How to study in Germany for free

Germany is best known for its better educational systems. A lot of students turn to Germany for their higher studies. Germany is a very famous country in educational regards. Everyone desires to get admission there and flourish one’s future. So Germany is a better option for studying abroad. Now it has become easier to get admission there because many agencies offer scholarships to intelligent students so that they can get Schengen Visa and continue their studies in Germany.

Universities in Germany are the best around the globe. Following are some questions that can pop up in mind about tuition fee in Germany:

Nationality criteria for admission:

Everyone can apply for admission to a public sector university in Germany to study for free. It doesn’t matter where you are from. If you are from the EU or EEA, you can get admission in Germany. Nationality is not a big deal in Germany. If you are non-native, you only have to arrange your residence in Germany, and you can study there for free.

Why German university offers free education?

Every country of the world charges tuition fees from its students to provide them education. Only a few countries offer free training to their students. Germany is also one of them.

Germany does not treat education as a business. Education gets preliminary significance in Germany. Everyone can get admission to any university in Germany and enjoy free education. Germany is doing this so because the government of Germany wants the dream of education of students to turn in to reality. Germany is doing its level best to provide quality education to many students without any financial barriers.

On what factors do German universities exempt tuition fees?

Generally, there is no tuition fee in most of the German universities, but the following are some exception that you should keep in mind if you want to study in Germany:

The tuition fee is exempted only in public sector universities. If you are studying in one of any private sector universities, you would have to pay tuition fees. But you can also avail of the opportunity of scholarships to get significant discounts on tuition fees if you are studying in a private university.

Consecutive and non-consecutive degree programs are different in Germany. Consecutive degree programs are those programs in which you have to enroll in Masters just after completing your bachelor’s degree while non-consecutive programs are those which require some work experience. An executive MBA is an example of a non-consecutive Master’s degree program. And public sector universities charge a tuition fee for non-consecutive Master’s degree program.

From 2017 to onwards, the government has introduced a rule for universities that the private sector university can charge tuition fees from non-EU/EEA students. This rule gets implemented in the public sector universities of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Freiburg, Heidelberg, and some other cities. But tuition fees in the educational institutes of these cities are still much more affordable for the students than any other private sector university in Germany.

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