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27/06/2017 - 14:48-18 Comments by | china flag

Offenburg brochure

#Offenburg #Brochure

I finally received my admission documents by post (◡ᴗ◡✿) It took 4 weeks to arrive in Lahore from Offenburg by normal mail.  My university offers to send the documents by express mail as well on the student’s request, however in that case the student needs to pay all the necessary costs. As I did not require the documents urgently,  I chose to receive them by normal mail, in which case the postage cost is covered by the university.

The documents came in a brown envelope which I opened anxiously. Inside the envelope was a brochure introducing the city of Offenburg, my Admission Letter, a Declaration of Acceptance and an Application for Accommodation. My university helps students with finding accommodation – either on or off campus. At the moment, I prefer to live on campus for some reason. Perhaps for a new student like myself, it sounds less scary than living off campus and feels closer to where everything’s happening. However it has been emphasized that are a limited number of rooms in the Student’s Residence (on campus).

Envelope

          #Envelope

In the brochure was also a cute little map which I found very useful. It gave me a good idea of where Offenburg and it’s neighbouring cities are located and how long it would take me to travel to and from. I love to explore new places and that is one thing I just cannot wait to do. ♡♡♡

This week, my German lessons at the language institute came to an end. I am not too sure how to feel about it. It was fun going to the institute every afternoon and studying German in a very relaxed atmosphere. My classmates were incredibly funny and I had a very jolly and kind teacher. It is really nice studying alongside laughing.

Language institute banner

The language institute banner

This week we practiced the Speaking (Sprechen) section of the Start Deutsch A1 exam which has completely freaked me out! It is different from any speaking test I have taken and you may be able to avoid the fact that you haven’t quite mastered the German grammar in the Reading, Listening and Writing sections, but in the Speaking section it just all comes back to haunt you. And I feel stressed out. I need to sit down and learn all the grammar tables and even though my classes have ended, I need to sketch out a serious plan which includes practicing the language everyday.

Offenburg LettersUnfortunately, we did not have time to try out a complete model test but we did practice each part separately.

Now, with my admission letter in hand, I can finally begin the process of visa application, which starts with opening a blocked account. This I will do next week, after which I will write all about.

Tags: Accommodation, English Blog Post, First Steps in Germany, German Language

Comments

18 Comments

    hey Rumeng
    please tell me your email id
    i want to talk you personally about study
    I am also from Pakistan

    Comment by amna created 27/06/2017 - 20:59

      Hello amna, please feel free to put down any questions that you may have in the comments section. I will be glad to answer them 🙂

      Comment by Rumeng created 29/06/2017 - 09:09

    Hi,
    I am currently studying BS in Materials Science Ans Engineering(6th semester) and i want to go Germany for higher studies but due to the requirement of Bank statement of 10 lac or more, i am little confuse. Please let me know how to get admission in MS Materials Science And Engineering with scholarship to cope up the burden of that bank statement. and also please let me know about the procedure that i follow to ensure my admission at Germany
    Best Regards: Hamza Bin Aqeel
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad

    Comment by Hamza Bin Aqeel created 30/06/2017 - 06:46

      Hi,
      as a first step, have a look at our guideline on https://www.study-in.de/en/service/ten-steps-to-studying-in-germany_28447.php. You will find important steps, links and tips for studying in Germany.
      And am I right that you needed more information on the proof of financial resources? if yes, pleas find them here: https://www.study-in.de/en/plan-your-studies/requirements/8000-euros-for-one-year_27533.php
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 30/06/2017 - 09:52

    Rumeng
    Did you apply for study in Germany online ?
    ans what is the procedure?
    and you are doing Master or bachelor in Germany?

    Comment by amna created 06/07/2017 - 05:11

      Hello Aniqa.
      Yes, I had to upload my documents to the university’s online application portal first. Then, when my documents got approved, I had to send the same documents and a few additional ones by post to the university. They informed the applicants of acceptance/rejection in May this year. The whole application process took around 7 to 8 months.
      I am going to do my Masters.
      The procedure for each university differs. You will need to read the instructions carefully. But for most universities, you will be required to post the said documents to the university and you will be informed of acceptance/rejection by email first. In case of acceptance, they will post you your admission letter.
      Please feel free to let me know if you have any confusions or furthur questions 🙂 I am always glad to help out.

      Comment by Rumeng created 06/07/2017 - 13:06

    Hi Rumeng,

    I am applying for DAAD Master Scholarship, I have 3 questions hoping for your help 🙂

    1. What is a hand-signed CV that required by DAAD applicaton? I have created a CV in europass (from http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) and downloaded it, is it considered as a hand-signed CV? If not, what is required?
    2. DAAD requires Academic Letter/s of Recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature. May I know if the signature means the stamp from university?
    3. If my bachelor degree is in English, do I still need to sit for IELTS/TOEFL?
    Or I just need to provide proof from university that my degree was taught in English?

    Thank you so so much! Looking forward to your reply! 🙂

    Comment by Florence created 14/07/2017 - 05:27

      Hi Florence, unfortunately I do not have the relevant knowledge to answer your questions. I did not apply for a DAAD Master Scholarship and thus I am not at all familiar with the requirements. I am extremely sorry. 🙁 Best wishes for your application! I hope all goes well!

      Comment by Rumeng created 17/07/2017 - 14:48

    great success

    Comment by love-sietsHor created 18/07/2017 - 18:21

      Thank you 🙂

      Comment by Rumeng created 19/09/2017 - 20:41

    Many thanks for the information, now I will not commit such error.

    Comment by Edumnlal created 30/07/2017 - 02:06

    Meravigliosa, preziosa informazione

    Comment by Edumnlal created 05/08/2017 - 12:41

    Interesting

    Comment by rio cash created 17/08/2017 - 06:08

    Gold

    Comment by Sergioemers created 20/08/2017 - 13:26

    Because there really is no limit to perfection

    Comment by Davidsaf created 24/08/2017 - 00:08

    Hi,
    what a great story, somehow i felt happy for you hehe
    i just want to know,
    did university in German has a standard GPA for applicants who want to apply? because i had a low GPA, do i still have chance to apply?
    thanks

    Comment by Farras created 05/09/2017 - 10:09

      Hello Farras,
      First of all, thank you for the kind comment.
      While applying for German graduate schools, I noticed that most had a GPA requirement around 2.3 or 2.5. However, there are some with a lower GPA requirement. As you mentioned in your comment, you have a low GPA and want to know if you still have a chance to apply. Well, my answer is “YES, ofcourse”. You must have noticed that German graduate schools require you to submit a ‘Motivation Letter’. This is your chance to proove yourself. You might have a low GPA, but you can always make use of your motivation letter to show the selection commitee what you are capable of and what is special about you. Try to convince them to choose you by showing them your special qualities. 🙂 In my blog (https://www.study-in.de/blog/studying/the-power-of-a-motivation-letter/), I have written more about the Motivation Letter and the crucial role it plays in your application.
      Feel free to check it out and if you have any more questions, please do not hesistate to ask. 🙂

      Comment by Rumeng He created 07/09/2017 - 19:13

    Thank you very much for publishing this kind of article. I like your article very much.

    Comment by Rimel Chakma created 29/12/2017 - 08:12

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