BayIND

What does BayIND stand for?

What does BayIND stand for?

BayIND is the short form for "Bayerisch-Indisches Zentrum für Wirtschaft und Hochschulen". It coordinates and promotes the university cooperation between India and Bavaria. Further it also serves as a service institution for companies.

Who is funding this centre?

Who is funding this centre?

BayIND is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts. It is a service and information centre for all Bavarian state universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of art.

What can BayIND do for me?

What can BayIND do for me?

BayIND acts as a contact and service point for universities, students, lecturers or researchers, and offers solutions to following questions: what to study, where, who is eligible, how to start, living in Germany, internships, funding. 

Further BayIND supports and informs companies (especially SMEs).

Study in Bavaria

Where can I get information on studying in Bavaria?

Where can I get information on studying in Bavaria?

Please send a mail, call or drop in at our Science Office in Bangalore, India. We will be happy to inform you about higher education opportunities in Bavaria.

For Bavaria, please check following webpage: www.study-in-bavaria.de

Further, to get general information on studying in Germany you can always check the DAAD webpage. You'll also find a database with scholarships.

How will I find the right university, the right course?

How will I find the right university, the right course?

Under the mentioned links you will find databases about the courses the universities offer. Further, we are there to help you! And don't miss the pdf on the www.study-in-bavaria.de webpage which lists all "Degree Courses in English" in Bavaria.

Can I pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Bavaria after 12th class?

Can I pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Bavaria after 12th class?

Unfortunately you don't have direct access to German universities if you passed your 12th class. Following steps after your 12th class can make you eligible for a Bachelor programme in Germany:

1. You have to do a one year subject-related preparatory course in Germany, called Studienkolleg. 

2. If you have successfully completed JEE examination you can do your bachelors in the field of technology and natural sciences.

3. In case you have already studied one year of Bachelor in India, you qualify for direct subject-restricted admission. This allows you to apply directly to a German higher education institution for studies in the subject area of your previous academic studies or a related subject.

Can I pursue a Master's Degree in Bavaria after completing my Bachelor in India?

Can I pursue a Master's Degree in Bavaria after completing my Bachelor in India?

In Germany every university is autonomous and each study programme has its own set of criteria for admitting students. Please check each individual webpage of the course and university you are interested in. 

Anyhow, some general information can be given. With a bachelor degree from India, most universities in Germany will consider you eligible for masters (provided you fulfill their criteria). Some universities will ask for TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/GMAT depending on the course you want to study.

How much does it cost to study and live in Bavaria?

How much does it cost to study and live in Bavaria?

From the winter semester 2013, Bavarian universities do no longer charge any tuition fees. Students only need to pay a small administrative fee. This is possible because education is financed by the government. For monthly living expenses you need to have approx. 600 - 800 Euros (rent, food, public transport etc), depending on the city you stay in.

Can I work beside my studies?

Can I work beside my studies?

Yes you can! Indian students are allowed to work 120 full or 240 half days per calendar year.

Are there any scholarships for Indian students?

Are there any scholarships for Indian students?

There are a number of scholarships for talented international students in Bavaria. For further information check out the information on Study in Bavaria's website or this funding database.

Do I need to know German?

Do I need to know German?

Only if the course you want to apply for is taught in German. Germany offers numerous International Degree Programmes with English as language of instruction. But even though your course might be in English, it is still advisable to learn the local language. Not only will you be more integrated in Germany, also it is fun to learn a new language in a country where you can actually practice it daily. So make the best of your stay and learn as much as you can!

Where can I learn German?

Where can I learn German?

There are the Max Mueller Bhavan Institutes in India, which offer German courses. Please check here.

What are the application deadlines for Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences?

What are the application deadlines for Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences?

There are different application deadlines depending on the course and university you have selected, and the time you can start your studies (summer or winter semester). Please check with the university.

Who is the contact person for Indian students at the University/ University of Applied Sciences?

Who is the contact person for Indian students at the University/ University of Applied Sciences?

The International Office at your selected university will help you. Please contact them if you have any questions.

Is Bavaria a safe place?

Is Bavaria a safe place?

Germany in general is a safe place. And Bavaria is one of the safest states with lowest crime rates. Students from all over the world can feel secure and at home here.

Can I stay and work in Bavaria after my studies?

Can I stay and work in Bavaria after my studies?

Bavaria has one of the strongest economies in Europe. Many international companies are based here. Bavaria tries to help top international students to stay and work in Bavaria. See here. 

After finishing your studies successfully, you can extend your residence permit for up to 18 months in order to find the right employment.

Internship in Bavaria

How can I find a company which offers an internship programme?

How can I find a company which offers an internship programme?

In Germany internships are very common and almost every company accepts interns, but not all are offering special internship programs including a special project or an individual supervisor. For finding a special programme, one has to search for specific advertisements in job engines or on the company’s website.

Please refer to the link box on Work in Bavaria for further information.

Is German mandatory?

Is German mandatory?

German language skills in the working environment are often important, but sometimes only an asset. This is mostly depending on the size and the international scope of the company as well as its own language policies.

How do I write an application for a German company?

How do I write an application for a German company?

An application for a German company consists usually of three parts: first is the cover letter in which the applicant explains his interest in the company, his former experience in the academic and professional field and his own strengths. This document should not exceed one page. Second is the C.V. which includes the topics personal data, education, professional experience, additional skills (like languages, computer skills, social commitment, and experience abroad) and hobbies. This document should not exceed two pages. Third are the final grade reports from school, university as well as recommendation reports from former employers. Nowadays it is quite usual to send the application attached via mail, if the companies prefer to get it via post, it should be mentioned on their website.

For some more detailed information about the application in Germany, please refer to this link

When should I apply for an internship?

When should I apply for an internship?

Taking up an internship during studying is a very common practice in Germany and that’s why there is a lot of competition, particularly at big companies. As there are also different bureaucratic steps after having received an assurance, one should apply early, which means at least half a year in advance. This doesn’t mean that it is not possible to get an internship faster, but it is less stressful for sure.

How does the application process proceed?

How does the application process proceed?

Even though this is quite dependent on the company, usually the application process takes some time, especially in bigger companies where the application has to pass different authorities. It is totally fine to ask for a confirmation of receipt after one or two days, but it is perceived as impolite to ask on a frequent basis during the first two to three weeks and might even reduce your chances in getting it. Of course, if you haven’t heard anything after one month, it is fine to send a mail or give a phone call and shows your interest in the internship.

Procedure for obtaining an Internship/ National Visa

Procedure for obtaining an Internship/ National Visa

To apply for an Internship Visa, check the following checklist for needed documents.  The approval letter and the consent letter have to be obtained in cooperation with your German employer. Please keep in mind that also German bueaucracy might take some time!      

You are supposed to apply for the Visa to Embassy in your local Jurisdiction, please Note: To obtain a National Visa is a time consuming and long process. You should start the whole process at least 2 months before your date of departure.

To schedule an appointment with the Consulate (obligatory!) you should contact VFS Global. The information regarding scheduling an appointment for your local jurisdiction is as follows.

While preparing your documents listed in the checklist please keep in mind the following instructions:

  • The demand draft needs to be from a nationalized Bank. You are supposed to carry it to the appointment at the Consulate. The exact amount is mentioned on the site.
  • The application form can be handwritten; also enough Xerox copies should be carried

What do I have to consider in my preparation for my stay in Germany?

What do I have to consider in my preparation for my stay in Germany?

After being accepted for the internship, you will need to apply for your visa. As you will be working in Germany, it is needed that the International Placement Service of the German Employment Agency is informed and permits the internship. For this, your employer has to apply for your work permit and only after receiving this you can file your visa application. For further information, please refer to the website of the German Employment Agency (Website in german!)

Where can I stay during my internship?

Where can I stay during my internship?

When you are looking for an apartment or a room, it is always helpful to ask your employer for help. Some companies have special intern apartments or some of your future colleagues might know of something. In case they can’t help, you should have a look at http://www.wg-gesucht.de/en/www.wg-gesucht.de, where you can find rooms in shared apartments. As this is a common way of living for students and young people, this option is usually a little bit cheaper and also offers you already some new contacts in the new city! If you prefer to live alone, you can look at www.immbilienscout24.de or www.immowelt.de, but please consider the fact that there might be an estate agent involved or that you are supposed to rent an apartment for much longer.

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BayIND on the FPP Education Fair

Consultations about studying in Bavaria in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai

EU - India dialogue on Smart Cities: Sustainable Urbanisation

13th and 14th October in Bangalore

DWIH Waterscapes Symposium

5th - 6th October at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi