The history of my emigration.
I passed only 4 exams, the fifth English I got. Estimates are as follows:
Mathematik II 1.3.
Programmieren II 1.3.
Software Engineering 2.3.
Theoretische Informatik 2.0.
The semester was not very difficult – thanks to my brain, who understood the material quite well, so I passed the exams very well. We studied only 5 subjects: the basics of computer science, programming, mathematics, the fundamentals of enterprise economics and English. The last two I managed to reload from my economic diploma received in Russia, and I almost did not go to them. Also, I rescheduled English for the second semester, the subject of choice, not related to computer science, for the third semester (I started the subject of the “basis of law” from the Russian diploma), and mathematical statistics for the fourth semester. Now it turns out that in the second, third and fourth semesters I will have 4 subjects, instead of 5, so I’ll try to go a little forward and take items “to choose” from 6 and 7 semesters.
Studies here are built in such a way that from the 1st to the 4th semester subjects are already defined by the study plan, they must be taken out. At the 5th semester, practice in German companies or abroad is stipulated. At the 6th and 7th semesters in the curriculum there are 2-3 subjects “to choose”, which the student chooses himself depending on which direction he wants to go deep.
We have vacations before March 17, so now I’m studying Java programming in-house, in addition to being studied by the C # program. At the same time I am looking for work in programming.
In general, I already got used to it, in my student dorm room and got used to the city. Very pleased with the presence of sunny weather in winter in the “after a day” mode and a comfortable temperature that allows you to walk in the autumn clothes all winter.
Somehow, in general, so.
Today I received a letter about the absence of problems with my documents and enrollment, so now I am a full-time student of Technische Hochschule Nurnberg!
From Munich they refused, which was very likely. There are no answers from Ingolstadt and Bochum yet, but I think they will respond like Augsburg only after all the additional contests – somewhere in October – with a refusal. In general, this year the border has appreciably risen in many universities, so with my low average diploma score, I’m already glad that I generally received admission to study, and not somewhere, but in a rather steep Nuremberg University.
I’m preparing the documents for Nuremberg. It is necessary to “register” with them before August 23, for this you need to mail the entire set of documents by mail (which I sent out in May) plus a receipt for payment of 42 euros for study and a certificate of the issuance of German insurance to me. Last me, just, it is strongly strained – how to organize to myself from Russia for a maximum of 3-4 days the German state insurance !?
It turned out all simple, Germany – this is not Russia, Antrag on the insurance took a scan on the mail, the next day sent the necessary information for the university.
Yesterday, through the telebank VTB24, I threw money into the university for a semester, I wait while they pass through our currency control.
The plan now is as follows:
– wait for payment and make an extract of payment for the university until Monday evening (on Friday, the documents must be at the university);
– on Tuesday morning to send documents to express delivery understand;
– on Tuesday go to surrender to the consulate for a visa;
– In September, get a visa, pack your bags.
Waiting for the tsulassung from Augsburg – this is for me now a more priority option, if you do not take into account Munich.
I’ve been living in Germany for two weeks now. It’s probably time to write a little about life here. My firm provides and pays for housing for the first two months, during this time it will be necessary to find a bigger apartment so that my family can move to me.
My temporary refuge is in Garching & mdash; a suburb in the north of Munich. Despite the fact that the metro goes here, Garching is considered a separate city, has its own municipality, which ultimately proved to be only on my hand & mdash; to solve various bureaucratic issues, do not need to go to the center of Munich & mdash; all at hand.
Garching & mdash; quite a quiet and cozy place. There are several apartment buildings, but mostly small houses predominate.
The main disadvantages of training, which in the end outweighed, this is not my specialty; over-intensive training (the program is 3 years of a conventional hive school in 1.5 years of theoretical phases in dual training = every day for 8 hours of study, hence poor knowledge on the way out of poor digestibility of a large amount of incoming information); there is no “student life”, there is simply no time and no vacations for it.
Why such a choice, you ask?
First, Bavaria is the richest land in Germany. The next in wealth Baden-Wuerttemberg and Hessen are two times behind. Therefore, I was guided in my choice primarily to Bavarian universities.
Munchen is the most classy and rich city in Germany, it has many opportunities for work and work in a good company after studying. He is the first in my list of priorities. The only negative – it is very expensive in terms of housing. Competition in the local university is very strong, therefore, most likely, if I am a realist, I will not go there.
Augsburg – the middle city (
300 thousand people), is located next to Munich, only 40 minutes by train. Very beautiful architecture of the city, inexpensive housing, a good university with a low passing point. In addition, there is a “service package” for foreign students – upon arrival you can immediately settle in a hostel in a good area, which is kept in reserve. This is a very big plus. Since I focus on working after studying in Munich, from Augsburg to find a firm for practice, diploma work and then simply work in Munich will be easier than from distant cities. Therefore, Augsburg is number 2 and I am most oriented towards it.
Nurnberg is a large city, 2 times larger than Augsburg. Inexpensive housing, beautiful architecture, moving. In the rest everything is normal, college is normal. According to statistics, in Nuremberg the largest unemployment in Bavaria, which strains.
Ingolstadt is a small town with 130 thousand inhabitants. It is 1.5 hours drive from Munich. According to the ratings, a very good university and very appreciated by employers. The property is expensive. Unemployment is the lowest in Bavaria and Germany in general, only 3.3%. But because of the small population and low popularity among students there will be boring. Possible strained with the search for additional work. Therefore Ingolstadt is in 4th place.
1. In June, I went to Dusseldorf for the course of the German institute in Goethe, wrote down immediately to the level of B2.3, so I leveled the B2.2 level, but bought a textbook on it and later passed independently. The course, conducted in Germany, quite well pushed ahead language proficiency. As a minus I can say that from my point of view, Goethe’s courses are not worth the money they take. Overpayment 2 times for secondary education. It is best to choose courses for the University of Germany. This summer, for example, I’m going to the courses at Uni Freiburg. The cost per month is 580 euros for the course and 270 for the stay. For comparison, in Goethe I paid 995 euros for the course and 470 for living. Dusseldorf, of course, is better than the cities of Russia, but I did not quite like it. This is not the place from which it is better to start getting acquainted with Germany. It’s best to go to Bavaria or Baden-Wuerttemberg.
2. Upon his return to Russia, he signed up for C1.1 level in Goethe. In our Goethe Institute of St. Petersburg prices are quite acceptable, and the quality of training, in some senses, is even better than in Germany. The course was excellent. I booked the TestDaF for February, now I’m getting ready for it. Very much I would like to pass on TDN 4 in each section a minimum.
3. I registered for the course C1.2 from the middle of January, because I want to tighten my tongue before passing TestDaF and in general.
4. At work approved training courses for MCSE mikrosoftovskomu, I’ll go in April. Study 7 weeks, 6 days a week for 5 academic hours. hours. Intensively, you will not say anything) Since the German course will continue until the end of April, it will have to be mowed.
5. I learned about the possibility in Germany to learn the Duales Studium system: the training goes through the stages, I study at the University for 3 months, I work for 3 months at the enterprise and practice my knowledge. In this case, the company pays a salary not only during the practical stage, but also the theoretical one. The salary is rather small, an average of 700-900 euros, according to Ineta, but I do not have to bum on the money brought with me and look for a part-time job, and later, working 20 hours a week, to be distracted from school. Another strong plus of this training is a reduced number of subjects – only what was needed for my specialty was left. The difficulty in applying for this type of training is that before applying for training, it is necessary to find a place at an enterprise in Germany, where the practical part will be held. I know Russian, who found and acted. They say it’s difficult, but who tries – it turns out.
6. At work, I applied for a place under the practical stage of dual training in the German division of the company. After the new year, I received an answer that my application will be forwarded to higher-level officials. they themselves can not make such a decision. A day later, a Swiss colleague, the head of the infrastructure direction, called me and said that the company would not be able to provide me with the necessary “environment” for training in the direction of “applied computer science”. But I can think whether I’m interested in the direction of “business computer science” with a specialization in project management and management of business processes. Then the company has for me the necessary resources to conduct a practical part. I was informed of the name of the head of this direction in our parent company for contacting me regarding the approval of my candidature and further steps.
7. I received approval for a place in our division in Germany for my training on a dual system.
Presumably, the training will begin in October 2013.
At the moment, I am intensively preparing to hand over the TestDaF and preparing documents for Hohshule.
1. Finish intensive B2.1 and go to Germany to study B2.2.
2. Upon returning from Germany, I have a level of B2.2-B2.3, I am going to study German at C1.1 level for the fall semester.
3. If it works, I’ll take another course in parallel. C1.2. I will take 2 courses at the same time, so as not to waste time.
4. Also, upon my return from Germany, I begin to “zadrachivat” German, intensively prepare for testaf. This includes:
– online German TV via VPN;
– entries in German on trips by car (eg, slow news from Deutsch Velle);
– reading books in German;
– reading articles from German newspapers;
– viewing of already well-known (cartoon) films / serials in German;
– Repeat grammar with exercises;
– preparation for the test according to the book Fit fur den TestDaF;
– Perhaps, communication on skype with the Germans.
5. I pass the test at the end of 2012 – early 2013, I pass several times not to fly, waiting for the results.
6. I pass C1.2 (C1.3) at the winter semester.
7. I get the result that satisfies me maximum until the end of April 2013.
8. I prepare the documents, I send them to Uni.
9. I get the tsulassung, I prepare the documents, I apply for a visa.
10. I get a visa, I seek accommodation, food to study for the fall semester.
The upcoming news will most likely be on arrival from the courses from Dusseldorf.
During this time, much has changed.
At the moment I work for a Swiss company for 4 years. I study German at the Goethe Institute at the level of B 2.1, starting with the uttermost zero in 2009. I can already talk normally, but there are problems with vocabulary.
As far as I know, it became difficult for me to leave for Australia, so the plan changed. Now the task is to move to Europe. The most comfortable countries for themselves considered Switzerland and Germany. In Switzerland it’s difficult to leave. It was possible through work, even the resume was sent, but they do not work very well there and they do not take new employees. I decided not to waste time and to learn that you can go to Germany.
After extensive reading of the forums on education in Germany, I chose the specialty Wirtschaftsinformatik for myself. This is a hybrid specialty – economic informatics. Having studied it, there are good chances to stay in Germany and work, earning good money.
Education in public universities in Germany is free. It is only necessary to pay a university fee = about 250 � per semester. For living for a month you need about 800 euros.
I plan to enter the winter semester of 2013, that is now I have still almost a year and a half to prepare. In June, I go to Dusseldorf for a German course lasting 4 weeks. I really hope that he will help me seriously in terms of speaking abilities and listening to the language.
In neighboring Essen I have an acquaintance, whom I met in 2005 on the Internet. I plan to cross with him so that he arranged for me to visit neighboring cities, including Bochum, whose university I noticed for myself.
The only difficulty in getting in is the TestDaf exam, which, like the IELTS in English, has 4 sections. The rating system is five-point for each item, and I need to get a minimum of all four to get admission to study.
Now I’m going to do homework on German, so this is the end of this post. To be continued.
The history of my emigration.