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This week, we would like to present you detailed information on Germany, as provided by DAAD, which is the Academic Exchange Service of Germany.

You will find very useful information about Studying in Germany and other interesting news.

Manhattan Review (MR) will be glad to assist you with admission in German universities for Summer 2018 or Spring 2019 since deadlines for Spring 2018 are over for most universities.

Visit your enrolled center of MR and discuss with your counselor for our packages to study in Germany.

Best Wishes,

Team Manhattan






Frankfurt am Main: Modernity and Tradition in a Multicultural City

Modern skyscrapers and historical buildings stand side-by-side in downtown Frankfurt. Not only is Frankfurt an international center of finance, it’s also a green, multicultural metropolis which offers countless opportunities to young people. Photo: Skyline of Frankfurt
© Wendel/DAAD

Facts & Figures
Inhabitants: 677,000
Students: 59,700
Universities: 7
Monthly rent: 337 €
Tip: Clear your head while watching the jet planes take off and land!

Read more and check out the interview of a student from India, Muhammed Asim Azmi, who is pursuing his master’s in “High Integrity Systems” on


Pre-Departure Meets & Webinar for Students admitted to German Universities for Winter Intake

  • Bengaluru – Pre-Departure Meet
    4 August, 10:30 h at Auditorium, Block 4, Hosur Road Campus, Christ University, Near to Dairy Circle Flyover
  • Chennai – Pre-Departure Meet
    17 August, 16:00 h at Goethe-Institut, 4, Rutland Gate 5th Street

         Online Pre-Departure Webinar
4 August, 15:00 h IST

Information Sessions – Study in Germany

  • Bengaluru – Study in Europe Education Fair
    1 August, 15:00 h at Alliance Francaise, Thimmaiah Rd, Vasant Nagar

New Delhi – connect@DAAD: Students share their Experience
26 August, 17:00 h at Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe-Institut, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg

Webinars – Internet-based Interactive Seminars

  • Master Programmes at University of Cologne – Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    10 August, 15:00 h IST

Finding a Ph.D. Guide in Germany
31 August, 15:00 h IST

DAAD Call for Applications: Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Faculty and scientists holding a Ph.D. degree and affiliated to universities and research institutes are eligible to apply for a research stay at state or state-recognized institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. Because this is a bilateral exchange programme, a visit of the German Counterpart should be agreed upon.
Based on bilateral MoUs with partner organizations the exchange of faculty is only possible for scientists and faculty at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), senior scientists working at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) institutes and laboratories and universities under the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Call for Applications and further details
Application deadline: 15 October 2017

Indian Student Groups in Germany:
Magdeburg Indians e.V


The Magdeburg Indians group has been around since 2002. It was a registered non-profit organization on 14 December 2016. The community comprises of students, researchers, professionals from India and also few families settled in Germany. The primary goal of this organization is to provide a platform for Indo-German cultural and intellectual exchange and to assist the incoming Indian students in every aspect for a delightful stay in Magdeburg. This is achieved by the means of regular webinars prior to their arrival and also by uniting them with a freshers meet in Magdeburg.
Magdeburg Indians were presented “The outstanding cultural commitment at the OVGU” award by the StudierendenRat OVGU in the year 2016.
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FAQ: What should I do upon reaching Germany as a student?


Here is a list down of the formalities you need to complete before you get immersed into the university life!
Procuring a health insurance: Not only beneficial but also a legal necessity, a German health insurance will be your true companion in case of sickness.
Registering at the university: Make sure to enroll yourself at the university and get your student ID card – your ticket to many a discount to cinemas, sport, newspaper subscriptions etc.
Obtaining a residence permit: Approach the Aliens Department in your city of residence with the certificate of enrollment from the university, proof of finance, visa, a valid German health insurance etc. An absolute must for long-term stays!

Research Positions at German Institutions


  PhD Positions
International Max Planck Research School on             Exploration of Ecological Interactions with    Molecular and Chemical Techniques, Jena
– Apply by 18 August 2017
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin
– Apply by 22 August 2017
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion – Inorganic Spectroscopy, Mülheim an der Ruhr
– Apply by 31 August 2017
International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg
– Apply by 15 September 2017

Post-Doc Positions
Competence Centre Photovoltaics Berlin – Solar Fuels
– Apply by 14 August 2017
Forschungszentrum Jülich – The Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Materials Synthesis and Development – Battery Research
– Apply by 15 August 2017
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel – Geochemistry of marine Carbon Capture and Storage
– Apply by 31 August 2017

My Germany Experience


Sowmiya Rani K S, Plant Biotechnology, University of Osnabrueck
The idea of surviving a foreign land and language had held my fascination since then. Little did I know that four years and a little daughter later, I will embark on this adventure myself.  My work was at a point where it needed a robust model insect, technical expertise and laboratory facilities to work on the challenges of realizing RNAi as species-specific, environment-friendly insecticides. I was inspired by the work of my now co-supervisor at the University of Osnabrueck and the ‘DAAD Sandwich Scholarship’ seemed the logical choice… Read more


Manav Nandu, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Energy Science
I am a fourth-year undergraduate pursuing Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. I interned in Germany and this experience by far has been the most enriching one. We were developing a system which could run on decentralized power units (hydro, wind, PV) and provide electrical energy to the most sensible consumers (say hospitals) in the case of a blackout. This leads to establishing the entire Augsburg city as a stable power island. The entire project was funded by German Bundestag and its implementation… Read more


DAAD Research Ambassadors: Dr. Amita Chandra

Dr. Amita Chandra, University of Delhi, Solid State Physics
I have had my higher education (B.Sc, M.Sc., and Ph.D.) at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Like all young enthusiastic Ph.D. holders, I too was keen to do postdoctoral work with an eminent person. I applied and subsequently went as an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral fellow with a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. In Germany, soon I realized I had reached a country whose people were strict followers of rules, defined the word “punctuality” and could be taken on face value… Read more

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