Planning to pursue your higher studies in Germany? Well, you are in for some pleasant surprises! Germany is a place well known for its happening atmosphere and a planned trip to this place can also save you lot of money. As no student hits his/her study destination on whims and fancies, it is immaterial to underline the importance of a sound plan of action for the entire stay in Germany.
Unlike many other European countries, Germany proves to be a cost effective place for Indians to reside and complete their higher studies. The main heads in an expenditure chart are-
- Basic living such as house rent, food, travel and others such as telephone, TV and entertainment
You may set aside 350 euros for house rent. This amount may be less if you stay in a less expensive city. The student halls of residence or the shared flat system are some of the options available at your disposal in Germany.
Being a student in Germany, you can avail several discounts. The student status makes it convenient for the keen learners from different countries to visit places such as museums, swimming pools, cinema halls, theatres and other places of cultural importance at discounted rates. Hence, there is no end to exotic entertaining experiences in Germany!
- Tuition/Course/Semester fees
The tuition fees is low to negligible for the state supported education programme for Bachelors and masters courses unlike the private institutions where the course fees is high. It varies from university to university.
The travel will be cheaper for you in Germany if you are in a semester system of education. You just have to show your ID also called semester ticket to avail discount for around 6 months not just in your town but also around it.
- Health Insurance
It is good to secure a health insurance plan as soon as you reach Germany. This will equip you to take care of any unforeseen circumstances in the health area. You can set aside 80 euros for an above average insurance plan available for students here.
The lifestyle in Germany includes not just exercising liberty in one’s chosen field of study but also unleashing the true potential of one’s mind to design a beautiful experience in multiple ways.