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Germany has so many interesting places and things to do, from fascinating landscapes, to inspiring art, culture scenes and modern world-class economy.

Germany has so many interesting places and things to do, from fascinating landscapes, to inspiring art, culture scenes and modern world-class economy. 

Germany has always been in the forefront of technological advances and innovative inventions. If you choose to study in Germany, you will be learning about the latest technological advances and trends in your particular subject. The country?s rich history and culture, make Germany an exciting and rewarding place to live and study. 

Come and gain an insight into an exciting country right in the heart of Europe.

Living in Germany is a totally new experience, but with Babel Studies you would find the support and knowledge to adjust easily. 

Here you will find interesting information and tips about Germany!!

  • Calling code: +49
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity: 220-240 Volts
  • Smoking Regulations: The ban on smoking in public places, including bars and restaurants, is now nationwide in Germany.
  • Driving: Right-hand side of the road
  • Drinking Age: 18
  • Emergency Number: 110
  • With more than 409 higher education institutions across the country, Germany provides each student with the possibility to choose more than 14,500 Bachelor and Master degree programmes.
  • German universities and their professional academic staff offer high quality and up to date education in Engineering, Medicine, Science and Economics.
  • There are many scholarship possibilities offered for international students to fund their studies by DAAD(German Academic Exchange Service) and also many political and business foundations.
  • Many universities offer international courses in English language as well. So knowing German to study in Germany is not mandatory but is recommended.
  • Foreign students are allowed to stay for a year after graduation, in the event of looking for a job. Germany offer long-term work opportunities for successful students.
  • Besides studying, you have the chance to live and explore one of the world's most developed countries and its unique culture, history and landscape.
  • Whether you'll study as an international student, enjoy a beer at Oktoberfest, eat a tasty Würst sausage in Frankfurt or watch a Bayern soccer game, you'll have an unforgettable experience in Germany.
  • One of the fastest ways to get money away from home is using an ATM, called "Geldautomat" in German. They are all over German cities and can be accessed 24/7. 
  • German Banks are usually open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. They are closed on the weekend, but ATM machines are accessible 24 hours.
  • There are six Euro banknote denominations (€5, €10, €20, €100, €200, €500). Each has a distinctive size and color. Unlike the Euro coins, the design of both front and back is uniform cross the Euro countries, and each note shows a typical example of European architecture (although none of the designs depicts an actual building or monument!). 

Sample Price Guide:

  • Accommodation Per Month: 415.98 €  
  • Average Food Prices per Month: 209.61 €
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar: 6.59 €
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 8.00 € 
  • Small bottle of water: 0.48 €
  • Small bottle of beer: 0.99 €         
  • Cappuccino (Regular): 2.50 €
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 2.02 €     
  • Liter of milk: 0.75 €                      
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): 1.35 €                   
  • Movie ticket: 9.00 €
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.50 €  

In order to study in Canada as an international student you may need a study permit. Canadian study permits are only issued after you have been accepted at a Canadian college, university or other accredited educational institution.

Eligibility for a Canadian Study Permit

You have been accepted by a school, college, university or other Canadian educational institution.

You have to provide proof in the form of bank statements, receipts or certificates that you have enough money to pay for:

  • Your tuition
  • Living expenses for you and any accompanying family members
  • You don’t have a criminal record and are not a security risk.
  • You are in good health.
  • You can prove that you will leave Canada once you have completed your studies.

Other visa options

Visit as a tourist

To visit Canada, you must:

  • have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
  • be in good health,
  • convince an immigration officer that you have ties-such as a job, home, financial assets or family-that will take you back to your home country,
  • convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
  • have enough money for your stay. (The amount of money you will need can vary. it depends on things like how long you will stay, and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives.)

You may also need a:

  • temporary resident (visitor) visa, depending on your citizenship (Find out if you need a visa),
  • medical exam and
  • letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada. 


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