Entry Requirements for German Universities

Entry Requirements for German Universities

In this article, you will find University entrance qualifications, language skills, visas – all admission requirements for studying in Germany (a land of desires), briefly!

One way to find out about the requirements is to carefully read through the respective University’s website. Take notes if necessary and decide to complete each requirement one by one. As the entry requirements to study in Germany for Indian students change from university to university and depend on the chosen course, this approach can be daunting. If there is anything you do not understand about the procedures, feel free to book a free on-the-spot counselling with the Manya – The Princeton Review advisors.

Indian students who want to study in Germany for a bachelor’s degree must submit the following documents:

  • Entrance Qualification
  • Transcript of Grades
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
  • ID or Valid Passport Copies
  • Letter of Motivation (Optional)

Note: As for language proficiency, there is hardly any undergraduate study program in Germany offered in the English language and 13 years of education are needed in order to apply.

Following documents are needed to be submitted by Indian students who aspire to pursue MS in Germany:

  • Recognised bachelor’s degree
  • Transcript of Grades
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (German or English)
  • Motivation Letter
  • Important References
  • Work Experiences (Optional)

Note: They expect you to complete a preparatory course, thus, if you haven’t attended any year of master’s studies in India you will be allowed to study in certain subjects only.


Application Process for Indian Students

Like other countries, Germany offers the option to submit an application online or by post. However, there are few universities which accept applications by post only. Unlike USA and the UK, there are still universities which run their personal online application platforms.

Either way, you will have to submit the application paperwork in PDF or JPG format.


University Admission Letter

Year on, German universities collect numerous international applications, therefore, the processing of your application takes time.


Student Visa

After receiving the admit letter, you must visit the Embassy with a hardcopy of this letter. The list of important documents for a German student visa for Indian students is below:

  • University Admission Letter
  • Proof of Financial Resources “Finanzierungsnachweis”
  • Proof of Health Insurance Coverage
  • University Entrance Qualification
  • Proof of Language Proficiency

Out of these, the ‘German Blocked Account Confirmation Letter’ is a crucial document. It proves you have enough finances to study and live in Germany as an international student for one year. The ACS team at Manya – The Princeton Review is equipped with appropriate knowledge to guide you at each step. To know more, you may enrol for a counselling session.


Last but not the least APTITUDE TEST -Test for Foreign Students (TestAS)

The TestAS is a standardised exam – help you realistically assess your chances of completing your degree programme successfully. Various universities use this score to compare the scholastic aptitude of their prospective students. Each university recognises the test results differently. The test encompasses three parts: the “onScreen” language test, ‘the Core Test’ and “subject-specific test modules”. A few German universities have integrated TestAS into their admission policies and thus taking this test can offer you advantages. For universities in North Rhine-Westphalia, the test serves as an admission examination for applicants who have not gained a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur). With a TestAS, you can skip the pre-requisite of the foundation course. Several universities in Brandenburg also offer similar individualised admission procedures.

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