About three years ago I decided to study in Germany and I started doing all the selection process by the ‘German book’. I learned German in a well-known institution you may know -Goethe Institut- and graduated from a German institution and its course for International Students – Studienkolleg- .That means that I received a higher education certificate from the German authorities called -Allgemeine Hochschulreife- after writing three 4-hour-long exams and demonstrating my oral literature analysis skills in German Literature. How do they call the examination process mentioned above? – DIE FESTSTELLUNGSPRÜFUNG.
But do not worry about that now. Let’s focus on the Application -DIE BEWERBUNG-
If you are Intermediate in German [B2] + international student and you have not studied in a higher education institution in your home country, you are able to apply for the so-called STUDIENKOLLEG.
But how? The German application/educational system is sort of a maze but If you follow the indications below you may succeed.
Here is the ‘Step by Step’ :
I- Inform yourself about your desired Studienkolleg(s) -those who offer your desired Studienkolleg course-
II- Submit your application for a Studienkolleg [Each Studienkolleg has a different application process]
– wether via Uni-Assist
– or via Mail/E-mail
III- Wait for the invitation letter for the entrance exam -AUFNAHMETEST-
IV- Prepare yourself for the exam.
V- If you have passed the exam you have already a free preparation course for the University in Germany!