Don’t Waste Time! Apply to German Universities Before Application Deadlines

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Where do you plan to do your Masters? In Germany!

This is an answer that’s increasingly becoming common among students who wish to pursue masters from a foreign country. The number of Indian students pursuing education in Germany has increased from 3516 in 2008-09 to 11860 in 2014-15. This shows that apart from USA and UK, Germany is now becoming one of the top priorities for students to pursue their masters. The credit can be given to the no tuition fee policy in Germany and the excellent career opportunities that are available for students after their studies in Germany. The universities in Germany are ranked among the top universities in the world and offer various programmes in cutting edge research. Requirements and application deadlines can vary from university to university.

To be part of this world class institutions is a once in a life time opportunity. The universities usually have two intakes in a year – summer and winter. The deadlines for these vary according to your chosen university. When you decide to study in Germany the first step is to choose the right German university for you. There are more than 18000 courses offered at German universities in all imaginable fields. Isn’t that interesting?

Once you have chosen your university the next step would be applying to German universities. Some universities in Germany have restricted admissions (NC) i.e. there are some additional criteria for admission that are to be met by students for gaining admission to some courses of study. The rules for NC might change every semester, so make sure to check whether your chosen course or university has one. The university application deadlines for the open courses and the other courses (NC) differ according to the university guidelines.

Top universities in Germany with application deadlines:

Name of UniversityDeadline – Winter SemesterDeadline – Summer Semester
RWTH Aachen University1st March
Restricted Admission – 15th July
1st September
Restricted Admission – 15th January
Technical University of Munich1st April – 31st May1st November – 31st December
University of Stuttgart15th July15 January
Technical University of Darmstadt15th July
Admission to Preparatory course (Studienkolleg) – 15th April
15th January
Admission to Preparatory course (Studienkolleg) – 15th October
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology15th July
Exchange students – 1st June
15th January
Exchange students – 1st December
Technical University of Berlin1st December – 15th January-
Technical university of Braunschweig15th April15th October
Technical university of Dresden1st April – 31st May1st October – 30th November
Technical University of Chemnitz16th September
Restricted Admission – 15th July
18th March
Restricted Admission – 15th January
University of Duisburg-Essen15th July15th January
Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg31st MarchNo summer semester for Master’s degree programmes for International students
Technical University Kaiserlautern30th April31st October

Keep In Mind:

You need to send the hard copies of your documents to the chosen universities after you fill the online application form. The hard copies of your application form and the important documents should reach the university before the above mentioned deadlines. So make sure to fill the online application form in advance and then send the documents within the deadline. The universities usually reply within a week of receipt of your documents.