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Admission to universities in Germany: terms, cost, requirements.

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Admission to universities in Germany: terms, cost, requirements.

As a rule, Ukrainian and Russian applicants can not enter German universities immediately after graduation - first they need to confirm a successful education for two years at a university in their country.

In As an alternative, after completing one year of study in the University at home, foreign students can enter the preparatory colleges (Studienkolleg), which exist at universities and universities of applied sciences and offer a variety of preparatory courses for entrants in various directions M: technical, natural, medical, social, economic, humanitarian courses and the like. The duration of studies here is, as a rule, 2 semesters. The prerequisite for participating in the preparatory courses is the knowledge of German at the level of B1.

Education in the preparatory college is usually free, but it is necessary to pay a semester fee, as well as to the students of the university, where there is a college.

College education ends with the passing of an examination to determine the level of knowledge obtained (Feststellungsprüfung).

Successfully passing the exam confirms that you have the necessary level of knowledge for training in a particular specialty. The exam consists of many subjects that are important for your specialty. The component part of the examination for the establishment of knowledge is a language test, the level of complexity of which is guided by the requirements necessary for training in the university.

Admission of students to public universities in Germany is carried out twice a year, with the beginning of the winter and summer semesters.

The deadline for the filing of documents for most universities:

  • for the winter semester - until July 15, the closest start of studies from October 1
  • for the summer semester - until January 15, the closest start of studies from April 1

It is recommended to foreign applicants to pass TestAS, which allows you to check whether your cognitive abilities match the requirements for training in a particular specialty in Germany. The test is conducted several times a year in 430 TestDaF centers around the world, as well as in Ukraine ( ). A well-written test increases your chances of getting a place to study in Germany. In some universities, TestAS is a compulsory document for obtaining admission to study.

For the admission to the bachelor's program at the end of Studiocenolleg, you must pass a test in one of the five previously studied areas:

  • The T-course ends with passing exams in mathematics and physics (or chemistry - to choose from)
  • M-course involves taking an exam in biology or chemistry, physics or mathematics.
  • W-courses are exams in mathematics and economics
  • S-course - a foreign language, history (or social sciences / geography / German literature to choose from)
  • G-course - history, German literature, English (or social sciences / geography to choose from).
  • After all courses, except S, the German exam is also required.

For admission to the bachelor's or master's program immediately after the completion of 2 courses in the home country, or a previously received bachelor's diploma at home, you must pass the entrance examination and provide a certificate confirming the level of knowledge of the German B2-C1.

German is the working language in German universities, although foreign students are also offered many English-language international programs.

For admission to the university or university of applied sciences, in addition to confirming the relevant education, applicants need to confirm a sufficient level of knowledge of the German language that meets the requirements of a particular program. For this, it is necessary to pass either the DSH (German exam for foreign admission to admission to higher education), or the TestDaF (German as a foreign language) test. Applicants are exempt from passing the above examinations if they possess:

• German language diploma of the second level (DSD II);

• Certificates of the Goethe Institute (ZOP, das Kleine / das Große Deutsche Sprachdiplom);

• Certificate of one of the recognized German schools abroad.

The TestDaF exam can be taken at licensed centers in Germany and in more than 90 countries around the world. Examination in Ukraine costs 130 euros, the exam is conducted 5 times a year.

The DSH examination is only available in Germany. It is accepted by many universities, usually 3-4 weeks before the start of the semester. In some universities, the DSH exam can be taken for free, or paid (for 150 euros). The date of passing the exam is determined by each university independently.

Both these exams establish different levels of language proficiency. Those who on all parts of the exam will show the average ball - DSH-2 (DSH) or TDN-4 (according to TestDaF), will be admitted to training without restrictions.

Most German universities are funded by the state. In such educational institutions, the training is free of charge or requires a small tuition fee of up to 500 euro per semester. Since the laws on tuition fees depend on the federal land and changes often occur in this area, it is recommended that you obtain accurate information about the availability and amount of tuition fees at the desired institution. The rules can be completely different. Certain master programs can cost much more, sometimes more than 20 000 euros per year. Private universities also set much higher tuition fees.

List of main universities

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (in German), abbreviated KIT

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (German), abbreviated RUB.

Universität Bielefeld (German)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (German), abbreviated LMU

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (German)

Technische Universität München, TU München, (in German), abbreviated TUM

Universität Hamburg (German)

Freie Universitat Berlin (for short), abbreviated as FU Berlin

Universität zu Köln (German)

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (German)

Universität Stuttgart

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (German)

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (German)

Technische Universität Dresden (German), abbreviated TUD

Universität Potsdam (German)

TU Braunschweig (German)

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (German)

New European College (English)

The advantages of studying in Germany (prestigious and cheap)

1. A unique combination of modern achievements of science and old university traditions. The main principle of the German higher education system is academic freedom, which is aimed at assisting mankind in the search and accumulation of a body of knowledge, teaching students the basics of science and training specialists to work in various fields.

2. Qualified teaching staff, which was carefully selected and well established in the scientific community.

3. Obligatory internship in various international and German companies. In addition, all universities have contracts with well-known companies. The latter are interested in qualified personnel and after successful practice often offer advantageous contracts.

4. You can work only in your free time. Students in Germany have the right to work part-time (20 hours a week, 120 full days a year). The students of the schoolchildren have the right to work 10 hours a week.

5. Tuition fees in most state universities are either very small, one might even say ridiculous, or there is none at all. This refers to the so-called semester fees charged by universities. They are 90 - 300 euros for 1 semester. In addition to paying for training there may be included: a travel ticket, language courses, a subscription to a gym or a swimming pool.

6. In Germany, it is most promising to study technical directions.

1. Workers in the field of health and social protection, namely doctors, nurses, caregivers for the elderly.
2. Economists (rather financiers, as well as statistics that work in the insurance industry).
3. Workers in the sphere of education (school teachers).
4. The sphere of trade, namely, sales managers.
5. Specialists in the field of mining, energy and mechanical engineering, namely, civil engineers and power engineers.
6. Information Security Specialists and Software Developers.
7. Workers in the field of health and social protection, namely doctors, nurses, caregivers for the elderly.

Cost of services

  • The basic package of services - € 699
  • Search and book accommodation (apartment / hostel) - € 500/250
  • Registration of documents - € 450
  • Escort in Germany - € 750
  • Full package of services - € 1899

Enrollment in the German state university with SMASS

SMAPS offers a full range of services to support the enrollment process for any of the educational programs in one From educational institutions of German-speaking countries, i.e. In Austria, Germany, Switzerland.

The distinctive characteristics of the company's work are:

  • an individual approach to each client;
  • free provision of information at the first stage of communication;
  • competent selection of the program by qualified employees;
  • obtaining the optimal solution according to the request;
  • orientation in their work on the result;
  • online support for 24/7 of each customer;
  • provision of up-to-date and verified information obtained from personal experience by our managers;
  • accompanying the whole process of enrollment to the selected turnkey program
  • the cost of services does not exceed the average established price in the market of services to support and organize the process of enrolling in educational programs in educational institutions in Austria, Germany, Switzerland.

SMASS during its activity successfully and actively develops all kinds of educational directions within the German-speaking space, i.e. In Austria, Germany, Switzerland. Today we can organize support in the following areas:

  • Higher Education;
  • secondary education;
  • studying foreign languages ​​at courses;
  • family and children's rest.
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