Studying in Germany: An Unleveraged Gem for Indian Students

Germany has a reputation for innovation, a strong economy, and world-class universities. However, it often gets overlooked by Indian students considering overseas education options. The most popular destinations continue to be English-speaking countries like the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK. But there are compelling reasons why Germany should be on your radar too!

  • Tuition-Free Education The biggest attraction is that public universities in Germany charge no tuition fees, even for international students! You still need to factor in living expenses, books, and health insurance, but the removal of tuition frees up a significant portion of cost. Studying in countries like the US or UK can leave you saddled with massive student debt. Instead, you get excellent education in Germany for a fraction of the price.

  • High-Ranked Universities Germany offers over 150 universities with global reputations for academic excellence and research. Over a

    Top Ranked German Universities ( QS Rankings )

    37 Technical University of Munich
    54 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    87 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    98 Freie Universitaet Berlin
    106 RWTH Aachen University
    119 KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    120 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    154 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
    192 Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
    are ranked among the top 150 institutes globally, spanning subjects like technology, sciences, arts, and humanities. Degrees from these cutting-edge German institutions are recognized worldwide.
  • English-Taught Programs While knowing German helps with living in Germany, you can find over 1,000 undergraduate or graduate programs offered entirely in English. This makes it easier to adjust in the initial years as you pick up

    German language skills.

    Primary users are in A1 or A2, independent users in B1 or B2, and proficient users in C1 or C2. The higher the number and letter combination, the better your German.

    Fields like engineering, technology, natural sciences have a huge chunk of English programs.
  • Post-Study Work Opportunities Germany has policies welcoming skilled immigrants, especially graduates from German universities. You get an 18-month job seeker visa after graduation to stay back and search for suitable job opportunities. If you can secure a relevant job, you can transition from a student visa to a work visa seamlessly within EU’s economic hub.

  • Industry Exposure Germany has leading manufacturing and export industries like


    Germany's automotive industry is a global leader in innovation and production. As an international student, you can access internships and collaborative projects with major automakers like Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche. This provides hands-on experience with emerging automotive technologies.


    The machinery industry leverages Germany's strengths in advanced manufacturing and industrial engineering. Students can get involved in robotics, automation, supply chain and smart manufacturing initiatives with leading corporations.


    Germany has a robust pharma/biotech ecosystem focused on R&D and new drug discovery. International students, especially at the graduate level, can collaborate with pharma labs on cutting-edge research projects during their academics and beyond.


    The electronics ecosystem spans sectors like automation, energy, microelectronics and embedded systems. For engineering/tech students, this presents rich scope for collaborative projects, startup culture exposure and future career prospects.


    With Germany's leadership position in chemicals production, students gain exposure to critical subsectors like industrial chemicals, adhesives and fertilizers. Hands-on engagement can lead to attractive employment outcomes within the industry.

    German universities have close ties with corporations through internships, collaborative projects, and shared R&D. This creates abundant opportunities to gain professional exposure even while studying.
    With its unique advantages, Germany has steadily grown into one of the most popular study destinations. As per German academic exchange service


    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Each year, the DAAD awards tens of thousands of grants and scholarships, allowing German and international scholars to pursue their studies or projects in Germany or abroad.

    But that is not all: the DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, provides countries of the Global South with best practices in establishing universities and gives advice in the area of educational and development policy.

    over 15,000 Indian students chose Germany for higher education in 2021. So don’t miss checking out the German option for your global ambitions!