Applying to Germany for Master’s: Part II
I hope that my last blog helped you with at least getting started with the process of application. In this part I will continue with the process and give you more clarity regarding the procedure.
So, now that you have picked some universities depending on your choice of course, its time to screen few out. How to do that, quite simple:
- The first step is to check the course requirement. The problem here is that you won’t get explicit information about the requirements other than the language skills required, subjects you should have studied during bachelor’s and probably about test score you require to submit like TOEFL, IELTS and/or GRE, GMAT. I suggest that you check the university website also and see if they have provided any extra details.
- These requirement are actually kind of eligibility criteria and not the selection benchmark i.e. if you fulfill these requirement, you can apply to the course but your admission still depends on a lot of other factors such as your grade, Statement of purpose, Letter of recommendation to say few.
P.S.: you will never be able to know the exact selection criteria of any university, so stop looking for that. Focus on applying and hope for the best.
- University Ranking: Most of the student use this as their first step for screening the universities. I suggest, you give it the least preference. In general , German Universities offers you a standard education irrespective of what their international ranking is. Ranking won’t matter much but your course will. Give more weightage to the scope of your course.
- Regarding the course structure and university you can also get in contact with any student already studying there. Even I did this before applying.
- But, still if you want to get a comprehensive idea about the university, check CHE University ranking.
- Keep a max of 10 universities you want to apply to just to be on the safe side.
- One more thing, note the deadline of the application process. This will help you get the idea if you can apply before that and if not, then cross that university out.
Coming to the ‘how to apply part‘:
- For non European students, there are generally two ways to apply:
- First is through university website i.e. direct online application and then sending all your documents (attested) directly to the university as directed by the university.
- Second method is to applying through uni-assist. Nearly, same in approach but here uni-assist just do a kind of pre-screening and see if fulfill basic requirements of the course or not.
- For European students, they simply have to apply to university directly unless mentioned any other way.
- While applying, take your time and avoid any haste. Small negligence can cost you your admit.
- At any step, if you have any query, don’t hesitate to mail the university and ask them about it. Generally, they reply quick if your query is genuine.
- The last thing is the worst thing to do and that is to wait for the university to give status of your application. Universities usually takes a lot of time to process application as they receive many applications. Even I got frustrated and used to check my mail daily.
Here, I would like to end as I have mentioned the important steps to take. If you have any questions, you can comment here or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on facebook .
Best of luck !!