MS in Germany - Discover Germany
December 26, 2011

MS in Germany

Why choose Germany for M.S.

Germany is popularly known as the mother of “ideas” and is a sought for destination in the world for engineering. Germany is the most popular country in Europe for students, after UK. An added benefit is that the foreign students pay the same amount of fees as the local students, and many universities do not charged tuition fees at all. There are 400+ universities in Germany that offer more than 18,000 different courses.

A characteristic of the higher education sector in Germany is a vigorous accentuation on student mobility. Students are encouraged to take internships or make good utilization of exchange opportunities during their studies; this additionally applies at Master’s level too. Therefore, Bachelor’s study in Germany is of great importance as Bachelor’s in other countries takes a total of 3 years.

Before taking admission to any institution, you should keep the following points in mind

  • All German universities are autonomous in terms of management.
  • Unlike others, German universities are not centrally controlled, and due to this all the states of Germany choose their own ways to grow in education sector.
  • All states in Germany have their own laws on education and fee structure.

The Master’s degree is divided into four types:

Consecutive Master’s: This type of degree builds upon the subject knowledge already acquired by the student during the Bachelor’s degree.

Non-consecutive Masters: It means that the Bachelor’s degree is pursued in a different field than the Master’s. The students in such degree programmes come from various disciplines.

Teaching-oriented: These types of degree programmes tend to further the student’s knowledge in the same combination of subjects that he has studied before.

Executive programs: These kinds of degree programmes are specially designed for the applicants who have prior work experience and are looking forward to qualify themselves further. These degrees do not need related Bachelor’s and Master’s.

Language of Instruction

MS in Germany can be pursued either in English or German as a first language. Moreover it is important to prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the language that your chosen course would be taught in. The requirements of the universities regarding the language skills vary according to the course selected.

Course Structure

Master’s degree in Germany can take up to 2 years and can be obtained in the fields of arts, science, etc. Master’s degree consists a mixture of lectures, internships and seminars, and group projects, you may also have to present your projects in front of a committee or audience. At the end of your program you will be given a final score and that would be based on a point scale from 1 to 4.0 where 1 being the best and 4.0 or greater being poor or fail. To get a Masters in Germany you will require a total of 120 ECTS credits.

Job prospects after completing the course

As Germany has a good industrial background and is also an emerging sector in fields like IT, sales and marketing, automobile, etc. German universities have good relations with the employers which provide ample opportunities for internships and jobs. Germany being an emerging industrial sector needs skilled employees.