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Study In Germany Vs Study in UK: A detailed Comparison Study Guide

For international students seeking to study abroad, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) are popular choices. Candidates frequently struggle to choose between two places to go, colleges to attend, or courses to enrol in because they seem identical to one another.

We try to clarify this confusion with this article.

To assist candidates in making the best decision, we have included a completely neutral perspective on Germany and the United Kingdom in this post. As selecting variables, we have considered well-liked parameters including popular courses and job availability.

Popular Courses to study in UK Vs Popular Courses to study in Germany

United Kingdom

Law, social studies, art and design, psychology, education, nursing, biosciences, and dentistry, as well as business and management courses.


Computer Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Life Sciences.

Admission Eligibility Requirements

Study in UK- Admission Eligibility Requirements

· Premier UK universities used to need 10 + 2 years of pre-university study for UG courses.

· The criteria for admission to UG degrees at UK institutions has recently modified, and CBSE plus-two certificates are now accepted.

· You can enrol in postgraduate programmes after earning a three-year undergraduate degree. Check with the university beforehand as you might not need to take the GRE for science courses.

· For management courses in the UK, you might need to have a few years of work experience. The university may waive the TOEFL or IELTS, but they are necessary to obtain a visa.

Study in Germany- Admission Eligibility Requirements

While the state frequently funds German universities, it does not always regulate them. As a result, each university sets its own eligibility standards and cutoff. Therefore, it is a good idea to check the university website for the requirements for a given programme.

You must have finished your 12th grade and one of the following qualifications in order to enrol in undergraduate studies in Germany:

· completed one year of bachelor's degree coursework at an Indian university that is reputable.

· passed the Feststellungsprüfung, which is the test you must pass to gain admission to a university after successfully completing a Studienkolleg.

· Universities may require as much as 90% in your secondary school exams due to the intense rivalry at the application stage.

· Nevertheless, if you passed the JEE Advanced, the cut off is 50 %

You would require the German equivalent of a bachelor's degree in the pertinent fields to enrol in a postgraduate programme in Germany.

Universities may also demand you to have received a strong GMAT or GRE score in addition to this fundamental prerequisite. German language proficiency and IELTS or TOEFL scores are prerequisites for international students.

You must have a very high level of language skill and take either TestDAF or DSH to enrol in programmes taught in German.

Cost of Studying in UK Vs Cost of Studying in Germany

Costs for undergraduate courses

Costs for postgraduate courses

Obtaining a Study Visa UK Vs Study Visa Germany

Study Visa for United Kingdom

The Tier 4 (general) student visa is referred to as a full-time student visa. Obtaining a British student visa is more challenging now than it was in the past due to the tightening of visa regulations over the previous several years.

These guidelines are applicable to this visa:

· It can only be used for full-time study programmes.

· The duration of the visa would be three years if you were requesting it for a diploma programme (maximum)

· The visa is valid for four years if you are pursuing a degree from a university (maximum)

· The application fee for this visa is £310.

· For the dependent visa, you must pay an extra £310. (per dependant)

· You may or may not be called to the consulate to appear for a personal interview

· You may or may not be allowed to work part-time during your studies, it depends on individual cases. The two types of work which International Students are allowed to do are 1. Part-time – Up to 20 hours a week during term, and full time during vacations (only on-campus) and 2. Full-time work placements which are part of a 'sandwich course'.

Study visa for Germany

In order to obtain a German student visa, you must:

· You need a residence permit if you plan to study in Germany for longer than 90 days.

· You must provide evidence of the cash necessary to cover your annual living expenses in the amount of €8,640.

· A student's residency permit is only good for a maximum of two years. If the course lasts longer than the specified two years, it must be renewed.

· In a school year, students are permitted to work 180 days at half-time or 90 days at full-time.

· Currently, the only country where a student can work part-time in a technical position in a relevant field is Germany. Additionally, several colleges provide jobs known as Hi/wi on campus for students.

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