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.
Your guide to choosing a pre-university recognized by German universities
The first step to planning your pathway to study in Germany is to choose the right pre-university programme. Not all of these programmes are recognised by German universities, and not all subject combinations are recognised as well – that’s why it’s important to plan ahead before you dive in.
Here are the recognised pre-university programmes widely available in Malaysia that are accepted by German universities:
- Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
- A Level
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
- Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)
The MCKL A Level German Pathway
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 recognised 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).
To meet the increasing demand of students opting to further their studies in Germany, German Educare has partnered with MCKL to offer the A Level German Pathway. Here, students get to learn the German language together with their other A Level subjects.
This pathway is specially designed for students who have already decided to study in German universities or wish to explore the possibility of completing their undergraduate studies in Germany. Rest assured that through this pathway, you will gain early exposure to the German language without the hassle of searching for a qualified teacher.
The MCKL campus is home to experienced educators who are ready to guide students in ensuring that they meet all the requirements to further their studies in Germany – including academic, language and visa requirements.
There are 2 intakes each year:
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Students get to choose from the following subject combinations which are optimized for programs in German universities.
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A Glimpse of your Pathway to Germany
A Level at MCKL (18 - 20 months)
UP Program at German Educare
(7 - 9 months)
The first half of the program will be held in Kuala Lumpur, while the rest will be completed in Aachen, Germany.
Bachelor's degree (3 - 3.5 years)
The University Preparation (UP) Program
The UP Programme prepares students for everything they need to study in Germany. Upon completion of the A Level German pathway at MCKL (equivalent to the German language proficiency level of A1 and B1 – beginner proficiency), German Educare continues to provide students with language classes for German proficiency level B1+, B2, and C1 (intermediate to advanced proficiency).
On top of German language preparation and examinations, our experienced team also guides students in the visa and university applications to ensure that the process goes smoothly. Student support will also be provided to students once they arrive in Germany.
The UP programme is also suitable for pre-university graduates with other relevant qualifications (e.g. STPM, A Level, IB, AUSMAT, CIMP).
Hear from some of our students
Trisha Yow, 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.”
Lee Ming Cheng, RWTH Aachen “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.”
Chloe Chiew, 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.”
Vanessa Dass, Philipps University of Marburg “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.”
Wong Xin Yen, RWTH Aachen “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."
Begin your Journey with German Educare
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 (including Mathematics). Hence, students are advised to focus on the three A Level subjects, and the additional German language subject.
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. However, do bear in mind that you will still need an AS level language paper (i.e. any language of your choice like English or Chinese) as part of your studies.
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.