Germany boasts several private and public universities with very low or even non-existent tuition fees, thanks to the act that abolished Higher Education fees in 2014.
Germany boasts several private and public universities with very low or even non-existent tuition fees, thanks to the act that abolished Higher Education fees in 2014. Although many Masters’ Courses are taught in English, an Intermediate level of the language serves as an added advantage on your application to many German Universities. However, Undergraduate (UG) courses are often taught in German. If you are considering Germany for a UG program, we recommend that students complete the C1 level.
Finding a steady part-time job to supplement your income as a student goes a long way when managing expenses abroad. Students often take on jobs in the service industry like waitressing, bartending, shopkeeping or even babysitting– all of which require a fair knowledge of German to communicate with the clientele.
The German Economy leads the list of strong economies in Europe and stands in 4th place on a Global Level. It is considered an economic powerhouse. The country is home to many Multinational Companies, many on the front line of new technologies. Knowing German will prove to be a valuable skill when networking among business professionals.
According to recent reports, Germany requires almost half a million-qualified international labor over the next 25 years. Learning the language is a great way to capitalize on this demand. A level of B2 ensures that you have a wide range of options to pick from when applying for a job post graduation. Very often, Chinese and Russian students come prepared with a C1 certification and as a result get the best pick of jobs available. Moreover highly skilled workers (particularly STEM graduates) are in great demand in Germany because of the demographic shift.
Vibrant large cities, fairy-tale castles, and villages, breath-taking nature from the North Sea to the Alps: Germany is a country with a thousand faces! Germany is the economic engine of Europe and it is one of the richest and safest countries in the world.
Learning German is an opportunity to appreciate the works of great artists in their original form including the literary, musical, and artistic works of Goethe, Brecht, Mozart, and even Beethoven. Many important works of literature, music, art history, theology, psychology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and medicine are written in German.
Germany is a beautiful country to visit and we know that knowing the language will help you to connect better with the people and culture. For people working in the tourism industry, considering Germans are big spenders when on holidays, learning their language will help you serve them better as they may be comfortable speaking their language.
German is the official language in Austria and the main language of instruction at Austrian universities and UASs (Fachhochschulen). Only a few programs are taught in English. Good German language skills are not only important for your studies. Even if you are enrolled in an English-language degree program and hardly use German at university, it’s worth learning the language of your host country. You will feel more at home in Austria if you have good language skills. Knowing German can help you get settled in faster, participate more intensively in Austrian life and make friends much quicker.