Why Germany ?

As many of the readers are thinking of Germany as one of the option among many other destinations for studies, a natural though can occur in the mind that, why Germany? This article is to aim to answer the same question and may be help you to have a better idea and an answer at the end. 

 

Germany is a developed country and often considered as a power house of Europe. Being one of the strongest  economy in Europe and also in the world, it certainly has positive effects on its education system. Let's see what makes Germany a technologically advanced nation and how is it connected with country's higher education system. 

Positive Points

Strong industrial base 

  •      Automotive industries 

  •      Mechanical industries 

  •      Chemical industries 

  •      Software industries 

  •      Electronics related industries 

Visa Benefits 

  • Better visa approval chances for tourist and study visas.

  • Easy to get student visa  

  • Job seeker visa can be granted to applicants for a maximum period of 18 months.

  • Easier to get work visas with a valid work contract.

  • With a valid work visa, spouse can live and work in Germany 

  • Access to whole Europe and travel to Schengen countries without any restrictions is possible. 

  • Visa policies are much less stringent and more welcoming as compared to USA and UK.

Distributed well settled medium scale industries (mittelstand) 

  • Not dependency only on big  companies (OEM) 

  •  Medium scale industries, family owned business (Faber Castell etc.) 

  Travel to whole Europe (Schengen countries) 

  • No restrictions on travel in Schengen countries with German visa 

  • Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris, Porto, Barcelona, Rome, Kings Landings, Prague, Salzburg, Zurich, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen to name a few are all accessible and within reach for your holidays 

  • Good connectivity via Buses, Trains, Aeroplanes 

  Established Education Institutes 

  • High number of well reputed educational institutes 

  • Professors: reputed members of society 

  • Universities and applied science universities 

  • TU9 

  • Applied science universities, dual degree programs  

  • Very strong tie-ups with industry 

  • Student jobs, Internships, bachelor thesis and master thesis opportunities 

  • Research institutes: Fraunhofer, Max Plank etc. 

  • Doctoral studies and post doctorate work 

Challenges

Different Languages 

  • German language is a must if you want to live in Germany 

  • Education can be done in English 

  • But to get a job, you have to speak good German and your certificate levels do not matter if you can't speak German 

  • It becomes easier to mix with your colleagues if everybody speaks the same language 

Different cultures 

  • When you first arrive in Germany, expect a culture shock 

  • Don't expect everything to be same as in your home country  

Weather 

  •  Weather 

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