Education in Germany
Firstly, in Germany, foreign students can obtain higher education almost free of charge, there are no entrance exams, and can be taught both in German and in English (education in English is also free).
Hence, education in Germany is affordable, and important, qualitative, and the diplomas themselves are highly valued not only among European countries, but also among countries such as England, the United States and Canada (where receiving higher education our students are paying a fairly decent amount of money )
Secondly, Germany is interested in attracting and retaining highly skilled and perspective personnel in the country in various branches of science.
Thirdly, the German government constantly allocates large sums of money for its improvement.
Thus, all of the above factors make German education one of the most affordable and desirable in the world!
Germany has about 400 universities. German universities are divided into private and public; They are divided into: Universität, Fachhochschule Universities, Technische Universitaeten Universities, Padagogische Hochschulen, Theological Colleges, Academies, Administrative Universities (Verwaltungs-fachhochschulen) and special colleges of arts (Kunsthochschule).
As for the duration of training, then the education for a bachelor’s degree is usually 3 years, and for a master’s degree – 1,5-2 years. The academic year consists of two semesters: winter (October-March) and summer (April-September). Reception of documents for admission for the summer semester is carried out until January 15, and for the winter semester till July, 15th.
Some educational institutions may set other timeframes for receiving documents.
Those who have not yet determined their future specialty will come to the aid of special psychological tests and professional orientation tests offered by many universities. At the end of the test there is a list of specialties that can be approached.
Can students work while studying?
During study students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week.
What are the chances of employment after graduation in Germany?
After completing their studies, students may stay in Germany for 18 months.
So, how to get to a German university?
After completing the school or the first year of university, go to Germany for a Studienkolleg course (usually lasting one year).
Studienkolleg (Studienkolleg) is a specialized training center for foreign students, which equates the difference in the education system of Ukraine (and other countries) and Germany (where 12-13 grades). In this course students are also prepared in different directions depending on the chosen specialization: medicine, engineering, business, art, etc.
For admission to the Studienkollge for humanities, the German language is generally given out, and for technical specialties – German and mathematics. At the end of the Studienkollege, students pass the Feststellungsprüfung exam. Successful passing of the exam gives you the right to enter any university in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Feststellungsprüfung – this is an examination on subjects passed during the course. The exam can be transferred once a year after the first passing of the exam.
At the end of the second year of the Ukrainian university to enroll in the 1st year at the University of Germany without exams!
Sometimes students still have to pass entrance exams, for example, if it is such areas as sports, music, etc.
The main requirements for admission are:
for direct admission (after the 2nd year) – a copy of the secondary education certificate / diploma or statements from the educational institution, the German language test at level C1 – Test DaF, DSH, Deutsche Sprachdiplom (or English IELTS, TOEFL – if the program is available in English).
to receive a copy of the certificate of secondary education / diploma or statement of assessments from an educational institution upon completion of school, the German language at level B1 / B2; successful completion of Studienkolleg (successful passing of the exam Feststellungsprüfung).
Prepare your children for admission to German universities in advance!
Send them to camp or to a language course at a language school. There is also a great option – take a course for the whole family.
What will this give to your child?
Your child will be able to adapt easily to the new environment; study the country in which it will study, as well as its centuries-old traditions and culture; improve language knowledge; “Break” the language barrier; become more self-confident and self-sufficient; will acquire many friends with whom they can communicate for many years.
What will this give you (parents)?
Having booked the course, you can have a great rest with the whole family and at the same time spend time with the benefit of improving the language skills of the whole family. You will get an unforgettable experience, an amazing cultural and entertainment program, and most importantly, you will be personally acquainted.