Your journey
to Germany,
made simpler

Kick-start your journey towards completing your studies in Germany with the MCKL A level German pathway, specially designed for secondary school leavers looking to pursue their pre-university studies.

An overview of the A level German pathway


Complete high school

A level at MCKL

(18 months)

Complete your A level at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur with the recommended subject combination and learn German at the same time.

University Preparation Program

(9 months)

As soon as you complete your A level, you will join term 2 of the University Preparation Program with us.

The first 3 months will be held in Malaysia while the following 6 months will be done in Aachen, Germany.

Study at a German university

Optimize your study duration by learning German concurrently with your A level

Join the A level German Pathway at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

Early exposure to German language

Learning a foreign language is no easy task. The earlier you start, the more time you get to practice, the better you learn. Instead of learning German for 15 months after completing your pre-university program, you can start early and get an extra year to master the language. Even better, you can skip the hassle of searching for a qualified German teacher.

Optimized timeline

After completing the A Level German Pathway, you will join term 2 of the University Preparation Program. In other words, instead of taking an additional 15 months before starting your undergraduate studies at a German university, you’ll only take 9 months.

AS language requirement

Fulfill the requirement of an AS level language subject by taking German language as one of the four subjects in A level. Else, you will need to sit for an extra language subject such as English or Mandarin as a private candidate.

Additional information

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) has been consistently producing high-achieving students who have been accepted into top universities worldwide including Cambridge, Oxford, and Yale. MCKL students have also been recognized as being Top in the World, Top in Malaysia – with some even being given the High Achievement award by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

You will need four subjects for your A level, out of which German subject is compulsory, and another three is based on the course you wish to study for your undergraduate studies. Subject selection can be tricky and needs to be planned ahead to ensure that your subject combination is recognized by the university and suitable for your desired course. You can choose your subjects based on the following combinations designed specifically to meet the requirements of German universities:

Pure Science (S)


Sub-Science (M)


Science with Economics (E)


Arts (A)


Note: * Select 2

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Min. 5 credits. A pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah (History). C in English.

O-Levels / IGCSE

Min. 5 credits in any subjects. C in English.

Other Qualifications

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or Malaysian Government will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • Credit in respective science subject is required for Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Credit in Additional Mathematics is required for Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Further Mathematics must be enrolled with Mathematics

Local Students

Est. RM40k (4 subjects)

*Please check the actual fee from MCKL. The total fee will include general fee, deposit, registration fee, lab fee, exam fee and other miscellaneous fees.

**In addition to the A level fee, students will have additional fees for the University Preparation Program which starts after their A level.

When can you start?

There are 2 intakes each year:

  • A level and German A1 to B1: January to June the following year (18 months)
  • UP Program German B1+ to C1: July to March the following year (9 months)
  • University intake: March/April (Summer intake)
  • A level and German A1 to B1: July to November the following year (18 months)
  • UP Program German B1+ to C1: January to September (9 months)
  • University intake: September (Winter intake)

Speak to our student advisors now so that we can advise when’s the best time to join the University Preparation Program based on your expected pre-U completion date.

Hear from some of our students

This one whole year of learning German, meeting new people from all around the world and now studying in one of the most prestigious universities in Germany have been nothing short of life-changing and eye-opening.
Ming Cheng in Germany
Ming Cheng
Living here has truly been an eye-opening experience, and I've learnt so much from it. From managing my finances to making sure I do my grocery shopping before all the stores close on Sunday. But that only scratches the surface of it all; you learn things that simply cannot be taught, and you do make some incredible memories along the way!
Vanessa, alumni of MCKL A Level, studying in Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Looking for just a German course, I've received instead much more from German Educare, such as help with the university application process and even the arrangement of accommodation during my stay in Germany while I continued with my German lessons. Being in Germany has helped me step out of my comfort zone, cultivate independence and making many new friends.

Begin your Journey to study in Germany


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    This option is not available as it is not advisable and not required for your university application. German universities only require for A level students to take 3 subjects. Hence, students are advised to focus on the three A level subjects.

    Yes, you may take A level without learning the German language now, and join our University Preparation (UP) Programme upon completion of your A level. 

    Students study for 4 hours in a classroom environment, and are required to complete 6 hours of online revision and exercises every week.

    The subject combinations offered are designed based on the university’s general requirement. In other words, these are the safest subject combinations that will offer you more options when selecting your university and major.

    Yes, you can. Do reach out to us so we are able to advise based on your proficiency levels. You may also be able to register for our University Preparation (UP) Programme directly after your A level studies have been completed. However, we encourage you to join the German Pathway anyway and use it as an opportunity to practice as our syllabus is very intensive.

    Now that you’ve made up your mind to start this exciting journey, enroll with MCKL to book a seat!

    More questions?

    Check out other frequently asked questions over at our FAQ page or book us for a Free Consultation.

    Completed your pre-university program?

    Jump right into the University Preparation Program now.