Hey, everyone We taking you all the way across to Germany today in a heavily requested show so with us today Is the head of the German academic exchange services (DAAD) in Mumbai talking about all the exciting Opportunities waiting for you to study in Germany so Shubhada Choudhury Thank you so much for being on the show today pleasure is all mine Thank you so much, and tell us a little bit about your wonderful organization and the work you do okay, so the DAAD Well, it’s the de ah ah de in German which lots of people in India say Daad or dada OK, and it’s an acronym for Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdientist which is the German academic exchange service and It is a not-for-Profit Organization, funded by the foreign ministry of Germany and by the ministry of education and research, so it is a not-for-profit organisation meaning that we do not charge for any of our services that we provide to the students and Our head office is in Delhi And we have four other centers in India one of course being in Mumbai The other in Pune the and then the third one in Bangalore and one in Chennai okay, and I also learn that It’s one of the largest funding organizations in the world Yes That’s absolutely correct in 2016 we had more than one lakh scholarships given to all people across the world Wow, and we have more than 75 offices all over the world So there are a really large organisation, so let’s talk about the biggest advantages for a student watching the show What are his pros of studying in Germany? Most importantly when people look at Germany it is That the innovation, the level of innovation that comes out of Germany and innovation does not come out of thin air Of course, there is very specific Foundation to Innovation which starts with the schooling system in Germany so the dual schooling system in Germany as it is called basically you see is a Learning theory but putting into practice that theory and there is a very specific term to it in German which is called Praxis Okay, and the student is given the freedom, the businesses are very friendly to the student to do their internships So internships become a very important part. So Innovation, Internships and putting into practice what you are learning. Given this option of a world-class education in Germany It comes at a fraction of the cost. 99% of German universities, do not charge a tuition fee This is huge. Exactly for two years Masters, would approximately cost 15 lakh of Rupees which is barely anything in terms of an education and exposure abroad sure of course and also then there are a lot of opportunities to stay back in Germany and work in Germany aswell so I mean given all these points. We call it always you know the five points of Why you should study in Germany. But they are all fantastic Each one of them beats any other reasons So if you’re watching you’ve got all the reasons to study here and let’s ask her how to make that happen Shubhada, you spoke about this dual schooling system that’s prevalent would you like to take us through the university system as well? Yes Very much in fact that is a very Important question that you asked, Chetna Because the system in Germany is very different from what we have in India and also different from the U.S System what people are aware about it’s rather different you see. So on one side there are the universities and technical Universities and on the other side there are universities of applied Sciences, which are called Fachhochschule or hochschule. Now the difference is that the universities are like our universities where they have lots of subjects, and technical universities are again universities which are focused on technology like we have IIT’s, so that is a similarity also, the universities or technical universities are more research-Oriented, Whereas the Fachhochschule Short-formed as Fh or Hs the Hochschule They are the universities of applied sciences And they are more industry or corporate oriented. Also another very important fact is that if you are doing your masters from Fachhochschule then you cannot consecutively or Immediately do your phd from a research oriented university because the focusses are different You can do it after a late at a later point of time, but the University of applied sciences Is not mandated to award or phd. So that is something that people should bear in mind Yes, very interesting Another question that a lot of people want to know you know is which is the best university to go to This is one question that I get asked every time in fact I have a presentation or a webinar or whatever because we come from we are exposed to the US system so much, but you have to understand that the education system in Germany is very different It’s a lot more egalitarian than it is in the US. As you know Germany is very disciplined Germany has got a law for everything. So there is no question of fake universities And stuff like that which I have heard a lot of students in a few ratio in a few nations that they do But in Germany that is nothing like that also in Germany there are about 400 universities although being it being such a small Country. And you are not going to get 400 courses for the field that you are selecting So it is more course driven, it means that you will choose those universities that are offering you that course So if x university is ranked at the top and does not offer you the course that you are looking at that ranking doesn’t make any sense. Also for example In the world rankings people do look at world rankings also know by then we well in We are a little skeptical about what rankings ourselves But apart from that the LMU for example the Ludwigs Maximilian university Which is ranked first in the world ranking does not have an engineering course at all so from a German standpoint there is really no ranking per se in terms of one two three four but there is something called a CHE ranking which is more of a comparison of various universities on ten parameters so you can choose the names of the Universities, select the parameters that you are looking at and then it will give you a comparison of those universities So that is there but of course it is not one two three four sort of a ranking Which is the www.daad.de This is the main German website and of course we have another India based website is under www.daad.delhi.org This might change in the coming months to daad india, may be, but let’s see So this is very interesting you said that you know every university doesn’t offer you every course and the students need to look up Individual courses and then choose the colleges so how do they go about this search? Where do they look for these courses? Well, we have a fantastic web search engine that is created by the DAAD for international students and it is Called the as I said international programs it is again available on the DAAD Main Web search engine and there you have to in the keyword you have to put in your field And you choose which Degree were looking at either bachelor’s or Masters or Phd and then you click on search And it will give you a list of all the courses for that particular field available at various Universities and then each item on this list is a link in itself which will give you detailed information about that particular course yeah, so all the details regarding the course like the requirements or you know the course content or What are the costs and funding? What are the Services provided by the University everything is available on this particular web search engine And this international degree program web search engine is especially made for English language courses, And some English German language courses which we call 80/20 courses. Where majorly they are taught in English 80% and 20% English. You mentioned 80/20 So one of the questions that a lot of people want to know is how much German do I need to know prior to even applying See from an academic standpoint you don’t necessarily need to know German because the classes will be held in English, Rather you would be tested you would need to provide the ielts or toefl scores, But but on the other part from a social standpoint you Obviously need to know German right so to start with we recommend that you do A2 level to begin with before going to Germany because the moment you get out of the aircraft everything is going to be in German and if you want to stay back and work in Germany Then we would recommend you to have at least B2 level of German but it’s good to know that if they have a basic Fluency in spoken German to start with they can get there at least and then they can continue Their learning Yes, most universities offer on campus Courses once you go over there, So you can do those in the evening or whatever and then come up you can increase your proficiency As you go along with your education, fantastic Also We have seen that you know we ourselves come from a multicultural multilingual, society and the moment you find somebody who’s speaking your own mother tongue There is a different connect with that person It is the same with the German as well also you have to understand that for the German people English as a foreign language unlike for us here We have been born and brought up in the language here but not for them here certainly and if you’re looking to work in German companies you’re looking at engineering based companies with job flows shop floors and I guess there’s no to ways. That is absolutely necessary then because you need to not only know Spoken German in fact you need to know business German Yes And business communication because that is different former colloquial German So Shubhada, which are the fields that you find people increasingly applying for when they are applying to Germany? Obviously engineering from an Indian Standpoint is very very important, but management is coming up tremendously There is huge lot of enquiry for management and Germany offers very very good management options as well There are two different options in Germany one is the MBA and one is the MS in management, Or MSc in management so MBA is generally a paid-for course And they might mostly they require work experience Whereas an MSc is most of the times of free of cost course and they don’t necessarily ask for work experience, so this is a major difference I mean, I have seen a lot of inquiry for banking and finance for that matter I have seen an increasing enquiry for sports management International Management and there have been on and off enquiries for law psychology as we always say that Germany has produced nobel laureates in all fields and there are more than 3.5 million foreign students in Germany. So let’s talk about the Master’s program That is the most popular route that people choose to when they go So what sort of eligibility criteria would be there to apply for a master’s program in Germany Generally, the eligibility is that if you have a four-Year bachelor’s from India then you are eligible for a Master’s in Germany, if you have a three years bachelor then you should get in touch with the course coordinator because they might ask you to do extra courses during that time or they might ask you to complete another year in India so lots of people do for example if they’re coming from Commerce , BCom That’s a three years, and then they do a one year’s MCom Yes, that’s a possibility as well. but you know it, but three years is a little problematic So any other criteria you’re looking at, any age limit you’re looking at for this? There is no age limit absolutely There have been people who have been working for 10 or 12 years and then they have applied for? Masters and gotten through, so for Post Grade we’re just looking at Twelve plus four? there’s no age limit and any marks etc that you require generally, yes The German universities are a little more weighed down by academics than we have seen the us universities Because of course they have to justify finally the payment is coming from the German citizen you know yes, so they do look at Approximately seventy percent and above, but that is not a hard and fast rule, Okay It depends on your letter of motivation On your recommendation letter it also depends on how many students are applying for that year What is the direct competition that you are facing? So there are a number of factors that go into finally getting an admission. Sure. hey Thanks for watching part one of this two part series of how to study in Germany for free now I will do a quick recap and also tell you what to expect in part two, so in part one We did about DAAD, gave you top five reasons to study in Germany We discussed the university ranking system and also where you can find all this information We spoke about the German language requirement And some of the most popular course choices that people are undertaking when they go to study in Germany We also spoke about the master’s program and the eligibility for the same now look out for part two Which is really exciting and full of information Because up first we’re going to discuss the two types of phd programs and the eligibility for the same The undergraduate program the abitur and if you’re from igcse, IB or Indian board what sort of conversions do you need we’re also going to tell you about costs and tuitions and the various different types of scholarships that are available to you because yes it is indeed for free We’re also going to tell you about application process deadlines the kind of documents You would need the various types of tests for instance that you would need to take and we touch upon Visas as well So student visas work visas residence permits EU blue card and lots of more information So tune in to that one keep watching and if you have any queries you want to ask questions about studying in Germany or about just about anything else put them at the comment section at the bottom and Shubhada will reply to them personally I will reply to them as best as we can and tell us if you want to watch any other video or any other Topic you want us to cover right there at the bottom section of this video and Press that little Red button at the bottom to subscribe to the channel and happy watching