Germany shares borders with nine European countries, which is the largest number of border among the European Union Countries. It shares borders with :
- North = Denmark
- East = Poland and Czech Republic
- South = Austria and Switzerland (Switzerland is the only non-EU neighbor)
- Southwest = France
- West = Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands
It means that you are just in the advantageous spot to start exploring European countries
Climate and Weather
Germany has 4 distinct seasons. In general, summers are warm, winters are cold, and the seasons of spring and fall known to have the best weather.
Germany use Central European Summer Time (GMT+2). Which make Jakarta 5 hours ahead of Germany.
People in Germany and German language
Germany has population over 81 million people and is the 7th largest country in the Europe. Germans are a Germanic ethnic group. The largest ethnic group of non-German residing inside the country are Turkish. German, Austria, Lucembourg, Liechtenstein and Switzerland have German as their official language.
Transportation in Germany
German is one of the countries that put their concern about global warming and energy saving issues. Germans has a many offer for their citizen and tourist to reduce the air pollution.
U-Bahn and S-Bahn is the regular train that use to commute intercity. There is other regular train called Tram/strassenbahn and stadtbahn
Bus is one of the common choice for German people to go around. Bus station in Germany usually shown an “H” signed
Taxis are usually an option when you have to go somewhere with many belongings or when you are in the place that is out of reach from the public transportation
4. Scooter and Bicycle
Scooter and Bicycle are the transportation options that is most popular in germany. You can find a bike rental easily in Germany.
German education qualification is no joke
German graduates enjoy a high employability in the global job market because they value your professional credits on outstanding education in Germany.
Excel in technological development, social welfare and healthy economy
German is the European Union’s largest economy also one of the strongest economy in the world. It lies fourth place in the world after the US, China, and Japan. The unemployment figure for university graduates is < 2.5% and only 10 percent of graduates work in a field unrelated to what they studied
Travel around Europe on a student visa
Many students also choose to study abroad in Germany for its central location and ease of transport to neighboring countries. Non-EU international student will get the residency permit that allows them to travel visa-free in the whole Schengen Area, which makes it a great opportunity to explore europe countries.
Affordable Costs of Living and part time job
The cost of living for international students in Germany is quite affordable if you can do a good financial planning. The German law states that international students are allowed to work part-time for up to 20 hours a week. Mostly , students in Germany work as tutors, bartenders, administrative staff, etc. Beside pursuing a higher quality of education, doing a bachelor degree abroad will increase your future employability because you learn to live independently and train yourself a traits you’ll barely gain if you studying inside the country, discipline, money and time management, coping with new environment and adopt new good traits from the people in the country you choose to study in etc. Here are 5 good traits that germans possessed in general : Efficient , disciplined , hardworking , well-organized, punctual.
German language is passport to big companies all around the world
German language is the most spoken native language in the European continent and is widely spoken in the world. During your study you get exposed to German language, get international business experience with an internship, or work at a startup. Hence, not only the privilege of being a “German university graduate”, you are well-equipped to find a job after you finish your study. As we know that german companies are global leaders and have an extensive network of branches all around the world.
The safe environment and the warm people
Germanys is a safe and comfortable place to study where people are friendly, helpful and generally willing to speak English. From the latest data, Germany rank in top 2 in the world as the safest country during the pandemic outbreak.
- Visa application form
- A Valid passport
- University entrance qualification
- University confirmation of attendance
- Letter of Admission and letter from the registrar’s office
- Proof of sufficient funding
- Two passport photo
It cost EURO 850 – 1.000/month to live in Germany as an international student . An international student can do a Part time job with the salary of EURO 5-15 / hours. Upon graduation, students can apply for a 18 months Post study working visa.