Pathway to study in Germany

Get ready to study in Germany with the University Preparation Program to enjoy a seamless and worry-free transition.

What’s next after pre-U?

The University Preparation (UP) Program is your all-in-one preparatory course to pave your pathway to Germany. If you have completed a recognized pre-university qualification, this UP program gets you ready with everything else you need to study in Germany.

Just completed high school?

Learn German in parallel to your A level.

Can you study in Germany?

one of the requirements to study in germany is to obtain a recognized pre-university qualification.


You must complete one of the following recognized pre-university qualifications before you can study in a German university.

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • A Level
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Australian Matriculation (WACE, SACE, HSC)
  • Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP)


If your pre-university qualification is not listed above, fill up our Free Qualification Check so we can advise you accordingly.

  • Diploma
  • Foundation
  • Matriculation
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
Another important requirement in the pathway to Germany is to complete German language up to C1 level.


German universities offer both German- and English-taught courses. Most undergraduate courses are conducted in German, whereas postgraduate courses are widely available in English.

The rule of thumb is that if you are studying in English, you will need to prove that you are proficient in English and likewise, if you are studying in German, you will need to prove that you are proficient in German.

To apply for an English-taught course, you are required to pass either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examinations.

As for a German-taught courses, you will usually need to achieve the C1 level of German proficiency and three of the more popular exams are Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF) and The European Language Certificates (telc).

Worry not, our University Preparation Program can help you achieve C1 German proficiency in 15 months!

What is included in the Program?

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German classes and external exams

Learn German from A1 level (beginner) to C1 level (advanced) from our experienced teachers and be equipped for the TestDAF/DSH language exam in 15 months.

If you have completed up to B1 level from the MCKL A level German pathway, you will continue from B2 level (intermediate) up to C1 level in 9 months.

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University and course selection and application

Explore your options and select the right fit for you through a series of university application workshops. Our comprehensive workshops are conducted in small groups and one-to-one sessions to ensure that you get a personalized consultation to find the suitable course and university for you based on your personal goal and preference.


Visa application

Let us take care of your visa application so that you can focus on learning German and preparing yourself to study in Germany.

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Intercultural workshops

You want to avoid putting yourself in an awkward situation just because you didn’t know what’s the culture like in Germany. Our intercultural and pre-departure workshops prepare you on what to expect and how to live like a local so you have a smooth transition to living in Germany.

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Local support

Reach out to us when you need help or advice. Our helpful team is ready to assist you throughout your journey, both in Malaysia and in Germany.

The first 9 months of the program are conducted in Malaysia and the final 6 months in Germany. Check out your timeline:

  • German A1 class
  • German A2 class
  • German B1 class
  • German B2 class
  • German assessment fee
  • German exam fee
  • Online learning platform
  • Visa document check
  • Visa interview preparation
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • German C1 class
  • Medical insurance
  • Liability insurance
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Bus ticket
  • TestDaF/DSH examination fee
  • Intercultural workshop
  • Activation of blocked account
  • Registration at town hall
  • Opening of bank account
  • SIM card registration
  • Aachen city tour
  • Assistance with university applications
  • Local support

When can you start?

There are 2 intakes each year:

  • UP Program German A1 to C1: January 2022 to March 2023 (15 months)
  • University intake: March 2023 (Summer intake)
  • UP Program German A1 to C1: July 2022 to September 2023 (15 months)
  • University intake: September 2023 (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.

Begin your journey to study in Germany

Share where you are right now so that our student advisors can plan ahead for you.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Yes, you can. However, an AS language paper is a requirement for the A level qualification by German universities. Hence, if you don’t have this paper upon joining UPP, you should sit for it within the 9-month period in Malaysia.

    If you have prior German proficiency, your knowledge will be tested through a placement test and the classes will be arranged based on your attained proficiency level.

    As long as you have fulfilled all requirements (academic & language requirements) and follow through our guidance and advice, chances are you will get into a university without a problem. So far, our university acceptance rate remains at 100%.

    We don’t have part-time classes at the moment. Our classes are generally from 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday. 

    More questions?

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