STUDYING IN GERMANY

STUDYING IN GERMANY

In Germany, it is mandatory for all students to have German health Insurance, and in order to enroll in school, you must have a proof of adequate health insurance. Health Insurance from other countries is not accepted. For students under the age of 30 years, the public health insurance will cost approximately €120 per month. The insurance can usually be arranged at short notice once you are in Germany.



RECOGNITION OF GERMAN DEGREE WORLDWIDE

Hopefully, you will like life in Germany so much that you will want to stay here after you have finished your studies. However, if you do subsequently decide you want to work in another country, you can be rest assured that German Bachelor and Master degrees are recognised on the international labour market. This is not the case with Staatsexamen, the exam you take when you study law, medicine or pharmacy. That is why you should check in advance which courses of study offer good job prospects in Germany and abroad. We are here to advise you more on what to choose and how to to go about your courses.

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

Students are allowed to work for up to 120 calendar days per year (or 240 half-days, up to 4 hours per day) outside the university without needing any extra work permit. Students are responsible to keep track of these days. In some cases they may have to sign a confirmation about how many days they have worked. If you work more than these stated 120 days/240 half days, you might have to pay a fine. There are so many jobs available for students in Germany. In other to get a job easily, its advisable students have at least some basic knowledge of the German Language.



ACCOMODATION

Accomodation cost in Germany varies from city to city. Some cities are quite more expensive compared to smaller cities. The hostel rates ranges from €180 to €350 per month depending on the size and location. Rent is being paid monthly in Germany. We assist students in finding appropriate accommodation and reserving before arrival in Germany.



COST OF LIVING

The estimated living cost for students range from €350 to €500 per month excluding rental fees. You can find a breakdown of costs below: - rent: 180-500 EUR/month - health insurance: 80-150 EUR/month - transport: minimum 65 EUR/semester (c.11 EUR/month) - food: approx. 150-200 EUR/month - study materials: approx. 50-100 EUR/month

WORKING IN GERMANY AFTER GRADUATION

Germany is Europe’s largest economy and most industrialized nation. Germany rebounded quickly and convincingly from the global financial crisis in 2008/2009. Germany offers today one of the most resilient job markets. Strong GDP growth and low unemployment levels are forecasted up to 2019. Due to the nations ageing population there is high demand for skilled immigrants to fill gaps in the labour force. There is a high demand for graduates in the STEM sections (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) International students can extend their residence permits by 18 months after studies in order to seek work commencing from the date on which final exam results are issued in writing. After two years of employment in Germany, it’s possible to apply for permanent residency status

CIM RETURNING EXPERTS PROGRAMME

The centre for International Migration and development offers a programme for Returning Experts that Studied or acquired training in Germany and will like to go back to their home country and work. This programme is specifically targeted at Graduates or trained Experts from a developing nation. CIM assist in Job Placement in the applicant’s home countries and awards benefits support inclusive to the salary up to €1000 monthly for a period of one year.

VERY HIGH QUALITY AT ALL UNIVERSITIES

In Germany you can study at universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges of art, film and music. Choosing the right type of university largely comes down to what you would like to study. Universities are also divided into private and publicly funded institutions. The quality of instruction, however, is comparably high at all institutions of higher education.