I have a bachelor in electronics engineering, and I am 32 years old. I belong to a South Asian country and I want to apply for a master's degree program in Germany. But am I agewise eligible?

I have tried to explore different master's degree programs on https://www.daad.de/en/, but I couldn't find any information about an age limit.

  • Other than funding issues, some countries are reluctant to issue student visas to older applicants.
    – xngtng
    Jul 31, 2022 at 21:32
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    The question is tagged funding, but the text does not mention this. Is funding (from the university / German government) a requirement for you?
    – cag51
    Aug 1, 2022 at 3:28

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There is no age limit for studying in Germany. In fact, it is not that uncommon for students to be as old as you (or even significantly older) when starting or continuing with university. A C1 language level might often be a requirement, though.

EDIT: As the question is tagged "funding" (which I did not notice when first answering), I want to add: on the DAAD website, there is some information on requirements for scholarships. They state that in most cases, there is no age limit for scholarships either, but in some cases there is a maximum amount of time that is allowed to have passed since the last degree (e.g. maximum of 5 years after the completion of the BA at the time of application).

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    There are quite a large number of Masters in many subjects taught in English, as well, if German is a problem Jul 31, 2022 at 10:36
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    He's asking about FUNDING though, i.e. scholarships. A lot of them do have age limits.
    – smheidrich
    Jul 31, 2022 at 13:17
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    The question is tagged funding, but funding and scholarships aren't mentioned in the body or title.
    – shoover
    Jul 31, 2022 at 16:31
  • As an example, the "information systems" master at the Technical University of Munich is completely in English - no C1 German language level necessary.
    – Cribber
    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:19
  • Note that Germany has wide-reaching anti-age-discrimination laws which I believe (IANAL) would apply to all funding opportunities as well as the masters itself. Aug 2, 2022 at 9:45

Definitely no age limit for most places - we have students in their 50s.


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