Germany offers a wide range of courses to students coming from across the border. The feasible fee structure of the universities, the milieu of subjects and courses that are offered by them, good international ranking, and bright career prospect draws students globally to the German universities. The country is counted as the top provider of quality higher education to the students in Europe, and every year thousands of students flock to the country to pursue various courses in Arts field. The German universities cover a range of Arts subjects like cultural studies, German studies, interior design, history, art history, Jewish studies, library administration, documentation and archive administration, journalism and media studies, linguistic, performing arts, philosophy, visual art and so on and so forth.
Different types of educational institutions
These courses are offered by different traditional universities, universities of applied sciences, colleges of art, film and music and institutes that are supported by different religious organizations. The plus point of an Arts student in Germany is that he is allowed to do an internship related to his field of interest. Generally, the students have to go through an internship of three to six weeks. For some subjects, they are also provided with studio work that helps them to develop their skills and develop a professional expertise and healthy relationship with their mentors.
Modes of courses
Lectures, seminars, discussions exercises are part of the curriculum of the Arts courses. Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree are awarded to the students by the various institutes only after completing a fixed tenure of study. The colleges provide degree courses on subjects related to art, film and music. There is a provision of specialized degrees on various subjects.
The school leaving certificate is not enough for Indian students to gain admission in Bachelor’s degree course. They have to go through one year bridge course, to be equivalent with the educational system that is prevalent in Germany. Some educational institutes also take into consideration the TOEFL/IELTS scores. For gaining admission in Master’s degree, one has to complete Bachelor’s degree with good marks.
Student visa is a must for Indian students to study in Germany. This is valid for only 3 months. To extend their stay in the country they have to apply for a residence permit prior to the expiry of the 90 days.This is valid for two years, after which it has to be renewed. The students have to submit a copy of student visa, residence permit, enrolment certificate, details of their finances for one year and also documents regarding their health insurance to the concerned authority.
The fee charged by the universities for both Bachelors and Masters degree courses is very less. The students are charges semester wise. The students have to take care of their travel and living expenses.
Through EU Blue Card and the new permit of access to unlimited work, the government of Germany has given the Indian students opportunity to find a job. They are also allowed to stay in the country for 18 months after the completion of the course to explore job opportunities.
Proficiency in German is essential during the degree courses, especially during internship. The students have to clear TestDaf examination to enahnce their aptitude in the language. To prove your skills in English, TOEFL scores plays an important role.
Part time job
The Indian students are allowed to work without a work permit. In a year, they are allowed 120 full days or 240 half days of work.