Studying in Germany is a tremendous opportunity for students from all over the world. They benefit from a high quality educational system, learn a new language and experience the marvels of this European country.
German universities offer degree programs in every possible subject and educational level – be it bachelors, masters, state examinations or doctoral degrees. General universities study firmly on scientifically oriented study in an extensive variety of subjects. Universities of applied science, then again, are extremely practice oriented. In case you're more interested in creative subjects, you can select a school of craftsmanship, film or music. Germany's long and acclaimed university tradition could be useful particularly in the fields of engineering and science. Either its car, machinery or education people all over the world perceive "Made in Germany" as a seal of quality & value. A German university degree is profoundly regarded & recognized by employers around the globe.
As an international student, you'll be permitted to work a maximum of 120 full (or 240 half) days every year. A lot of international students prefer to work part time in order to make an income whilst studying which gives them the luxury to have more disposable money to spend.
If a student has good enough grades at school and a school certifcate that is equivalent to the German exam (such as A-level or IB) OR has spent some time at university in his/her home country (usually 4 semesters) OR indeed a bachelor degree, he/she can enter university directly after completing the required German level: C1 TestDaF. The student can then start his/her Bachelor or Master degree. A student can reach this level within 36 weeks á 30 hours each.
If a student only has a general secondary exam or something similar (i.e. no equivalent to the German university entrance requirement such as A-levels), he/she will need to do a foundation year before being accepted into university. The required German entry level for most the foundation year (Studienkolleg) courses is now B2. A student can reach this level within 30 weeks a 30 lessons each.