DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships in Germany provides free education in German Universities to students from developing countries. A large number of students are recruited each year via DAAD Scholarships. The duration of this course varies from 12 months to 36 months depending upon the program. Studying in Germany as an international student, you need to go through the 7 steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Research and Find a Study Program
Researching for a university and deciding what type of scholarship you qualify for and suits your interests. Finding a university and scholarship may take time if you haven’t much thought of studying in Germany. You should start researching at least 3 months before taking the final decision.
Step 2: Meeting All Requirements
After choosing the university, you should research for specific requirements for the scholarship you’re applying for. Requirements are different for depending upon the universities, depending upon the course you choose. Documents should be prepared at least 4 months before applying. Missing documents is a common issue that happens and leads to rejected applications. Fill the scholarship application form thoroughly. You should take ‘German Language Proficiency’ language course for at least 3 months. All the admission requirements should be fulfilled at least 2 weeks before the application procedure is opened.
Step 3: Learn the German Language
Success in universities depends upon your proficiency in the German language, even if your program is in the English language. Learning German from scratch can be difficult, so it is recommended to start learning German at least 6 months before the commencing of your study program to gain a basic comprehension of German Language.
Step 4: Apply!
Double check the documents and it’s time to submit the application. The application can be submitted online but many universities receive an application by the person or by post. Most German universities are part of the national university online application platform known as UniAssist.
Step 5: Apply for German Student Visa
As soon as you receive the admission letter, contact the German embassy in your country and make a visa appointment. The embassy along with documents will also acquire health insurance policy before granting you a student visa.
Step 6: Find Accommodation
Some university scholarships do not cover the accommodations, so it is better to start finding suitable accommodation for you. Living in Germany for international students is not expensive. You should give special attention to this matter because it might take much of your time. You must find accommodation for at least 2 weeks before landing in Germany.
Step 7: Enroll at Your University
The final step is to enroll at the university in the course at which you’ve been admitted. The enrollment process will take you successfully to a registered student in Germany. You need to submit the following documents:
- Valid Passport
- Visa or Residence Permit
- Signed Application Form
- Degree Qualifications
- Letter of Admission
- Proof of Health Insurance in Germany
- Payment of Fee Receipt
You need to re-register each semester following the completion of the previous one and again you have to cover the registration costs.
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