Why Study Medicine in Germany?
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometers (137,847 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is the major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields.
Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the center of the Protestant Reformation. Germany has the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth-largest by purchasing power parity. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is the second-largest exporter and third-largest importer of goods. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living, featuring comprehensive social security that includes the world’s oldest universal health care system. Germany was a founding member of the European Community in 1957, which became the EU in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area and has been a member of the eurozone since 1999. Germany is a great power and is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20, the OECD and the Council of Europe.
Advantages of Studying in Germany.
- Free higher education for foreign nationals (Literally NO tuition fees) *
- Low Cost of Living
- Easy to earn a Master’s degree
- Developed economy & leading academic degree
- Students have a brighter future and a broader space for development.
- Excellent research opportunity
- Internationally recognized universities
- The close link between theory and practice
- Scholarships for highly qualified students
- First class service to international students
- Best Technology & International Degree
- The flexibility of the Course Duration
- Strategic University Locations
- World-Class Facilities
- Excellent Job opportunities
- 20 hrs job during study
The Education System In Germany.
Before the period of compulsory schooling begins, 3 to 6-year-old children in Germany have the opportunity to attend pre-school institutions. Unlike schools, pre-school education is not free. The infants are not given formal instruction; instead, their development and relations with other children are fostered through play. Attendance at Kindergarten is totally voluntary. Although, since 1996, every child has had the right to a place in a Kindergarten, there is still a clear shortfall of places.
Primary Level (Grundschule)
Normally, schooling for all children begins at the age of six in the first year of a Grundschule. Children attend the Grundschule for 4 years (6 in Berlin and Brandenburg), during which time they learn to read, write and to do arithmetic. In addition, teachers also offer some basic instruction in social science, history, geography, biology, physics, and chemistry. Pupils can try out their creative powers in music, art, and craft lessons. Sport also forms part of the curriculum at the Grundschule. The teaching of foreign languages, which used to take place exclusively in secondary schools, is now also being offered at more and more primary schools.
Secondary Level I can consist of any of the following: Hauptschule(grades 5-9 or 10*), the Realschule (grades 5-10), Gymnasium(grades 5-10) and the Sonderschule (Special School). Most students are taught English at Secondary Level I. When they finish Secondary level I, pupils sit the Mittlere Reife examination, which entitles them to start vocational training, to go to a vocational school at Secondary Level II or to attend a Gymnasium. *The German ‘grades’ are different from the ‘years’ in England and Wales.
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES IN GERMANY.
There are currently 387 universities in Germany with a combined student population of approximately 2.4 million. Of these, 110 are universities or similar institutions, 221 are universities of applied sciences (in German ‘Fachhochschulen’) and 56 are colleges of art or music. Higher Education Institutions are either state or state-recognized institutions. In their operations, including the organization of studies and the designation and award of degrees, they are both subject to higher education legislation.
Universities including various specialized institutions offer a whole range of academic disciplines. In the German tradition, universities focus in particular on basic research so that advanced stages of study have mainly theoretical orientation and research-oriented components.
Universities have the right to confer doctoral degrees and cater to the education and training of the next generation of academics. Universities of applied sciences concentrate their study programs in engineering and other technical disciplines, business-related studies, social work, and design areas. The common mission of applied research and development implies a distinct application-oriented focus and professional character of studies, which include integrated and supervised work assignments in industry, enterprises or other relevant institutions. Almost a third of students attend universities of applied sciences.