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Two major types of scholarships to study in Germany are: DAAD (http://www.daad.de/en/index.html) and ERASMUS MUNDUS (http://ec.europa.eu/education/external- … c72_en.htm)
For DAAD, you may have to study first year of M.Sc. in Germany and last year in any third world country (Chili, Philippine, etc.). You may have to sign bond mentioning that you are legally obliged to return to Bangladesh after completing your study. For Erasmus, you have to study in two different European countries. Here no bond-signing is required.
My feedback: I have seen CSE students usually get Erasmus scholarships. Students from URP, IPE also got DAAD scholarships. I have heard very few students of EEE getting DAAD/Erasmus scholarship. The probability of getting these scholarships is low.
No “fund” sort of thing is available here in Germany. Only few students get some scholarships after completing their first semester here. But the probability is very low.
No “RA/TA” sort of thing is available here in Germany. Students can try for Hiwi –which means “student assistantship” in University Research-institutes or in any company. You can work maximum 19 hours a week and you can get ~ 8-11 Euro per hour. But getting these Hiwi job depends on the University and city.
My feedback: In the old East German side it is difficult to get Hiwi jobs. In West German big cities like Munich, Stuttgart or Berlin, probability of getting Hiwi job is high. But universities in little cities (of West German side), you may have to wait more than 6 months (or less) to get a Hiwi job.
German universities do not put high requirements on GRE/TOEFL/IELTS. Most universities are happy with only IELTS (min. 6.5) or TOEFL (min. 90). Few universities may request you for a GRE (~1100). But mostly it’s not mandatory.
Many German universities are now taking only 193 Euro per semester (social fee) and not any semester fee. The reason is there is a recent court decision in one province (North-Rhine-Westphalia). Please check the university web-sites or send an email to the admission office for further detail.
In big cities (like Munich), the average cost ~450 Euro/per month (including medical/health insurance, house rent, transport, food, semester fee, etc.). In little cities (like Aachen), the average cost ~280 Euro/per month. So its very cheap to manage your costs if you have a Hiwi job. You can go anywhere in your province by train/bus for free using your semester ID card- which includes transport pass.
Overall education system is “rigid” in Germany. Here marking system is rigid. Students fail easily. There is no “assignments/report/class test/mid-term exam”. You have to pass in only one final exam and that is truly difficult. The exams are full of unseen questions.
Required language proficiency:
All international M.Sc. courses are totally in English. If you live in big cities, you can manage with English for your day-today works. But if you live in small cities/East German cities, you may find it difficult without knowledge on German. Moreover, if you want to build your career here in Germany, you have to learn German.
My feedback: If you are determined about Germany, then you should get admitted in German language course and complete up to A2 level. You can go to Goethe institute in Dhaka for further details.
Students who are determined to work hard for their higher studies, they can choose Germany. If the objective is to enjoy life while studying/earn some extra money, Germany may become a wrong destination.