Study in Germany with
MCKL A Level
German Pathway

Choosing a pre-U recognized by German universities

Choosing a correct pre-university program is essential when comes to planning your pathway to study in Germany. Not all pre-u programs are recognized by German universities, and not all subject combinations within the recognized pre-u programs are recognized as well. Hence, it is important to make early planning and preparation before you dive into a pre-u program.

With the wide options of pre-u programs available in Malaysia, choosing the right one may be a challenging task. To make sure students do not pick a wrong path at this crossroad, here is a list of recognized pre-u programs that German universities accept.

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • A Level
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
  • Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)

MCKL A Level German Pathway

With over 35 years of excellent track record, Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) has been consistently producing high achieving students who have been accepted into top universities worldwide, such as Cambridge, Oxford and Yale. Over the years, MCKL students have been receiving the Top in the World, Top in Malaysia, and High Achievement award by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). MCKL is located in Brickfields, the heart of the city, and is easily accessible by public transportation. The KL Monorail’s Tun Sambanthan station (one station from KL Sentral) is situated right outside the campus, and KL Sentral is within walking distance from the campus. 

With the rise in interest to study in Germany, German Educare, in collaboration with MCKL, is offering the A Level German Pathway. In this pathway, German language subject is offered as part of the Cambridge A Level program, which allows students to study German language concurrently with other A Level subjects. The A Level German Pathway is specially designed for students who have set their mind on German universities or wish to explore the possibility to pursue their Bachelor’s Degree in Germany. 

By embarking this journey of A Level with German language in MCKL, students gets an early exposure to the German language without needing to worry about finding a German language teacher. The entire A Level program takes place in MCKL campus with an experienced lecturer there to conduct the German lessons. Moreover, students will be guided throughout the journey to ensure that they meet the requirements to further their education in Germany. This include the academic requirement, language requirement, and visa requirement.

What A Level subjects can you study?

At Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, students get to choose from the following subjects combination which are optimized for programmes in German universities. 

Pure Science (S)


Science with Economics (E)


Sub-Science (M)


Arts (A)


* Select any 2


When can you enrol?

There are 2 intakes each year – January and August.


Your Pathway to Study in Germany

There are 2 parts to the program. Your journey starts when you enrol to MCKL to study A Level with German language. Upon completion of A Level, you will enrol to German Educare’s UP Program where we prepare you to meet the language and other requirements to study in Germany. This A-Z guidance will ensure a smooth transition from your pre-U in Malaysia to Bachelor’s Degree in Germany.

A Level at MCKL (18 - 20 months)

Study A Level at MCKL with the recommended subject combination to meet German university requirements.

At the same time, students will start learning the German language as one of the four A Level subjects.

UP Program at German Educare (7 - 9 months)

Immediately after A Level, students will start their intensive German program with German Educare.

The first half of the program will be held in KL while the second half will be in Aachen, Germany.

Bachelor's degree (3 - 3.5 years)
German Educare will guide students to apply to the universities of their choice.

Checklist to study in Germany

What is included in the University Preparation program?

The University Preparation (UP) Program is a one-stop centre for everything students need to study in Germany. Upon completion of A Level German Pathway at MCKL which is equivalent to German language proficiency level of A1 and B1, German Educare continue to provide our students with the language classes for German proficiency level B1+, B2, and C1. On top of the language preparation and exams, our experienced team also guide students with the university and visa application process to ensure that they do not miss any deadline or miss out important documents. Student support will be given when our students arrive in Germany to ensure that they settle down smoothly. See the full list of services provided in the UP Program below: 

  • Visa application guidance
  • Certificates translation
  • DSH/TestDaF exam fee
  • Accommodation in Germany
  • Transportation in Germany
  • Health insurance
  • Liability insurance
  • Activation of blocked account
  • Opening bank account
  • Registration at town hall
  • City tours
  • Local & emergency support
  • University application guidance
  • Internship application advice
  • Visa conversion guidance


What our students say?

Trisha, MCKL A Level alumni, studying in HS Birkenfeld

Instead of just a German course, I’ve received much more from German Educare – such as help with the university application and even the arrangement of accommodation while I continued my German lessons in Germany. Going to Germany has helped me step out of my comfort zone, cultivate independence and I made many friends too.

Trisha Yow
HS Birkenfeld

Mingcheng, study in germany

I am currently on my second month in university and I must admit at some time it can be very overwhelming and challenging. Nevertheless, 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.

Lee Ming Cheng
RWTH Aachen

Chloe, alumni of MCKL A Level, studying in Hochschule Biberach

Up to this point of my life in Germany I have to say that the quote, “The grass is greener on the other side” really applies to what I think. So far I’ve been having a very good time here. Life is less stressful and no doubt you get to experience more new things. Living on your own is a great advantage as well, because you will learn to get things done for yourself and it really changes how you are as a person.

Chloe Chiew
Hochschule Biberach

Vanessa, alumni of MCKL A Level, studying in Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

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 Dass
Philipps University of Marburg

Xin Yen

Studying overseas was never in my bucket list because I thought that it would be usually awfully expensive and sophisticated. During my studies at MCKL, it did really widen up my horizon and exposed me in varieties of tertiary studies opportunity and possibility. Eventually, I decided to study in Germany and was fortunately enough as well to join German Educare’s University Preparation Program.

Studying overseas is never an easy decision. Searching for accommodation, applying for visa and so on is usually a pain in the ass especially in countries with a totally different language. Luckily enough, German Educare helped me a lot through it.

I greatly appreciate German Educare for their guidance. They patiently guide me through my university application, Visa extension, creating bank account and essentially, every bureaucratic procedures. They won’t even hesitate to help with some trivial everyday life problems. The best part I found about German Educare is that, they will organise events every now and then and help us to get to know other fellow Malaysians in the same city which truly help to curb my homesickness.

Wong Xin Yen
RWTH Aachen

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Frequently Asked Questions

This option is not available as it is not advisable and not required for your university application. German universities only require 3 subjects (including Mathematics) in A Level. Hence, students are advised to focus on the 3 A Level subjects and additional German language subject.

Sure! You can take A Level without German now, and join our University Preparation (UP) Program upon completion of your A Level. However, bear in mind that you will still need an AS level language paper (can be any language of your choice, such as English or Chinese). 

Students get 4 hours of live classes and 6 hours of online revision and exercises per week. 

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

Yes, you can. Kindly speak to us so we can advise you based on your level of proficiency. You might also be able to directly join our University Preparation (UP) Program after your A Level. However, you are encouraged to join the German Pathway and take it as revision as our syllabus is very intensive. If you choose not to take German language during A Level, bear in mind that you will still need an AS level language paper (can be any language of your choice, such as English or Chinese). 

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

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