I did my master's from HAW Hamburg in German taught the course in Automobile engineering. Master Fahrzeugbau to be specific.
I started my study in March 2017 and was able to complete it successfully including a 1-year internship in August 2019. Before starting my study at HAW Hamburg, I had done the German language course till the C1 level and also appeared for TestDaF, DSH, and Telc C1 Hochschule exam, from which I cleared two of them, to secure my admission at HAW Hamburg.
The first semester was not that good, due to being the only non-German in the whole batch. I consider myself an extrovert, but I need some time to make connections. German classmates are happy to help, but you have to ask. It was normally about understanding the process and making a few connections, with whom you can share and work in groups. I had the advantage of getting a buddy from my batch, who helped with this stuff, with my timetable and so on stuff, also took me to some cool parties on the campus. Once my social circle was established, I was more confident with the course, I cleared 7 subjects in the first two semesters, at the end of the third semester, I started with my internship in a different city, from there I only came to Hamburg for giving my remaining exams, as in Germany you don’t have to be present in the class to give the exam. I cleared all the practical subjects plus project work in the beginning. So I was doing my internship and also gave exams for 2 subjects in the 4th semester and the 5th semester, I gave the last remaining module and also submitted my thesis to clear my master.
At HAW Hamburg I got three scholarships, later on, I was getting paid well during my internship. So financially I had no troubles throughout my master's. Professors were also supporting me if I had some trouble with the language. As HAW is an applied science university, it was more group work, presentation, report writing kind of practical work, so I didn’t have to mug up any big textbook, in some subjects you also have open book exam. So if you are attentive during the class, and do some work at home, it was not that difficult to clear the subjects.
As soon as I finished my MSc at HAW Hamburg in August 2019, I was getting many job interview calls to my application, from which I had three personal interviews, and I took one job offer where I am working as of now. I started in November 2019 as a digital engineering consultant for the automotive industry, had worked with big German automotive OEMs. It was smooth due to my language fluency, as during or at the end of my Interview I had always gotten some compliments for my German speaking skills. At my current job, I am taking management-related tasks, which is only possible due to my German skills.
MS in German taught course can be an asset for you, as you will get more chance of being in the German bubble, so you can always improve your language skills, it can be tough for a few subjects, but it won’t be impossible, as you will have the needed skills in form of your language requirements, so you would be able to clear the master as well. With these skills, you will be able to put yourself better in the job market.