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Old Aug 30th 2017, 11:56 am   #16
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I'm only going by DD"s experience, and I'll repeat that we paid French Uni fees to her French Uni for her Erasmus year in Potsdam which terminated her French Licence. Hopefully for the German taxpayers, the French Uni transferred some of the fees to the German Uni, or there must be a reciprocal arrangement between Erasmus partners? Surely the same applies to UK Unis sending a student to Europe?
As far as I know, only EU Universities are in the Erasmus scheme, so the question of non-EU students' fees wouldn't normally arise.
As said, the OP should get info from the horse's mouth, i.e. her UK Uni....
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Old Aug 31st 2017, 4:46 pm   #17
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Who would expect to go to Germany and study without a knowledge of the language ? Absurd.
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Old Aug 31st 2017, 5:48 pm   #18
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But Scot – they all speak English!

www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/borussia-dortmund/11541312/Ben-Bloom-How-Jurgen-Klopp-turned-me-into-an-internet-phenomenon.html
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Old Aug 31st 2017, 6:01 pm   #19
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It would be nice to have some feedback from the OP? What options her Uni has offered, and how much the fees would be, for a Human Ressources course in Germany. Another point - she also mentioned having family in Germany, but does their location correspond to a nearby Uni with such Erasmus courses associated with her Uni? DD's Uni only gave her a couple of German Unis to choose from....
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I think the thinking behind offering degree courses for free for everyone was to increase the younger population living in Germany and paying taxes once they start working. This is born out with the statistics with the number people end up staying in their country/place of study after university

So,whilst you might not like the sound of it right now, I'm pretty sure you'll be glad of the extra revenue when you need your pension.

My son was keen on studying in Germany but alas, no physics undergrad courses were taught in English. He is pretty fluent in German anyway after having spent 11 years studying it at school in France and the USA but the language of physics internationally is English so he went to Netherlands instead.

OP. You might also see if your university has an exchange with a US university? Your UK university fees cover the US tuition and you may qualify for a bursary for living/travel expenses.
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Old Sep 3rd 2017, 8:15 am   #21
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if anyone said "I think I will go to Oxford and study but i don't want to learn English" what would your response be ?

Surely it is the same to head to Germany to study with no prior knowledge of German.
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if anyone said "I think I will go to Oxford and study but i don't want to learn English" what would your response be ?

Surely it is the same to head to Germany to study with no prior knowledge of German.
In the UK pretty much 100% of courses are taught in English. In Germany this isn't the case.

The two countries have completely different models of education when it comes to languages. Almost every university aged person in Germany can speak some English and in most cases, speak excellent English.

So the two scenarios are not comparable. It is not ridiculous at all to expect to be taught in English in Germany. It would be ridiculous to expect to be taught in German in the UK as knowledge of German has very little priority in the UK education system.

The Op needs to be encouraged to take the opportunity of studying abroad rather than criticised. If language is an issue, they can learn it or find a course in English.
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The OP was originally asking about the ERASMUS scheme, where options are in fact quite limited. Her present Uni might not validate a year in Germany in a non-ERASMUS course in a Uni not affliliated to it.
But since she hasn't posted for some time, there seems little point in continuing to advise....
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Old Sep 3rd 2017, 11:14 pm   #24
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I think monoglots need to be jolted out of their isolation from the world ! If you want to study in Germany - learn German !

Acquisition of a foreign language should be a part of general education.
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