Saturday, 30 November 2013

Shopping in Germany

Shopping is an unavoidable and time demanding task. In Germany shopping can be conveniently and trustfully done online. There are also number of branded showrooms in almost any city you visit and few shopping malls in big cities. On the page: “Shopping” - Find out more information on the shopping side of Germany!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Getting a job as an International student

It is not impossible and surely not as difficult as it is hyped, for an international student to get a job. It s important to have the required skills and confidence to get an opportunity. German is an important asset if you plan to have a long term job, but you can always get a job or part time work as a student with English, in many firms with International clients. Checking up job portals, calling up for job inquiries, regularly find out jobs at universities help you to boost your chances of job as an international student. Check out the "Jobs in Germany" page on this blog to find out more and most importantly to get links for number of job portals.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The German way of studying!

German education system is different than Indian education system mainly with respect to flexibility of course selection, duration to complete the studies and teaching methods. The German education structure focuses on understanding of subject areas in brief and fundamentals being inculcated not just during examination but probably for your lifetime. There are usually two semesters in a year. The subjects can be freely chosen from a list in different modules and grading schemes. Different institutes offer different subjects. One can attend lectures from any field area and of any subject. Information gathering is unbounded and wisdom will flow from industry changing professors to inventors around. Extroverts and innovators from respective fields take the pleasure of teaching varied group of students consisting of freshers, experienced individuals and industry tycoons. The lecture duration usually 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Tutorials follow after lectures for about 1 hour for subjects requiring obligatory practical implementation. After the official end of lecture period the exam period begins and hereafter one is often dragging self till the end of exams. This is not because of the level of exams but due to the time span of the examination period. Usually, one gets enough time to study, revise and practice before each exam. The exam dates depends completely on the subjects chosen. The exams could be oral or written, depending on the professor. Generally the grading scheme consists of 5.0 credit points where 1.0 is highest credit point and 5.0 would be unfortunately fail. 4.0 is the passing credit point, and credit points between 2.5 to 1.0 are considered to be good. Usually, there are 3 attempts allowed to pass an exam. When unfortunately one fails to pass in 3 attempts institute may give a last chance or may be not. As a consequence one can not study the chosen filed of study in Germany. In case one if ill before the exam then one can save one attempt by providing a medical proof of the same. The target credit points are usually 120 credit points. Generally, this target is accomplished through subjects, seminars, projects, internship, master thesis, mini thesis, etc.

A Glance

Germany provides high quality education with large number of unbeatable competent students in world. Never the less to mention Albert Einstein, Johannes Kepler, Robert Oppenheimer, Hermann Fischer, Carl Bosch, and the list go on. Germany has universities which hold ranks in top 100 universities of world. It also has some of the world's oldest and best regarded universities such as Heidelberg University, Leipzig University, Freiburg University, LMU Munich and Rostock University to name a few. Studying in Germany brings with it great international exposure, since one can get opportunities to work, take up thesis or university projects outside Germany, in other European countries (Schengen countries) too, like France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.