Study in Germany

Why Study in Germany?

Germany is a higher education paradise. Unlike in any other country, in Germany you will find many worldwide ranked universities, countless courses to choose among, globally valued degrees that promise a high employability to you and affordable living costs. Moreover, Germany has a long and rich history, a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle mixing the modern and the classics, the urban and the rural which will immerse and make you love every second spent here.

TOP QUALITY
German universities offer excellent teaching and research, ranking among the best in the world. You will earn an internationally renowned degree, giving you excellent prospects on the global labour market.

DIVERSITY
The range of courses offered at German universities is immense and gives you the opportunity to choose whatever area of study you want to focus on. A huge array of international programmes and inter-disciplinary degree programmes allows you to specialize.

Discover the beauty and diversity Germany has to offer! When you take time off from your studies, there are 1001 ways of finding out more about your host country. For example, you can go to a museum, a cinema or a theatre, you can sit in a beer garden, you can go for a walk on a beach, you can swim in a lake, climb a mountain or visit an old castle.

GEARED TO PRACTICE
German universities provide outstanding academic programmes, while universities of applied sciences offer a range of attractive, practice-oriented options. A lot of universities collaborate with companies. Many study programmes combine theory and practice. This will greatly facilitate your career start.

POTENTIAL UNLOCKED
In Germany, you can make the most of yourself. Here you can develop your intellectual abilities and personal skills freely and reach your full potential. If you are out to achieve great things, you will find determination, motivation and commitment open many doors – both during your studies and after your studies.

SAFE COUNTRY
In comparison with other countries, Germany is a safe country. In town or in the countryside, by day or by night, you can move around freely here. Germany offers economic and political stability, which makes it an ideal place for you to study.

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
Everyone can study in Germany tuition-free! That’s right: Germans and all other nationalities can study in Germany free of charge – without tuition fees. This applies to almost all study programmes at public universities. There are almost 300 public universities in Germany, and there are more than 1,000 study programmes in total – so you have lot of options!
Some of the largest public universities include:
• Technische Universität München (TUM)
• Humboldt University of Berlin
• University of Cologne
• Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU)
• RWTH Aachen University


Why study in a public University?


LOW OR NO TUITION FEES
At the time when higher education is becoming a necessity due to the increased need for highly qualified professionals and cost of attending university are increasing faster, Germany is the only top study destination whose universities charge no tuition fees.

A decision which came into power in October 2014, stated that all international students attending a public university in Germany would be free from paying normal tuition fees. Foreign students will only have to pay few administrative costs like student contribution, student union fee and a public transport ticket which account to around €250 per semester altogether.

MORE ACADEMIC OPTIONS
Due to their size and government funding, public universities tend to cater to larger sections of the population, which in turn means they offer a great variety of courses and degrees than their private counterparts. This is especially helpful if you are not sure what major you want to study. It is also helpful if you plan on studying a hard-to-find major or something very specific.

DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATIONS
Diversity is good for students because it expands worldliness, enhances social development, and prepares students for future career success. Many of the public institutions offer diverse student populations in regards to race, gender, religion, and socioeconomic status. This allows students to learn from the different perspectives their fellow classmates and professors bring to the table.

A LARGE LIST OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Large public universities generally offer a wide variety of academic programs. This is great for students who are not sure what they want to study. It is also an advantage for all of the students who will change their mind about their major while in school. At a university with so many academic programs, students are bound to find an area of study they are interested in and enjoy.

AMAZING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Large student populations allow students to meet many other students. Student organizations bring industry leaders to campus to speak to the community. Professors invite colleagues to campus to speak to classes. If students put themselves out there, they will have the opportunity to meet and network with many individuals during their time on campus.

LEARN GERMAN – YOUR GATEWAY TO GERMAN UNIVERSITY
Learn German in Germany with Carl Duisberg Centren. Carl Duisberg Centren (CDC) is your competent partner for high-quality training programs in Germany. Learn German in Berlin, Cologne, Marburg Munich and Radolfzell. CDC’s intensive German language courses are very effective and targeted so that students achieve language learning goals in best time. CDC’s experienced educational consultants and language trainers provide comprehensive, personalized support to create the optimal learning environment so that you can concentrate on achieving your learning goals and furthering your career development.

About Carl Duisberg Centren?
• Leading service enterprise in the area of international training and qualifications.
• Wide range of programs aimed at people of all ages and career stages.
• German language course provider and expert in study counselling.
• Exclusive partner of Fly Abroad Education Consultant in Mauritius.
• 4 international language training centres in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Radolfzell).
• 4.000 students every year from more than 120 countries. Why choose Carl Duisberg Centren?
• More than 50 years of experience in counselling, preparing, placing and coaching international students in Germany.
• High reputation and longstanding experience in language training.
• Highly trained, experienced teachers.
• Broad network with German Universities.
• 42 start dates a year for beginners.
• Multiple course locations and training programs can be combined.

German Courses: • Intensive German course with fast progress • Language training in combination with activities outside the classroom • Emphasize on communication through interaction • Highly qualified and experienced teachers • International classrooms (max. 15 students)

Course System:
The course system at Carl Duisberg Centren is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – A1 to C2. The language skills that the students acquire in its courses are measurable and based on recognized international standards. The chart below gives you an idea how long an average learner will need to master each level:

Please note: A1, A2 & B1 levels (8 weeks each) can be done online in Mauritius. B2 level and onwards must be done at Carl Duisberg Centren in Germany.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
The academic requirements you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance.

Here is some general guidance on entry requirements for different levels of study:

Undergraduate courses:
• Secondary education equivalent to the German Higher Entrance Qualification (Cambridge A-levels, French Baccalauréat or IB (International Baccalauréat))
• Proof of high German language proficiency (DSH, TestDaF or telc C1 Hochschule)
• Internship (depending on the degree course)

Postgraduate courses:
• Completion of a university degree in a relevant subject area at a level equivalent to equivalent to the German System
• Proof of high German language proficiency (TestDaF or telc C1 Hochschule or DSH).
• Internship (depending on the course)

German language requirements: To join a public university you need to prove your German language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The following tests are accepted:
• TestDaF - most common exam recognized by all universities
• Telc C1 Hochschule - recognized by most universities
• DSH exam - this exam is only offered by some universities and only valid for few other universities

Key Information


University intakes: Winter Semester (October) & Summer Semester (April)
Tuition fees (yearly): No Tuition Fees in most public universities
Cost of living (yearly): €10521
Study-Work Permit: 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time during vacations
Post-Study-Work Permit: 18 months after graduating

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES
The number of private universities in Germany has increased in recent years as more students are choosing it as a route to get higher education qualifications. Although public universities still remain the top choice for home and international students, private universities are also becoming a popular landing area for prospective home and international students. They offer various study programs, valuable practice sessions, employable market-oriented skills and overall a unique studying experience.


Why study in a private University?


SMALLER CLASS SIZES
Private schools have smaller class sizes, an advantage for student education. Students are not likely to be overlooked in mammoth classes that take place in an auditorium like those at public universities. There is less competition to get into the classes, making it more likely that students will be able to get the classes they need to graduate on time.

MORE PROFESSOR TIME
Smaller class sizes lead to more interaction with professors, another advantage. Students at private universities have more opportunities to participate in class and have more face time with professors. They are less likely to feel isolated and anonymous and build stronger relationships with their professors.

GRADUATE FASTER
Many courses offer an accelerated study option allowing you to pick up extra classes to complete a three-year degree in just two. The sooner you graduate, the sooner you can break out of the obligatory poverty of studying, earn some real bucks and start working in an industry you love!

PREPARATION OF THE WORKFORCE
Private universities generally offer a combination of practical and hands-on assignments, whereas public university courses lean more theoretical. Germany students will graduate fully prepared for the workforce and have a competitive edge over other students looking for a job in the same sphere.

LESS COMPETITIVE
Private universities in Germany are not too competitive, therefore entry requirements are not that stringent. Plus, private universities in Germany are distinctive from public counterparts for the fact that most of the time they do not apply the “numerus clausus” norm, which means that chances for you to get admitted are high regardless of competition.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
The academic requirements you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance.

Here is some general guidance on entry requirements for different levels of study:

Undergraduate courses: The normal entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are secondary school completion and university qualification or full entrance qualification to an applied sciences university. Examples: A-Levels, General Certificate of Education or IB Diploma.

Postgraduate courses: The normal entry requirements for postgraduate degrees are completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 180 ECTS with a final grade of at least “good”.

English language requirements: You are required to demonstrate your English language proficiency before an unconditional offer will be made to you. The following tests are accepted:
• GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
• TOEFL certificate (at least 83 points Internet-based)
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate or 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate.

Tip: To meet the academic requirements of a private German university, consider taking a foundation course. Also known as Studienkolleg (Prep4University), they are intensive courses that will help you meet entry requirements. They are usually one-year long and are offered by most private universities.

Key Information

University intakes: Winter Semester (September/October) & Summer Semester (March/April)
Tuition fees (yearly): As from €11980
Cost of living (yearly): €10521
Study-Work Permit: 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time during vacations
Post-Study-Work Permit: 18 months after graduating
We are pleased to have some of the most prestigious private universities as our partners offering a number of different degrees (Bachelor and Master).

Institutions we represent in Germany?

Interested in studying in Germany?

Why study in a public University?

LOW OR NO TUITION FEES
At the time when higher education is becoming a necessity due to the increased need for highly qualified professionals and cost of attending university are increasing faster, Germany is the only top study destination whose universities charge no tuition fees.

A decision which came into power in October 2014, stated that all international students attending a public university in Germany would be free from paying normal tuition fees. Foreign students will only have to pay few administrative costs like student contribution, student union fee and a public transport ticket which account to around €250 per semester altogether.

MORE ACADEMIC OPTIONS
Due to their size and government funding, public universities tend to cater to larger sections of the population, which in turn means they offer a great variety of courses and degrees than their private counterparts. This is especially helpful if you are not sure what major you want to study. It is also helpful if you plan on studying a hard-to-find major or something very specific.

DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATIONS
Diversity is good for students because it expands worldliness, enhances social development, and prepares students for future career success. Many of the public institutions offer diverse student populations in regards to race, gender, religion, and socioeconomic status. This allows students to learn from the different perspectives their fellow classmates and professors bring to the table.

A LARGE LIST OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Large public universities generally offer a wide variety of academic programs. This is great for students who are not sure what they want to study. It is also an advantage for all of the students who will change their mind about their major while in school. At a university with so many academic programs, students are bound to find an area of study they are interested in and enjoy.

AMAZING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Large student populations allow students to meet many other students. Student organizations bring industry leaders to campus to speak to the community. Professors invite colleagues to campus to speak to classes. If students put themselves out there, they will have the opportunity to meet and network with many individuals during their time on campus.

LEARN GERMAN – YOUR GATEWAY TO GERMAN UNIVERSITY
Learn German in Germany with Carl Duisberg Centren. Carl Duisberg Centren (CDC) is your competent partner for high-quality training programs in Germany. Learn German in Berlin, Cologne, Marburg Munich and Radolfzell. CDC’s intensive German language courses are very effective and targeted so that students achieve language learning goals in best time. CDC’s experienced educational consultants and language trainers provide comprehensive, personalized support to create the optimal learning environment so that you can concentrate on achieving your learning goals and furthering your career development.

About Carl Duisberg Centren?
• Leading service enterprise in the area of international training and qualifications.
• Wide range of programs aimed at people of all ages and career stages.
• German language course provider and expert in study counselling.
• Exclusive partner of Fly Abroad Education Consultant in Mauritius.
• 4 international language training centres in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Radolfzell).
• 4.000 students every year from more than 120 countries.
Why choose Carl Duisberg Centren?
• More than 50 years of experience in counselling, preparing, placing and coaching international students in Germany.
• High reputation and longstanding experience in language training.
• Highly trained, experienced teachers.
• Broad network with German Universities.
• 42 start dates a year for beginners.
• Multiple course locations and training programs can be combined.
German Courses:
• Intensive German course with fast progress
• Language training in combination with activities outside the classroom
• Emphasize on communication through interaction
• Highly qualified and experienced teachers
• International classrooms (max. 15 students)

Course System:
The course system at Carl Duisberg Centren is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – A1 to C2. The language skills that the students acquire in its courses are measurable and based on recognized international standards. The chart below gives you an idea how long an average learner will need to master each level:

Please note: A1, A2 & B1 levels (8 weeks each) can be done online in Mauritius. B2 level and onwards must be done at Carl Duisberg Centren in Germany.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
The academic requirements you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance.
Here is some general guidance on entry requirements for different levels of study:

Undergraduate courses:
• Secondary education equivalent to the German Higher Entrance Qualification (Cambridge A-levels, French Baccalauréat or IB (International Baccalauréat))
• Proof of high German language proficiency (DSH, TestDaF or telc C1 Hochschule)
• Internship (depending on the degree course)

Postgraduate courses:
• Completion of a university degree in a relevant subject area at a level equivalent to equivalent to the German System
• Proof of high German language proficiency (TestDaF or telc C1 Hochschule or DSH).
• Internship (depending on the course)

German language requirements: To join a public university you need to prove your German language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The following tests are accepted:
• TestDaF – most common exam recognized by all universities
• Telc C1 Hochschule – recognized by most universities
• DSH exam – this exam is only offered by some universities and only valid for few other universities

Key Information

University intakes: Winter Semester (October) & Summer Semester (April)
Tuition fees (yearly): No Tuition Fees in most public universities
Cost of living (yearly): €10521
Study-Work Permit: 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time during vacations
Post-Study-Work Permit: 18 months after graduating

Why study in a private University?

SMALLER CLASS SIZES
Private schools have smaller class sizes, an advantage for student education. Students are not likely to be overlooked in mammoth classes that take place in an auditorium like those at public universities. There is less competition to get into the classes, making it more likely that students will be able to get the classes they need to graduate on time.

MORE PROFESSOR TIME
Smaller class sizes lead to more interaction with professors, another advantage. Students at private universities have more opportunities to participate in class and have more face time with professors. They are less likely to feel isolated and anonymous and build stronger relationships with their professors.

GRADUATE FASTER
Many courses offer an accelerated study option allowing you to pick up extra classes to complete a three-year degree in just two. The sooner you graduate, the sooner you can break out of the obligatory poverty of studying, earn some real bucks and start working in an industry you love!

PREPARATION OF THE WORKFORCE
Private universities generally offer a combination of practical and hands-on assignments, whereas public university courses lean more theoretical. Germany students will graduate fully prepared for the workforce and have a competitive edge over other students looking for a job in the same sphere.

LESS COMPETITIVE
Private universities in Germany are not too competitive, therefore entry requirements are not that stringent. Plus, private universities in Germany are distinctive from public counterparts for the fact that most of the time they do not apply the “numerus clausus” norm, which means that chances for you to get admitted are high regardless of competition.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
The academic requirements you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance.
Here is some general guidance on entry requirements for different levels of study:

Undergraduate courses: The normal entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are secondary school completion and university qualification or full entrance qualification to an applied sciences university. Examples: A-Levels, General Certificate of Education or IB Diploma.

Postgraduate courses: The normal entry requirements for postgraduate degrees are completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 180 ECTS with a final grade of at least “good”.
English language requirements: You are required to demonstrate your English language proficiency before an unconditional offer will be made to you. The following tests are accepted:
• GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
• TOEFL certificate (at least 83 points Internet-based)
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate or 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate.

Tip: To meet the academic requirements of a private German university, consider taking a foundation course. Also known as Studienkolleg (Prep4University), they are intensive courses that will help you meet entry requirements. They are usually one-year long and are offered by most private universities.

Key Information

University intakes: Winter Semester (September/October) & Summer Semester (March/April)
Tuition fees (yearly): As from €11980
Cost of living (yearly): €10521
Study-Work Permit: 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time during vacations
Post-Study-Work Permit: 18 months after graduating
We are pleased to have some of the most prestigious private universities as our partners offering a number of different degrees (Bachelor and Master).