Do I need to know German to study in Germany?

by XL P. Educational Consultant

Germany is one of the largest economies in the world. The European nation has always been at the epicenter of innovation and progress. It is home to the biggest technological and automotive companies in the world, thereby opening up employment opportunities in various sectors of the economy. Engineering and courses in Science in German universities continue to be highly sought after by international students.


Germany is also well renowned for its diverse culture which offers the students a holistic learning experience. For those who wish to study in Europe, Germany is an obvious choice as it is one of the most powerful nations in the European Union.


The allure of Germany is accentuated by the low tuition fee of German universities. In some cases, the fee is 100% subsidised. That is down to the fact that universities in Germany come under the jurisdiction of the government.


However, the language of instruction at most universities in Germany is German. Therefore, all students undertaking a German-taught program must demonstrate a firm knowledge of the language, either by means of a language test or by taking a preparatory course. Accepted proficiency tests are the DSH (German Language University Entrance Examination for International Applicants), TestDaF (Test of German as a Foreign Language), GDS (Goethe Institut German Language Diploma) and the DSD (German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs, Level II).


Nowadays, more and more courses in Germany are being taught in English too, especially at the postgraduate level. In that case, knowledge of German is not necessary, but the student will have to give an English language exam like IELTS or TOEFL.


XL Pathfinders houses a specialist team as overseas education consultants for Germany. The dedicated team of trainers, consultants, counsellors, and mentors help transform the tedious task of applying to a top university an easy and manageable procedure. Our team of overseas education consultants for Germany have experienced themselves the travails associated with going to study in Germany and are thus best placed to impart expert guidance on the process.


With the assistance of XL Pathfinders, you can be assured of completing your undergraduate studies from top study abroad institutes in Germany.

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