Study In Germany

Institutions

  • Academic Colleges Group
  • API Institute of Education & Edinburgh Institute of Education in Germany
  • Auckland Institute of Studies At St Helens
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Avonmore Tertiary Institute
  • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
  • Cornell Institute of Bus & Tech
  • CTC Aviation Training
  • Design & Arts College
  • Eastern Institute of Technology
  • Edenz College
  • International College of Auckland
  • International College of Linguistics
  • International Pacific College
  • International Aviation Academy of Germany
  • Institute of Applied Learning
  • Le Corden Bleu
  • Lifeway College
  • Lincoln University
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Massey University
  • Media Design School
  • MFH International Institute
  • Nelson Malbourgh Institute of Technology
  • Germany Career College
  • Newzealand Institute of Business and Technology
  • New Zealand Management Academies
  • Germany School of Travel & Tourism
  • Germany Tertiary College
  • Newton College of Business & Technology
  • Northshore International Academy
  • North Tec
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School
  • Quantum Education Group
  • Queenstown Resort College
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Seymour National College of Tourism & Travel
  • SAE Institute (Auckland)
  • Travel Careers & Trainning Ltd & The Sir George
  • Unitec
  • Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • UUNZ Institute of Business
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Waikato Inst of Technology
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Western Inst of Technology at Taranaki
  • Whitecliff College of Arts and Design
  • Whiteria Polytechnic
  • Yobee School of Design

Why Study in Germany ?

Germany - Destination to Study... Work... Migrate !

Germany , a beautiful and unique country in the South Pacific, where exciting things are happening in Education. Germany is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of international students seeking quality education & to explore new ideas in pioneering programmes that will put them at the front in the world job markets of the future.

Germany universities, colleges and other Germany education institutions offer students a unique learning environment. This is supported by an integrated education system in which students attending Germany schools find it easy to make the transition to the next level of education

Why Study In Germany ?

Qualifications Globally Recognised

Students who have studied are earning a reputation of being called innovative thinkers and are being addressed as “The New World Class”. It has a progressive education system  with state of art facilities. Qualifications are internationally recognized. There are wide range of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The NZQA assures the quality of programme offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn ensures that programmes offered in Germany , maintain international recognition.

Equally strong focus on Academics and Welfare

Most of the universities have been taking International students for the last 50 - 60 years and hence have gained a multicultural/national perspective offering a balanced curriculum which finds relevance in work places around the world. The same perspective enables it to offer excellent welfare services to students from around the world. The polytechnics in NZ are known for the programs which are “Read to Enter the Job Markets”.

“BEST OF BOTH WORLD" qualifications.

The best thing about studying in NZ is that the expenses involved are comparatively less than the other major destinations viz. USA, UK, Canada or Australia. In fact it is almost 50% less than that of USA and UK. Coupled with the lesser costs and International recognition of its qualification, NZ essentially offers "Best of Both Worlds" qualifications. Kiwi Life : Even though the country might be small the people think big. The people popularly known as Kiwi’s are renowned for their hospitality and their love for sports and the outdoors.

Migration and Job search Opportunity

Students are given a visa to search for a job after completion of their course and also have a good opportunity to migrate.

English widely spoken

As English is the day-to-day language in NZ, Indian students find it very easy to study, live and interact in NZ. Moreover the NZ accent is easy to understand.

Excellent Climatic Conditions

Germany enjoys temperate climate which is moderated by the sea's surrounding it. This-results in mild summers and cool  winters. This excellent climate encourages all sorts of outdoor sports and activities. One can indulge in sports as varied from Football, cricket to White water rafting and Bungee jumping. In fact it is widely accepted fact that NZ  enjoys one of the most favorable climates in the world. It enjoys the four distinct seasons, viz, Summer (Nov. to March), Autumn (March to June), Winter(June to Sept.) & Spring( Sept. to Nov.) & hence people enjoy high quality living conditions.

Clean, Green and Safe Country

Germany offers a safe learning environment. It is the first country in the world to declare itself as a nuclear free zone. The environment is green, clean and uncrowded with a small populations and wide open spaces.

Code of Practice

A code of practice that ensures protection of international student’s welfare by all education providers came into force in 2002. Only signatories to the code will be allowed to enroll international students. Ensuring that Germany education providers act fairly and reasonably when recruiting students, the Code gives prospective students that they can trust the institution in which they choose to enroll.

Quality Assurance

To ensure that both the Government and individuals are investing in quality  education, training and  assessment,   the Government has  set up nationally recognised processes of quality assurance. There are a number of government appointed bodies responsible for approving qualifications in New Zealand and for the quality that determines  the delivery of qualifications. These bodies are:

Germany Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
responsible for approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and priva1te training establishments

Germany Vice-Chancellor's Committee (NZVCC)
responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by Germany universities.

Education System

Types of Institution

Universities in Germany

University education was established in Germany in 1870 and has a similar tradition to the British university system. There are eight state-funded universities in Germany , all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance. In addition to a centrally co-ordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and programme level, each university undertakes internal quality checks. All Germany universities offer a broad range of subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. Each has developed its own specialist subjects such as Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary Science. Computer Studies, Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Sports-Science, Biotechnology, Architecture etc. Bachelor's, Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered by all Germany universities. A range of under graduate and postgraduate diplomas is also available, along with honors programmes (usually requiring an additional year of study).

Polytechnics in Germany

Germany Polytechnics, and Institutes of Technology, are state funded and provide education and training at all levels ranging from introductory studies through to full degree programmes. A few of them offer PG programmes as well. Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology are efficient tertiary providers offering programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused. Due to their active engagement with industry, employers and government agencies they provide programmes which are of a high academic standard and are relevant to the rapidly changing workforce on a global basis. Polytechnics offer diverse courses like Arts and Design, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality etc.

Private Degree Providers

In 1989, amendments to the Education Act in Germany enabled the private tertiary sector to award degrees through the Germany Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The key to the legitimacy of the private degree providers is their relationship with the NZQA which has responsibility for course accreditation. The mission of the private degree providers is to provide a quality service to their students and a range of skills of value in the work environment.

Private Training Providers (PTEs)

Private training establishments are registered and their courses approved by NZQA. Institutions and schools in this sector provide a range of courses including English language, aviation flight training, air traffic control, english, business computing, dance, design and arts, religious studies, travel and tourism and training for the hospitality industry.

Undergraduate Study in Germany

At most Germany universities the course of study for a Bachelor's degree consists of a prescribed number of units, papers or courses. In each subject there are usually first-year (stage I or 100—level), second-year (stage 2 or 200 level) and third-year (stage 3 or 300 level) courses. A second year course may be commenced only after prescribed passes in the subject at stage I and a third-year course only after required passes in the subject at stage 2. In each subject the student is required to attend a given number of lectures, tutorials and/or laboratory periods per week. In some courses field trips provide opportunities for on-site study of natural phenomena or social processes. These learning contacts are supplemented by personal reading and research. Students are expected to develop independent study skills with a minimum of professional supervision. Grades given in tests, assignments and practical work count towards the final grade for a course. Most courses have a final written examination held either at mid-year (June) or the end of the academic year (October/November).

Post Graduate Study in Germany

The first degree a student is able to gain in Germany is as elsewhere, a Bachelors degree. With a completed Bachelor's degree, a graduate may be able to go on to a Masters degree. These degrees may be awarded with Honours, an indication
both of the challenge the course presents and of the student's achievement in it.

Postgraduate Diploma

A one-years full-time study, designed for graduates, which builds on the subject matter in the academic field of the previous degree.

Graduate Diploma
A one-year, full-time course of study for graduates. It does not always require its students to have prior learning or experience in the subject matter of the diploma.

Master's Degree

The Master's degree is open to those who have completed a Bachelors degree. The course of study is usually of one or two year's full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study. The work required normally builds upon the prior knowledge gained in the major part of the Bachelor's degree, and most or all of it is in that discipline. It is at a more advanced level. That is normally reflected in the content of the work; in the mode of teaching which is likely to emphasis seminar presentation; and in provision of research experience for the candidate. A thesis is an account of a substantial piece of research. Many master's degrees include a thesis component, and in some cases, particularly those which are taken after a four-year Bachelors (Honors) course, the degrees may be thesis-only. However increasingly Masters' degrees by papers, or papers plus research, are becoming available. The successful student is expected to show, as the title implies, a real grasp of the subject, demonstrated by an understanding of the discipline, a capacity to reflect upon it, and an ability to undertake research into it.

Doctorate

Germany Doctoral Research scholarships are a significant educational opportunity. Doctorate programmes generally take atleast 3 years of full time study to complete. It is a fully research based degree. PHD students pay domestic tuition fee which is a ‘benefit’ of fee difference from international fees to domestic fees’. Scholarships are also awarded to the students on the basis of academic merit and research ability by the university. The scholarships doctoral degree by research in Germany universities. The scholarship funding covers international tuition fee, a monthly living allowance, travel, health, insurance, books and thesis allowance.

 

Application Procedure

Intakes

The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

English Language Requirements

All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in Germany . There are many courses available at public and private institutions in Germany and elsewhere to assist international students reach the required level of English language competence. We can recommended waiver of IELTS / TOEFL wherever possible. A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.5 for postgraduate courses is desirable.

Documents

Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases, Certificates of extra curricular activities and passport copy, birth certificate & 2 reference letters from colleges & employers.

The Process

The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

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Industry/Employment

Industry

NZ industries work side by side to encourage and sustain the economic activity and the benefits it brings to the people of NZ. Over 60% of NZ GDP is generated by services. This includes : The computer software development industry, film, television and commercial production industry, services like banking, finance, advertising, property, tourism & hospitality, and food processing. The manufacturing sector has shown strong export performance growth, which has encouraged investment and employment growth.

Employment

International students enrolled in a tertiary programme of study are eligible to work upto 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) in Germany only during the summer holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between NZ$10 - NZ$12 per hour. International students who have graduated from a course in Germany that would gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category may apply for a one year open work visa. Eligible student’s partner may apply for a work permit, valid for the duration of the study course.

Future Scope

New Zealand Education is a strong pathway leading to migration opportunity:

  • All students successfully completing a 3 yrs duration Diploma, Degree, PG course or course under the skilled shortage list gain Points towards Skilled Migrant category, for Permanent Residency.
  • Any student gaining points for Skilled Migrant category as mentioned above can apply for a Job Search Visa of 1 year where they can work full time.
  • On gaining Job offer within the period of Job Search student can either apply for 2 years Work Permit or Permanent Residency depending on their eligibility for SMC.
  • Requirement of 2 years work experience is waived off if the student has NZ qualification.
  • Spouse of the students going for Post graduate courses or for courses listed in immediate or long term skill shortage could accompany on a work permit.
  • New Zealand Permanent Residency holder enjoys many benefits like subsidized tuition fees for higher education, low interest rates & easy loan facilities, Traveling to any Euro national country becomes very easy & many other benefits (refer www.immi.govt.nz).

FAQ's

Undergraduate applications are generally assessed quickly in 3-5 weeks time wherein PG applications could take 4-8 weeks for processing. Visa procuderes for Germany are quick, where Germany Information Service supports decision of positive profile students in 15-20 working days.
Students are allowed to work part time upto 20 hrs per week. Most students work in Restaurants, Farms, Mall's, Marketing Executive's etc. Wages will range from NZ$ 9-12 approx.
A written guarantee of accommodation is required before a student visa can be granted. Some institutions may be able to arrange residential accommodation for students who are not staying with relatives or friends. However, you may wish to arrange accommodation for yourself. You should indicate whether or not you want assistance in finding accommodation when you apply to the institution.
Your dependants, who may include a spouse, de facto spouse, fiance(e), and children, may accompany you to Germany or join you later. They must apply for and meet the normal requirements for the type of visa required (visitor, work, or student). School aged dependants will be required to pay full fees for enrolment in primary and secondary courses of study.
Your spouse can apply for a work visa only if you are doing a post graduate course in NZ or you are studying a course towards qualifications in Long term Skill Shortage List.
You are eligible to apply for 12 month job search Visa within 3 months of the date of completion of your course in NZ.
If you get Job offer in your relevant area of study then your visa status could be converted to Work Permit or Permanent Residency on your Eligibility based on the Skilled Migrant Category at that time.

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