I am new here and am trying to find some answers. I have finished my BEng Hons in Mechanical and PowerPlant Systems from UK. During my studies I had to go through grievance and the depression for 2 years due to the death of my grandparents in consecutive years. This affected me and my grades very badly. I had to undergo counselling at university. I even had applied for Mitigating Circumstances to do my exams. Now, I have applied for Masters in Germany. I have sent 9 applications and got 7 rejected. And am waiting on reply from the 2. I have lost hope and I have not tried to explain why my grades were low. My grade is 3 according to uni-assist which doesn't open doors for admissions. But I want to do masters in germany and already have 1 year work experience. Will be having 2years of work experience when i apply for SS2017. Is there anyway I could compensate for my grade? And will the work experience be of any good? And do they actually consider explanation for bad grades? if so how to do it? Please help.
Why did you not explain your circumstances? I understand that you want to avoid the topic and do not want to justify your bad grades with something personal. But in your case, especially considering depression, I think that mentioning the reason for your low grades should rather help than damage your case. The key is to be honest, reflect on your past and give them a reason to let you in, e.g. you have overcome your depression and want to start over in your masters.
I don't think work experience matters much to be honest. Engineering in german universities is rather on the theoretical side as far as I can tell.