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How Do I Apply For Graduate Studies In Germany?

Germany, a great country in North Central Europe, is the largest economy and the second most populous country in Europe. It is also famous for its generous approach to higher education. The country boasts of public universities which charge no tuition fees to students, regardless of nationality or continent. One should take note of the following before applying for graduate studies in Germany.

Academic Requirements and German Language Requirements

The most important document to provide for admission in Master’s Degree in Germany is a suitable Bachelor’s Degree. It does not have to be a German Bachelor’s Degree, but it still needs to be recognized by German universities. Universities usually require that your Bachelor’s degree is in a similar field (i.e. your major) as the Master’s program you want to apply for, the so-called “field of studies requirement”. In some cases, universities also require work experience as part of the application process. If you are interested in a PhD program, you must already have completed a Master’s degree.

Applying to Universities in Germany

Make sure to contact the university you want to attend directly for detailed information on the application requirements of their Master’s programs.

Costs Associated with Studying in Germany

Please check out Times Higher Education’s website for more information.

Finding the Right Degree Program

For all available degree programs offered at German universities, you can check the DAAD database and also Study in Germany’s website, as well as Hochschulkompass. If you would only like to see programs in English, visit the DAAD database for international degree programs. Make sure to contact the international office of the university you are planning on applying to for details.

So what are you waiting for? German universities are famous for delivering high-quality education and a lot of these universities even rank among the best in the world. By choosing to study in Germany, you can be sure to get an education that is well above the global average, which will come in very useful when looking for a job after graduation! Check out our services so we can support you through your graduate studies in Germany!

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How To Fund Your Tertiary Studies in Germany

The prospect of studying internationally seems rather exciting, and once you get into the technicalities, you may find that although there are little to no tuition fees, studying in Germany still requires a moderate amount of money. The average cost of living in Germany is approximately 861 Euros a month, equating to 10,332 euros a year. This is the minimum amount of money you will need to get a student visa. Although you would spend this money over the course of twelve months, you should have it in full, in a blocked German account in your name, before you arrive in the country. This article reviews how you can fund your studies in Germany in order to meet this minimum amount.

Parental Income

As the most convenient form of financial support, it is very normal for international students to rely on their parents to send them monthly allowances to help them keep up with their expenses. For most working parents, 861 Euros is a manageable amount, and requires no extra work, or paying back in the future, on the students’ side. If parents cannot afford to fund the full amount, they can combine this option with other financial routes to build the required 861 euros a month.

Personal Savings

Saving up money in the time before university may prove to be another reliable way to get the funds a student needs for their studies in Germany. Whether it’s money the student individually saves through school, or a college fund set up by their parents, personal savings act as a readily available source of money that students can use throughout their semester and beyond.

Part-Time Job

As one of the most common ways to pay for expenses, students may get part-time jobs when they arrive in Germany, alongside their full-time studies. Getting a job requires constant work and effort from the student. And time divided between studies and work, on top of extra processes like social security and taxes. But it gives the student a chance to earn more than just the bare minimum, as flexible schedules give a student the opportunity to make more money.

Student Loans

During their studies in Germany, students also have the chance to get student loans from various banks in the country. The state and private finance funds them partially. Some loans require the student to have a minimum number of years of residence within Germany before they can apply. They should also have a maximum number of years post-graduation after which students have to start paying their loans back. The amount of money a student can borrow depends on how much they support themselves financially by other means, like parental income and personal savings. It also depends on what organization the loan is coming from. The maximum amount they would borrow can either be more or less than the needed 861 Euros per month


Some students can get scholarships to pay for their living costs and expenses while studying in Germany. While these programs are numerous, they often require the student to have good grades. Or, in some cases, above average extracurricular skills, like sports or music. There is constant competition for these awards. A student should apply for a scholarship with their academic or social strengths, for the best chance at succeeding. Different programs will offer different amounts of money, and different timeframes of study. They could be for one academic year, or for the entire academic course. You can check out our article on DAAD scholarships to get an idea of what they are like.

With options like these, international students have more than enough ways to tackle their financial stability. They have room to change from one option to another, according to their situation. We hope this article helped you find the best one for you to fund your studies in Germany.

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Internship Opportunities With The ECCEDU

If you are looking for an internship placement, you will be thrilled to learn about the ECCEDU (European Centre for Career Education). The ECCEDU offers you the possibility of choosing from diverse programs to find the perfect internship for you. There are many options available, so you will find what you are looking for! Let’s take a look at the free different programs available: the Advanced Erasmus+ Internship Program, the Short-Term Internship Program, and the Deep Dive Experience Program.

1) Advanced Erasmus+ Internship Program

Many people know about Erasmus+. It is a wonderful project that connects countries from the European Union, and much more. With this ECCEDU special program, you can gain skills abroad for free. That’s right, you can ask for Erasmus+ funding to help you with the expenses. Without this scholarship, you would have to pay between 1.000 and 2.000 euros.

This program allows you to start an 8+ weeks internship abroad, in any European country of your choice. Along with that, you get 8 helpful lectures on core skills in Prague, along with free access to ECCEDU webinars, available from everywhere. And to be a part of it, you only need a C1 level in English, to be at least in your 2nd year of study, and to be granted the Erasmus+ funding from your university or ECCEDU. To apply, all you would have to do is file an application form online, and you will get a response within 24 hours!

2) Short-Term Internship Program

How to get experience without abandoning your studies? If long-term internships are too much of a commitment to you, this program is for you. The ECCEDU takes you on a magical trip to learn about Architecture, Law, Information Technology, or International Business. You will get to spend 3 weeks following practical courses, and 4 weeks of internship among an international company in Europe, the United Arab Emirates, or the United States. The ECCEDU has 450 internship partners in 26 countries all over the world! Benefit from their connections by applying to this program and following your dream. You will take part in a program that already has 74 different nationalities among students.

You can get various scholarships to help you with the cost of this experience. Normally, the cost would be between 1.000 and 3.500 euros, depending on the subject and the package chosen. There is also a group discount from 200 euros to 500 euros, depending on the program. You can apply online and you will get a response after a maximum of 24 hours.

3) Deep Dive Experience Program

With this program, take part in 4 internships and discover a new location each time! You will also follow webinars to help with your studies without even dressing up! This program is perfect for anyone as it is adjusted to the student’s needs. There is no beginning date, no ending date, and you have 4 years to finish the 4 internships. These internships are 6-months long, so you will get 2 years of experience in total, for a price of 9.000 euros. Once again, this program is tailored to each student, which is why it is more expensive. To apply, the conditions are the same as the two precedent ones: fill out a form and wait less than 24 hours for an answer.

Do you want to take part in one of these programs? Like our Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram page and contact us to get a discount code! If you didn’t find what you’re looking for, we suggest you read our other articles a chance, especially the one about DAAD scholarships.

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Germany VS France: The Best Place To Study In

Germany was the great winner of 3 previous battles against the UK, the US, and Italy. But now, we would like to see an interesting battle between Germany and a close country: France. As some of you may know, the French regions “Alsace” and “Lorraine” were German for a moment. Thus, German culture can be found in these French areas. But even if they share some aspects of their culture, is their education similar? Is it easy for international students to live there? How do those countries function? Let’s see the best location to study abroad! Who will win, France or Germany?

1) Tuition fees

Tuition fees make a huge difference in the choice of a higher education institution. In France, students have to pay to get into a public university, unless they benefit from a scholarship. The fees to join an undergraduate program won’t go over 650 euros. For a master’s degree, it will be around 250 euros, and 400 euros for a Ph.D. French public universities are pretty inexpensive, and it will be the same price for Europeans and other international students.

As stated in our previous articles, Germany offers the possibility to study for free. Only the state of Baden-Württemberg charges fees of 1 500 euros to all students except doctoral ones. International students can choose from various prestigious universities without worrying about the cost. So, all they would have to pay is an administration fee, which may also include a transport pass.

As usual, Germany wins this one with its easy access to education! Other countries should definitely take Germany as an example.

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2) Cost of living

The cost of living is always something to take into consideration. Everybody enjoys saving money. Just like we did in our previous articles, we will look at monthly expenses and rent prices in the capital cities, Saarbrucken and Toulon.

Some numbers, according to Numbeo:

-Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: 10 euros in Berlin, 15 euros in Paris

-Rice (1kg): 2,12 euros in Berlin, 1,99 euros in Paris

-Chicken Fillets (1kg): 6,98 euros in Berlin, 12,23 euros in Paris

-Potatoes (1kg): 1,54 euros in Berlin, 2,05 euros in Paris

-Monthly transportation pass: 84,50 euros in Berlin, 75 euros in Paris

-A pair of jeans: 80,56 euros in Berlin, 99,33 euros in Paris

A big part of the monthly expenses is rent. In Paris, a 1 bedroom apartment costs 1 267 euros per month, while it would be 921 euros outside of the center. However, it would be 1 127 euros in the city center of the German capital, and 787 euros outside of it.

In Toulon, France, rent would cost 700 euros in the city center, and 600 somewhere else. In Saarbrucken, it would be 616 euros and 450 euros.

Indeed, Paris is surely famous for being really expensive! But it also applies to the rest of France, if we compare it to Germany. Still, the difference is even more important in big cities! Germany is the winner again.

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3) Paperwork

Some foreign students can live in Germany just by proving their rights. It is the case for those coming from the EU, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. Moreover, it’s pretty easy for students coming from Great Britain, the US or Honduras, and many other countries since they would only need a residence permit to stay over 3 months. However, other international students would need a visa costing 80 euros or 37,50 euros for minors. This visa requires the possession of 10 332 euros per year of study. But you can still avoid this by checking our guide to studying in Germany for free!

In France, EU and EEA students would only need a travel ID document or passport to study there. But, it’s more complicated for other international students. They would need a long-stay visa to pursue their education there. To get it, you must prove your proficiency in French, give information about your previous degrees and grades, and prove you have 615 euros per month (7 380 euros per year). The visa costs 58 euros.

Indeed, it’s easier to stay in Germany since you don’t have to speak German or be an outstanding student, but on the other hand, you need less money to study in France. It may sound illogical, as France is more expensive than Germany. Still, it’s pretty easy for french-speaking people to get their visas. We would say it’s a tie for this one.

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4) Culture

As mentioned above, the regions of “Alsace” and “Lorraine” share a similar culture to the German one. For example, Strasbourg is famous for its Christmas market. You can also spot some people that speak German dialects there, which are always interesting to hear!

Still, Germany has its own interesting habits like the abendbrodt, their typical dinner with bread, meats, and cheese. In France, meals really depend on the area you live in, which is really interesting. In these two countries, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.

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And the winner is… Germany!!

Germany stays undefeated! Free education, interesting culture, inexpensive life… You will get everything you need! We definitely hope France is not too disappointed and offended. Also, this post was written by a French person so that’s okay. Are you interested in pursuing your education in Germany after reading our article? Check out our services to get started!

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German Scholarships: The DAAD Scholarships

As you may know, if you read our ebook, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers scholarships to international students. Basically, they help graduates, Ph.D. and postdoctoral students study in Germany for free. Yes, you can get paid just by studying in another country! If you are interested, this article is perfect for you. We will see the requirements, the opportunities, and the prerequisites of those DAAD scholarships.

1) The opportunities

With DAAD scholarships, you can choose different paths. Whether it’s research, an internship, or following a programme outside of Germany. Yes, some internships are funded by those scholarships, and sometimes you can even go back to your home country to follow a “Sur-place or Third country programme”. You can also choose another country if you would like to.

These scholarships are the perfect opportunity to make the world a better place. You can follow your dream freely, without worrying about finance. With DAAD scholarships, you get a monthly payment and a travel allowance. Most of them also include health insurance, personal liability, or accident insurance. Sometimes, you also get funds to learn a language or help your family. You are sure to find what you are looking for, since the DAAD has 95 scholarships you can choose from.

2) Prerequisites

As stated before, these scholarships aim for graduates, Ph.D. and postdoctoral students. So, if you are an undergraduate, you can’t get a DAAD scholarship. Thus, some of them are only available depending on your status. Undergraduates shouldn’t worry though, they can still apply after their bachelor’s, and studying in Germany is not expensive, anyway.

The prerequisites depend on the scholarship you are asking for. Some scholarships are only available to some countries. For example, Nigerians can only apply to 28 of them. Still, you can always find a good one. The other prerequisites are the academic results or the field of study. Obviously, scholarships are for students with good grades. Some internships are specific to a certain field of study, so you will get more chances to be selected by applying for a specific scholarship rather than a broader one.

Also, you should get an English certification. It will help you with your university and scholarship application. The IELTS certification is no longer mandatory so you can choose from the other alternatives. Make sure you select one that is available in your city or country. Some of them will even allow you to take the test via the Internet.

3) The requirements

Some requirements have to be met to successfully apply for DAAD scholarships. It always depends on the scholarship selected. Here are a few examples:

-You shouldn’t be a German resident for over 15 months at the application deadline.

-You must have received your degree less than 6 years before the application deadline.

-If there is a programme attended outside of Germany during this period, it must be mandatory to be funded by the scholarship.

-Third countries students or German students living abroad should contact the DAAD beforehand to know about other specifics.

-You have to demonstrate your language skills by providing a certificate (IELTS, TOEFL…). As stated before, sometimes you will have to do this to apply for the chosen degree, anyway.

These are only a few examples. Please note that each situation is different, so if you have any doubts, it’s always better to contact the DAAD. For example, there are special derogations for people who have been taking care of children, who are suffering from a chronic illness, or else. If you want to know more, you can also get our special e-book about German scholarships!

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The Benefits Of Being Our Teacher Affiliate

As you may know, we have a Teacher Affiliate programme allowing you to make money by referring students. If you don’t know about it yet, you can check our article on it. Now, you know how our programme works. But what are the true benefits of this programme? We made a list of the benefits you and your students will get!

1) Making money

Indeed, we made this programme for you to make money easily. Teachers often struggle to make ends meet at the end of the month, and we want you to avoid this situation. No need to take another tiring job, and worry about not seeing your family that much anymore. We got you covered! With your programme, get commissions up to 30% and extra revenue simply by referring students.

2) Discounts on our German language training

Sometimes, what stresses people out when thinking about studying abroad is the language difference. If your students are afraid of taking their chances, you can finally help. With our German language training, young people can prepare themselves to realise their dream. Sure, they can still benefit from English-taught classes in Germany, but it is undeniable they will need German at some point. For example, we know many people speak English in Berlin, but this may not be the case in other cities. If they want to reduce their costs by going to a smaller city, they should definitely learn German. By joining us as a Teacher Affiliate, you will enable them to do so without worrying about their expenses.

3) Discounts on study application processing

Another that is stressful for all of us is applications. When we apply for a job, we are eager to know what they think, but it’s even worse with education. Students want to get into their favourite universities, which is completely understandable. Because they deserve the best, we want to help them with this tiring task. Kampus Konnekt49 proposes different services to help students with their applications. We can even pick them up at the airport! We are determined to give them all the support they need. That way, they won’t feel alone during this important period of their life. If they need help with their resume, preparing for interviews… we are here for them.

4) Benefiting from our network

You may have noticed that Kampus Konnekt49 works with important and diverse collaborators. For example, we are working with the Eurasia Institute to offer nursing apprenticeships. We also work with Fintiba to provide students with tailored health insurance and blocked bank accounts. Or Compounder which aims to make applications easier. Basically, we have the privilege of being in contact with many people that work with international students. By joining our programme, you get to join this web and wonderful community.

If you are interested in joining as a Teacher Affiliate, you can apply here. Or you can learn more by contacting us, or reading our other article here.

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10 Benefits Of Studying In Germany

Studying in Germany can be what many students are looking for, but most of them don’t realise that. To help students make the right decision, we made a list of 10 benefits of studying in Germany. That’s right, this will help you know more about this opportunity, and maybe reassure you comprar esteroides españa contrareembolso if you already planned to study there. Let’s see what we’ve got!

1) Better your English

A lot of classes in Germany are English-taught. If you didn’t plan on learning German, this is great news for you. In Berlin, the capital, many people can speak English too. You won’t feel alone there, as it is a pretty diverse city. If English is not your first language, this is the perfect opportunity to better it! You will follow classes in English, which means it will be easier for you to think in English, and talk to others. Plus, you will not feel ashamed of your accent: everybody will have one! This is a great way to learn how to understand other accents, too.

2) Live a different life

Some people are bored with their routine. They don’t like to always do the same thing; they want to spice things up. Even if you don’t have a problem with following a routine, young people often want to experience new feelings, and do different activities. You will encounter different people and be in multiple situations you never thought of. This will lead to our next important point: knowing more about yourself.

3) Get to know yourself better

That’s true. It is pretty easy to be yourself in situations you live daily, but what does it mean to be you? Who are you, really? How will you respond and react to different circumstances? By going to Germany, you will get a chance to see how you behave in a different country, who your next friends will be, and what lifestyle you chose. With your family and friends away, you will explore your potential and discover things about yourself that you didn’t even know about. What an interesting trip!

4) Discover a culture

Just like any other country or area, Germany has its own culture. They have their own way to behave in public, and their own set of rules to respect. But also funnier things to discover, like dishes, dialects, habits… A lot of things will be different than where you come from. For example, renting an apartment there can be quite a shock or the way German people eat. We made some articles about living in Germany. Click here to know more!

5) Learn German

Okay, we know. German looks difficult to master and hard to understand. But we promise it isn’t. By living in Germany, you will understand some words and sentences even without concentrating. You will just get used to it, and it may be weird at first, but you will gain a lot of knowledge. This is one of the easiest ways to learn a language, as you will constantly encounter it: whether you go grocery shopping, say hello to your neighbour, or take the bus. Plus, you may encounter various dialects, too. If you want to discover fun facts about German without leaving your country, click here!

6) Study for free

Sure, studying is nice and all. But studying for free? It’s a genuine opportunity! Gladly, public universities are free for everyone in Germany. Moreover, a lot of scholarships are available too. We actually made e-books concerning the matter. If you want to know more, click here and there. If you choose Germany to study abroad, you won’t have to survive on bread! Even if their bread is delicious.

7) Get a high-quality education

As you may know, Germany is famous for its education system. It is ranked 3rd best in the world. By studying in Germany, you will get the opportunity to learn from qualified teachers, and get a reputable degree. All of that for free, as we mentioned above. This will open doors for you in the future.

8) Save money

By studying in Germany, you will get to save money. Thanks to its free education and scholarships available, the country offers valuable knowledge at a competitive price. Sure, you will still have to pay for food, clothes, and an apartment. But this top-ranked education will cost you nothing compared to the US or the UK, where it is harder to find a way to fund your studies.

9) Have stories to share

Sure, you will get to know yourself better. You will also discover a different culture. And all of this will be beneficial for you. But this will also be beneficial for others. Maybe you will help other students make their dream come true by sharing your experience. Plus, by sharing these stories, people will get to know a different version of you. The version that went abroad alone, made German-speaking friends, and got a reputable degree.

10) Get support from A to Z

Thanks to our services, you won’t be that alone. Check out our diverse services that will make your journey easier and more comfortable. We can even get you at the airport!

Seduced by our list of 10 benefits of studying in Germany? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

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Germany VS the US: Where To Study?

Because choosing a country to study in is hard, here is a third article comparing Germany to another country. That’s right, after winning the two previous battles against the UK and Italy, Germany is ready to compete again. This time, the United States of America will be its opponent. Will the US be the one who finally beats Germany? As usual, we will go through important topics such as living expenses, rent, paperwork, and more. Who do you think will win? Let’s see!

1) Cost of living

A classic topic we like to go through. We will see the living expenses for the two capitals, and the rent in the two capitals along with two less popular cities.

Here are the living expenses according to Numbeo:

-A meal in a cheap restaurant: ~17,56 euros in Washington, ~10 euros in Berlin

-1 liter of milk: ~0,85 euro in Washington, ~1,01 euros in Berlin

-Beef round (1kg): ~14,57 euros in Washington, ~11,90 euros in Berlin

-Potatoes (1kg): ~3,54 euros in Washington, ~1,60 euros in Berlin

-Monthly Pass for Local Transport: ~103,51 euros in Washington, ~84 euros in Berlin

-A pair of mid-range Nike sneakers: ~82,64 euros in Washington, ~83,31 euros in Berlin

We can see Washington is very expensive, especially for a student. Now, let’s take a look at the rent. For the two less popular cities, we chose Krefeld, Germany, and Garland, Texas. In the city center, a 1 bedroom apartment would cost ~916,84 euros in Garland and ~540 euros in Krefeld. For Berlin and Washington, it would be ~1956,29 euros and ~1107,56 euros. We can say that Germany is definitely more affordable for a student.

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2) Paperwork

In the US, there are several criteria to follow in order to get an F1 visa. They have to pass an interview and prove they have strong ties to their home country (family there, bank accounts, or else). They also have to prove they can support themselves financially, they have a residence they will return to, and that an institution sponsors them. The financial support requested depends on the university attended. Most of the time, they require 1,5 times what is requested on their certificate of eligibility for non-immigrant students (l-20). The students would have to leave the country a maximum of 60 years after the expiration date of their visa. The visa in itself costs approximately 147 euros.

In Germany, EU students and those coming from Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland just have to prove their right to stay. Students coming from countries such as the USA, Honduras, or Great Britain would only need a residence permit to stay for over three months. To see the full list, click here.

Other international students would apply for a visa to stay. It costs 80 euros or 37,50 euros for those below 18. To get this visa, you will need to prove you have no less than 10 332 euros per year. If you want to avoid that, check out our Ultimate Guide to German scholarships!

Knowing that life in Germany costs less than in the US, we can say the funds needed are less important in Germany. Moreover, the visa is less expensive too. Germany wins this one thanks to the financial aspects and its connection with several countries and the European Union. It is way easier for students to go there.

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3) Tuition fees

We have to focus on this. For students living in the US, it represents a huge amount. Most of the time, it costs between ~23 000 euros to ~32 000 euros per year for international students going to public schools. The US is known for being one of the most expensive locations to study in. It is difficult to go there without making a loan and be in debt later. But there are also scholarships available in the country.

In Germany, public institutions are free for everyone except in one federal state. The state of Baden-Württemberg charge non-EU tuition fees of 1500 euros per semester. The only ones who don’t pay are doctoral students. It is still way more affordable than the US. Aside from that, all students must pay a semester contribution of between 100 and 350 euros. We can agree that Germany is definitely cheaper than the US.

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4) Diversity

While we know Germany is famous for its Turkish population, and its famous döner, it is a less diverse country than the US. That is true, the US is the country representing the American dream everybody once dreamt about. Maybe we can find a lot of travellers in Germany, and people love to travel there, but that is not the same. In the US, you can be sure you will find a population you can relate to. If you are African, you may enjoy staying with Afro-American groups, for example. A lot of diverse groups exist, and it is reassuring to know you can find people that look like you. We have to keep in mind that these groups have their own culture too. It is a great way to share cultures and still understand each other.

Germany 3 – 1 USA

And the winner is… Germany!!

Congratulations, Germany! Looks like nobody can beat you! Thanks to its affordable lifestyle, Germany is once again winning a battle. The US is still a great opponent, as it represents the American dream many people have. It was an interesting battle. If only we could know what people of German descent in the US think of it!

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4 Reasons To Join Our Teachers Affiliate Programme

Here at Kampus Konnekt49, we value teachers’ power and their skills. We need them to help us make the world a better place. But, unfortunately, teachers often struggle to make ends meet. Have you heard about our Teachers Affiliate Programme? Here are 4 reasons you should join us!

1) To make a side income

As we just said, teachers are very important, but their salary is not as good as it should be. Education is a special and human field that needs to be elevated. Teachers help us raise our children and educate them. Sometimes, we even remember some of them after multiple decades. For this reason, we want to give you a chance to have a more suitable life by earning a side income.

We will ask for nothing other than talking to your students and their family. Which you already do. So, why not earn extra money by doing the exact same thing? By joining our Teachers Affiliate Programme, you can make extra money without spending more time working. You are already doing your best and deserve a reward for that. With our programme, you can earn commissions up to 30% of your sales.

2) To help your students

Your students need you, and you already know that. In the classroom, it can seem easy to help them by teaching them about geography, or languages. But if you want to make a huge positive impact on them, you can help them accomplish their dreams. Kampus Konnekt49 helps students who want to study abroad but are not sure how to do so. We want to give a chance to everybody and guide them toward the choice that is right for them. We know some students don’t even consider studying abroad, even if they would love to, because of financial issues. But we are here to help. We teach students how to benefit from German education without going bankrupt or loaning money.

Plus, if you join our Teachers Affiliate programme, your students will get discounts on our services such as German classes and application processing. And you will benefit from that too since you are getting up to 30% as a commission!

3) To know more about Germany

Germany is a splendid country with an interesting culture. If you come from a non-European country, the culture shock might be even more important. It’s always nice to learn about others and broaden our horizons. By joining our Teachers Affiliate Programme, you will learn a lot simply by sharing our content and reading some of our free articles. We are doing our best to provide people with the information they need before deciding to move to Germany. You will know what you will talk about by learning valuable knowledge and sharing trustworthy information with your students.

4) To get content for your class

Students tend to work better when they are interested in a subject. You could give them assignments based on what they learned in our articles, or in relation to Germany’s opportunities. Their reward will be the opportunity to actually make their dream come true without spending thousands of dollars. Moreover, they will learn about their opportunities while doing their schoolwork, which will motivate them. Sometimes, school projects seem useless because students don’t see the point in making them. But if we give them the possibility to start a new life, they will work on it.

If your students take part in our projects, they will benefit from a socio-cultural exchange with German students. It will be a great opportunity for your school and other students to learn more about German education because their friends will actually experience it. They will share reliable and relatable stories that could help them imagine if it would be the best choice for them.

What do you think about our Teachers Affiliate Programme? You can join us if you would like to, or contact us if you have questions. To know more about Germany for free, you can also read our blog articles or follow us on social media! Become your students’ heroes and join us!

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Vocational Skills Training: the Dangote Foundation and VDMA Collaboration 

The Aliko Dangote Foundation is collaborating with the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), giving an opportunity for Nigerians to better the manufacturing sector of their country. As it is Germany’s first employer sector, we know this country for its know-how and knowledge that could benefit Nigerians’ desire to better this industry. With inspiring goals, this collaboration brings German and Nigerian companies together, as they take part in this programme. This also gives Nigerians the opportunity to explore their potential. 

The Programme requirements


The Programme gives the opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and put it into practice. It comprises multiple short courses on electrical and mechanical engineering, with a duration between 2 and 4 weeks. Then, trainees get to deepen their understanding by learning and practising in a Dangote Group company, for 18 months, with a dual vocational training full trade course. The most brilliant would stay for 12 additional months and further their know-how. Indeed, the first programme teaches basic engineering while the second one focuses on Mechanics and Electrics.


To take part in the short courses, you must be: 

-a technical specialist working in the manufacturing industry who wants to gain skills while working  

-a trainee or someone who left school and is searching for a specialisation in mechanics, mechatronics and electronics 

-a trainer wanting to provide courses and share this kind of knowledge 

Advanced training with short courses is also available to the first, and third categories quoted above. It comprises diverse courses, in mechanics or electrics. On the other side, the dual vocational training is only available if you: 

-are between 16 and 22 years old  

-have 5 credits in O’ Level Sciences  

-have either a WAEC (SSCE), NABTEB (NTC), NECO (SSCE) certificate 

-are a graduate of Technical College

-can provide school testimonials 

The Benefits

Thanks to this programme, you would get: 

-a valuable experience in the manufacturing field 

-theoretical and practical courses  

-access to innovative technologies and the digitalisation of the field 

-courses in high-standard facilities 

-proximity to German and Nigerian companies well-known in the field  

-good qualification to find an adequate job  

-training at Dangote Academy, Obajana 

-so much more 

How Do I apply to the Dual Vocational Training? 

To apply, kindly click here. Please note you only have until April 30th to do so. The application is free, but you can only apply once or you will get disqualified. Want to know more? Visit the official website or take a look at the official brochure.