Germany is a magnet for international students, and Indians form the second-largest group of foreigners studying in the nation. Many Indian students migrate to Germany for advanced education facilities, better living standards, healthcare facilities, employment opportunities, and a safe growing environment.
Over the past few years, Germany has seen a large chunk of Indian students enrolling in various master’s programs at colleges and universities across the country. The latest data by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) suggests an uptick in the number of Indian students pursuing masters in Germany. The DAAD data shows that about 330,000 international students are enrolled in German universities.
A survey suggests that the upswell of Indian students in Germany is attributed to zero or fewer tuition fees, reputed universities, globally recognised master’s degree programmes, seasoned tutors, excellent university infrastructure, and outstanding research facilities. Above all, the medium of instruction is English, making it even more advantageous for those whose native language is not German.
Now, we will delve into the cost of studying in Germany along with accommodation, transportation, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Read on to explore how Germany is good in terms of cost and relatively more affordable than its foreign counterparts.
Cost of studying in Germany for Indians
Getting your finances in order before taking off to Germany is wise. Sound financial management comes down to making a solid plan and sticking to it to tip all odds in your favour for making it to a reputed German university.
If truth be told, the cost of studying in Germany for Indian students totally depends upon the type of university they will be attending. Sometimes, the type of degree is also a major deciding factor and can lead to variation in the total accumulated cost.
Indian students pursuing a master’s degree in a top-notch German university can expect to spend between INR 11 lakh for public universities and INR 23.5 lakh for private universities. Please remember that some of the public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees for specific master’s programmes. However, German public universities have only waived tuition fees for selected courses. Students only have to spend around INR 12,144 for semester fees in these instances.
If we include student visa processing fees, entrance test fees, and other costs apart from the tuition charges, the total expenditure to study in Germany will vary. To help you gain a better understanding of the rough estimate for master’s in Germany, we have categorically wise broken down the cost below:
- English language proficiency test (IELTS/TOEFL): INR 14,500
- One-side flight ticket to Germany- INR 35,000-59,000
- Visa application fee- INR 4,282
- Annual health insurance- INR 41,000
- One-time application fee- INR 12,000
- Annual tuition fee- INR 25,000-25,00,000
- Stationery- INR 1,00,000
- Annual accommodation cost- Upto INR 7,00,000
- Annual food and beverages expense- Upto 26,000
This article has provided Indian students with a rough estimate to pursue a master’s degree in Germany. Interested students are strongly encouraged to check the programme’s cost directly with the university they want to attend in Germany. Apply now!