Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience and while choosing a country to go to might be a tad hard, Germany is proving to be one of the top destinations for international students.
Here are the some reasons Germany should be at the top of your list of places to study as an African;
From world-class universities to a rich cultural heritage and cost effective tuition fees, there are countless reasons why studying abroad in Germany is an opportunity not to be missed.
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Germany offers diverse degree programmes in engineering, business and arts, which can lead to exciting and fulfilling careers. With state-of-the art facilities, exceptional professors and a lively student community, studying in Germany can be a life-changing adventure that opens doors to infinite possibilities.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING IN GERMANY
Studying in Germany as an international student can provide many advantages. Here are a few;
High quality education
Germany is prided for having high-quality education systems and according to the QS Higher Education System strength ranking list and QS World University Rankings, Germany ranks number four as one of the best higher education systems in the world.
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The German education systems offers a hands-on approach when it comes to some learning methods. For e.g, students must complete a year of practical work in their chosen field before graduation. This is highly beneficial, as it helps equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their professional careers.
Germany is an affordable study destination, providing international students with plenty of opportunities to stretch their budgets and relish a comfortable lifestyle. With its low living costs and reasonable tuition fees, Germany offers an exceptional opportunity for students to receive an elite education without breaking the bank.
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Germany generally comparatively cheaper to live in than other European nations. It also has high standard of living and quality of life. Living costs vary depending on the city and region, with metropolitan cities like Munich and Berlin costing more than smaller towns like Würzburg and Erfurt. Compared to countries such as the United States or the UK, Germany is often considered a more cost effective study abroad destination.
The country offers diverse job opportunities, particularly in the technological, scientific and engineering fields. International students studying in Germany have a competitive edge in the job market because the country is home to many large multinational corporations and startups, including:
- (Aktiengesellschaft) Volkswagen AG
- Bosch Engineering GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung)
- Siemens AG
A Schengen visa can provide students with several benefits, including:
- The freedom to travel and explore other countries within the Schengen Area – covers 26 European countries for up to 90 days in six months.
- A simplified visa application process for students – No need for separate visas for each country they visit (cost effective).
- Graduates can enter and leave the Schengen Area multiple times during their studies– beneficial for those who need to exit and re-enter the country for various reasons.
Access to a Schengen visa can provide you with more flexibility and liberty to travel and expand your horizons.
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Job seeker visa
Graduates who have acquired a university degree such as Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA or PhD in Germany can apply for a Job Seeker visa for 18 months after graduation. This allows them to stay and look for a job or start a business.