Education System

The two main types of universities are Public and private. There are a total of 400 public universities and they don’t charge tuition fees. There are about 120 private universities and they are expensive when compared to public universities.

Higher education institutions are divided into three broad categories:

Technische Hochschule (Technical advanced education schools): This advanced education schools teach subjects, for example, science, building, and innovation.

Fachhochschulen (Universities of applied sciences): These foundations offer courses that emphasize on pragmatic preparing associated with business, structure, financial aspects, and the social sciences.

Kunsthochschulen (Colleges of craftsmanship and music): These universities offer creative education, for example, music, expressive arts, style planning, and film-production.

Qualifications Offered

Below are the levels and qualifications offered in Germany:

Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor’s Degree is the first higher educational qualification in Germany. The standard period for the completion of Bachelor’s Degree is 3-4 years. Students have a big list of subjects to choose from what they are interested in. The subjects they choose should also match their level of qualification with the skill set they have.

Master’s Degree: Once students are done with their bachelor’s degree, they can choose a specialized master’s degree in their field of interest in order to upgrade their skillset. It takes about 3-4 semesters to complete a Master’s degree in Germany.

PhD Degree: Students also have the option of PhD degrees. There is no standardized time frame for completing of PhD degree as it varies from University to University.

Higher Education in Germany other than bachelors and master programs

·        Diplom

·        Magister

·        Staatsprüfung – State Examination

·        Postgraduate Study Courses – Supplementary and Follow-Up Study Courses

·        Colleges of Art and Music