The eternal lure of Germany
‘Welcome to GermanY,’ was organised by Goethe Institut in Max Mueller Bhavan and the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) Information Centre in Chennai.
Germany, offers most of its Master’s and Ph.D. programmes in English. Many public universities charge a nominal amount of 1000 Euros a year as tuition fees for most of the international Master’s programmes.
The average cost of living is about Rs. 4.5 lakh a year. Among the popular courses are Master’s programmes in engineering, IT, computer science, biotechnology, natural sciences and business management, said Padmavathi Chandramouli of DAAD. A good academic record and knowledge of English is mandatory while applying for the international degree programmes (a TOEFL or IELTS score is expected). Some universities also require a GRE/GMAT score as part of admission criteria. In case of most of the MBA-type programmes, the student is also required to have at least two years of work experience.
After completing a course, a student can stay in Germany for up to one year and search for a job. There are no campus placements at German universities; so, students must search for a job on their own. Every university offering international programmes has an International Students Office/ International Office which coordinates all activities of the international students. April (summer semester) and October (winter semester) see the two intakes. Information sessions on higher studies and research opportunities in Germany are conducted on the second and fourth Fridays of every month at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.
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