4 Best Universities in Germany For Indian Students in STEM Field

    Updated on: 11 Aug 2022


    For an economy to develop, a pool of professionals qualified in specific fields is necessary. Three of these fields are technology, manufacturing, and research. It signifies that career opportunities in these segments will constantly be present, especially in current times where major disruptions in the economy are occurring. It also indicates that availing education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, i.e., STEM will continuously be in demand. 
    In simpler words, the requirement of skilled workers makes it necessary to create STEM graduates and postgraduates. Today, we are going to explore some of the best Universities in Germany for Master’s or bachelor’s degrees in the STEM field.

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    Encouraging Studies in MINT - The Top Universities In Germany

    In Deutschland, STEM is known by the acronym MINT, and it stands for Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft und Technik
    The myth that Germany only teaches in its native tongue is just that – untrue. In Mathematics and Natural Sciences alone, there are 2500 courses in English, that means for an Indian student, Germany is an excellent choice to study. 
    Another motive to pick one of the top universities in Germany for MS or bachelors in engineering or any other course is the lucrative option to learn multiple MINT (STEM) subjects, simultaneously. By choosing to get your higher education here,  you’ll have the option to study several subjects and attain an interdisciplinary degree.
    Moreover, the schools in the Land of Opportunities and Innovation are ranked very high globally. In subjects of Engineering and Technology, three universities rank among the top 50 globally, as per QS - 2020.

    • The Technical University of Munich is at 25th rank 
    • RWTH Aachen University is at 51st rank
    • TU Berlin is at 45th rank

     

    The Finest Colleges & Part Of Prestigious TU9 Alliance

    Established in 2003, TU9 is a renowned society of the nine most notable institutes of technology in Germany. The four Top German Universities for STEM are all part of it -TU Munich, TU Berlin, RWTH Aachen, and KIT. Out of these four, the Excellence Initiative selected three of them in varying periods. The initiative is an acclaimed collaboration between the esteemed German Research Foundation and the German Council of Science and Humanities. It is meant to “promote top-level research and to improve the quality of German universities.”

     

    University Name

      QS World Ranking  

    Cost (Tuition fees)

    Average Salary After Graduating

    Technical University of Munich (TUM)

    50

    520 Euros (2-years)

    60,000 Euros - Master of Computer Science
    51,966 Euros - Bachelor of Engineering

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    131

    6616 Euros (2-years)

    49,480 Euros - Master of Science
    48,277 Euros - Bachelor of Science

    RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

    145

    Free tuition, 504 Euros administrative fees

    67,000 Euros - Master of Science
    55,000 Euros - Bachelor of Engineering

      Technical University of Berlin (TU - Berlin)   

    148

    20,000 Euros (2-years)

    99,000 Euros - Master of Science
      73,000 Euros - IT and Software development  

    1. Technical University of Munich

    • German Name: Technische Universität München
    • Commonly known as TUM
    • QS Top Rank: 28th for Natural Sciences
    • Current Global University Rank by QS: 50th 

     

    Located in Munich with campuses in other places too, the college is known as the alma mater for over a dozen Nobel Laureates and Leibniz Prize holders. One of the public universities in Germany, there is free tuition, and a student merely has to pay a basic tuition charge of 520 Euros for two years. The only real expense to be borne would be the cost of living which comes around €9,400.

    The average remuneration a graduate of the school may receive is:

    • €60,000 after Master of Computer Science
    • €51,966 after Bachelor of Engineering

    2. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology      

    • German Name: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    • Commonly known as KIT
    • QS Top Rank: 42 for Physics
    • Current Global University Rank by QS: 131

     

    Located in the city it is named after, KIT is one of the biggest research institutes in Germany. It is recognized as the hub for genius inventors and applauded entrepreneurs, two well-known names among them are - the founder of the conglomerate SAP and the founder and engineer of the Benz motorcar. The cost of studying here comes out to 9000 euros for living expenses and 6616 euros as tuition fee for two years.


    The average salary a graduate of the school may receive is:

    • €49,480 after Master of Science
    • €48,277 after Bachelor of Science

    3. RWTH Aachen University    

    • German Name: Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
    • Commonly known as RWTH Aachen
    • QS Top Rank: 45 for mineral and mining
    • Current Global University Rank by QS: 148th 

     

    The prize for the largest university in Germany goes to RWTH Aachen. It has over 140 programs and is known across the country as the place to study engineering. It makes for a worthwhile option for international students because it is another tuition-free college. Besides the minimal charge of €504, a person will only have to bear two years of living expenses, which are around €8500.


    The typical wage an RWTH Aachen graduate may receive is:

    • €67,000 after Master of Science
    • €55,000 after Bachelor of Engineering

    4. Technical University of Berlin    

    • German Name: Technische Universität Berlin
    • Commonly known as TU Berlin
    • QS Top Rank: 47th for Engineering and Technology
    • Current Global University Rank by QS: 147th 

     

    Another college established at its namesake, its tuition fee for two years is 20,000 Euros while the cost of living in Berlin is near €7600. It has the highest population of international scholars in the country.


    The average compensation a graduate of the school may receive is:

    • € 99,000 after Master of Science
    • € 73,000 after a degree in IT and Software Development
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    Germany - Driven By Manufacturing & Its Students

    There were 2,65,484 total international students in the country in the year of 2018. Out of this, 15,308 were Indians. The top fields of study sought by overseas students are Engineering, Business & Management, and Mathematics. Computer Sciences comes in fourth and Life Sciences at 5th.

    1. Inbound Students by Field of Study

    • Engineering 68,310
    • Business & Management 42,036
    • Humanities 30,351
    • Mathematics & Computer Sciences 27,171
    • Physical & Life Science 22,634

     

    2. Inbound Students by Academic Level

    • Undergraduate Degree/Qualification 96,877
    • (Post-) Graduate Degree/Qualification 141,473

     

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    Why is Germany a top-choice of International students?

    Why such a high number of inbound students? In a large part of the world, Germany is known for its capabilities in manufacturing. The low cost of quality higher education, excellent scholarship programs for engineering, the top ranking of Engineering institutes, post-study work opportunities, and Germany, being one of the few non-English speaking countries that offer engineering & technology courses in the English language makes it a popular choice for Indian students.
    It has done so by investing in applied technology and promoting advanced research at higher education levels. TU9 is a quintessential example of it. This is the reason why Germany makes an ideal country to study abroad, particularly in STEM. Moreover, the demand for qualified & skilled people in Germany in these segments is going to stay high which ensures colossal possibilities for gainful employment.

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