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  1. Figuring out which university you want to apply can be confusing and can prove to be a difficult task.

  2. Fortunately, we have a method that we can use to reduce our list of options, which can then be used for applying for a suitable university.

  3. This method is popularly used method for shortlisting a university.

  4. It is by utilizing DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service.

  5. The German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation.

  6. The important responsibilities of the DAAD include granting scholarships, promoting the internationalisation activities of German universities and research organisations, strengthening German cultural and language studies abroad and helping developing countries establish productive higher education institutions.

  7. When using the DAAD’s official website, use the following instructions for a clear shortlisting of suitable universities:

  8. In the keyword box, enter the course in which you want to pursue your Masters. In this case, we have used “computer science”

  9. In the Course Type, select Masters.

  10. In the field of study, select your chosen field of study. In this case, we have chosen “Engineering”

  11. In the course language, choose English.

  12. After entering the information, the website will provide you with a list of potential universities that are suitable to the information you have just given.

  13. From this list, we can further shortlist universities.

  14. Going to the Subject box, choosing a suitable choice will give us a shorter list for potential universities.

  15. To even further shortlist universities, scroll down to the Advanced Search feature, which gives us a few more search options to arrive at a suitable university.

  16. Upon giving further information, such as tuition fee, duration, we can further shortlist universities.

  17. But the list will still have options that are unnecessary to our chosen field of study.

  18. In which case, it is better to not use DAAD’s search function all the time for our research.

  19. We can go to a university’s webpage and find further information for our decision.

  20. We can find out a lot of information when visiting an official webpage, like what documents are needed or like what qualifications are need for the application process towards that university.

  21. The DAAD only gives us a general list of universities related to our search terms. For example, it will give us every university that has Computer Science in it, with most of them being unrelated to our actual main course, just because they probably have Computer Science in the title.

  22. So, in order to select a good university, we must research their course information after we have had a good idea on which universities we want to choose.

  23. It is important that research the syllabus for the universities we have shortlisted.

  24. Only after confirming the syllabus, we can confirm our university.

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