8 Steps

8 Steps to Study in Germany

Germany has become the most popular destination for international students.

Interesting? Here are the steps you must take:

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1. Get Good Grades

Studying in germany is a process. This process startes NOW.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications, your grades are a defining factor during the application phase, having higher grades will set your application apart from everyone else and will boost your chances of getting accepted in a top tier university.

The path to studying in Germany is not without its difficulties, however with your hard work and our guidance, together we will ensure your future success!

2. Choose a study program

Germany offers more than 2000 international study programs in top, highly ranked universities.

Choosing the right study program for you is very important, as it will later affect which type of preparatory year you will attend (If it is required in your case).
Not sure what to study? Don’t worry, we will help you!
Click here and one of our ECG experts will help you choose the right study program for you!

3. Learn German

To get enrolled in a German university, you must have a certain level of knowledge for the German language, as most of the programs offer in the universities are taught in German.

The first step towards your goal would be to pass the A1 German language test from a certified institute. You can then, resume your language studies after you have successfully travelled to Germany.

Check our online German Courses.

4. Apply for university

After choosing your preferred study program, we recommend visiting the university’s official website in order to familiarize yourself with the requirements to get enrolled in your course. You will have to fill a form to apply for a German university and wait for the acceptance letter.
We highly recommend applying to multiple universities as it will increase your chances of securing a study place.

5. Financial Proof

When you receive your acceptance letter from a university you must open a blocked account in a German bank. You will be required to prove that you can finance your studies for the first year.
Starting from 2020 you must deposit €10,236 into your blocked account, with a maximum monthly withdraw of €853. However, plan ahead and keep in mind that moving to another country can be costly, therefore you will need some extra cash during your first three months.

Read more about Blocked Account in Germany.

6. Apply for German Student Visa

In order to enter Germany as a student and stay for more than 90 days, you will need to apply for a German student visa from your nearest embassy or consulate. Please check the exact requirements on the German embassy’s website. You would need to present your university acceptance letter and financial proof to the Visa officer.

7. Get an accommodation

Germany is crowded, especially in big cities such as Berlin, München, Hamburg and Köln. Planning ahead is pretty wise in this situation, start searching for a suitable accommodation for you around 3 months before your traveling date.

Here are the best website to find accommodation in Germany:

More about Acommodation in Germany in this article.

8. Buy a flight ticket

Now you are ready to go!

Prepare your baggage, say goodbye to your family and friends and get ready. Good Luck!!

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