Germany has broadly three types of educational institutions.
Arts, Film & Music Colleges
Advanced Technical Colleges – that offer practical diplomas.
Type of Universities-
Universities that offer degrees with a focus on research.
Technical Universities (TUs) that offer practical approach degrees (upto Doctoral level in the science and technical subjects).
Universities of Applied Sciences (Hochschule) that offer upto master degrees, similar to the Universities but with a industry-oriented practical approach. Thus, Internship semesters are an integral part of the curriculum.
Public Universities are state funded and charge little ( < 500 Euros) to no tuition fee.
Private Universities charge around 5,000+ Euros a year.
The funding for Living expenses to be shown includes rent, food, insurance, transport & entertainment. The amount being 8,640 Euros per year as required by the German Consulate in the form of a blocked account.
International students may pursue higher education in Germany either in English or in German.
English Proficiency: IELTS , TOEFL or PTE.
German Proficiency: Different courses require different levels of language proficiency. It is best to refer to the requirements of the University the student wants to study in.