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Want to study in Australia? – Here is some important information!

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), Australia has issued a strong warning and guidelines to students and agents who are promoting overseas education in Australia. DIBP is concerned mainly with the increase of fraudulent loan letters and other financial documents when students apply for the visa.

It has become the responsibility of agents sending students to Australia, to provide a genuine summary of student’s access to funds – amount of funds available, the bank/source where are funds are available and the source of funds. Now, this has become a mandatory requirement of Australian High Commission (AHC) when they process student visas.

Where evidence of funds is required, the applicant has to provide one of the following:

1) Evidence of funds for 12 months – evidence of funds to cover travel to Australia, 12 months’ living costs for themselves and accompanying family members, tuition fees and schooling costs for school aged children.

The following types of funds are acceptable evidence of financial capacity:

  1. a) money deposit with a financial institution;
  2. b) loan with a financial institution;
  3. c) government loans;
  4. d) scholarship or financial support.

2) Evidence of annual income – the student can provide evidence of personal income of their parents or spouse / de facto partner of at least AUD$60,000. The parents or spouse / de facto partner cannot be traveling with the student to Australia. The evidence must be in the form of official government documentation, such as a tax assessment.

3) Evidence of genuine access to funds. This will be determined by the source, type of funds and the financial institution providing such evidence.

It is very important to note that the financial institution is an approved one by Reserve Bank of India.

In case if the AHC suspects that a particular document was issued fraudulently, this information will be reported to RBI. Unless the matter is investigated and cleared, a visa will not be issued.

At Manhattan Review, we advise all our students to submit only genuine documents so the admission and visa process is completed successfully.

And, we make sure that you reach Australia without any complications!

Wish you all the best,

Team Manhattan

If you have any questions or comments, please submit them in the comment section.


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IELTS General vs IELTS Academics

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The purpose behind taking the IELTS TEST is migration or higher education to US, UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA and other international countries. IELTS provides the test taker, options for studying, employment or immigration purposes. The examination best suited for your immediate need is discussed below.

Before we discuss IELTS, it is better to know WHAT IELTS Test is all about? Who takes International English Language Test System (IELTS) examination. IELTS test is taken by student’s wanting to go to do MS in the US. The popularity is of IELTS examination is so high; it has been taken by more than 2.9 million people last year. Furthermore, it is taken by the individuals who are seeking employment abroad.

Therefore, IELTS is divided into two categories: IELTS General and IELTS Academics. IELTS General is for PR (those who are planning to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK ). IELTS Academic is for the student’s or individuals who are wanting to fly to study in higher education ( graduate or post graduate level ) in overseas colleges or universities. Both IELTS General and Academics test the English language skills in listening, writing, speaking and reading as well. The grades awarded for both are the same.

In IELTS General and IELTS Academics test, both listening and speaking are same, whereas writing and reading are different from each other.

IELTS General IELTS Academics
Speaking: face to face interview with United discussion on a familiar topic. Duration: 11-14 minutes. Speaking: face to face interview with United discussion on a familiar topic. Duration: 11-14 minutes.
Listening: 4 sections, each with 10 questions. Question 1&2 are on daily social topics. Question 3&4 are on topics related to training and education. Duration: 30 minutes. Listening: 4 sections, each with 10 questions. Question 1&2 are on daily social topics. Question 3&4 are on topics related to training and education. Duration: 30 minutes.
Reading: 5-6 texts that are chosen from advertisements, notices, company handbooks, books and newspapers, official documents. Duration: 60 minutes. Reading: 3 long texts that are taken from newspapers and magazines, journals, books, which are selected for a non-specialist audience. Duration: 60 minutes.
Writing: Write a short essay in (250 words) and (150 words) letter. Semi-formal style. Duration: 60 minutes. Writing: Write a short essay (250 words), in (150 words) give a description of a chart, table or a diagram. Duration: 60 minutes.

In Listening section the recordings are different. The General test has scripts for example from TV shows, which are fast to catch up. In Academics test Reading the paragraphs is difficult. However, it all depends from student to student. For some listening could be easy and reading difficult or vice-versa. The main focus is the skill of communication an individual can interpret s per the standard required by the IELTS General and IELTS Academics examination administrative body.

IELTS General Test is much easier than IELTS Academics Test. However, you take the IELTS test according to your requirements. You only need to keep in mind a big score to go overseas for higher education, employment or immigration (permanent residency).











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10 Strategies to follow to get a big score: 320 Plus in GRE


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  1. Study Time

Allocate proper (regular) “study time”. Night, Day or Noon is your choice. It should be between 3 – 6 hours, which depends on your broad planning. This is generally based on how long you can take each study session. Eat healthy food, sleep well and enjoy your study time.

  1. Short Breaks

Take short breaks to make your GRE test preparation in a best possible way. However, it is a matter of choice. But, it is useful and gives the brain time to rewind. This is turn helps to absorb more intelligent data (or answers).

  1. Learn Words

Spend a good amount of time in learning words. Make sure that you make a word list of more than 2000. A vocabulary knowledge of 1000 frequently used words is a must. Flash cards are a good way of remembering a good number of words. They remain fresh in your memory.

  1. Prioritize

A diagnostic test in the beginning of your preparation for GRE examination will help you to assess your weaknesses. Check where you went wrong. If you score 304, it means you need to put in an extra hour of study for scoring 320 plus.

  1. Identify Your Flaws And Strengths

Make a quick find of your flaws and strengths. If you are comfortable with passages then shift your focus on sentence completion. This ability to switch gears will give the confidence to score 320 plus. Don’t spend time at all on second answering option.

  1. Plan Solutions

Solutions in Quant and Verbal sections must be done within the time frame given in each section of the GRE test. Pick out the wrong options as soon as possible. The correct answer choice with the application of critical reasoning will increase your score level.

  1. GRE Pattern

To get familiar with GRE test pattern make good use of Practice Drills and Mock Tests. They give the right direction to score 320 plus in an easy and relaxed manner. When you look for new solutions you end up on the wrong side.

  1. Difficult Questions

Don’t waste time on difficult questions thinking over the content of the sentence and the tone of the test-maker (ETS). Keep them for answers at the end of each section after providing solutions for easy questions first. Move forward to the next easy question.

  1. Elimination Process

Make good use of elimination process. It is the best strategy to follow in getting the answering right. Narrow your choice to two answers and pick out the correct one. But, plan your time so as to manage time accordingly. When you are well prepared for the GRE test, the first answer choice is correct.

  1. Manage Stress

Stress management is the key to a big GRE score of 320 plus. In Reading Comprehension look for the answer in the paragraphs. Don’t look at the questions. Outline what you want to write first before you start writing.

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Top 10 reasons to do your Ph.D abroad?

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The benefits of studying abroad is that it gets the student’s a job of their desire, which they are passionate about. Additionally, it gives a rich life and high position in a company of international reputation. The perks (or incentives) are several. With most of the banks providing education loans, the financial burden is made light. The scholarship given by the universities in Germany, Australia, Canada, including US, UK is another added attraction.

  1. High Ranking Universities

The high rank a university holds world-wide gives the student a big choice in job openings that are there on display during campus selections. Even finding work in research and development becomes an easy task. The creation of a complete professional is done here.

  1. Favourable Studying Conditions

The campus and classroom environment is eco-friendly. It absorbs nature into your mind set to give you the best platform for torrential (unlimited) growth. Ph.D. education abroad gives 100 per cent encouragement to an individual’s skill.

  1. Importance is given to Language Diction

The usage of word choice is given an ascent (rise). This, in turn, adds value to the curricula. The ability to face an international audience is polished here. Quality in reading, writing, listening, and speaking is made strong.

  1. Positive Analytic

In abroad Ph.D. education positive analytic plays a vital role in student’s ability to develop intellectually. The strategies offered in leadership and learning are awesome. You can combine critical reasoning skills with time spacing.

  1. Curricula and Library

All kinds of books are there for reference and studying. It is a wide range that covers every subject. Moreover, the internet is no hindrance to the type of books that are available. The vast space inside the library has plenty of chairs and tables to make notes and study there.

  1. Make New Discovery

There is a passionate desire in you to explore the world. Therefore, Ph.D. abroad will help you to fan the flame of your passion. It is a fulfillment of your dream. It gives wings once you get enrollment in a college or university overseas.

  1. Learn a Foreign Language

By doing Ph.D. abroad you will earn the benefit of learning a foreign language. Initially, it hard to understand. By the end of the first semester, you have a new language in your tongue.

  1. Independent Life Style

Another good reason for studying Ph.D. abroad is living an independent life style. It helps to grow as an individual in handling unexpected happenings. Mentally, you become strong. You learn to live in your own space.

  1. Learn Core Subject

You learn the core subject in which you want to specialize after successful graduation. It is the international learning experience that holds great value for achieving bigger success. It is a binding process that impacts future career.

  1. World Citizenship Status

An abroad Ph.D. grants you world citizenship status. You become equal in knowledge with the best in the world intellectuals. The experience creates in you a new found thinking on how to survive in a global atmosphere to withstand pressure.





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How an average student can succeed by using plan of action intelligently?

How an average student can succeed by using plan of action intelligently-

Being an average student is not a hindrance to achieving academic success. All you need to do is to come up with a real plan of action. You need to set a goal to work towards it for a big score in test preparation in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and PTE. The big mistake they make is setting short term goals.

Presently, in this competitive world, this brings to our attention that how can they cope up in the fast moving lane of training in education across the world. To make their career better Manhattan Review, India is providing the best coaching in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and PTE. Equal importance is given to every individual walking to the several branches in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Visakhapatnam (Vizag).

Manhattan Review gives an open opportunity to the students so that they can walk into any office any moment considering the stipulated time given to them. The student’s counselor will make sure the faculty promised to the students is given true value to the assurance given at the time of enrollment in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and PTE. The trainers in each of the branches create a mind set that the students have something to do to have a better future. They are ready to clarify the doubts raised by students in a cordial and friendly manner. This is given preference even after the training period is over till the examination is taken by the students.

Furthermore, every student is important for us and provided good support. These people are considered to be falling into the category of being average. The motivation given is viewed the big score figure and work towards it with zipping and fire. A passion that will take you to achieve great success. It will put all your earlier attempts that were unsuccessful into the trash bin. A knowledge base is spread into the test preparations to recognize the opportunity to learn. We make sure that students get satisfaction from the training.

These students are made to realize how to use their critical reasoning skills to reach a higher level of study. It is to increase their learning experience by combining their mind set to make a better life and better career. There is only one solution that Manhattan Review is offering. Regularly, make use of the Practice Drills and Mock Tests. This is the key to every successful thing that an average student is made to think about to get a big score in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and PTE. Now, to become successful is before them.

Discipline in study pattern gives 100 percent score improvement for an average student. Moreover, if the principle of discipline is followed then success is assured. The handouts provided by us is very helpful for the people to understand the real test sample in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and PTE. Moreover, success can not be attained without the guidance of somebody to properly be guided. Therefore, we have a certified and well trained faculty to understand the capacity and capability of the students. Considering their ability the training will be provided.







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Bachelor’s education – USA or Europe?


Given the stark differences between the education systems in USA and Europe and the lack of proper information to study (at the Bachelor’s level) in Europe, it is important to know facts about studying in either of these locations.

General Education is considered as ‘essential’ in US universities, which covers a broad range of programs such as Music, photography, sports and many other co-curricular and extra-curricular fields of activity. This will impart a strong base of students to study a wide range of programs – not only those that are academically important, but also personally interesting. Additionally, general education emphasizes skills such as writing and critical thinking and expose students to a variety of subject areas. Also, students can choose a major after two years of studying, in the meanwhile explore their field of interest.

In European countries, this type of general education is not available and students who are joining the Bachelor’s programs are expected to ‘choose’ a focus area while applying for colleges. This will severely restrict the learning capability of students who may want to explore more areas and wider fields of learning to decide on their career direction.  While it helps to choose a subject from the start and able to focus on those areas in-depth and prepare for the job market or for continuing onto a master’s degree, it also has its disadvantages”.

European bachelor’s degrees are three-year programs that are too structured, which doesn’t give students a lot of freedom to explore.

Also, ‘liberal arts’ education emphasizing on learning in subjects such as social sciences, arts, and humanities are available in all US universities/colleges, whereas European universities rarely offer such an option. This restricts the learning ability and choice of students, who want to explore multiple options before they decide on a particular ‘major’ or specialization to continue with their studies. Of course, for international students who are ready with a focus, going for a 3-year degree, directly into their chosen field of study could be an advantage.

Another advantage is US colleges is the scope to internationalize their learning, participation in various events through student-clubs and a better campus life. Comparatively, European colleges offer limited scope for such wider participation and exposure.

Most importantly, except in the UK, almost all other countries offer education in their native language (non-English), which is a major deterrent for Bachelor’s applicants. While most European universities are offering Master’s level education in English, very few are offering at the Bachelor’s level. Such problem does not exist in US universities since the medium of education is only English.

Finally, for those international students with merit, financial aid is possible even at the Bachelor’s level in most US universities. Though rare and difficult, funding is a good possibility for top-performing students here. Whereas, in Europe, financial aid is virtually difficult, if not impossible.

It is therefore important for international students to choose the country/continent to make a very informed decision to invest huge sums of money into their education and ultimately their career.

Love Manhattan –

All of you ‘love’ Manhattan Review (MR). That’s why you are a part of our valuable student community to realize your dreams of studying abroad. Right?

Absolutely! If you love MR, we want to reciprocate too, with better services, materials, and improved training methods to make you sharper, brighter and score higher. Not only that, we will also ‘GIFT’ you for your love and affection. Wait for just a few days and visit/contact your enrolled center. You will have a great time for loving MR, Hyderabadis!

US Visas – A Round-up! –

With the Fall 2017 admission season almost coming to an end, almost all our students have gone for their visa interviews and got them successfully. Hearty Congratulations to all our wonderful students who have taken the penultimate step for a great education and bright career. Even those few students who could not get the visa the first time, have got the same on their second attempt, thanks to our review, evaluation and further guidance. Hats off to our Visa counseling team, which worked tirelessly to plan, study and conduct visa mock sessions by phone, in person, and through video channels.  We assure all our students still in India and looking for admission for later intakes much more dedicated services and assistance in reaching your “Land of Dreams”.

Wish you all a very Happy Ganesh Chaviti. Ganapati Bappa Moriya!

Best wishes,

Team Manhattan

If you have any questions or comments, please submit them here


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How Manhattan helps the student’s to get a good score in SAT Exam, 2017?

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Don’t let SAT examination 2017 give you anxious moments. The big role Manhattan Review, India plays in helping the student’s to get a big score is truly amazing. The well-experienced team of trainers gives the best training in realizing your childhood dream of going to the US. Your decision to study abroad will be fulfilled here. The teaching levels are above international standards. Besides, the trainers go beyond expected boundaries to make you confident in facing the examination with a relaxed mind.

Manhattan trainers adopt unique strategies in imparting knowledge of SAT. We do trace the progress attained by students in each and every class. We have our own classroom handouts prepared by  SAT  researchers in our team.This will support you to reach into your dream school of college.

The trainers in Manhattan assist the students to solve the new questions with an open mind. The added benefit for the students to know the new strategy of acing the test. They offer more knowledge than what you learned in school. The curricula is awesome to ace the SAT test. Furthermore, they streamline the training according to the demand of the student’s and cover the weaknesses in a clever manner. The interior classroom of the infrastructure is soothing and breathtaking. In this way, they can concentrate on what they are learning. Manhattan PPTs and Video Tutorials help a lot in the training.

The Admission Counseling Services (ACS) Team is there to give you directions on how to apply to the colleges or universities. For us each and every student is important. We provide complete information to pave the way for a bright future.

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  1. Power Preparation

The Practice Drill and Mock Tests in GRE Verbal give you the scores you expect to score in the real examination. This could be a little less than a big score of 320 plus. All you need to do is to list out the questions. Thereafter, reason out the mistakes you made in them.

  1. Vocabulary

In GRE Verbal, a word is used with several meanings in different contexts. To avoid falling into word choice trap make a chart of synonyms. Start placing them where it can be used correctly. Remove all confusion by memorizing them.

  1. More Practice

You got to burn more practice time with an intensive understanding of the GRE Verbal curricula. Once you analyze your mistakes make no repetitions during Practice Drills. In Reading Comprehension you need to get more practice of looking for answers first in the paragraph.

  1. Time Management

This is the most important area where you can increase your GRE score to optimum levels. You have to answer every question as there is no negative marking for wrong answers. Don’t use more than “one minute” to get to the best possible answer.

  1. Reading Comprehension

Attempt this section in the last part of GRE Verbal examination. The right strategy you need to apply to apply here is read the question intensely. Thereafter, look for an answer in the paragraphs. Never make the mistake of spending time by reading the paragraph first.

  1. Additional RC Answering Tip

The questions in RC are arranged according to the answers that will be there in the paragraph. Therefore, it is very easy to sort out them out in order and answer accordingly. It is the easiest strategy you can adopt to make answering in a relaxed and perfect manner.

  1. Strategy for Trapping the Answers

Cover the answer choices on the screen by touching them physically as you read the questions. There is trap hidden by the GRE Verbal testers. They very well know that the students are looking for synonyms. Read the question first and make the answer choices that will complete it.

  1. Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion

All you need to do is use knowledge of context. Even while making a guess apply critical reasoning skills. You will get the right answer.

  1. 320 Plus Score

Keep in mind the score of 320 plus. It motivates your mind to go for it. This is a tip that helps you to choose the right answer option. Definitely, you will end up a big score.

  1. Practice Drills and Mock Tests

The real GRE Verbal exam is much easier than the one in practice drills and mock tests. It is important to understand that you do not carry GRE test-prep into the examination hall. You will be on the winning edge.

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MS in US: an Indian Student’s dream – Education Scholarships available

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There is a strong belief that every person who is not very rich can’t get enrolled easily with fewer finances. You don’t have to spend money out of your own pocket.

MS in the US is no more a dream even for students from an ordinary background or family. Education scholarships are easily available. It differs from University to University. The difference is minimal but it hardly matters most. Your passionate drive to fulfill a childhood desire is no more a false truth. All you need is to move forward with great expectations and the will to reach your goal. The right passage is created by Manhattan Review, India for getting enrollment is top schools and colleges. Our Admission Counseling Services (ACS) team plays an important role in making it happen.

There is no need to study MS in the US with a big debt staring at you. Education scholarships are available with free grants for middle-class student’s who can pursue his/her dream using government funding or private finances. They are generally available to make the student’s and parents not to risk their properties or investments. It is most beneficial for them who don’t have enough money or properties. All those who are passionate about pursuing higher education in US universities.

The scholarships are classified into four types. 

  • Offered by government
  • Offered by Universities

The top 10 universities that offer most aid are:

S. No. Name of the Universities
1. Stanford University
2. Wesleyan University
3. Amherst University
4. Trinity College
5. University of Chicago
6. Yale University
7. Harvard University
8. Dartmouth College
9. Williams College
10. Skidmore College

For example – A particular university announces scholarship programs for Indian student’s to study MS in the US.

  • Offered by private organizations
S.No. Name of the Organization
1. Tata Group
2. The Reliance Foundation
3. Aditya Birla Group
4. Sun Group


For Example – Tata Group offers the scholarship for middle-class Indian student’s to pursue his dream of studying MS in Cornell University.

  • Research grants offered for doctoral education

ACS team in Manhattan Review, start their work early in looking for education scholarship in the universities for MS in the US. They work with efficiency. The job is made easy by them in getting the student’s the best offer available. The focus is on reducing fees for a trouble free study in US universities. This is done as soon as the student has chosen a program to get enrolled in. The minimum scholarship grant is 15, 000 USD.

Next step is short listing of enrollment into five universities. Some of the universities will require the student’s to furnish proof of your low financial background. Without getting such documents and examining them the admission process will not take place. A quick checklist is taken for making the application of the scholarship to be successful. For this, a fast run is done. It is checked on the eligibility status of the student, including the deadline mentioned in all the documents that need to be submitted.

A full scholarship includes university tuition fees, living expenses, books, expenditure for living and curricula. A partial scholarship pays for tuition fee alone. There is a huge amount of choices before the parents and student are to pick from. All you need to do is to make a significant plan. The ACS team will assist the student to process the application for a successful enrollment. It is left up to the student to grab the chance to make the dream come true.

It is an open fact that living and studying in the US is an expensive affair. The problems facing middle-class students is how to save money. The parents are anxious to get hold of scholarship to fulfill the dream of their child to study MS in the US. The ACS team takes up the challenge in providing them easy access to all information, documentation and Visa approval. Their professional experience in speeding the process to meet deadlines is well known. We take all the essential precautions before filing the applications. The selection of granting scholarship is made on basis of a careful presentation. The fate of the student depends on covering all the requirements for a tension free entry into US universities.

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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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