Question-Answer Germany

2TM managers are ready to render comprehensive assistance in admission to educational institutions of the Germany. For your convenience, we have prepared a list of answers to the questions most commonly asked by applicants and their parents.

FAQ
answers to the most popular questions

Popularly known as the “land of poets and thinkers”, Germany is the fourth most popular destination among international students in the world. In Germany you will find that universities are consistently ranked among the world’s best universities. This worldwide reputation is thanks to their recognized teaching and research excellence, build upon a long and rich tradition of higher education. You will earn a globally recognized degree valued by all employers around the world.

To successfully enroll at our partner university you will need to take entrance examination followed by an interview. Entrance examinations will vary depending on study programme you will choose to study. For BSc and BA degrees the school organizes an online test of intelligence and personality testis then followed by an admissions interview with the professors. Only for the Bachelor programs in Design field, portfolio is the main part of the application.

Offered study programmes by 2TM are taught in English or German. Professors and staff will speak English and they have an advanced proficiency.

As far as English level of German people in general, there is no simple answer. In big cities like Berlin, Munich, Cologne, most people speak very good English, meanwhile in small cities things are a little different, meaning you will have to address people using German language at least on a conversational level.

It depends what you are interested to study – bachelor or master’s degree. Sound knowledge of English or German language is required for you to successfully enroll and complete the courses. To enroll at the university you can also take the university’s preferred English language admission test which is IELTS with an overall band score from 5.5 for a bachelor degree and a 6.0 for a master’s degree. Generally, there is a requirement of B2 level of English. The university also accepts Duolingo test results as well.

On average, students in Germany have approximate expenses that start at EUR 850 per month depending on type of accomodation and city you live in. That includes rent, travel expenses, expenditures for food, clothing, learning materials, health insurance, telephone, Internet, radio and TV licence fees, and recreational activities.

The German law states that international students are allowed to work part-time for up to 20 hours a week or 120 full days of a year. It is estimated that more than 60% of current international students work part-time while studying in Germany.

If you have an EU nationality, visa regulations do not apply to you. Most non-EU citizens will need to apply for a student visa. The visa application process can take several months and depends on the home country, for example for CIS countries the process can last for 1-3 months. Therefore we recommend that you make an appointment at the German diplomatic mission closest to you as early as possible. The visa you need to apply for should be for study/education purposes, listed as D visa (national visa). The study visa is typically valid for 90 days and can be converted into a long-term residence permit once you have arrived in Germany. However, it also depends on the decision brought by the Embassy, some students have received a visa for 180 and more days.

Going to a new place always means adjusting and learning about that country and its culture. It is helpful to prepare yourself before going abroad, by consulting books, websites and forums. There is no shortage of student clubs and activities on and off campus. The UE has a student community to support freshmen that can be followed on instagram via Astauberlin.

German cities have become an international environment, attracting people from all over the world. You will soon realize that the best part of studying in Germany is that you get to meet people from all over the world, learn different cultures, and make friendships.

EU citizens have the right to seek work in Germany without the need for a work permit. As an EU citizen, you will be treated in the same way as German residents in terms of access to the employment market, working conditions and social and tax advantages.

Meanwhile, students from non-EU countries who wish to work in Germany after graduating can extend their residence permit for up to 18 months to find work relating to their studies.

Big cities in Germany abound with restaurants, museums, bars, clubs, and plenty of festivals and social events. There is always something to do and there is no chance of getting bored – you can enjoy film festivals, carnivals, and beer fests – we are sure you’ve heard of Oktoberfest.

Universities also organize plenty of student events so you can join various clubs, engage in sports, and attend student parties. If you are interested in getting to know the German country and history, there are plenty museums, castles, and beautiful natural spots you can go to.

2TM currently offers study programmes in the field of Art’s & Design, Business, and Sports, Media and Event Management at one of the top ranking universities in Germany.

Working with us, the complete bureaucracy is our responsibility – we relieve you of application, enrollment and residency documentation procedures, so you are able to dedicate your time to finish the school, prepare for the admission and your move to Germany.

Furthermore, if you don’t think you are ready to apply, don’t worry. Our parnter university organizes Studienkolleg and final examination, which is a preparatory track designed to prepare incoming international students who are willing to study at German public universities in German or English but whose qualifications don’t meet the German education system criteria.

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