Pathway to study in Germany

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

Study in Germany for free

So you want to study in Germany for free (tuition-free)? You are at the right page. Our University Preparation Program helps prepare students like you to study at a university in Germany. This program is especially popular among students who want to study engineering, science and IT related courses.

An overview of the University Preparation Program

Recognised pre-u

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)
University Preparation Program Term 1

(6 months)

Learn German A1 to B1. You will need to pass both internal and external German language exams.

Classes are conducted Monday to Friday, from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

You are expected to set aside a few hours for homework daily and you will have access to our online learning management platform for additional learning material.

University Preparation Program Term 2

(9 months)

The first 3 months of term 2 will be held in Malaysia while the following 6 months will be done in Aachen, Germany.

Study at a German university

What is included in the Program?

German classes

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.

course selection and application

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.

local support

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.

local support

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.

Additional information

Public universities in Germany have strict entry requirements. If you want to study in Germany for free (tuition-free that is), you will need to meet their requirements.

Therefore, we will only accept students who have the right pre-university qualification, good enough results as well as the right subject combination into the University Preparation Program.

Term 1 covers the first 6 months of the University Preparation Program.

  • German A1 class
  • German A2 class
  • German B1 class
  • German assessment fee
  • German exam fee
  • Online learning platform
  • Visa document check
  • Visa interview preparation
  • Pre-departure briefing

Term 2 covers the following 9 months, whereby the first 3 months will still be in Malaysia, followed by 6 months in Aachen, Germany.

  • German B2 class
  • 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 to March the following year (15 months)
  • University intake: March (Summer intake)
  • UP Program German A1 to C1: July to September the following year (15 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

After a short 6 months of attending the program (1st July 2019), I was already in Germany (2nd Jan 2020). From Visa to University applications, German classes, and everything I needed to know before coming to Germany, German Educare guided me step by step thoroughly. They have made many, many series of slides and presentations so we didn't miss a single thing and everything went very very smoothly. When we were uncertain about certain topics in class, they would even organize free classes on weekends, as long as we were willing to go.
Wilfred Hu
Extremely helpful and friendly program which strives to aid individuals aiming to study in Germany. German Educare provides guidance and support from the early stages of learning the language, getting started and settled in Germany, as well as the whole process of being enrolled in a German university. From my experience the communication is excellent and further support can be expected in Germany even after 'graduating' from the program. Overall German Educare makes the whole process of studying in Germany much easier, interactive and fun, I can't recommend it enough!
Joshua Tan
German Educare provides a well-structured programme that covers essential aspects, such as German intensive courses in both Malaysia and Germany, visa preparation, and obtaining accommodation, just to name a few. Once you arrive in Germany, you'll effectively have a good footing in your new environment and settle in well with their extensive support and guidance.

And even with the unexpected pandemic going on, responsiveness and support from them have still been great, and most arisen problems were able to be resolved quickly. Another plus point is that even having completed the programme, they're willing to help with any questions or problems that you still may have after that.
Jin Sheng Lim

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    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 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

    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 within 15 months!

    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.

    However, we recommend students to be fluent in German so that you can communicate better with your classmates, and have better work opportunities, be it part or full-time.

    More questions?

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

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