Studying at university in Germany
In Germany there are private and state universities offering more than 20,000 courses. You have to pay fees for private universities (usually between 3,000 € and 10,000 € per year). The state universities are normally free.
Our University Preparation Course prepares beginners and more advanced students for the German language exams for admission to university (TestDaF/ DSH/ C1 University) and also the preparatory college (Studienkolleg) exam.
On request we can check your university application documents, help you with your visa application and send you relevant information:
There are two ways to get into a German university:
- You have a school-leaving certificate that is equivalent to the German “Abitur” or you have completed at least a year’s university study in your home country. After passing a German language test you can directly apply for university.
- You don’t have an equivalent school-leaving certificate and haven’t studied at a university in your home country. In this case you will have to visit a preparatory college in Germany for 1 year to take lessons in a variety of subjects (German, mathematics, biology, etc.). If you successfully pass the final examination you can apply for university. You do not have to take any further German language tests.
You will only be accepted at a preparatory college if you have a German language level of B2. Follow this link to see how your school-leaving certificate is evaluated: https://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html
When you register for one of our German courses, include a copy of your school-leaving certificates, what you would like to study and, if possible, your preferred place of study.
We will then get your documents checked (fee: 100 €). 4 – 6 weeks later you will receive a document which will state whether you can go straight to university or whether you need to visit a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) first. If you present this preliminary document (Vorprüfdokumentation) with your visa application and the course confirmation letter from us at the German embassy in your home country, you can obtain a university applicants visa.
Bank account/blocked account
In order to get a visa or a residence permit for Germany you will need to prove that you can cover the cost of living. You will need one of the following documents:
- a blocked account with a credit balance of 11,208 € for one year
- or an official declaration of commitment from parents or relatives at the German Embassy. Sometimes a certified letter from a lawyer stating that the parents will pay the costs is sufficient.
Open a blocked account with our partner Care Concept: Here you can open your blocked account in your home country. At the same time, you get a free current account for payment transactions in Germany.