Free education in Germany, myth or fact?

Is the phrase free education is too good to be true? 

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If you haven’t heard about it, the main selling point of Germany as an education destination apart from their very high standard of education, their close relation between industry and universities, their industry trained lecturers, is the phrase that education in Germany is free of charge.

Free education in public universities

Sounds too good to be true? Yes and no. Yes, because nothing is free in this world right? The phrase free education stems from the fact that they don’t charge you any tuition fees for your studies in public universities. The free education only applies to public universities in Germany except universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg (refer the map below). Public universities in other 15 states does not have any tuition fees. What about private universities? Private universities do charge tuition fees and they fees varies depending on the university itself.

Is everthing free?

No, although you don’t have to pay any tuition fees in their public universities you still have to pay a small amount of money every semester that is called semester contribution. The semester contribution is dedicated to administrative costs, student union and public transport and have to paid at the beginning of each semester.

Because there are no tuition fees, you also have to search for your accommodation and fork up a portion of money for your accommodation as a student. Normally, the accommodation arrangement have to be made by the student itself.

What are the requirements for me to enjoy free education?

In order for you to be eligible to enjoy free education in Germany, you have to fulfill the two requirements set by most of German Universities which are

1) Academic Requirement
2) Language Requirement

If you want to know more about the requirements and the opportunity available for you in Germany, contact us now and our education consultant will assist you. 

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