The German International College

The Programme Procedure



Orientation Week

Your programme will kick off in October, starting with an orientation week where you will be provided with general information and useful tips to ensure that you get off to a good start on the road to mastering your new challenge.


Preparation Programme

As a student of the German International College we will prepare you for an university entrance exam and studying at your chosen German university. In preparation for your upcoming study programme, we will provide language training in German and English and technical courses in Mathematics and Physics or Economics. You will learn, for example, to write essays comparable to those you will be required to write during your studies. You will be taught in small groups and individually. We focus on preparation that will enable you to succesfully study at university.


Final Examinations

As your preparation programme slowly draws to a close, we will test your knowledge in a series of oral and written examinations. You are required to pass these, as only then you do fulfil the basic requirements for studying in Germany later on. Don’t be afraid – we will prepare you ideally!


A typical timetable for preparing for a bachelors’s programme in Germany consists of about 36 hours of training per week; language as well as subject-related classes. We will design your schedule with respect to your choosen study programme and the admission requirements of your chosen university. You will receive intensive training in German, English, Mathematics, and Economics or Physics; the weighting will depend on the demands of your prospective study programme.

Telc für Hochschule

The final examinations mark completion of the German International College.


We will get you up to speed and ready to study in Germany! Our university preparation programme provides young people with the chance to study at a German university. At the end of our preparation programme, you will sit final examinations:

  • TestDaF German language examination
  • University entrance examination
  • Other examinations, as needed
Prior to embarking upon a degree programme in Germany, some universities require you to take part in a pre-study internship. We can arrange a technical internship with one of our partners for you to fulfill that requirement.

As our preparation programme continues, we will ensure that all our future engineering students are offered an internship on a full-time basis. These internships are designed to teach you basic manufacturing, production, installation and occupational safety skills. At the end of your internship, you will receive a certificate confirming that you have completed the internship which you can then submit to the university of your choice for acceptance. You will also prepare a report on your internship to be presented to the respective university for examination. We will help you with your preparations and in acquiring your work clothes.

A Powerful Network

We place great emphasis on maintaining a strong network with educational institutions whose goal it is to prepare young people for a career in the industry or skilled trade sector. We organise our internships hand-in-hand with the Kisters-Stiftung foundation in Bedburg-Hau and the Theodor-Brauer-Haus institute. When it comes to advanced training facilities, both institutions have an excellent reputation and offer workshops equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Our Cooperation Partners

The Kisters-Stiftung gemeinnützige GmbH für Aus- und Weiterbildung foundation for advanced education is a privately-owned institution that operates a vocational programme in conjunction with a range of industrial and skilled trade businesses and which uses foundation funds to finance all the required investments and subsidise ongoing training costs. The Theodor-Brauer-Haus institute in Kleve focuses mainly on vocational preparation and advanced training measures.