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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 7:10pm On Nov 15, 2013
Junipero: I think the Name of this thread should be modified. JUst saying.. Unless, we have individuals here that can give us their experiences as the topic implies.. Lets keep the fire burning!!!
Thanks alot boss.... what name would you suggest?

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Junipero: 7:10pm On Nov 15, 2013
North Rhine Westphalia..
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 7:11pm On Nov 15, 2013
lovett007: yea live here in germany is gud. If u can speak gud english,they will thing u are black american but if aren't gud at it u are just a black monkey lolz
Which city or state are you sir
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Junipero: 7:12pm On Nov 15, 2013
i think the ame should be.... Germany: School Enquiry, Admission, Student Life
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 7:12pm On Nov 15, 2013
Junipero: North Rhine Westphalia..
Wow.... Thanks alot boss, do you have any reason?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 7:13pm On Nov 15, 2013
Junipero: i think the ame should be.... Germany: School Enquiry, Admission, Student Life
sounds sweet.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 7:14pm On Nov 15, 2013
deadie: Uni-Heidelberg here smiley
They are on the way... lol
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by garri4all: 7:16pm On Nov 15, 2013
urchman101: Pls how can i apply for masters in environmental engineering in Germany

https://www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/international-programs/en/?p=d&s=kr&id=1310#q=biochemistry%20&degree[]=2&subject=0&langDistribution=0&sortBy=1&page=1&display=list

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Junipero: 7:20pm On Nov 15, 2013
North Rhine Westphalia houses a lot of Prestigious Industries.. And my Language School Owner has lived there for over 20years.. She is trying hard to push us to study there.. Most of our students are there nd making it..
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 7:23pm On Nov 15, 2013
Junipero: North Rhine Westphalia houses a lot of Prestigious Industries.. And my Language School Owner has lived there for over 20years.. She is trying hard to push us to study there.. Most of our students are there nd making it..
Thanks alot.... I'm looking at Dortmund university of technology
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by chidexy(m): 7:34pm On Nov 15, 2013
garri4all:

Hi Bandit,
I'm studying in Austria and I want to cross to Germany for my M.Sc once I'm done with my B.Sc
What parts of Germany is education free? How much is the student health insurance per month?
What university did you finish from? What did you study?
Are there M.Sc courses available in Englisch?
I hope to get a reply

Generally, Studies in German Universities are Tuition free. Some programmes offered in English do charge some fees, but most of those are MBA courses. Competition is very high, so apply to as many universities as your resources can carry you. Health Insurance depends on your age. If you are below 30, you can be insured (mostly mandatory) with the Govt Insurance agencies (cost is around 80 euros per month), but above 30, you either take up a private policy with the govt insurance agencies (cost ranges from around 120 for males to 180 for females per month) or go with many private insurance agencies (cheaper, but cumbersome - ranges between 40-60 euro per month).

The language is very important. It's advisable that you make every effort to learn it. Most universities offer German language courses to go along with lectures for as little as 20-50 euro per semester.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by chidexy(m): 7:36pm On Nov 15, 2013
Junipero: North Rhine Westphalia houses a lot of Prestigious Industries.. And my Language School Owner has lived there for over 20years.. She is trying hard to push us to study there.. Most of our students are there nd making it..

Students, irrespective of where they reside, are able to find something to do and sustain themselves while studying. So people shouldn't restrict themselves to Universities in big cities

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by ddonolu: 7:56pm On Nov 15, 2013
Bandit C.:
I studied in Germany. Started from undergraduate school. I speak fluent German and know much about school and work in Germany. If you have any questions, be it about English or Deutsch in Germany, l would be glad to answer.

For a starter, University education is free.
Hey broh! Cn u plz snd me yr contact so that we can talk better, I wanna school in Germany, bert ah don't knw much about the place. . . . Thanks
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by ddonolu: 8:00pm On Nov 15, 2013
Bandit C.:
I studied in Germany. Started from undergraduate school. I speak fluent German and know much about school and work in Germany. If you have any questions, be it about English or Deutsch in Germany, l would be glad to answer.

For a starter, University education is free.
i also wanna know if the study language thruout d undergraduate program is purely English
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 8:32pm On Nov 15, 2013
Rickywowoz: Thanks alot boss..... if you are to choose between. Berlin, north-rhine Westphalia, munich and Hamburg in terms of job opportunities for someone that studied chemical engineering... Which will you choose

North Rhine Westphalia is a very big region with the highest population in Germany and lots of industries. It is a perfect place for engineering students to begin their career and they have some of the most hospitable people you could meet in Germany.

The state of Hesse has lots of industries too, quite notably, the Industrie Park situated in Frankfurt (it's as big as a small village in Nigeria) and would be the dream of any body who studied Chemical Engineering since all the companies situated there are the some of the biggest Chemical Companies in the world. Think BASF, BAYER, SANOFI, CLARIANT and so on. Other than that, Frankfurt is a purely banking and Stock exchange city with gigantic banking buildings.


Berlin does not offer much in terms of industries. It is a town where politicians, secretaries and assistants thrive. Think Abuja.

Other than that, the state of Hamburg is also another huge industrial region with lots of importing and exporting going on.

Bavaria is good (don't know much about it) but I heard that the people dwelling there are some of the most unpleasant people to meet. They even look down on other Germans and have some of tbe most effed up accent you can come across in Germany. Unfortunately they have some of the best looking german girls.

Whatever you do, stay away from East Germany. They hate you and are proud of it.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 8:40pm On Nov 15, 2013
ddonolu: i also wanna know if the study language thruout d undergraduate program is purely English

Sorry Bro. You would need the german language for your undergraduate courses. In recent years, many universities are now offering some courses both in english and german, depending on what you are studying but the courses offered in german only might be more.

I have actually heard that some Universities are now offering full undergraduate programmes in English but I think they are majorly private universities.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 8:51pm On Nov 15, 2013
Bandit C.:


North Rhine Westphalia is a very big region with the highest population in Germany and lots of industries. It is a perfect place for engineering students to begin their career and they have some of the most hospitable people you could meet in Germany.

The state of Hesse has lots of industries too, quite notably, the Industrie Park situated in Frankfurt (it's as big as a small village in Nigeria) and would be the dream of any body who studied Chemical Engineering since all the companies situated there are the some of the biggest Chemical Companies in the world. Think BASF, BAYER, SANOFI, CLARIANT and so on. Other than that, Frankfurt is a purely banking and Stock exchange city with gigantic banking buildings.


Berlin does not offer much in terms of industries. It is a town where politicians, secretaries and assistants thrive. Think Abuja.

Other than that, the state of Hamburg is also another huge industrial region with lots of importing and exporting going on.

Bavaria is good (don't know much about it) but I heard that the people dwelling there are some of the most unpleasant people to meet. They even look down on other Germans and have some of tbe most effed up accent you can come across in Germany. Unfortunately they have some of the best looking german girls.

Whatever you do, stay away from East Germany. They hate you and are proud of it.
Thanks alot man.... u nailed it,, God bless You loads.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 9:06pm On Nov 15, 2013
V_Official®:
I'm actually planning on writing about the sustenance of living in Germany but time is not yet on my side, these might be of help:

#1 learn the language- visit http://deutschkurse.dw.de/KursPlattform/WebObjects/KursPlattform.woa/wa/UAAuthDA/auth?par=G5n9lnSPUIqm93qsNXWNH45V0 you'll have free intensive courses from A1.1. Follow it diligently and i promise you'll jump more than two classes like i did.

#2 Know that your 8000 will one day finish, use it to invest in yourself before it finishes

#3 Try to get some related experiences at home

#4 Know how to write a very good and 'BULKY' CV

#5 Do not settle for less, it might be difficult at first but even if you're paid 10 Euro/ hour to clean a toilet never ever stay more than two weeks before you get something better.. reason being that, everything over here is (what are your experiences?) If you clean toilet for a month, your experience will be just that and when you finish studying, you'll start from entry level in your chosen career.

I'm in the movie industry over here. Although it's not that easy but i got my first job after 6 months (I packaged my self and able to BACK UP everything on my CV)
My German, gives me the attention, My CV makes them think twice and my intelligence gives me the key to manipulate them LAWFULLY- Only if you know the LAW can you OUTSMART it without BREAKING it. Have an aim, follow it diligently.
GOODLUCK!!!
very educating piece of writing, Thanks alot for the info.... Which city are you and what program are you running?
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by zopaks: 9:08pm On Nov 15, 2013
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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Tittos: 9:17pm On Nov 15, 2013
NOM made front page...CHAI!!!!!!!

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by macof(m): 10:00pm On Nov 15, 2013
Wow shocked front page already cool

I just contacted university of Freiburg, they said it's free tuition. Really nice

I have to learn German tho, how can I start learning German in Nigeria? Any institutes for that?

And pls Who knows anything about the university of Freiburg?

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Chamber10(m): 10:44pm On Nov 15, 2013
Please is there any PhD student around? I wish to know the quality of research in German universities and also scholarship availability. Nice thread!
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 10:45pm On Nov 15, 2013
macof: Wow shocked front page already cool

I just contacted university of Freiburg, they said it's free tuition. Really nice

I have to learn German tho, how can I start learning German in Nigeria? Any institutes for that?

And pls Who knows anything about the university of Freiburg?
You can learn the language in goethe institute Lagos

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by WildChild00(m): 10:46pm On Nov 15, 2013
macof: Wow shocked front page already cool

I just contacted university of Freiburg, they said it's free tuition. Really nice

I have to learn German tho, how can I start learning German in Nigeria? Any institutes for that?

And pls Who knows anything about the university of Freiburg?

Goethe Institute is in lagos or better still someone droped a link for self study.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by goldenwing: 10:53pm On Nov 15, 2013
Bandit C.:


Sorry Bro. You would need the german language for your undergraduate courses. In recent years, many universities are now offering some courses both in english and german, depending on what you are studying but the courses offered in german only might be more.

I have actually heard that some Universities are now offering full undergraduate programmes in English but I think they are majorly private universities.


It is true; some Universities in Germany are now offering undergraduate studies completely taught in English these days and free too such as Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences and HTW Berlin. Links are pasted below, but I know places are kind of competitive.

http://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/
http://www-en.htw-berlin.de/index.html

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Rickywowoz: 10:56pm On Nov 15, 2013
macof: Wow shocked front page already cool

I just contacted university of Freiburg, they said it's free tuition. Really nice

I have to learn German tho, how can I start learning German in Nigeria? Any institutes for that?

And pls Who knows anything about the university of Freiburg?
Download Duolingo app and your German language skill will never remain the Same. Alles ist gut

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by kayjegs: 11:10pm On Nov 15, 2013
I like this thread and I hope people asking me questions on my thread will get best answers here. Was in Germany briefly last year and I must say I love Germany. For a PhD student, German universities have world class researches in all fields. So you are reckoned with anywhere in the world.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 11:17pm On Nov 15, 2013
To the people who sent me private messages, kindly bear with me. I would reply tomorrow. I dey African restaurant now and our people sabi make noise once they are drunk so I cannot concentrate.

Cheers.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by Nobody: 11:19pm On Nov 15, 2013
goldenwing:

It is true; some Universities in Germany are now offering undergraduate studies completely taught in English these days and free too such as Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences and HTW Berlin. Links are pasted below, but I know places are kind of competitive.

http://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/
http://www-en.htw-berlin.de/index.html

Wow that is really nice to know. Thanks for clarifying it and posting links.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by goldenwing: 11:25pm On Nov 15, 2013
You are actually doing a better job, just thought I should share some experiences too. Cheers!

Bandit C.:


Wow that is really nice to know. Thanks for clarifying it and posting links.
Re: Nigerian Students In Germany..how Do You Survive?? by futurewise11(m): 11:57pm On Nov 15, 2013
Good job.but most govt schoool wıth englısh program are also free of charge.ı only pay 70 euro per semeter.my program ıs purely ın englısh and free german language ıf u need to develop your language for ıntegratıon.
Bandit C.:


Sorry Bro. You would need the german language for your undergraduate courses. In recent years, many universities are now offering some courses both in english and german, depending on what you are studying but the courses offered in german only might be more.

I have actually heard that some Universities are now offering full undergraduate programmes in English but I think they are majorly private universities.

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