Master of Science in Germany

Master of Science in Germany

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Suman PoudelMon Dec 13 2021

Master of Science in Germany is a 2-year graduate degree. This course is offered in English or German or both. 

Due to the low to no cost of studying, world-class universities, English taught programs and countless specializations, Germany has become one of the best destinations in the world for international students wanting to pursue a master degree in Science, Engineering etc. 

According to Payscale, the average base salary earth with a master of science degree in Germany is 51,000 Euro per year. 

Why study MS in Germany? 

  • German Universities offer abundant English taught MS programs. As a result, international students can study MSc in Germany without being proficient in German as well. 
  • Universities in Germany charge little to no tuition fees for international students pursuing a Master of Science (English). 
  • Germany is home to some of the biggest companies in the world, so you can get great opportunities for jobs post-graduation.
  • You can find part-time job opportunities to fund your living expenses. 
  • Many courses and specializations are available from engineering, computer science, data science, mathematics to biological science, chemistry, physics etc. 
  • The Master of Science degree earned from Germany is recognized all over the world.

Top Universities for Master of Science in Germany

According to QS Rank 2022, these are the best universities in Germany for a Master of Science. 

University

THE Global Ranking 2021

Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

32

Technical University of Munich

41

Heidelberg University

42

Humboldt University Berlin

80

Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin

75

University of Freiburg

83

University of Tubingen

78

RWTH Aachen

107

Technical University Berlin

140

Free University of Berlin

118

University of Bonn

114

Tuition fees for MS in Germany

The cost of studying for a Master of Science in Germany is free for programs taught in German. While not every university offering MS (English) offers this course free of tuition cost, most of the universities offer this course with just semester fees that range from EUR 200-700. 

Overall, the cost of MS ranges from EURO 200 to 12,000 per year in Germany. 

Master of Science Courses in Germany

University

Course

English Scores

Technical University of Munich

Master of Science in

  •  Data Engineering and Analytics
  • Software Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Sustainable Management and Technology
  • Informatics
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Nutrition and Biomedicine
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Agricultural Biosciences
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology
  • Communications Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Biomedical Computing
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Health Science Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Mathematical Science and Actuarial Science
  • Resource Efficient and Sustainable Development

TOEFL: 88

IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 65

RWTH Aachen University

MS in

  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Management and Engineering in Production Systems
  • Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautics
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Construction and Robotics
  • Applied Geosciences

TOEFL: 90

IELTS: 6.0

University of Stuttgart

MS in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Materials and Production Technology
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Mathematics

IELTS: 6.5

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

Master of Science in: 

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Neurosciences
  • Plant Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

IELTS: 6.5

Free University of Berlin

M.S. in: 

  • Computational Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geological Sciences
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Geological Sciences
  • Bioinformatics

IELTS: 6.0

University of Cologne

Master of Science in:

  • Information Systems
  • International Master of Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences
  • Health Economics
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry

TOEFL: 72

IELTS: 5.5

Arden University Berlin

MSc in: 

  • Data Analytics and Marketing
  • Data Analytics and Information Systems Management
  • IT Security Management

TOEFL: 60

IELTS: 6

University of Kiel

MS in

  • Computer Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dairy Science
  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Climate Physics: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
  • International Master in Applied Ecology
  • Molecular Biology and Evolution
  • Sustainability Society and the Environment

IELTS: 6.5

Best MS Programs in Germany for International Students

Check out some of these best MSc Programs in Germany for international students. 

Program

Top Universities Offering the program

MS in Mechanical Engineering

TUM

KIT

University of Stuttgart

MS in Computer Science & Engineering

TUM

RWTH Aachen

TU Berlin

MS in Automotive Engineering

RWTH Aachen

TUM

KIT

MS in Data Science

LMU

TUM

RWTH Aachen

MS in Civil Engineering

TUM

RWTH Aachen

TU Berlin

MS in Electrical Engineering

RWTH Aachen

TU Berlin

TUM

MS in Aerospace Engineering

RWTH Aachen

TU Braunschweig

University of Bremen

MS in Biotechnology

University of Heidelberg

LUM

TUM

MS in Mechatronics

TUM

FH Aachen

University of Stuttgart

MS in Architecture

Bauhaus-Weimar University

University of Stuttgart

RWTH Aachen

Documents Required to study MS in Germany

The application requirements/ documents requirements are: 

  1. Academic documents (transcripts, character and provisional certificates)
  2. Proof of English Language (Students from the USA, UK, Canada, IRELAND, New Zealand or Australia need not submit English test scores for most universities in Germany)
  3. GRE/GMAT Scores
  4. CV
  5. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  6. Letter of Recommendations
  7. Proof of Scholarships if any
  8. Application fees
  9. A successfully filled application form
  10. Copy of Birth certificate/ Passport

MS in Germany Eligibility Requirements

Requirement

Criteria

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 70% in Bachelor degree in a relevant background. 
  • Minimum Backlogs

English Test Scores

IELTS/TOEFL/ PTE

  • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 to 6.5
  • TOEFL: Minimum 70 to 90

GRE/GMAT Scores

Not always mandatory. 

A minimum of 50th percentile in all three sections: Verbal, Quantitative and AWA. 

TestDaf (Test of German as Foreign Language)

Required only for some universities(mostly when the mode of instruction is German)

Scholarships and Financial Aids

Despite the fact that the tuition fees for education in Germany is already lower than in most other countries (sometimes, it is even free), it still offers various scholarships to international students in the form of government and non-government scholarships. 

Some of the most popular scholarships offered by Germany are: 

  1. DAAD Scholarship
  2. Student Project Grant
  3. RWTH International Academy Women in Engineering Scholarship
  4. Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) Scholarship
  5. UDE scholarship
  6. High Potential Student Grant
  7. Surplace Funding for Master Degree Programme
  8. Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship
  9. German Language Merit Scholarship

Among these scholarships, DAAD is the most popular scholarship offered for graduate students in Germany. The value of the DAAD Scholarship is a monthly award of EUR 850,00 for Master students, EUR 1.200,00 for PhD students (beginning with September 2018).

This scholarship may also cover health insurance, travel allowance. 

To be eligible for DAAD Scholarship in Germany, applicants must fulfil the following criteria: 

  • Apply to graduate programs in Germany
  • A minimum of 2 years of post-study work experience in the relevant field. 
  • A Minimum of 6.0 in IELTS, 550 in TOEFL Paper-based, 213 in TOEFL Computer-based and 80 in Internet-based. 
  • Hand-signed CV
  • Confirmation of employment and Professional Letter of Recommendation from employer
  • German Language ability for programs in the German language. 

Master of Science in Germany: Future Prospects and Jobs

As one of the leading companies when it comes to technological advancements and quality of life, Germany is filled with career opportunities for students. 

Depending upon your master degree and city, you can earn from EURO 50,000 to EURO 100,000 upon graduation.

Some of the largest companies in Germany who hire MS graduates are:  

Rank

Name

Industry

1

Volkswagen

Automotive

2

Daimler AG

Automotive

3

Allianz

Insurance

4

BMW

Automotive

5

Siemens

Conglomerate

6

Robert Bosch GmbH

Automotive parts

7

Uniper

Electric utility

8

Deutsche Telekom

Telecommunications

9

BASF

Chemicals

10

Deutsche Post

Transportation

11

Munich Re

Insurance

12

RWE

Electric utility

13

Continental AG

Automotive parts

14

Deutsche Bahn

Transportation

15

ThyssenKrupp

Conglomerate

16

Deutsche Bank

Banking

17

Bayer

Pharmaceuticals

18

ZF Friedrichshafen

Automotive parts

19

Metro AG

Retail

20

Talanx

Insurance

With 3-5 years of experience, this is what salary will look for professionals with MS degree:

MS Jobs in Germany

Average Annual Salary (Euro)

Teacher

70,400

Electrical Engineer

136,000

Accountant

90,700

Civil Engineer

121,000

Mechanical Engineer

133,000

Automotive Engineer

111,000

Biomedical Engineer

115,000

Pharma Researcher

150,000

Data Scientist

135,000

Architect

124,000

Art Director

126,000

Biologist

50,600



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