Although the application procedure for a course in Germany is a straight forward process but due to lack of genuine help, applicants tend to get confused. We will try our best to help you for selecting a course and preparing your applications.
Deadlines and Time Frame for Application Preparation
Germany has many courses to offer in different fields and at different universities and those too, in English. Courses mostly start in winter semester ‘WS’ (Oct-Feb) and a few in Summer Semester ‘SS’ (Mar-Aug). The application deadlines get over 5-6 months before the course begins and your preparation should begin 2-3 months before those application deadlines.
(Incl. shortlisting of courses, document collection and language exam)
Language Exams + Technical Proficiency Exams
If you have already given GRE or TOEFL/IELTS, that’s great. Even though most of the universities don’t ask for GRE or GATE, it is certainly an added advantage in Germany even though the score is around 800 or 900 (old system). However it varies from one University to another. Some specifically mention no need for GRE and some otherwise.
You should consider giving GRE/GATE only when it is a compulsory requirement for the admission procedure of the course you are interested and your interest in that course is very high. If you don’t want to give GRE/GATE hunt for other courses which don’t have them mentioned as compulsory.
TOEFL/IELTS is compulsory. Please choose as per your convenience, both are easy to pass for anyone who has studied in India. These exams are difficult for people from other nationalities who had their university education in their native languages. In some cases you check directly with the university if you could prove all your education was in English and then you might not need TOEFL/IELTS. We recommend to take it, this will give you more flexibility to apply everywhere and also show your dedication to get an admit.
Prepare for the necessary exams and most importantly please book exam dates in time.
Admission is not dependent only on your grades. Universities from different parts of the country have highly varying grading schemes so what matters is your overall profile and your university transcripts. We will suggest you to work on your overall profile.
There is no cut-off percentage for applying. Even a student with 55% aggregate from a good university can get an admission. We will help you by forwarding sample documents on how to evaluate your transcripts and approach the Universities before applying so that you will stand a fair chance even with lower grades. The important point here is to work towards making a strong overall application profile (Grades, extra-curricular, work experience etc.).
Following examples may give you an idea:
– Grades: Depending on Target University varying requirements (we can give u tips depending on your target uni)
– Extra Curricular: very important and go out of way to work in field of interest. Ex: Participate with NGO’s, Technical Competitions etc.
– Work Experience: Priority should be to have work-ex in line with target course, work-ex also involves internships and projects.
-Application Docs: Through a well written Statement of Purpose (SOP) / Motivation Letter and good Letter of Recommendation (LOR) you will make a great impact. This is the most important part of your application.
How We Work: Please note the whole procedure may take around 1 month