Study Engineering in Germany

Engineers not only invent new products, they also control the safety of their applications. Awareness of consumer protection and environmental safety nowadays are integrated competencies of engineering qualifications.

There is a specific need for the engineer who creates new work areas by going beyond the limits of existing technology. Some might even start up a new enterprise. The qualification of such engineers is not determined by contemporary professional practice. The engineer of the future is a personality highly aware of the necessity of continuous personal development and lifelong learning.


Top-Rated Universities for studying Engineering in Germany:

  1. Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
  2. Technische Universität Berlin
  3. Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig
  4. Technische Universität Darmstadt
  5. Technische Universität Dresden
  6. Leibniz Universität Hannover
  7. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  8. Technische Universität München
  9. Universität Stuttgart
  10. Technische Universität Hamburg Harburg

Programs offered

  • Almost any engineering program you can imagine is offered in Germany. However we have seen most students go to Germany for
  • Mechanical/Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and
  • Transportation Engineering

Tuition fees

The tuition cost is one of the lowest among the developed countries. Most of the universities do not charge tuition fees except the semester contribution and the student union fees. Currently fees of up to 500 Euro per semester are being charged at some universities. And the fees can be very high in private universities. Nevertheless, the quality of education is very good at both the types of universities.

Admission Requirements

Students who have completed their 12 years of schooling must complete a one year preparatory course at the so called Studienkolleg, the requirements of which is at least Zertifikat Deutsch in most cases, followed by an examination known as Aufnamheprufung. The preparatory course lasts for one year and ends with an examination known as Assessment test.

Students who have completed A-levels, must have passed English language and literature subject examination. The General Paper is not considered as a language component. If a student has passed English language and literatute in addition to other required subjects, he or she can study Bachelor degree in Engineering in English medium, however there are only few subjects available in English medium. For studying in German medium, the student must pass B1 level examination in Nepal followed by another 4-6 months of German language training leading to C1 or TestDaF 4 or DSH-2.

However the basic requirements for entry into the foundation course are as follows:

  • Excellent Marks in School Leaving Certificate (at least 75%)
  • Excellent Marks in 10+2 or equivalent (at least 65%)
  • German Language Proficiency documented by Goethe Zertifikat B1

Fast Facts:

1. Universities:

There are more than 200+ universities in for studying Engineering in Germany. Some of the top-ranked universities are TU Munich, RWTH Aachen, TU Darmstadt, KIT, TUHH, University of Stuttgart, University of Hannover, TU Berlin etc. All are government universities and there are no tuition fees at most universities in Germany.

2. Tuition fees:

There are are generally no tuition fees at most universities apart from semester contribution charges usually 100-200 Euros per semester. Some universities may charge tuition fees upto 500 Euros per semester.

3. Living Cost:

The living cost is high in Germany. International students need around 600-700 Euros per month to cover their living expenses during their study.

4. Part time Jobs:

Students are allowed to do part time jobs 20 hours per week for some pocket money.

Admission Requirements:

Min. 65 % in 10+2 or equivalent.


1. Learn German upto B1 and pass B1 Examination

2. Submit your B1 Certificate and all your academic documents for university application

3. Apply for your blocked account opening after arrival of admission letters

4. Transfer the living cost for your first year living expenses to your blocked account after getting No Objection letter from Ministry of Education Nepal

5. Book an appointment for visa application and wait for 6-8 weeks

6. Apply for your visa and wait for 6-8 weeks

7. Receive your visa and plan your travel to Germany

Total Duration:

  • 6 Months German language in Nepal
  • 1 year foundation course in Germany
  • 4 years Bachelor degree Program in Engineering

After Studies:

After completion of Engineering studies, students can work in Germany as engineers and later on apply for EU-Blue Card which entitles professionals to work and stay in Germany for as long as they want.


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