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2019-08-14 16:28:04

Year of study in Germany: information for foreign students

Year of study in Germany: information for foreign students

For schoolchildren and students, the year of study in Germany will be a pleasant discovery: where, if not in the best educational centers in Europe, can you get versatile development, master useful skills and master foreign languages perfectly? An invaluable bonus will be meeting with representatives of different countries and cultures, new friends. The cost of studying in schools and universities in Germany for foreign students consists of general and individual indicators, which SMAPSE experts will dwell on in more detail.

Germany confidently enters the rankings and tops as a place perfectly suitable for foreign students who dream of gaining deep knowledge in selected areas, living in the country of order and discipline and developing personal qualities. Regardless of the program - short / long, for basic / additional education - you choose a country with one of the best education systems in the world, a high standard of living and excellent conditions for studying and living. German educational centers and schools for students of all age are consistently on the list of the best due to their exceptional approach. Modern pedagogical models that take into account the realities of the 21st century have been preparing and nurturing students for decades with professionals who have the skills of self-discipline and self-organization.

Prices are in a fairly wide range, but generally belong to the category of affordable education. The cost of education here is lower than in British educational centers, but according to unanimous reviews it is known that as schools, colleges, German camps for students are not inferior to them.

Year of study in Germany for students: Bachelor and Master

Germany is one of the most popular higher education options in continental Europe. German universities are preferred by foreign students from various countries, more than 160 thousand foreign students are enrolled in universities. Here you will find many quality English-language programs and spend a valuable year of study in Germany. University students can find a part-time job, and graduates try to extend a visa. Bachelor's programs consist of two main stages: on the first, students receive fundamental knowledge in the main subjects for two years, pass intermediate exams, and on the second they study special subjects in-depth. In a private university, study will cost about 5,000  per term.

The education system in Germany is characterized by a minimal fee (in comparison with European average prices) and the prestige of German postgraduate programs. For admission, the student must provide a bachelor's degree recognized in Germany, and be fluent in English or German at least intermediate level. The price for a master's program at a private university in Germany is slightly higher than bachelor's and will cost 12,000 - 18,000 .

Tuition at a German school for international students

Among foreign students, private boarding schools in Germany and international colleges are popular, in which students study and are placed in comfortable conditions and are easier to adapt to the new environment. In the country, secondary education can be obtained in several types of schools: gymnasiums, real schools, main schools. In the primary grades, children study according to the same system and gain general knowledge in mathematics, language, music and local history, but from the 5th grade, students are distributed according to the above types of schools and will study in accordance with their intellectual abilities. Only graduation will allow you to pass the Abitur exam and enter the university of Germany or Europe. International Baccalaureate is a great choice: in German schools, children over 5 years old can start their studies from the first stage of IB - preparatory. The cost of education for this program is quite high - from 33,000 . The middle class program can be held in German, from 25,000 , and the British courses GCSE and A-Level, from 9,000 per trimester.

For successful adaptation, it is recommended to begin acquaintance with the country in short-term directions. In summer, schools and universities open the doors of the language camp, which are in great demand among foreigners. German summer schools are waiting for everyone to relax and take a foreign language to a new level (students from 9 years of age and older are usually accepted for courses). The program includes a language component and an entertainment part. Depending on the student’s goals, the chosen program and its “filling”, prices for such courses can vary from 2,000  for 2 weeks.

Year of study English / German in Germany for foreign students

Learning a foreign language abroad is very interesting and effective, because practice shows that language immersion allows you to achieve stunning results in the shortest possible time. If you dream of confident knowledge of German or English, good conversational skills or are preparing for study and life abroad, then the most appropriate solution would be to study a language course in Germany. The cost of studying in Germany is decent, but you can not worry about the competence of teachers and the quality of the services provided: German quality here in German schools is manifested throughout the learning process. Depending on your goals, the most suitable course will be selected for you, the range of which is very wide: the courses here differ in level of intensity, there are specialized courses, conversational, business, preparatory to passing tests, etc. The cost of the programs starts from 800 per week.

Studying after grades 9,10,11 in Germany: opportunities and prices

In Germany, graduates can prepare for university entrance at special Studeinkolleg courses, which are especially relevant for people from their countries with an excellent education system. As a rule, the level of knowledge of foreign students is slightly lower than that required at German universities, and such programs can effectively and quickly catch up with the program. However, with a sufficiently powerful academic preparation, this course does not involve language classes, and this fact should definitely be taken into account. Students who have reached the age of 17 can study at the program, the cost will be from 2,340 . Another option is Foundation: as a rule, the course includes academic English classes and the study of the basics of specialized subjects. Students will be able to properly prepare for study at the university and easily enter the bachelor's program. Studying will cost about 10,000 - 17,000 .

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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