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Summer Intake In Germany 2024: Deadline and Top Universities

September 28, 2023
Summer Intake in Germany

With its beautiful climate, rising economy, high-quality education, exposure to diverse job opportunities, and cultural experience, Germany is one of the top countries for education for international students. It is also true that the tuition fee is waived for studying masters in Germany. By 2022, over 66,000 Indian students were enrolled in German universities, making it one of the most popular places for Indian students seeking higher education abroad, according to the Study in India initiative of the Indian government.

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International students can enroll in a variety of courses at some of the finest universities and colleges in the world in Germany. There are thousands of students competing in the application process and therefore to ease it down, the universities offer winter intake as well as summer intake, although the former is more popular, summer intake in Germany has its own benefits. 

Why Consider Summer Intake In Germany?

Regardless of the fact that the winter intake in Germany might be more popular because it is the primary one, summer intake in Germany has the following pros : 

  • There is less competition because fewer students apply at this time, giving them a better chance of getting into the programme and institution of their choice. 
  • In case they missed the winter intake, the summer intake comes forth as a blessing for students to have another opportunity to apply for study in Germany without having to wait a full year. 
  • Instead of beginning in subfreezing temperatures, the weather during summer intake is more comfortable and refreshing, allowing students to adapt to the new country quickly. They can also go outside and explore the area without difficulty. 
  • Lessons feel more personalized, intimate, and smooth because the classrooms are smaller. Due to the lower population, finding accommodation for housing is also easy.

It may be possible that some universities will not be offering all the courses in the summer intake and therefore it is suggested to check the particular websites of the colleges you want to enroll in.

To know about winter intake in Germany, you can check out our detailed winter intake article.

Application Dates/Deadlines for Summer Intake in Germany

The application deadline for this program typically falls between early December to mid-January. Once you’ve applied, classes are scheduled to begin in either March or April. If you’re accepted, you can expect to receive your letter of acceptance in either August/September or February/March.

Event Time
 Application DeadlineEarly December – Mid-January 
Classes commencementMarch/April
Letter of AcceptanceAugust/September or February/March

Depending on the deadlines for the summer intake, the rejection letter may take longer but may also differ.

Eligibility Criteria for studying in Germany

  • Entrance qualification of higher education 
  • Aptitude Test (TestAs)
  • Academic transcripts 
  • Language proficiency proof 
  • Student Visa 
  • Passport/ID 
  • Financial Means 
  • Resident permit 
  • Health Insurance 

Top/Best Summer Intake Universities in Germany 2023-24

Given below is a list of the top/best summer intake universities in Germany along with the tuition fee, among these are also colleges that have ranked in the QS Top Universities in Germany.

                  University Name  Tuition Fee/ Year in EUR
Humboldt-University of Berlin             315.64 in total
Freie Universität Berlin               0-242
Berlin School of Business & Innovation               7,000 – 14,000
Technical University of Berlin                310 (total)
RWTH Aachen University                       0
Arden University             14,000-16,000
Macromedia University              5,300
Braunschweig University of Technology               0-1164
University of Hamburg                   340 (total)
University of Applied Sciences, Berlin                  11,000-17,500

Documents Required to Apply for Germany Summer Intake

Below is a list of all the mandatory documents you need to prepare if you want to enroll for summer intake. 

  • All past academic documents (10th, 12th and if applicable bachelor’s degree)
  • GRE / GMAT scores (Public Universities/master’s degree) 
  • Minimum two letters of recommendation (LOR)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP) 
  • Test scores of English language proficiency in IELTS/TOEFL/MOI/Duolingo
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Passport 
  • Updated resume/CV
  • Other certificates and Achievements (when asked by particular Universities)
  • Work experience documents (if any) 

Studying in Germany gives students exposure to great experiences as well as diverse and thriving career opportunities. Making sure to choose the right course for yourself is significant, as is doing thorough research before applying to make sure you have everything it takes to enroll. This will make the application process smooth and anxiety-free. Admissify helps you with your research and wishes you the best for your summer intake in Germany as well as the upcoming future!

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What is the IELTS requirement for applying to Germany?

Ans. For the majority of courses at German universities, an overall IELTS band of 6.5 is the minimum required. You can go through IELTS cue card preparations at Admissify. 

2. Scholarships for Indian students in Germany?

Among the many scholarship programmes are DAAD, Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) etc. 

Which programs are well-known in Germany? 

Engineering, Natural Sciences, Business and Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine, Law and Languages are some popular programs in Germany.

When should I apply for summer intake in Germany?

In Germany, mid-January is the standard deadline for summer admission applications; however, specific universities may have somewhat varied dates. Therefore, it is important to examine the university’s website before applying.

Do I need to speak or know German in order to apply to a German university programme?

No, speaking German is not a requirement before enrolling in a university programme in Germany. In particular, at the master’s level, German universities offer a variety of programmes taught in English. In truth, there are ever more programmes in Germany that teach English.

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Gaurav Kandari is a seasoned study abroad consultant with over 5 years of experience, specializing in guiding students to the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. An avid traveler, he draws on his global adventures to enrich his consulting, providing invaluable insights to aspiring scholars.

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