Complete high school
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.
The first step to planning your pathway to study in Germany is to choose the right pre-university program. Not all of them are recognized by German universities, and not all subject combinations are recognized as well – that’s why it’s important to plan ahead before you dive in.
Here are the recognized pre-university programs widely available in Malaysia that are accepted by German universities:
The following pre-university qualifications are not recognized for direct application to German universities:
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.
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.
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:
* Select 2
There are 2 intakes each year:
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.
Complete high school
Complete your A level at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur with the recommended subject combination and learn German at the same time.
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.
Jump right into the University Preparation Program now.
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.
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