FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The application process at German universities is not easy, especially if you do not know the German bureaucracy.

We do the heavy lifting for you. We know the ins and outs of the German university system and can make sure that your application will be at the right place at the right time containing all the the relevant documents. We are no magicians, but we will get the absolut Maximum result for you including all the little secrets we know on how to game the system in a legal way. We have years of experience with applications and a success rate of almost 100%.

We advise you on all questions concerning your application. We carry out most of the application process for you. This increases your chances of success many times over and, above all, ensures that your application does not fail due to formal criteria.

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Yes, we do. We take care of all the application steps for you, of course, only as far as you want us to. You and your EDU expert will work out the details.

Of course the process does not work completely without your help. You have to prepare the application documents, e.g. have them notarised and translated. As soon as the documents are with us, we take care of the rest.

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Step 1: First free consultation.

It is very important for us to get to know you personally before purchasing one of our packages. We have 15-20 minutes reserved for you. A perfect opportunity to clarify important questions. A conversation is possible via Skype, Whatsapp, Zoom, by phone or in our office in Berlin.  Please ask us for an appointment here – unfortunately we cannot talk to you outside of those times, because of the large volume of enquiries.

Step 2: Register with us and choose your EDU package

Our register fee is 95 EUR. After registration you will be assigned an EDU Expert who will discuss your application with you. We do have an office in Berlin, but most of our clients do not live (yet) in Germany, so the contact is usually made online via email, video, phone calls, etc. The payment for your package is not due until we have obtained a letter of admission or an invitation to the entrance test/interview etc. for you.

Step 3: Choose your university programmes from our list of recommendations

Your EDU Expert will find the universities and study programmes that suits you best.  You can choose your favourite programmes and your EDU Expert will give you detailed instructions how to proceed with your application step by step and what particularities need to be taken into account.

Step 4: Send your application documents to us first

We will check your application documents thoroughly and forward them to the universities or to uni-assist. Normally the universities or uni-assist need up to 8 weeks to respond. We review your documents in a few days and forward them only when they are complete. You will never miss a deadline again.

Step 5: Get your study offer and prepare yourself for your life in Germany

Your EDU Expert will continue to be there for you, e.g. to give you tips for your visa application or for the start for your new life in Germany.

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Besides our almost 100% success rate there are a lot of reasons to apply with us – see some of them here:

  • EDU Placement Guarantee: We are happy to give you a guarantee for your application. The package fee is only due after receiving your admission letter or getting an invitation for the entrance examination/interview etc. 
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  • Register only once: We process your application for free in the next semester or year should we not be successful with our first attempt. moreover, no register fee is needed in case you will apply again with us, maybe for a master course or you choose to change your subject.
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  • tuition free courses: We do not limit ourself to partner programmes, we offer support for all universities and study programmes in Germany
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  • Unlimited number of applications: Our EDU Packages are not limited to a certain number of applications. If you want to be on the safe side and apply for as many universities as you like, we will assist you without increasing the price.
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  • Visa support: We tell you how to apply for a student visa for Germany.
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  • Fast processing: With our experience we know all the shortcuts to speed up your application.
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  • 24/7 email support: With our 72 hours email policy you will always get a fast response to any request within 3 days – usually even faster.

Our business model is based on the satisfaction of our clients and we live from their recommendations.

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The answer is simple. All of them. We’ll do the application process for you and we can do that for all programs and all universities in Germany.

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No, we do not have partner universities. We are an independent service provider and focus on the wishes of our clients. Nevertheless, we have many contacts at universities and at uni-assist through our work and there are universities that we would rather recommend than others.

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No, we ourselves do not offer scholarship programs. However, we would be happy in assisting you to find a program.

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We are happy to give you a guarantee for your application. The package fee is only due after receiving your admission letter or getting an invitation for the entrance examination/interview etc. 

Moreover we process your application for free in the next semester or year should we not be successful with our first attempt.

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The difference between uni-assist and us is very big. We are a private service provider that helps applicants to make their application successful. uni-assist is a service provider for universities that helps universities to manage the applications of foreigners. uni-assist therefore mainly represents the interest of the universities. We represent the interests of applicants and because we know how uni-assist works we make their application successful.

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Most courses at German state universities are tuition free. However, there are also federal states, such as Baden-Württemberg, which have introduced a tuition fee for non-EU foreigners of 1500 EUR per semester. There are also private universities that have tuition fees.

Tuition free does not mean that there are no fees at all, usually every student has to pay a small contribution administrative fees per semester. This fee varies from university to university and usually includes the student ticket for public transport.

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We cannot send you a list, because we can make your application for all courses that are offered at German universities. The list would be far too long.

After you have decided on an EDU package and have already contacted your EDU expert, we will send you a list of courses and universities that are best suited for you. Then you just have to pick your favourites.

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No. There are now more and more courses in English, especially Master programs in technical and economic fields.

There is also the possibility to attend German language preparatory courses at the universities. These prepare the students directly for their studies and are often offered on every level.

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Yes, you can. We are in the process of developing additional packages. If you are interested in finding a PhD or a vocational training in Germany we will be happy to offer you a package tailored to your needs.

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A Studienkolleg is a preparatory year directly at German universities. A Studienkolleg cannot be attended by all applicants, usually only by applicants from countries that are not yet allowed to study directly at German universities with their secondary school leaving certificate.

In order to be accepted into a Studienkolleg, you usually have to pass an entrance examination. EDU Germany takes care of the application process until the entrance test, which of course has to be taken by each applicant.

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The most important thing to know about the visa process is that it takes a lot of time and patience. Therefore it is very important to start applying for a visa very early. The first step is an appointment at the German embassy.

The visa process is a bit different in every country. Therefore, we will discuss the respective case with each applicant.

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The fees for uni-assist and the universities are not included in the packages. You can decide whether you pay them yourself or whether you transfer them to us together with the package fee. We will then forward these fees to uni-assist or the universities.

The same applies to the certification costs of your documents. You have to send us the already certified documents.

Our prices can only be so low because these costs are not included. These costs alone can already exceed our package fees.

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At the moment there are two payment options. Either with a credit card or with a transfer to our bank account. We continue to work on simplifying the payment process.

Each package can be paid in two instalments. The first instalment is due after the first consultation when you have chosen your EDU package. The second instalment is only due after you receive your first admission letter or invitation for your entrance examination.

Only the application for a German language course at a private language school is one payment only.

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Sometimes we do campaigns with a discount code for applicants. This can be entered in a field if you have chosen an EDU package and order it through our booking system.

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Each university has slightly different criteria and the list of necessary documents is also slightly different. As a rule, school or university certificates, language certificates and an application form must always be submitted. In addition, other documents such as a curriculum vitae, passport copy, letter of recommendation, proof of internships, etc. may be required.

As every application is a little different, our applicants are always informed individually which documents exactly have to be submitted.

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No, please don’t. As a rule, we require a set of documents for each application, including an officially certified copy and a translation made by a sworn translator of the educational certificates and language certificates. However, there are exceptions. Some universities are already satisfied with a simple copy. Your EDU expert will discuss with you what exactly you need to send us.

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Yes, our office is in Berlin. However, most of the communication with applicants happens online, because most of our clients are not yet in Germany. We use all common communication channels, such as telephone, skype, whatsapp, zoom and many more. In Berlin there is also the possibility to make a personal appointment with us.

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