There are many students who are interested to study the bachelor’s degree in Germany. This is especially true for students who aspire to be engineers or students who seek to study overseas in an international environment. But what are the requirements to study the Bachelor’s degree in Germany?
The following are University Entrance Qualification or Hochschulzugangsberechtigung recognised by German universities
Students studying O level, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent will have to further their studies to one of the recognised pre-U qualifications. After completing their pre-U, students can then apply for direct general admission to the universities.
Students with a Diploma qualification from Malaysian public universities (for example, University Technology MARA (UiTM)) will have to apply to a preparatory course called a Studienkolleg.
In addition to selecting one of the recognised pre-university qualifications, students will have to have the right subjects combination and good results. In general, students will need to select subjects which are relevant to what they would like to study at the Bachelor’s degree.
What to avoid
Subjects combination for the pre-U has to be relevant to the Bachelor’s degree. For example, a student who wants to study engineering in Germany is recommended to take the following subjects combination – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
The language requirement depends on the language the course is taught in, as well as the university itself. As a guideline, if the course is in German, you will need to show proof that you are proficient in German. Likewise, if the course is in English, you will need to show proof that you are proficient in English.
The following are recognised certificates to show proof of German proficiency:
The level of German required will vary depending on the universities and courses. Many universities will require students to have a C1 level of German. Do check with the university you are planning to apply to check the exact requirement.
The following are recognised certificates to show proof of English proficiency:
Likewise, with the German language, the level of English required will vary depending on the universities and courses. Do check with the university you are planning to apply to check the exact requirement.
Some universities have other requirements or additional application process for applicants, such as
Courses such as Mechanical Engineering will require students to take two months of pre-industrial training at a company before starting their program.
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