You should try and start planning your overseas study plans as early as possible. Ideally you should start 12 months prior to the intake that you are targeting. Follow the below guide to plan your journey:
- Planning: This is a critical step in the process, wherein Overseas Grad helps you research on the courses available, based on your profile, budget and the potential job opportunities in the field of study.
- Shortlisting Universities: We help you shortlist the target universities based on your profile, preference and field of interest. We discuss the available options with you at length.
- German Language Proficiency Test: If you are planning to study at any German University where communication is not in English, you will have to pass one of the two German Language proficiency Tests; TestDAF or DSH, they are recognized by all German universities and institutions. Students who want to study at German universities taught in the English language are not required to take these exams.
- Entrance Exams: Entrance exam is one of the conditions that you need to meet while applying to study overseas. We recommend appearing for these exams ahead of time to receive unconditional offers from the education institutes. The minimum required IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT/GRE academic scores vary for Bachelors and Postgraduate programs. Proficiency in English is a must to get admission for a Master’s course in Germany. The minimum score requirement depends on the choice of your program and university that you have applied for.
- Commence the Application Process: We will guide you through the entire application process and provide you with the list of all relevant documents required to start applying. Germany Universities usually make a decision within four to six weeks. The fee payment is required to be made when you receive confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) from the University. This is usually issued within two to three days of accepting the offer. Once the course fee payment is made, we will assist you in the student visa application process. Students have to book an appointment at the nearest German embassy to submit student visa application. You might also be required to provide with your biometric information as part of the application process.
Along with the application form, you need to attach the following documents.
- English language test scores
- German language test scores
- Certified copies of academic transcripts
- Certified copies of all graduation or school certificates
- English translations of all documents, if not in English
- Letter from a scholarship provider (if applicable)
- Letter of Recommendation (preferably from previous employers)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
- Research proposal with two research supervisors’ names and list of prior research publications will be required only for Masters in research and PH.D
- Copy of your passport
- Notarized Documents
- Portfolio (this depends on the course)
- Two academic reference letters from professors who have taught you most recently
- Proof of funds (if required) – You will be required to provide your proof of funds in the following manner:
Cost for student only – Evidence of funds to cover living expenses. Evidence required is as below –
Students will also need to prove that they have the resources to fund their studies. The best way to do so is to set up a blocked bank account online through Fintiba.
This account is partially locked, and will disburse funds on a monthly basis. Applicants for universities must add at least €861 per month to their account (€10,332 per year).
Cost for partner and child – Student must possess enough financial resources to cover the living costs of himself and of any joining relative. Such money should cover the entire period of stay in Germany, and student or family must not rely on Germany’s public funds.