How to Find your Masters
Choosing the right Masters course and location is extremely important
Course quality varies, as do costs, and how welcoming universities are for international students. The search for the perfect Masters's degree in Germany can begin with some general research on potential courses and universities. Narrowing down your choices to a handful of favorites is advisable, as this makes it much easier to apply.
The best starting point when seeking out is Master-and-More. Its site includes a comprehensive search function, listing all of the current German Masters courses. Students can search by subject or location.
The next step is to visit each university's website and check that you satisfy their admission requirements. The vast majority of courses are taught in German, so evidence of proficiency will be necessary. However, some courses are available in English. These are aimed at international students and require no German language skills.
So if you are settled in Berlin, you can easily find a course nearby. Clicking on the course name brings up a host of relevant information, including contact details, eligibility requirements, and what the course entails.
How can I get admission in Germany for a Masters?
To gain admission, students will need to meet eligibility requirements, including achieving the required academic standard at Bachelor's level. If you are coming directly from abroad, double check that your degree matches the standards requested, as this isn't always the case.
Most of this degree courses require a decent level of German, but this isn't as pronounced as it is at Bachelor's level. If you speak good English and moderate German, that may be enough. But if you don't, universities will generally fund immersive German courses as part of the application process.
The actual application process requires filling out an application form, supplying academic credentials, securing letters of recommendation, and possibly providing a CV. All of this can be handled via the Uni-Assist portal, which makes life much easier.
After that, you will need to purchase health insurance and provide evidence of financial security for your student visa. Usually, students do so by opening a "blocked account" - and Expatrio can help out here if you need assistance.
With those foundations in place, you will be able to enrol without any problems and pursue your higher education.