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- FAQs: What does it cost to study in Germany? - Summer-Courses in Germany - English-Taught Programmes in European Higher Education. The Picture in 2007 - German Summer Academies - International Degree Courses - Continuing Development of the International Max Planck Research Schools - Upcoming Events - Past Events - Other Events FAQs: What does it cost to study in Germany? Tuition fees used to be unknown in Germany until some years ago. But the situation has changed over recent years. Now, a steadily growing number of the 16 federal German states charge tuition fees for undergraduate and graduate degree courses in state universities. That means that depending on your federal state and university, you have to reckon with fees of around 500 euros per semester. (Please note that fees at private institutions or special study programs can be considerably higher). All in all you should calculate around 650 Euros per month for studying and living in Germany. How do I calculate my budget? living costs (around 450/monthly) the semester fee (once per semester, around 80€/semester) expenses for study materials and excursions - as needed (100-200€/semester) health insurance contributions (around 50 €/monthly) tuition fees (500 €once per semester: not at all universities and not in all programmes). Living costs: In the average German students spend around one third of their monthly budget on rental (200 – 250 €). However, prices differ substantially between town and country and between the old states of western Germany and the new states of eastern Germany . University restaurants and cafés offer very reasonable prices for meals. Semester contributions: The semester fee is due each semester. You have to pay it on time whenever you register or matriculate and each time you re-registration (which you are required to do at the start of each semester). If you miss the payment date, you will have to pay a late-payment fee or may even be struck off the university registry (exmatrikuliert). Depending on your institution and your federal state, the semester contributions can amount to between 50 and 250 euros. The fees collected can be used to pay for university administration services (e.g. registration and re-registration), student services and the Student Council. At some universities, the fee includes the costs of the semester ticket. The semester ticket is really useful, because it allows you to use all public transport in and around your university town without having to pay any extra. So, remember that semester fees are not identical with tuition fees. Additional study materials: How much you spend on study materials and excursions will depend strongly on what subject(s) you are studying. Many subjects only require you to buy books. Although the university libraries do essentially hold the key textbooks for you to use, important standard works can often not be taken out on loan and can often only be read in the (reference) library. If you are studying one of the very popular subjects (for example, business administration or law), you will have to reckon with longer waiting times before you can borrow a book. So, it may make sense to buy the specialist books and literature that are important to you. You can buy many books second hand at reasonable prices, for example, via offers posted on the notice board in your faculty or in a second-hand bookshop. On average, you should reckon with costs of around 100-200 euros per semester for books. Health insurance Students: All students are obliged to have health insurance. This means that the statutory (public) health insurance fund has to insure students up to 30 years at favorable student rates. Statutory health insurance premiums for students lie at around 280 euros per semester. You must pay the sum to the health insurance carrier before you register at your institution. If you are older than 30 years of age when you enter Germany, you must make sure that you insure yourself with a private health insurance company. Participants of pre-study language courses: If you belong to this group, you must take out private health insurance. To help with such cases, the Association of German Student Services Organizations has reached a special agreement with a private insurance company: insurance costs around 40 euros per month for men and around 80 euros per month for women. If you start a degree programme after finishing the language course (and are younger than 30 years of age), you can then switch to the statutory health insurance. Summer-Courses in Germany From July – September, many higher education institutions offer international summer courses for foreign students. · Intensive German Language Courses, June – August 2008, interDaF Universität Leipzig, http://www.uni-leipzig.de/interdaf · Intensive Courses German for Academic and Professional Purposes, June – September 2008, Institut für Internationale Kommunikation (IIK), http://www.iik-duesseldorf.de · International Summer Course, 28 July – 22 August 2008, and Prep Course German for University Studies, 1 – 26 September 2008, Christian Albrechts- Universität zu Kiel, http://www.uni-kiel.de/international · Bucerius Summer Programme in International Business Law, 20 July – 16 August 2008, Bucerius Law School, http://www.law-school.de/summerprogram.html · International Summer Language Courses, July – September 2008, Universität Bremen, http://www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de/1415.0.html · International Summer School Courses, July – September 2008, Hochschule Bremen, http://www.ifk-bremen.de · Summer University for the Study of Intercultural German, August – September 2008, Institut für Internationale Kommunikation und Auswärtige Kulturarbeit in c o-operation with Universität Bayreuth, http://www.iik-bayreuth.de · 16 th International Summer Language School, 18 August – 15 September 2008, Fachhochschule Osnabrück, http://www.io.fh-osnabrueck.de/german_language.html English-Taught Programmes in European Higher Education. The Picture in 2007. Wächter, Bernd & Maiworm, Friedhelm, International students have long favoured Anglophone countries as study destinations. And it goes without saying that the role of English as the lingua franca has been instrumental in attracting foreign students. In the last years of the past century, continental European higher education institutions started to teach in English, too, seeking to overcome their linguistic drawback. According to this new study published by the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), there are more English-language programs taught in Europe than ever. The number of these programs has tripled in the last five years. The ACA, a Brussels-based higher education think thank, conducted surveys of about 2,200 higher education institutions in 27 non-English-speaking European countries, and found that the Netherlands, Finland and other Nordic countries lead with the most English-language programs, mostly in the fields of engineering and business, and at the Master level. There are fewer English-language programs in southern European countries. English-language degree programs in Germany see: Graduate Undergraduate German Summer Academies Hong Kong and Macau students and early-stage researchers interested in German Summer Academies can find an excellent choice in the new booklet published by DAAD. The chosen academies are designed to compete successfully with the best summer schools worldwide. These Summer Academies showcase and provide insights into selected German Research Institutions, and so enable participants to establish useful contacts with university professors. The new brochure provides information on 23 summer academies e.g. “Physics of Functional Micro- and Nanostructures”, “Mathematic Modelling and Simulation of Technical Processes”, “The Use and Abuse of Power. Cultures of Corruption in the Modern World”; “Energy and the Environment”; “The Liszt School of Music Weimar – Weimar Master Classes” For more information, please contact us. International Degree Courses Here are some examples. For the complete list of the IDP Programmes, please visit the DAAD website. · MBA in International Industrial Management, M Engineering in Automotive Systems, M Engineering in Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, Hochschule Esslingen http://www.hs-esslingen.de · Combined MSc (Engineering) and MBA programmes, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in co-operation with Northern Institute of Technology Management. Scholarships available! http://www.tu-harburg.de http://www.nithh.de · Master/MBA in International Business and Economics – China Focus, International Centre for Graduate Studies, Universität Hamburg http://www.icgs.de · Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus http://www.tu-cottbus.de · International PhD programmes in Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences, Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Scholarships available! http://www.ggnb.uni-goettingen.de · International Master of Science in Global Production Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin http://www.gpe.tu-berlin.de · Master of Science in Renewable Energy Management, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, http://www.rem.uni-freiburg.de · International Business Dual Degree Programme, School of International Business, Hochschule Reutlingen http://www.sib.reutlingen-university.de · Joint European Master Programmes in Materials Science (EMMS), Global Innovation Management (GIM) and Environmental Studies (JEMES), Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in co-operation with various European HEIs http://www.tuhh.de http://emms.web.ua.pt http://www.globalinnovationmanagement.org http://www.tuhh.de/jemes · Master of Arts in East European Studies (EES) online and Master of Arts in International Relations online, Freie Universität Berlin http://www.global-politics.org http://www.ir-online.org · Master of Business Administration in Logistics Management, Kühne School of Logistics and Management http://www.kuehneschool.de · Master of Science in Urban Agglomerations, Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main http://www.urban-agglomerations.eu Continuing Development of the International Max Planck Research Schools The Max Planck Society and the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK, German Rectors’ Conference) have agreed to provide the successful model of International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) with an even clearer profile. In the future, Max Planck Scientists and researchers will be more closely integrated into the teaching and examination procedures. This aims at making the performance and achievement of each partner more transparent and at strengthening co-operation in the funding and promotion of young scientists and researchers. The IMPRS are centres of scientific excellence in innovative and interdisciplinary research. Forty-nine IMPRS have already been established, involving co-operation between Max Planck Institutes and higher education institutions. They offer especially gifted students from Germany and abroad the possibility to work towards their PhD in a structured programme providing excellent research conditions, with grants for up to three years. The doctoral students work in areas such as molecular biology, the neurosciences, computer science, demography, law, plasma physics and polymer research. The IMPRS have a strong focus on international co-operation and strive to attract international PhD students to Germany . The students can do their PhD exam either at a German university or at their home university. In the following newsletters, DAAD Information Centre Hong Kong will give you some more information about International Research Centers in Germany. For more information about IMPRS, please press here Information Desk on "Study and Research in Germany" in the event "Leadership without Borders 2008" Date: 23-25 April 2008 Time: 10am-4pm Venue: FJ Podium, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong Please come to visit the joint booth of German Consulate and DAAD. A talk about "Leaderships in Germany and Europe" will be held on, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 at 2:30pm by Dr Roland Vogt, DAAD, HKU Talk on "Study and Research in Germany" by Dr Sylvia Brandt Date: Friday, 29 April 2008 Time: 4-5pm Venue: G 5314, 5/F Academic Building,The City University of Hong Kong Talk and Counselling Session on "Study and Research in Germany" Date: Saturaday, 30 April 2008 Time: 6-8pm Venue: A 102, Administrative Building, University of Macau, Macau DAAD offers a short introduction on study and research in Germany followed by individual and group counselling sessions for university students in Macau. Study Abroad in Germany , Pre-departure Briefing and Party Date: Wednesday, 4 June 2008 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Venue: Conference Room / Munich, Goethe Institute, 14/F, HK Arts Centre, Harbour Road, Wan Chai All students who are going on exchange are very much invited to join our briefing session. You can meet and talk to students who have been in Germany and get information about living and study in Germany. Refreshment will be served. 5000 Visit the European Higher Education Fair 2008 in Hong Kong - Strong Interest in German Higher Education persists Date: Saturday,15 March - Sunday,16 March 2008 Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (on both days) Venue: Exhibition Gallery 1-5, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causway Road, Causway Bay, Hong Kong Nearly five thousand visitors were counted at the European Higher Education Fair hold on March 15 th and 16 th in the Central Library in Causeway Bay . 45 universities and higher Education institutions from 12 European Countries presented their study and degree programmes, provided information on language and admission requirements, living costs, conditions and tuition fees in Europe. English-language study programmes – especially tailored for the needs of international students – were prominently displayed throughout the fair. The interest in German Higher Education was strong. At the DAAD booth alone nearly 640 visitors asked for more detailed information about study, reasearch and living in Germany . For more Information, please click the homepage of EHEF 2008 HK EHEF Lucky Draw 2008 Date: Friday, 11 April 2008 Time: 5:00pm Venue: Office of the European Commission HK and Macau, 19/F, St. John's Building, 33 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong The after fair Lucky Draw of 12th European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2008 was successfully held in Office of the European Commission HK and Macau on 11 April. Four of the visitors luckily won the flight tickets to Europe sponsored by Lufhansa Airline, Swiss Air and Air France. "German Week" in the Hong Kong Baptist University Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2008 Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Venue: 5/F, Fong Shu Chuen Library, Hong Kong Baptist University During the "German Week", DAAD offered students an insight look on Germany as a research and study destination. Education Expo Macau 2008 Date: Saturday-Sunday, 19 - 20 April 2008 Time: Saturday (19 April): 10am - 7pm & Sunday (20 April): 11am - 6pm Venue: Booth C 04, Hall 2, Macau Fisherman's Wharf Convention and Exhibition Center, Avenida da Amizade e Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau On 19 and 20 April 2008, the second Macau Education Expo was sucessfully held at Macau Fisherman's Wharf Convention and Exhibition Center. It was the region's only free event focusing on all aspects of education, learning and professional development. The Education Expo attracts nearly 20,000 visitors each year. The DAAD booth was also there to provide students information about study, reasearch and living in Germany . The official website Two Days in Europe ... seen through the eyes of German film directors Eight German movies will be shown on 26 and 27 April 2008 in the Broadwaytheque. All films are in German with English subtitles. 26 April (Sat) 2:00 pm Enlightenment guaranteed 109 min 5:50 pm Schultze gets the Blues 114 min 7:55 pm I often think of Piroschka 96 min 9:45 pm Snowland 142 min 27 April (Sun) 2:20 pm Schultze gets the Blues 114 min 4:25 pm And along come Tourists 85 min 6:00 PM Enlightenment guaranteed 109 min 8:00 pm Marseille 94 min Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 2008 Venue: Broadway Cinematheque Ticket price: HK$ 40/44/55 Tickets available at the Broadway Cinematheque and at http://www.cinema.com.hk >> I have changed my e-mail address. >> I want to stop the subscribtion. If you have any questions concerning the above, please do not hesitate to contact us! Thank you! Dr Sylvia Brandt DAAD-Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau RM 933, 9/F, David C. Lam Building, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong Tel: (852) 3411 5326 / 2142 Fax: (852) 3411 2749 Email: email@example.com Website: http://ic.daad.de/hongkong/ Consultation Hours at our DAAD Office each Monday 6-8 pm and Tuesday 9-11 am (no appointment required) or by appointment Mon - Fri The DAAD Information Centre is closed on public holidays of the Hong Kong SAR. We also hold monthly consultation in the Goethe Institute (Wanchai, HK Arts Centre) every first Monday 7-8pm.
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