Study in Germany With Tuition Free Education in All Public Institutions

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Germany is now the current destination for most
average students. If you really desire to study broad without thinking much
about tuition, Germany is the number one destination. According to – The
Hornet, the Green Party minister for science and culture in Lower Saxony,
Gabriele Heinen- Kljajic “We had to do away with tuition fees because we do not
want higher education to depend on the wealth of the parents.”
Germany is at present the fourth most popular destination for international students
to study abroad; following US, UK and Australia. 
Starting from October 2014, all the
public universities in Germany fully abolished tuition fees for undergraduate
studies, for both domestic and international students, to become a country free
of university tuition fees.

What this implies, is that you can study in Germany for free in
spite of  whether you are from Africa,
developing or developed country, as an international undergraduate student.
Undergraduate costs to study in Germany While tuition is now free at all universities
in Germany, there is still a nominal cost that all students will be charged. This
cost, usually no more than €250 (US$315) per semester, is in place to cover
administration, student support services and other unavoidable costs.

Are Masters and PhD studies also tuition free for international
students?

Master’s degrees at German universities are usually free if they are grouped as
“uninterrupted/consecutive” – i.e. following directly on from a related
bachelor’s degree gained in Germany. However, a “non-consecutive” master’s
degree, for those who have gained their bachelor’s degree elsewhere in the
world, can cost more than €10,000 (US$12,644) per semester, and private German universities
can charge up to €30,000 (US$34,300) per year for a master’s degree.
At PhD level, tuition is once again free at all public
universities in Germany – for the first six semesters at least. As all levels
of study, PhD students are also required to make a semester
contribution of between €150 (US$170) and €250 (US$315) for administration and
other costs, according DAAD. Fortunately, a number of scholarships exists for
Masters and PhD study in Germany(including undergraduate)

DAAD Scholarship
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded self-governing
organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year, DAAD
provide financial
support to over 120,000 highly-qualified German and international students to live
and study in Germany for free or at a more affordable cost. The scholarships to
study in Germany are offered to domestic and international students of all levels,
as well as academics and researchers. See link. Heinrich Boll Foundation
Scholarships .The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately
1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and
nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities in
Germany. See link You can search for other scholarship opportunities in German
universities at DAAD scholarship database.
Cost of living in Germany Based on official figures from the DAAD (German
Academic Exchange Service), the average cost of living and studying in Germany
is US$10,520 (€9,170) per year; breaking down to US $540 (€470) for school fees and US $9,980
(€8,700) for 12 months of living – covering food, transport, accommodation,
entertainment, course materials and other necessities. Of course, the amount
will fluctuate depending on the length of your program, your level of study, and
the German state you live in and whether your university is private or public. You
can get a scholarship to offset these costs.

I hope you have fun on your quest to study abroad
especially in Germany.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for sharing this blog, Germany is one of the most popular countries to study. That is a good news for students those who study in German. My brother is studying in German with the help of Uni Application Center. They are providing every step help to study in Germany

     

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