Winter Intake in Germany

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Overview

Germany is the most popular country in Europe due to its rich student culture, world-famous universities, and research organizations. The country is an excellent destination to study and explore prospects. Every year, many students go to study in Germany for a better future.

So, if you are one of those who are thinking about studying in Germany, then you should know which intake is best for you.

Germany has two intakes; summer intake (April) and winter intake (September/ October). Although both are good to study, but if you want to go in 2024, you should apply for the Germany Winter Intake. The summer intake process in Germany for 2024 has stopped.

Read on to explore the opportunities for Germany’s Winter Intake.

Germany Winter Intake

Winter in Germany is an unforgettable experience, with its vibrant beer halls, charming holiday markets, and distinctive Christmas street decor. Also, it opens up various career opportunities in different fields. Furthermore, education in Germany becomes affordable with the plethora of scholarship offerings available to international students.

Check out the essential highlights of the winter intake, which will help you understand why it is more favourable for international students.

  • All the universities allow students in winter intake to study in Germany.

  • There are many courses available for international students: Masters, Bachelors, Certificate Courses, Diploma courses, PhDs, etc.

  • You can apply for jobs in different fields.

  • There are many scholarships provided by German institutes that could add up to make education affordable for all.

Deadline for Germany Winter Intake

If you have decided that you are going to Germany for higher education, you should start preparing well in advance.

Firstly, you could make a note of all the deadlines for the winter intake to complete your entire admission process on time.

Germany Winter Intake Deadline 2024 Actions Taken by the Students
Dec to Feb Apply for English proficiency exams necessary to study at your desired institution.
Feb to March Ready all the documents such as SOPs, LORs, and other required documents which are necessary to get admissions.
March to May Apply to universities as soon as possible and be ready for the personal interview and video interview.
May to July Once you get the offer letter from the university, apply for the visa.

Note – Arrive in Germany at least one month before the semester starts so that you have enough time to find suitable accommodation and know your way around German culture.

Universities for Winter Intake in Germany

Once you have gathered all the necessary information to get admission, it is important to list down the universities you wish to apply to.

Choosing the best university to study abroad can be a difficult process. Let us help you with some options.

Universities Name Courses
Technical University of Munich

Architecture

Chemistry

Computer Science

Construction Geo Environment

Aviation, Space Travel and Geodesy

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mathematics

Physics

Sports and Health Sciences

Economics

Medicine

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Catholic Theology

Protestant Theology

Law

Business Administration – Munich School of Management

Economics

Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

History and the Arts

Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and the Study of Religion

Psychology and Educational Sciences

Mathematics, Informatics, and Statistics

Study of Culture

Languages and Literature

Social Sciences

Physics

Biology

Chemistry and Pharmacy

Geosciences

Biosciences

Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

Biosciences

Chemistry and Earth Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

Physics and Astronomy

Behavioural and Cultural Studies

Economics and Social Sciences

Law

Modern Languages

Philosophy

Physics and Astronomy

Theology

Medicine

Humboldt University of Berlin

Law

Culture, Social Sciences, and Education

Life Sciences

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Philosophy

Linguistics and Literature

Theology

Business and Economics

Medicine (with a joint institution)

KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Architecture

Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences

Chemistry and Biosciences

Chemical and Process Engineering

Humanities and Social Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Economics and Management

Physics

Informatics

Mathematics

University of Berlin

Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy

Earth Sciences

Education and Psychology

History and Cultural Studies

Law

Mathematics and Computer Science

Philosophy and Humanities

Physics

Political and Social Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

Business and Economics

Medicine (with a joint institution)

RWTH Aachen University

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences

Architecture

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Georesources and Materials Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Arts and Humanities

School of Business and Economics

Medicine

Berlin Institute of Technology

Humanities and Education

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Process Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Traffic and Machine Systems

Planning Building Environment

Economics and Management

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

Protestant Theology

Catholic Theology

Law

Philosophy

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Medical School

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Theology

Law

Economics and Behavioral Sciences

Humanities

Philology

Biology

Mathematics and Physics

Chemistry and Pharmacy

Medicine

Environment and Natural Resources

Engineering

How to Apply to German Universities

So have you made your pick? Now start applying to your selected universities by following our guide.

Step 1 - Review the eligibility criteria and check the required documents for all your shortlisted universities.

Step 2 - Collect all necessary documents required to submit to the universities and get an English proficiency test certificate.

Step 3 - Now, apply to all of the institutions you've chosen. You can discuss this with our Overseas Counsellors.

Step 4 - Wait for a response from the universities; usually their response will be emailed to you or you can check it on your application account dashboard.

Note - Some institutions will send an offer letter after taking an interview. As a result, you should prepare for the interview as well.

Step 5 - Apply for a student visa (it can take almost 2-3 months).

Step 6 - Book your flight ticket and go to Germany at least 1 month prior to the commencement of the program.

Documents Required for Winter Intake in Germany

In addition to the Statement of Purpose (SOP), you are also expected to have the following documents as part of your application.

  • Transcripts from the previous academic year, i.e. 12th, bachelors, or masters

  • English proficiency test scores accepted by your chosen university

  • Recommendation letters

  • Proof of financial resources

  • An updated CV

  • Work Experience Certificate if relevant

  • Passport-sized photograph

If you have any queries regarding your application to a German university, then you can share them with us through email application02@meridean.org, or you can reach us on our toll-free number 1800-1230-00011.

Over the years, Meridean Overseas Education Consultant has helped students achieve their goal of studying abroad. Our experts continuously guide the students to write a strong SOP for university applications and visas.

FAQ's

There are 2 intakes in Germany – Summer and Winter Intake. Candidates can apply for any of these intakes if they wish to study in Germany.

According to the students, winter intake is better than summer intake in Germany because more seats are available.

If you want to study abroad, then it is necessary to justify the study gap. The study gap completely depends on the universities to which you are applying. You can explain the gap in your SOP.

In Germany, the winter intake is regarded as the main intake for all universities. All of Germany's top universities offer admission to a wide range of degrees during this intake.

January 15, 2023, for the summer semester. July 15, 2023, for the winter semester.

The embassy requires proof of previous educational qualifications (12th grade). A minimum of 90% in all subjects necessary for the chosen program is required. A scorecard of an English proficiency test with minimum marks as per the university requirements.

German public universities are generally affordable and highly recognized globally. EU/EEA students might even qualify for free education - a testament to Germany's dedication to education for all. Non-EU/EEA students can expect varying tuition fees, typically falling within the range of €1,500 to €3,500 per semester.

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