Germany is the pioneer country to open its University doors to all students across the EU and non-EU as well. As per my experience and perception, they have planned more from their side to make the experience of incoming students better and worth sharing.
This includes the International office in every university to make the orientation easy and find some contacts assuming you don’t know anyone here in Germany. This way you don’t feel left out as a student here. Apart from this, they provide help for accommodation search, German classes, scholarship information, financial guidance, and some intercultural activities to make one’s student life memorable. These programmes have no discrimination whether you are from the EU or Non-EU. This summarizes the official university guidance and support for International students.
Apart from feeling welcomed, you save money as there are no tuition fees in Germany. As semester contribution you pay around 250–400 euro depending on your city and university. This includes the free transportation ticket and fees to access university infrastructure such as library and canteen, etc. With your student ID card, you can avail student discount for many things starting from movie theater to museum and other entertainments.
If you have always dreamed about traveling European countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, etc then it’s really easy and cheap to travel to many beautiful European countries. German university doesn’t have so complicated schedules so you can always plan a short vacation even during the semester.
Safety is never a concern about being in Germany. People follow rules and they do not make unnecessary arguments. They are also helpful, but the thing is you need to ask once. You can roam around late night in most German cities without any issue. Police and security people are always there to help you out, in case of emergency.
Germany is known as the powerhouse of Europe and has a large number of job opportunities for young professionals. You can start working in your field even when you haven’t finished your studies. They pay you well and also at the same time prepare you for the industry. This kind of experience can be a dream for the student in many countries.
Germany in comparison to other EU nations offers very reasonable expenses on Food and living. The supermarket offers high-quality food products at a very affordable price. Accommodation is quite tricky in Germany as well but way lot cheaper in comparison to Switzerland or the Netherlands.
There are tons of Indian Restaurants and Indian shops to fulfill your taste desires. You can find all the needed things to cook your Favorites food from back home,regardless of which Indian state you come from. There are also many temples, Gurudwara and masjids managed by Indian community if you are little on a religious side and like to celebrate such festivals, you can do it here as well. You can travel around Europe with your schengen visa to fulfill your dream of living ZNMD moments, and what not you have everything you need for your career and adventurous life abroad.
Now getting back to your question How is the life of Indian students in Germany? It’s the same as other non-EU students …no Special treatment or no extra discrimination.but there are many things listed above offered by Germany which also expects the same kind of response from students as well to make harmony. It’s really good for a great lifestyle and quality education in Germany.
By following native rules, respecting the native culture, being reasonable and not creating any disturbance in university as well as in day to day life, then there is no issue for Indian students in Germany.
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