Rather than saying it dark sides of MS in Germany I will call it difficulties one face during his/her MS in Germany. I have seen the list of persons who are following these particular question are Indian. As an Indian, I will highlight that particular section too.
In the supermarket, you need German to get the right product for you or you to have to always translate product name inside the market, which will cost your time a lot in the beginning. Then at the counter, if you have some queries than again language comes as Barrier as you can’t expect Counterperson to answer in English. On a day to day life, there will be so many incidents where you will feel left out if you don’t know the language, you might not find some activities to do in your free times.
It’s not at all the dark sides as you can always overcome it by learning the language, which might require some effort but it’s worth doing.
Other than those organizational issues the course content is high quality and deep into the particular field. Exam based on that material will not ask you to write 3 types of Pumps or some other kind of questions where you need to mug up the text. Exams can be oral and you need to explain the core concepts of the particular topic to pass, for good grades you need to understand the Concepts really well, so you can answer all the counter questions correctly.
Everything has a proper process and you need to follow it within the given deadline. Many students need to wait for a year because they didn’t register for the exam on time. Once the deadline is gone no one can help you not even the professor. If you don’t follow the rules then you will face bad consequences. Examples like Registering for the exam, Deregistration of the exam, taking a free semester, thesis submission and registration. These things have proper document work to followed by students, and they are strict about it. It can be online or offline depending on your university.
Other than that it’s hard to finish your study in regular course duration also for locals, as doing internships, writing project reports and performing good in Exams need more preparation in comparison to another country. So it’s normal even for bright students to take one or two extra semesters to finish the Course.
Another aspect I assume that one got the job here for part-time, or in university as Help staff. But not everyone will get it, for Jobs at Mac-D and other restaurants will demand fluent German. Again language will be a hurdle if you don’t know it. In that case, you will depend upon seasonal labor jobs at Amazon and other packaging and manufacturing plants where you don’t need to speak much, just repeat the task at your assembly line. It’s not fun, as timings are too bad and locations of Amazon warehouses too. You will waste some more time commuting and affect your health. 9600€ is decent amount though if you are not living in Expensive cities like Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, etc. Again it also depends on individual needs.
These are the major aspects which can be irritating for a foreign student. But that doesn’t make MS in Germany a bad option for your higher studies. It’s still worthy to face these complications for better career possibilities. I hope I have served the question properly, I am thinking about writing an answer to the Bright side of MS In Germany. I will surely post the link once I am done with that.
Thanks for Reading.