student visa once you have entered Germany!

Documents Required:

For admission to medical preparatory course or medical university, the applicant must prepare the following documents:

Proof of having passed the DSH - Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang - language proficiency test required for entry to a German university and to undertake all classes in the German language / TestDaF - Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache -Test of German as a foreign language: standardised language test of German proficiency for non-native German speakers. It aims at people who would like to study at or academics and scientists who want to work in German universities;

A secondary school-leaving certificate issued in your home country;

Application for university admission;

Students from some countries must additionally prove that they have passed the university entrance exam in their home country and/or have studied successfully in their home country for one or two years;

Fees Structure & Finance facilities


German universities charge low fee from the students as the country’s government has subsidized the fee making it easy for students to reduce their financial burden. With a six-year estimated program time and an average €500 yearly cost to attend, students can expect to pay a total cost of around €3000 or more to obtain a medical degree within Germany.

In fact, the National Institutes of Health study on undergraduate medical education in Germany indicated that as of 2009, €500 was the average cost of obtaining a medical degree in Germany at state-funded medical schools. All but one of Germany's medical schools are state-funded, so that cost is about what you can expect to pay per year in tuition to attend school there.

  • Erasmus-Mundus
    The largest provider of scholarships for study in the EU, Erasmus-Mundus is a program led by the European Commission, funding international students to study in Europe.
  • DAAD scholarships
    for master’s students from developing countries in Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Central and South America and central and Eastern Europe to study in Germany.