Study/Work & Live in Germany

Study/Work & Live in Germany

 

Germany is called the Federal parliamentary Republic in Europe. Officially it is the Federal Republic of Germany. In the German language, it is called Bundesrepublik Deutschland. The country consists of 16 states which capital and the large city are Berlin. Its land area is 3,57,021 square km covered by 81.8 million inhabitants. It is the most population member state and largest economy in the European continent and the technological leader in many fields.

Germany was a founding member of the European community in 1957 which became the EU in 1993. It is part of the Schengen area and became a member of the Eurozone in 1999. It is also a member of the united nation.

Germany is the member of NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the OECD and the council of Europe. Germany has already taken a non-permanent seat for the UN Security Council for the 2011-2012 terms.

It has the world’s fourth largest economy by nominal GDP and fifth largest purchasing power parity. It is second largest exporter and third largest importer of goods. The country has developed a very high standard of living and a comprehensive system of social security. Germany is the home of many influential Scientists, inventers, political leader, players, writers, philosophers.

German Education System:

German Education System has a well-balanced combination of educational high degree ofsophistication, matchless charm, and unparalleled educational quality, which integrates differentnationalities; and, thus built century’s old tradition of international students gathering. 1.8 millionStudents across the globe go abroad to attend numerous universities. Nearly one third of thosestudents choose to come to Germany. Germany has a lot to offer to the foreign students, whetherhe/she is a first-year or postgraduate student. Yes, you can mound your career by achieving degreesfrom prestigious universities, and by joining the most skilled work force on planet earth. So,  takeyour leap of faith; achieve the dream of your life, where earning and learning move simultaneously,with the assistance of Study Assist International.

Which Is the Grading System in German Primary Schools?

By completing lessons of grade 1, children are automatically transferred to grade 2, regardless level of knowledge attained during such studies.

Starting from grade 2, these children are awarded a suitable mark, independence to the level of knowledge they’ve attained during studies. If failing to pass the grade, children have to repeat the grade lessons once more.

In the Pupil’s school report “Zeugnis” is issued showing all the marks achieved during a school year, and according to that is decided whether the child will pass to the next grade or has to repeat the same grade.

The progress of pupils in German primary schools is evaluated upon a 6-mark grading system as follows:

  1. (very good).
  2. (good).
  3. (satisfactory).
  4. (adequate).
  5. (poor).
  6. (very poor).

Why Germany:

  • Low cost of studies / No cost of Studies
  • High qualified teaching staff.
  • Accommodation facilities.
  • Laboratory and training facilities.
  • Internships, thesis and research.
  • No session jam.
  • Political crisis free campus.
  • No admission corruption.
  • Modern class room.
  • Modern teaching method.
  • Provide world class degree.
  • Enriched library facilities.
  • Situated in central
  • Complete study atmosphere at all.

Information regarding Student Visa:

All Bangladeshi nationals who intend to study in the Federal Republic of Germany require a visa prior to their departure. An application may only be filed at the German Embassy Dhaka under the provision that the applicant has a permanent residence in the area of jurisdiction of this Embassy. Application Please note that visa applicants for a Study Visa have to take an online appointment prior to submitting their application under: https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?locationCode=dhak&request_locale=en Admission to the Visa Section of the German Embassy will only be granted at the time of the scheduled appointment. Being late for more than 30 minutes will consequently result in scheduling a new appointment.  

The visa application must be supported by all the necessary documents as only applications with complete documentation can be accepted. New: At the time of your application you have to prove, that you have successfully opened a Block Account. Please refer to the checklist. The proof of money transfer is mandatory to issue your visa. Simultaneous applications for a Schengen visa and a student visa cannot be processed.  

Fees Visa fees are payable in BDT. The fees are fixed in Euro (please refer to the separate information sheet – therefore the equivalent in Bangladeshi currency may vary according to the exchange rate. The complete fee has to be paid upon application and will not be refunded in case the visa application is rejected. However, should you have been granted a stipend you are exempted from paying the visa fee. Processing Time The minimum time to process your study visa is approx. 6 weeks, since your application has to be forwarded to the competent immigration authorities in Germany for final approval. Please apply for your visa in due time!

Checklist for Long term Student visa:

Please prepare two identical sets of applications with the below-mentioned documents and bring your original documents along. Please prepare the following documentation for your visa:

  • Valid passport (with a validity of at least 12 months)
  • 3 recent biometrical passport photographs (not older than six months)
  • 2 Visa application forms (please make sure that both forms are filled out and signed mentioning especially the address of your future residence in Germany (question 15) as well as your complete home address which includes telephone number and e-mail address in Bangladesh). Link for application form: https://videx-national.diplo.de/videx/visum-erfassung/index.html#/videxlangfristiger-aufenthalt
  • Copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)
  • Proof of admission to the relevant University or Institution (scholarship certificate if applicable)
  • Higher Secondary Education Board Certificate and mark-sheets
  • Proof of previous studies in the relevant area (e.g. Bachelor Degree, transcripts) if applicable
  • English-speaking programs unless you have completed a Bachelor Degree in Australia, UK or US: · Proof of knowledge of English language (TOEFL, IELTS) German-speaking programs: · Proof of knowledge of the German language (“Zertifikat B 1” with a good result or higher is recommended),
  • Proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of your studies by one of the following documents: · Confirmation of scholarship / stipend · Formal sponsorship letter from a sponsor living in Germany ("Verpflichtungserklärung" according to Art. 68 German Residence Act for Studies) · Blocked account ("Sperrkonto") in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of Euro 10.236 .- and the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of Euro 853,-- (Euro 853,-- for 12 months including handling fee for the bank) Please refer to the information sheet “Opening a Blocked Account” available at the website of the German Embassy in Dhaka.
  • Health Insurance for a minimum of 14 days starting from the first day of travel.

Information for Visa Applicants for Family Reunion:

Foreigners who intend to join a family member residing in Germany may receive an entry visa valid up to 90 days that can be transferred into a residence permit by German Immigration Authorities after taking residence with the family member. An application may only be filed at the German Embassy Dhaka under the provision that the applicant has a permanent residence in the area of jurisdiction of this Embassy. Processing Time The minimum time to process the application for a visa for a family reunion takes approx. 4 months, since your application has to be forwarded to the competent immigration authorities in Germany for final approval. Please be aware that in most cases document verification is requested. The process of verification takes between eight and ten weeks. Regarding the amount of the verification fee to be paid in advance please refer to the separate information sheet “visa fees”.  

Application Please note that visa applicants for a Family Reunion Visa have to take an online appointment prior to submitting their application under: https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?locationCode=dhak&request_locale=en Admission to the Visa Section of the German Embassy will only be granted at the time of the scheduled appointment. Being late for more than 15 minutes will consequently result in scheduling a new appointment. The visa application must be supported by all the necessary documents as only applications with complete documentation can be accepted. Fees please refer to the separate information sheet “visa fees” at the website of the German Embassy. The complete fee has to be paid upon application and cannot be refunded in case the visa application is rejected.

Checklist for Family reunion visa:

Please prepare two identical sets of applications with the below-mentioned documents as well as one additional copy of the marriage and the birth certificate. The original documents have to be provided as well. Please prepare the documents in the following order:

  • Valid passport (with a validity of at least 12 months)
  • 3 recent biometrical passport photographs (not older than six months)
  • 2 Visa application forms (please make sure that both forms are filled out and signed mentioning especially the address of your future residence in Germany (question 15) as well as your complete home address which includes telephone number and e-mail address in Bangladesh)
  • Signed Declaration on True and Complete Information □ Birth certificate, if applicable, accompanying children on Govt. Form 3-A
  • Marriage certificate (for all confessions) / Nikah Nama (for Muslims) in Bengali and English with address of the Kazi office
  • Certificate of German proficiency on an A1 Level according to the CEFR (for applicants exempted from this requirement, please refer to the separate information sheet on the website).
  • Copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy) □ Registration certificate of your spouse living in Germany (“Meldebescheinigung”)
  • Copy of your spouse’s valid German Residence permit
  • Lease agreement for the future mutual accommodation in Germany (if your spouse is not a German citizen)
  • Copy of the valid employment contract of the relative living in Germany
  • Photocopy of all pages (even empty ones) of the your relative’s passport which was valid during the date of marriage
  • Individual Sketch maps for the following addresses: · Sketch map of your present address · Sketch map of your permanent address · Sketch map of your spouse’s address in Bangladesh · Sketch map of the Kazi Office where the marriage is registered

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