German + University
“Made in Germany” is a synonym for quality all over the world. A degree from a German university gives foreign students a clear edge over competitors in the international job market. Compared to other countries, Germany offers top quality and ideal research opportunities, and studying there is relatively inexpensive.
|What are the advantages of studying in Germany?
|What are the advantages of a German course at the Humboldt-Institut?
Invest in your future today: The Humboldt-Institut advises and supports participants of our German courses who wish to study in Germany with a counseling and application service. According to the student’s school and/or academic qualifications from their home country, we check whether direct or indirect university access in Germany is possible for them.
Step by step to university
Access to university in Germany
Indirect admission means that you will have to take a two-semester foundation course (Studienkolleg) and pass an assessment test before you can apply at a university.
Before you can begin your studies at a German university, you have to prove that your German language skills are sufficient.
- For applications at the Studienkolleg (indirect admission), an intermediate level – usually a completed B2 level – is required. A student with no prior knowledge of German can reach this level in 25 weeks at the Humboldt-Institut.
- If you are granted direct admission, a C1 level is necessary and your proficiency has to be confirmed by a successfully passed TestDaF (4×4) or telc C1 Hochschule exam. A student with no prior knowledge of German can reach this level in 35 weeks at the Humboldt-Institut.
If you are eligible for direct or indirect university admission depends on your foreign educational qualifications and certificates. If you have questions regarding university admission and the required level of German, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help!
Application service for studies in Germany
We offer advice and support in applying for a place at university for an additional fee of 860.– EUR. This application service includes the following services:
- Checking the academic requirements for admission
- An individual learning plan to reach the required German language level
- Identification of three possible study colleges / universities
- Checking the individual deadlines and application documents for Studienkollegs / universities
- Application to the selected Studienkollegs / universities in Germany
After completion of the German course and successful application, you can start your studies in Germany. Depending on the university / Studienkolleg, the starting dates may differ. Usually, the summer semester starts in April and the winter semester in October.
Preparatory German courses in Berlin and Constance
At our course centers in Berlin-Mitte and Constance, we help prospective students to reach the required German level B2 (Studienkolleg) and C1 (University) in the shortest possible time.
The intensive courses consist of 30 lessons per week and cover all areas of language learning (reading, listening, speaking, writing and grammar). Classes consist of an average of 10 students taught by experienced teachers.
The length of the German courses depends on the previous knowledge and the desired level (B2 or C1). On the overview page about our course system you will find more information about the duration of the German courses.
Upon request, we will be happy to arrange an individual consultation to set up a schedule for the German course and subsequent studies at a university in Germany.
In the integrated residence, students are accommodated in the institute in an international but German-speaking learning environment and can fully concentrate on their German course. Accommodation, full board, an attractive leisure and cultural program as well as weekly excursions (excluding entrance fees) are already included in the course fee.
Important information about the visa
Language students who require a visa and who plan to study in Germany following their German course must deal with relevant issues such as the purpose of the visa, health insurance and blocked accounts before applying for a visa. The Humboldt-Institut will be happy to advise on these topics to ensure a smooth process.
For more information on German courses suitable as preparation for studying in Germany, please visit the page „Intensive German Courses“ or contact us.
Where do our former students study?
Many international students have successfully been prepared at the Humboldt-Institut for direct or indirect admission to the following universities and institutions of higher education: Charité Berlin, Technical University Dresden, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Marburg, LMU Munich, TU Munich and many more all over Germany.
What is my level of German? You are welcome to have your German language level tested at our institute before your course starts. Please call to make an appointment for the test. Alternatively, you can test your German skills by taking our online placement test. Please note: the online test is only a rough guideline; it does not replace the placement test in the school.