Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses are popular choices amongst Indian students looking at studying abroad. Lucrative career options and hefty pay cheques play an important role in making these courses a favorite choice amongst study abroad applicants.
While you may already know that the study abroad destinations like US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand are top-ranked choices for international students, what you may not know is that Germany is getting a lot of attention as a study abroad destination in the recent past. International students in large numbers have started looking at Germany as their future study destination in order to pursue STEM courses. The reasons for the same are listed below:
1. The Choice of Study Destination
Out of 396 recognized educational institutions in this country, there is a whopping number of 215 universities that specialize in offering courses related to applied science. The prospective study abroad students, therefore, get abundant choices for studying the course of their interest in their chosen study destination.
For international students interested in pursuing Engineering and related courses, there are a vast number of scholarships available for them including Bilateral Exchange of Academics, DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme and Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships.
Pursuing a STEM course in a foreign country involves a huge amount of money and it might not be possible for every study abroad applicant to bear the huge expenses that are involved in his/ her study abroad journey. But it doesn’t mean that students have to give up on their dreams of studying abroad and getting themselves exposed to quality education. By studying abroad in Germany, the students get a multitude of benefits as the public higher education in this country is not only tuition-free and inexpensive but also high quality and research-based with a complete focus on the practical system of education.
4. Medium of Instruction
A major concern for Indian students planning to study in German universities is that courses at these universities are taught majorly in German language. The good news, however, is that STEM programs offered at German universities are taught in the English language exclusively for international students. Thus, the prospective study abroad applicants don’t have to worry a bit about the medium of instruction being followed in their future study destination.
5. Career Prospects
Germany, as a country, is famous worldwide for its manufacturing capabilities along with the investments made by it in the field of technology and research. Thus, the demand for STEM experts always remains high in this country and they are, therefore, offered alluring job opportunities. The international students pursuing STEM courses in Germany are also exposed to bright future prospects. Even more, the international students are allowed to work for 120 full days in a year in this study destination. They may, therefore, make a great use of the interesting career opportunities that are available for them.