For many people, studying in Europe is something distant and beautiful. There are many myths about German universities. One of them is that students here are independent. Let’s see what this means.
First of all, it means that students have to choose their own study plan and sign up for all courses on their own. You should choose them in such a way that at the end of the semester you receive a sufficient number of points (Leistungpunkt). How do I know which courses are required? Read about it in the booklet or ask your university advisor.
Students also sign up for exams on their own! It takes 1 week to do this. After 2-3-4 semesters, the system automatically writes the truant to the exam and if you don’t pass it or don’t show up, the university says goodbye to you.
It is not difficult to get out of the university at all. There is no methodologist who will call you on your mobile and say: “Petrov, what do you think? You haven’t been in pairs for 3 weeks! No one is forcing you.
How will they know that you have not been to school? Attending seminars and lectures is voluntary. Professors are not allowed to mark students in pairs and then use these marks on the exam.
If anything, you can always ask your classmates questions and just do what they do. But there is one “but”. You don’t have any classmates. The same couples can be visited by philosophers, biologists and programmers, so during your studies you will meet different faces on each pair.
The independence still lies in the fact that your efforts are little or no appreciated during the semester. Theoretically, you can do nothing for a whole semester without doing anything. It is even possible that you choose your own topic for the exam paper. You don’t have to read everything that other students have read for 5 months to write it overnight. But this is mainly a humanitarian specialty.
Then why go to university if no one drags you by the ears
and doesn’t yell at you for idleness? If you have such a thought in your head, it is probably a more correct question: “Why should I enter it at all? After all, those who need knowledge, not a diploma, come here for higher education.