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Higher Education System in Germany!!

The most important part about planning a degree from abroad is to choose the course that is right for you, specially, because we are unaware by the education system followed outside India or in Germany.

Here is the blog discussing and clearing all the confusions about the same as this is going to give a glimpse about the German Education system.

Higher Education System in Germany

In Germany, there are two kinds of Institutions based on ownership classification. One is Private Institution i.e. funded and governed by independent companies, organizations or a charity group. As these education institutes are privately owned, chances are likely that the fees for these institutes will be little hiked when compared to public institutes. On the other hand, the other one is Public Institute which is administered by the state i.e. by the Government and hence, in most cases the fees is economical for the universities; moreover no tuition fee is charged in most of the universities.

After having an idea about the kinds of institutes, the major differences between them is discussed further. In Public Institutions, only the funding is done by the state authority, hence it only decides the fee structure. Along with fee structure, state body also checks the quality of education and maintains the academic standards of the institute.

The other responsibilities and issues are handled by the the University Board regarding assessment criteria, examination regulations and admission process. In these matters, state authority does not interfere by any means in the university’s decision. On the other hand, Private Institutes have their own structure for fees, assessment criteria, syllabus and admission process.

Further discussion focuses on the nature of Universities based on focus area and fields.

-First category is ‘Research Universities’. These are mostly publically administered (govt.) institutes and are meant exclusively for Research Work, PhDs and Masters Study.

-Second category is ‘Technical University’ which is sub-group of Research Universities and has their focus on Science, Technology and Engineering Fields. These universities are more theoretical in approach and focuses on research oriented study. These mostly offer PhD Degree after post-graduation.

-Third category is ‘University of Applied Sciences’ which emphasizes on industry oriented studies. The primary focus is the application of the studies and practical work and laboratory sessions. It is very unlikely to pursue a PhD degree from Applied Sciences University but with exceptional grades and profile, it is quite possible to pursue further doctorate degree in the field.

-The last category in the list is College of Arts, Films and Music. This includes the respective chapters. This is followed by Medical Science, Law, Literature, History, Music etc.

All the above mentioned Universities offer the Master’s Degree in two ways, which they want the applicants to specify at the time of application form fill-up. One is termed as ‘Consecutive Master’s Degree’ for those who without any gap follow up the same or closely related subject in master’s study as they had in bachelor’s study. The other one is termed as ‘Non-Consecutive Master’s Degree’, for those who have gap years and want to choose a different subject in their master’s study.

Now, when you are aware of the university program structure and their types, it is a high time you start your application process and apply. Register today with StudyForeign to pursue your higher studies in Germany!

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