Study Possibilities in Germany
Through the turmoil of the 20th century, Germany has emerged as a confident, powerful nation and, with the memory of the wall that divided Berlin into east and west still fresh in the national consciousness, continues to be the driving force towards greater European integration.
The German people enjoy a reputation for accuracy, precision and efficiency and words which are often used to describe their excellent cars. Although an equally enduring image is of lederhosen-clad Bavarians hoisting beer steins at Munich`s famous Oktoberfest. Neither of these stereotypes reflects the diversity of Germany`s towns and cities. From romantic Heidelberg, the medieval Nuremberg of D`rer and the Weimar of Goethe and the Bauhaus, to the lively port cities of Bremen and Hamburg, the financial centre of Frankfurt and revitalised cities of the former east like Dresden. Overshadowing them all is the cosmopolitan decadence of Berlin, where bureaucrats of the new capital rub shoulders with artists and techno club-goers.
The German landscape is similarly very varied. To the south, the Alps attract ski-lovers in winter and hiking enthusiasts during summer, who come to explore the scenic lakes and atmospheric castles here and in the Black Forest. Watersports are another summer pastime, and in the north, the island of Rugen with its majestic white cliffs and coastal towns like Wilhelmshaven offer terrific facilities for adventures on the North Sea.
Cologne Business School – International Campus (Cologne), Germany
Founded in 1993, the Cologne Business School (CBS) was one of the first schools in Germany to introduce a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business. The CBS is the business school of the European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH) Rhein/Erft, which was recently rated as one of Germany~s top institutions of higher education in the area of business studies. We are officially accredited by the German authorities and in addition we received accreditation from the FIBAA (i.e. Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation, the accreditation board for Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
Students apply at the CBS because they realize that in today~s interconnected international economy, managers need to be able to think beyond their own borders and culture. In addition, they need to be well versed in intercultural communication and utilize knowledge of important economic and organizational changes that characterize the world. Hence we teach you more than just the theory of international business; we also provide ample opportunities to learn more about yourself.
The CBS offers state-of-the-art language learning facilities. If you are a non-native English speaker, we will perfect your English language skills. In addition, we require you to take a second foreign language as well. That can be French or Spanish, but we also give you the challenging and rewarding opportunity to learn Chinese or Japanese. You can take this second language course on a range of levels, starting from beginner to intermediate and proficient levels.
The University`s business programs have been designed with the assistance of leading international companies. Recruitment officers and senior managers of these companies know from first-hand experience what it takes to survive in today`s globalised business community, and how one has to deal with intercultural differences, as well as what knowledge one needs in highly interdependent, dynamic and rapidly changing environments. Their experience has been a very important starting point in the design of its programs.
Visa Regulations for Germany
Documents have to be presented proving inter alia that the applicant has been accepted for studies by the university. The German mission abroad will then forward the visa application you have to submit an application for a student visa to the respective German mission abroad for an opinion to the foreigners authority in the town housing the university.
The German mission abroad can only issue the visa for entry once the foreigners authority has given its approval.
Details on the documents to be presented with your visa application are often available on the WebPages of the competent German mission abroad or directly from the mission itself.
Now as you are applying for visa you have to prove that you are financially secure…but how will you prove?
Financing can be proved by presenting the income and financial circumstances of parents, by a declaration of commitment in line with Article 84 of the German Foreigners Act made by a person with sufficient assets or income, by paying a security into a blocked account in Germany, or by depositing an annually renewable bank guarantee at a bank in Germany.
Proof of sufficient funds is also taken as satisfied if the stay is being financed by a scholarship from public funds or a scholarship from an organization recognized in Germany or a scholarship financed by public funds in the country of origin, if the Federal Foreign Office, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or another German organization granting scholarships has been responsible for providing the link to a German higher education institution.
Ok now you are ready to go but then again you ask can you work during the period of study in Germany to finance yourself?
In principle you can take up to three months (90 working days) of paid employment in any academic year. In exceptional cases, this can be restricted by the foreigners` authority responsible for your place of residence. Paid employment is not permitted during preparatory language courses or during other preparatory courses.