FAQ Section

You must have a your qualifications, personal statement and CV in ready to be sent to the University. You will be required to decide what course you wish to study and where and we will help with the rest.

You must have a your qualifications, personal statement and CV in ready to be sent to the University. You will be required to decide what course you wish to study and where and we will help with the rest.

Before you look at individual courses offered by different universities, you should have a rough idea about the general subject you would like to study.
In order to help you decide, we have compiled a few questions that might be of help.
A good starting point would, of course, be your experience at school: are there any classes or subjects you have enjoyed particularly or got excellent marks in? If, for example, history or business were your favourite subjects, you might want to entertain them as serious options going forward into higher education.
Or perhaps an internship has opened your eyes to a particular career path? How is the subject area you are considering at university viewed by the industry it is connected to?
At the same time, there might be subjects and associated career paths that you might not yet be aware of. Follow the news and analyse global trends and you might detect career paths in, say, green energy, artificial intelligence, and cyber, which seem to be the industries of the future.
Finally, although you have to be mindful of what you can do with a degree in these subjects after university, a lot of employers in the UK will consider graduates from a wide range of subjects. This is rooted in a firmly rooted, quintessentially British conviction that each talented personality can grow and develop transferable skills and immerse him or herself into entirely new and initially unfamiliar industries.

Once you have identified the general subject area you would like to undertake studies in, you should familiarise yourself with the range of courses that universities offer. Do keep in mind, however, that the general structure and content of courses can change substantially from one university to the other, even though they carry the same name.
It is therefore useful to analyse the wide array of options according to the following criteria:
Course content
Go to the respective department’s website and have a thorough look through the course content. Most courses will have certain compulsory core subjects as well as optional courses that you can choose from - sometimes even from a different department.
Can you find any optional modules that you find particularly fascinating or that you might already have some stock knowledge on? Can you think of any books, related to the course content, that you can draw on to prepare yourself?
Being strategic about choosing optional modules can help you to significantly boost your overall grade!
Type of assessment
Your degree will be assessed in a variety of different ways, from coursework, to exams, practicals, presentations, group work, and dissertations.
When comparing the different courses, think about which particular assessment method plays to your strengths.
Student satisfaction scores
Another great way to assess a course from a particular university is to read through the National Student Surveys, whose findings analyse everything from teaching, to feedback from staff, the state of the facilities, access to resources, and student experiences. It can prepare you for what you can expect from the individual course.
External Link GER: https://www.die-studierendenbefragung.de/en/the-student-survey
External Link UK: https://www.thestudentsurvey.com
Graduate prospects
Finally, if you want to take a long-term perspective, which you should, it is really rather quite useful to glance at longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data, which, in the UK, is provided by Her Majesty’s Government. This should give you a good indication of what you can expect in the professional realm after your graduate with a particular degree. .

Grades are important - but not everything.
It goes without saying that grades are important to get into a university. Yet, in a world where most of your peers will have achieved good grades, you will have to find ways to make your application stand out.
From my own experience, I can tell you that back when I got into Oxford, my supervisor told me that amongst the hundreds of applications they had received, I was chosen by the admission committee because I offered that little something extra, a special ingredient: a German, studying in the UK with a research focus on Pakistan. Now this seemed rather counterintuitive to them but helped me to get over the finish line.
This means that you also will have to find that special ingredient to spice up your application. Did you, for example, found a student society at your school or participate in an international initiative, such as Model United Nations or the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award? Did you do an internship at a company during your holidays? Were you engaged in a local charity? Did you assume early responsibilities in your school as head boy or girl? Did you enlist as a tutor to help younger students? Did you run or write articles for the school newspaper? The list goes on and on.
Make sure that you think about this strategically so you can present a strong and convincing academic and extracurricular record to the university’s admission board. It will make you stand out from the crowd and significantly improve your chances of getting into a great university.

We, as Anglo-German Education, come across dozens of motivational letters of students from across the world. They constitute a key pillar of your overall application and give you the opportunity to present yourself in the best possible light. This can be a daunting challenge and, of course, there are motivational statement and then there are motivational statements.
Your statement should therefore be less about your upbringing or personal ambitions. After all, universities are primarily academic teaching and research institutions. It is therefore crucial that a motivational statement is quintessentially academic in nature, purpose, and outlook.
Put simply: less biography, more academy!
The following points are very useful to bear in mind when you draft your motivational statement:

  • which specific modules of the course you are applying for would you like to consider and why?
  • Can you mention or cite professors and academics at the specific university whose research you find interesting? It is often very useful to cite from the books, journals or other publications of these specific academics at the department you are applying for
  • If the course you are applying for requires you to write a thesis, what are research agendas or topics that you find interesting and why? Who would you like to have as your supervisor to mentor you along the writing process? Cite his or her works accordingly in your motivational statement
  • Are there any interesting research centres at the department or the University that you could mention in your statement? This also demonstrates that you have engaged with the University as an academic institution and read through its website
  • Can you connect any of your extracurricular activities with the specific course you are applying for? Did you, for example, do an internship in a particular industry that your course can be linked with? Did you participate in Model United Nations and would therefore like to study politics?

By incorporating the above into your statement, you already demonstrate that you have a good grasp of what a university is all about and that you are already able to work like an academic.

UK Germany
Tuition fees
Undergraduate courses up to £15,000 per annum
Post graduate courses up to £20,000
Tuition fees (Private University)
Undergraduate courses up to €9,000 per annum
Post graduate courses up to €[insert] per annum Tuition fees (State University) Free
Room and living costs
£12,500-£15,000 per annum
Room and living costs
€8,640 per annum
Cost of travel
Up to £1,908 per annum
Cost of travel
Up to €1,008 per annum
Childcare Up to £17,186 per annum Childcare Up to €1,942 per annum
Cinema Up to £17 per visit Cinema Up to €10 per visit

Individual liberty, equal opportunities, and economic progress. Over the course of her 1.000 year history, she and her scholars, scientists, and inventors have shaped our lives and the world we live in. Truly, the Germans have been amongst those who have walked the highest intellectual heights on which mankind has ever treaded. It was German thinking—from Beethoven and Kant to Diesel and Nietzsche, from Goethe and Wagner to Mendel and Planck, from Hegel and Marx to Freud, from Carl Benz to Ferdinand Porsche —that was paramount in the creation of modern civilisation. There they are, still visible today, and cannot be denied.
Nowadays, Germany, from her traditionally strong industry to her thriving tech- and start-up sectors, is again contributing to bending the arc of history in the direction of human progress and development. Truly, today’s Germany is the best we have ever had. This notwithstanding, she, like other nations, is trying to keep up with ever-fast evolving realities in times of rapid technological change.
Indeed, as our world constantly raises more and more challenging questions, pursuing your studies in the „land of poets and thinkers“ will endow you with the necessary scientific and intellectual toolkit you need in order to find the right answers. Just like products „made in Germany“ are globally recognised as being of the highest quality, a degree from a German educational institute is just the sort of stamp of approval that employers everywhere are looking for - and we, as Anglo-German Education, will be your partner in this endeavour!

The minimum English language level required to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree is upper intermediate also known as B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Different universities accept different exams as evidence of an applicant’s English language level. The most common exams are IELTS and TOEFL.
You should check on the university’s website before you book a test to find out what results you need.
Bear in mind that your each course may require a specific test result for each of the different language skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking.
If you do not meet the English language requirements for your degree, there are options for improving your English in the UK before you study.

We as Anglo-German Education work with English language teachers who have decades of experience in preparing students for their English language exams in the UK and beyond.
Together we will draw up a plan that will teach you the best exams techniques and thoroughly prepare you for IELTS et al!

A very Oxonian way of answering this question would be: it depends!
Fortunately, hundreds of courses are being offered in English at German institutes. More so, of course, at private universities. Several subjects, including (mostly) undergraduate courses at universities of applied sciences are still only available in German – although, in the case of the latter, the situation is different for postgraduate degrees.
In May 2019, 1,467 English-language courses were registered in Germany. More than 80% of these courses are master's courses, while only 16% are currently bachelor's courses. Thus, the proportion of English-language courses within the master's program is significantly higher at 13% than in the bachelor's program (3%).
But do not fear: German universities will not expect you to speak the finest high-German! After all, almost 300.000 international students are presently enrolled in German education institutes – and most of them are from non-English and non-German speaking countries.
These five German language tests and certificates are recognised by all German universities:

  • TestDaF (TDN 3, 4 or 5) (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache),
  • DSH II or III (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang),
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2,
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule (The European Language Certificate),
  • DSD II (Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stufe II),

To let applicants, know how well they should speak German, many German universities use the terms defined by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On this scale, there are 6 levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2):
As a rule of thumb, German universities require you to present a proof of upper intermediate to advanced German language skills (level B2/C1) to study in German.
Finally, I should point out that, compared to neighbouring countries, such as the Netherlands, daily life in Germany is still very much conducted in our native tongue. You might get around with English in the major cities, such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich but it would be very useful to have some command over the Teutonic tongue if you seek to study in less metropolitan places.

There are a variety of different language certificates with all sorts of odd acronyms, from TestDaF, to DSH II or III, the Goethe-Zertifikat C2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, and DSD II.
These are the German equivalents of IELTS and TOEFL. We, as Anglo-German, work with a network of certified and experienced German language teachers who have drawn up bespoke language programmes – from general German, to short, intensive classes, to subject-specific language programmes. These can be offered in a city near you or in the virtual classroom.

Gaining a degree from one of Britain’s universities will make you one of the most employable graduates worldwide. And truly: once you have completed your higher education on the sceptred isle, there is a multitude of options available to international students who intend to stay and work in the UK after their studies.
Indeed, Her Majesty’s Government has recently decided that from 1 July 2021, international students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or master’s degree will be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new “Graduate Route”.
The Graduate Route will require a new visa application but we will, of course, help you with that as well!

Pursuing your studies in Germany can open many doors to a variety of different career opportunities for you – in Germany, the EU, and the wider world! Put differently: a degree “made in Germany” will impress employers across the globe.
In Germany itself, companies are always looking out to hire high-skilled graduates. Especially right now when there is a – watch out here comes a rather complicated Teutonic term – Fachkräftemangel, a shortage of skilled labour. Just to illustrate the dimension of this, here is a figure from the German Institute for Economic research: by 2030, Germany will have a shortage of up to 5.000.000 professionals!
And the possibilities are indeed vast and there is a great chance to end up working for global corporations, such as Mercedes Benz, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, or Germany’s thriving Fintech and start- up sectors.
You might also, however, take your German degree and venture out into the EU or the wider world – the choice is yours!

As an International student Dr Markert spent over 10 years (foundation year in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Oxford doctorate) studying in the UK. He believes that the experience changed his life in ways he could never have foreseen.
To be sure, studying at a British university allows you to access world-class research and teaching, great resources, and will boost your employability.
But the best thing about studying in the UK is the people you meet and making friends all the corners of the globe! Meeting such a diverse group of people will expose you to entirely new worlds, ways of thinking, traditions, and experiences.

Germany is a splendid place to study for international students. Her universities award internationally recognised degrees and thereby equip students with the toolkit employers all over the world are looking for.
What is more, universities in Germany offer more than 1,600 programmes available for international students – taught in German, English, or a combination of the two!
In this context, it really depends on where you are staying and at what type of institution you are studying. If you are, for example, enrolled at a University of Applied Science, you will have rather a lot of practical exposure and spend a lot of time outside the lecture halls, working for companies as part of your mandatory work placement or internship. This truly is a magnificent opportunity for students to stay in Germany and become an active and valued part of her mighty economy.

Put simply: traditional Universities are research-driven, which is reflected in their teaching approach, Universities of Applied Sciences, on the other hand, are more practice-oriented with the goal of educating students for professional work life.
Indeed, the practical orientation is key here. Students will have the chance to take work placements to earn money and gain valuable work experience. So, a work study programme at a University of Applied Sciences University in Germany delivers two things: experience and financial assistance.
If you have a desire to work in a specific area of industry (such as car design, or network management), having the chance to work in relevant settings, and the opportunity to build contacts is absolutely invaluable.
Some people will thrive on the vocational or practice-oriented nature of these courses. If individuals aren't academically minded, and struggle with research, they may do very well in work-based environments, and discover talents that wouldn't normally emerge in conventional universities. Often times, students terminate their course at a university and study the same programme at a University of Applied Sciences where they find it easier to succeed.
You will thus have to make up your mind what kind of person you are. We are more than happy to guide you!

All international students in Germany must be covered by one of the country's health insurance schemes.
We will help you choose an affordable prover with excellent English-speaking support staff!

Ah, Britain…or, as Shakespeare once put it: “this happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea…”. But I am drifting off! Let me tell you about UK culture:
The British Isles are ruled by pragmatism, a strong belief in individual liberty, a deeply-rooted sense of history and tradition, and a global outlook. These make the United Kingdom truly unique among the nations of the world and they all form a spirit that will make you feel that anything is possible.
In the pursuance of happiness, that noble goal, the UK will be a great foundation for you to build on, to draw strength from and to be inspired by. You will meet people from all walks of life who have all made this island in the North Atlantic their home. These many distinct influences that make up British culture will elevate you to new levels.
In a nutshell: Britain will never say “no” to you. But it will always say: “do it yourself!”.

The fine-tuned German economic and societal machine is fuelled by the indominable and quintessentially Teutonic spirits of law, order, punctuality, and an almost religious work ethic. Over centuries, they have, as the saying goes, retained, throughout the world, their old respected fame. Indeed, the effects they have had on the national psyche can be observed in both business culture, with Germany having one of the highest productivity rates in the world, and the realm of the everyday where you would see pedestrians waiting for the traffic light to turn green in the middle of night although there was no car is visible far and wide.
Once you have grown accustomed to and learned to appreciate these peculiar features and national oddities, however, you will find the country to be a safe and resilient fortress in within whose walls you can build your future.

Yes Anglo-German Education work closely with UK Immigration Solutions Ltd an OISC Level International Immigration law firm who can assist with all your immigration needs.

Yes and Anglo-German Education can walk you through the interview process and set up mock interviews in which we can work on interview techniques and answers.

Anglo-German Education will help with the interview process, but cannot vouch for any clients credibility, this will be for the authorities to decided based on their own internal policies and procedures.