University Placement Program
Course type Intensive or Premium Course
Age group 17 years and older
Course locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | München
Course duration requirement: min. 8 weeks
Course dates year-round
Course levels all levels | also beginners
Partner universities public and private universities
  (according to the field of study)
University locations various locations in Germany
  (according to the field of study)

University Placement Program

This program offers international students, who would like to begin a course of study at a German University, the opportunity to become extensively informed about this country’s system of higher education. In addition to personal counseling regarding selection of an appropriate field of study as well as study location, the applicant’s academic resume will be reviewed with a particular eye towards the admissions requirements for studying at a German university. When the applicant fulfills the requisite requirements, enrollment in the university will follow. If acceptance directly into a university is not possible, the advising efforts will focus on university preparation (Studienkolleg).

University acceptance before the course begins

Collaboration and cooperation with a large number of universities make it possible to carefully prepare international applicants to study in Germany and to ensure them maximum security during the placement process in the German university system. This is because even before arriving in Germany, it will be determined whether the foreign student’s high school and college diplomas and credentials are sufficient to satisfy the Ger-man requirements. If the academic requirements are fulfilled, applicants will be accepted into a university with the stipulation that, at a later time, the required German skills are proven by taking the Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF).

Advising services | Required documents

Generally, only those who possess a secondary school diploma equivalent to the German secondary school examination, the Abitur, may study at a German university. Part of the services we offer is detailed advising regarding state specific requirements. Along with the desired course of study the following documents are to be submitted upon application: the registration for the German course, two translated and notarized copies of the secondary school diploma and passport, three passport photos and a curriculum vitae (CV). If available, proof of completed semesters at the home institution (translated and notarized), i.e. a transcript, should be attached.

Direct university access or university preparation?

If the foreign secondary school’s diploma is not recognized as being equivalent to the German Abitur, attendance at a university preparatory institute will be required before being admitted to the university. Acceptance into a university preparatory institute presumes a good knowledge of German at the middle level, which can be acquired in Intensive and Premium Courses, and can be proven with the B1 Diploma Exam, an exam offered by did deutsch institut. In the case that the foreign diploma is recognized as being equivalent to the Abitur, direct admission into the university is possible. In this case, the proof of sufficient German knowledge is shown by taking the TestDaF.

German course corresponding to the stated objective

The application, along with all necessary documentation, must be received no later than four months before the beginning of the German course. In the case where an applicant has no prior German knowledge, a course duration of 36 weeks (or longer) must be assumed. With existing German knowledge, an Intensive or Premium Course of at least 8 weeks in length should be booked; the actual course duration would then be determined by the level of prior knowledge and the progress made, always keeping in mind the learning objective: the completion of level B1 for acceptance into the university preparatory course, and the completion of level B2 in order to take the TestDaF exam.

University Placement | Prices

Included in the price:

/// Advising regarding the German education system
/// Help in selecting location and field of study
/// Review of application documents
/// Preparation of individualized class schedules
/// Application to as many as 3 German universities

Service fee for placement corresponding to course booking *
Upon booking of:
8 to 15 weeks
800,- €
16 to 23 weeks
700,- €
over 23 weeks
600,- €
* The university placement service is only available in combination with the booking of an Intensive or Premium Course of at least 8 weeks in length.
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