Berlin International College

Introduction

Introduction

Berlin International College (BIC) is a preparation/pathway college in Germany’s capital preparing international students to study at German universities in German or English. BIC is specialized in degrees in engineering, IT, and related technical fields but we also offer programs for business related degrees. As a special service, which is included in all of our programs, students receive a conditional study place at the partner university of their choice.

Program Options

To study a Bachelor degree

  • PPS FSP - Intensive German language classes and foundation courses (Studienkolleg) with Feststellungsprüfung (FSP), the university entrance examination
  • PPS TestAS - Intensive German language classes and foundation courses (Studienkolleg) with TestAS, the test for academic studies, an alternative to the FSP
  • PPS English - Foundation courses (Studienkolleg) in English
  • To study a Master degree
  • PP - Intensive German language classes and study preparation course

Location

Being located in Germany’s capital, Berlin International College is situated at the heart of Europe’s largest economy. Anything and everybody is represented in Berlin, where brilliant and creative minds in academia, politics and business from all over the world come together to experience this unique multiculturalism. Thereby, BIC students receive the chance to come into contact with inspiring people, network, and experience all the opportunities Berlin has to offer. Simultaneously, they are also able to engage in a rich offering of art, sports and other activities during their free time, including Berlin’s nightlife, which is hard to match in its vibrancy.

Consequently, BIC students study and live in an exhilarating atmosphere of history, artistic creativity, and pulsing energy.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Preparatory Year

International Students Preparation Program PP for Master

Campus Full time 4 - 12 months January 2017 Germany Berlin

The BIC Preparation Program designed for international students who want to learn German and scientific practice to study a Master degree in Germany. [+]

The BIC Preparation Program designed for international students who want to learn German and scientific practice to study a Master degree in Germany. Your benefits No tuition fees at the University No admission exam for BIC You can join this program at any suitable German language level Small classes for optimal student-teacher ratio High-quality individualized intensive German classes Guaranteed place at a partner university – no extra application necessary Studying an engineering or business degree in Germany – the country of engineers Details The program gives students direct entrance to the chosen BIC Partner University once finished successfully with an internationally recognized language certificate; you will receive a conditional offer letter from the chosen university before starting the preparation program. The preparation program includes German classes and the Math+ course. German classes start at any language level and will bring you to C1 level. Join them at your respective language level. The Math+ course prepares you for German university level of math and scientific work practice. Program dates: Preperation program, Part I: 02.01. - 31.03.2017 Spring Break: 03.04. - 16.04.2017 Preparation program, Part II: 17.04. - 14.07.2017 Finals: 17.07. - 11.08.2017 Start classes University (FHWS): October 2017 Deadlines: 31.11.2016 in general 31.12.2016 for Indian applicants 31.01.2017 for EU citizens FAQ What documents are required to apply to this program? Passport Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations to German or English) Copies of university certificates and transcripts Copy of Visa or Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (only applicable for students already residing in Germany) What is the admission process for this program? Apply via the BIC online application form including entering your personal information, uploading the required documents and paying the 174 EUR application fee. Uni-assist tests your documents regarding your eligibility to study in Germany. The chosen BIC Partner University issues a conditional offer letter on the basis of the uni-assist test result. You receive the acceptance letter from BIC and the conditional offer letter from the university via email and regular mail. Is this program available online? BIC programs are all exclusively at our campus in Berlin – in the up and coming district Friedrichshain. May I work to finance my studies? Working is not permitted for students with a study-preparation visa during the first calendar year of receipt of their visa. Only starting with the second calendar year students are allowed to work 120 full days per year or 240 half days per year. As soon as they enter university, student jobs (at the university or research facilities) are exempted from this rule. Is accommodation included in the tuition fees? Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. BIC offers its own accommodations to students on basis of a waiting list. Additionally, we provide students with websites, addresses and other tips to find alternative accommodation in Berlin. Do I need health insurance? There is an obligation by law for all temporary and permanent German residents to have health insurance. For students the coverage that a travel insurance provides is insufficient. Hence, you will need to take out a health insurance from a German private health insurance provider or arrange for an extension of the health insurance you have in your home country (if the specifics of that health insurance cover the requirements that the foreign registration office – Ausländerbehörde – demands). How high are living costs in Berlin The German embassy requires proof of international students that they can finance their living costs with at least 720 EUR per month. This is a good reference point. Berlin is a little more expensive than the average city, and costs - e.g. average rent - are rising. Therefore 800 Euro per month would probably be advisable. Do I have to apply for a visa? Any non-EU student will have to apply for a study-preparation/student visa (national visa). As the application process can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer, you should apply as soon as possible. You can receive advice and guidance from the BIC Admissions Team. All EU residents need to register and apply for a residence permit, once they arrived in Germany. Does BIC help with the visa process? The BIC student advisors will provide you with exact website links, useful tips and information on how to prepare for the visa application. Do I have to know German to study this program? No. You can join this program at any suitable German language level – also without any knowledge in German. [-]

International Students Preparation Program PPS English for Bachelor

Campus Full time 8 months January 2017 Germany Berlin

The unique BIC Preparation Program for students who prefer to study their Engineering Bachelor in English. [+]

The unique BIC Preparation Program for students who prefer to study their Engineering Bachelor in English. Your benefits The entire preparation program, as well as the studies at the University are taught in English – there is no need to learn German! Guaranteed place at a partner university – no extra application necessary No tuition fees at the University Small classes for optimal student-teacher ratio Receive an engineering degree in Germany - the country of engineers Optional: Twin Bachelor Degree Program – finishing higher semester lectures in German for a double degree in English and German Details The program gives you direct entrance to the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) once finished successfully. You will receive a conditional offer letter from the FHWS before starting the preparation program. The entire program is taught in English – no need to learn German! The preparation program consists of courses in multiple subjects, which are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. The program will prepare you for your final exams, similar to the German Feststellungsprüfung (FSP). The exams will take place at BIC in Berlin. Prerequisite (before starting the University studies): Minimum of 80 points on the TOEFL iBT or IELTS certificate of at least 6.5. This prerequisite needs to be met until you start your studies at the University. Program dates: Preparation program, Part I: 02.01. - 31.03.2017 Spring Break: 03.04. - 16.04.2017 Preparation program, Part II: 17.04. - 14.07.2017 Finals: 17.07. - 11.08.2017 Start classes University (FHWS): October 2017 FAQ What documents are required to apply to this program? Passport Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations in German or English) Copies of university certificates and transcripts (if you attended a university before) TOEFL or IELTS test result (if test has been taken before) Copy of Visa or Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (only applicable for students already residing in Germany) What is the admission process for this program? Apply via the BIC online application form including entering your personal information, uploading the required documents and paying the 174 EUR application fee. Uni-assist tests your documents regarding your eligibility to study in Germany. The chosen BIC Partner University issues a conditional offer letter on the basis of the uni-assist test result. You receive the acceptance letter from BIC and the conditional offer letter from the university via email and regular mail. Is this program available online? BIC programs are all exclusively at our campus in Berlin – in the up and coming district Friedrichshain. May I work to finance my studies? Working is not permitted for students with a study-preparation visa during the first calendar year of receipt of their visa. Only starting with the second calendar year you are allowed to work 120 full days per year or 240 half days per year. Student jobs (at the university or research facilities) are exempted from this rule. Is accommodation included in the tuition fees? Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. BIC offers its own accommodations to students on basis of a waiting list. Additionally, we provide you with websites, addresses and other tips to find alternative accommodation in Berlin. Do I need health insurance? There is an obligation by law for all temporary and permanent German residents to have health insurance. For students the coverage that a travel insurance provides is insufficient. Hence, you will need to take out a health insurance from a German private health insurance provider or arrange for an extension of the health insurance you have in your home country, if the specifics of that health insurance cover the requirements that the foreign registration office (Ausländerbehörde) demands. How high are living costs in Berlin The German embassy requires proof of international students that they can finance their living costs with at least 720 EUR per month. This is a good reference point. Berlin is a little more expensive than the average city, and costs - e.g. average rent - are rising. Therefore 800 Euro per month would probably be advisable. Do I have to apply for a visa? Any non-EU student will have to apply for a study-preparation/student visa (national visa). As the application process can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer, you should apply as soon as possible. You can receive advice and guidance from the BIC Admissions Team. All EU residents only need to register and apply for a residence permit, once they arrived in Germany. Does BIC help with the visa process? The BIC student advisors will provide you with exact website links, useful tips and information on how to prepare for the visa application. Do I have to know German to study this program? The PPS English program is taught entirely in English, therefore no German knowledge is required. [-]

International Students Preparation Program PPS FSP for Bachelor

Campus Full time 10 - 18 months January 2017 Germany Berlin

The intensive BIC Preparation Program with Studienkolleg (foundation courses) and FSP (Feststellungsprüfung) for international students who want to learn German and study a bachelor degree in Germany. [+]

The intensive BIC Preparation Program with Studienkolleg (foundation courses) and FSP (Feststellungsprüfung) for international students who want to learn German and study a bachelor degree in Germany. Your benefits No tuition fees at the University No admission exam for BIC You can join this program at any suitable German language level Small classes for optimal student-teacher ratio High-quality individualized intensive German classes Guaranteed place at a partner university – no extra application necessary Pursuing an engineering or business degree in Germany – the country of engineers Details The program gives students direct entrance to the chosen BIC Partner Universities once finished successfully with the German-wide recognized Feststellungsprüfung (FSP). You will receive a conditional offer letter from the chosen university before starting the preparation program. The preparation program includes German classes, foundation courses (Studienkolleg) and the Math+ course. German classes start at any language level and will bring you to C1 level. Join them at your respective language level. The foundation courses cover the subjects Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. The program will prepare you for the Feststellungsprüfung (FSP). Program dates: Preperation program, Part I: 02.01. - 31.03.2017 Spring Break: 03.04. - 16.04.2017 Preparation program, Part II: 17.04. - 14.07.2017 Finals: 17.07. - 11.08.2017 Start classes University (FHWS): October 2017 Duration: 10 - 18 months depending on your current German language level FAQ What is the Feststellungsprüfung (FSP)? The FSP refers to the exams taken after the foundation courses (Studienkolleg). By passing these exams students acquire a subject specific higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) which is required to study in the respective field in Germany. What documents are required to apply to this program? Passport Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations in German or English) Copies of university certificates and transcripts (if you attended a university before) Copy of Visa or Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (only applicable for students already residing in Germany) What is the admission process for this program? Apply via the BIC online application form including entering your personal information, uploading the required documents and paying the 174 Euro application fee. Uni-assist tests your documents regarding your eligibility to study in Germany. The chosen BIC Partner University issues a conditional offer letter on the basis of the uni-assist test result. You receive the acceptance letter from BIC and the conditional offer letter from the university via email and regular mail. Is this program available online? BIC programs are all exclusively at our campus in Berlin – in the up and coming district Friedrichshain. May I work to finance my studies? Working is not permitted for students with a study-preparation visa during the first calendar year of receipt of their visa. Only starting with the second calendar year you are allowed to work 120 full days per year or 240 half days per year. Student jobs (at the university or research facilities) are exempted from this rule. Is accommodation included in the tuition fees? Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. BIC offers its own accommodations to students on basis of a waiting list. Additionally, we provide you with websites, addresses and other tips to find alternative accommodation in Berlin. Do I need health insurance? There is an obligation by law for all temporary and permanent German residents to have health insurance. For students the coverage that a travel insurance provides is insufficient. Hence, you will need to take out a health insurance from a German private health insurance provider or arrange for an extension of the health insurance you have in your home country, if the specifics of that health insurance cover the requirements that the foreign registration office (Ausländerbehörde) demands. How high are living costs in Berlin The German embassy requires proof of international students that they can finance their living costs with at least 720 Euro per month. This is a good reference point. Berlin is a little more expensive than the average city, and costs - e.g. average rent - are rising. Therefore 800 Euro per month would probably be advisable. Do I have to apply for a visa? Any non-EU student will have to apply for a study-preparation/student visa (national visa). As the application process can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer, you should apply as soon as possible. You can receive advice and guidance from the BIC Admissions Team. All EU residents only need to register and apply for a residence permit, once they arrived in Germany. Does BIC help with the visa process? The BIC student advisors will provide you with exact website links, useful tips and information on how to prepare for the visa application. Do I have to know German to study this program? No. You can join this program at any suitable German language level – also without any knowledge in German. [-]

International Students Preparation Program PPS TestAS for Bachelor

Campus Full time 10 - 18 months January 2017 Germany Berlin

The BIC Preparation Program specifically for students who do not meet the anabin / uni-assist criteria but are eligible to study a bachelor degree in their home country and everyone who prefers to study a bachelor degree in Germany without taking the FSP or prefer to take the TestAS instead. [+]

The BIC Preparation Program specifically for students who do not meet the anabin / uni-assist criteria but are eligible to study a bachelor degree in their home country and everyone who prefers to study a bachelor degree in Germany without taking the FSP or prefer to take the TestAS instead. Your benefits No tuition fees at the University No Feststellungsprüfung (FSP) required for university entrance No anabin / uni-assist criteria – study eligibility in home country sufficient No admission exam for BIC You can join this program at any suitable German language level Small classes for optimal student-teacher ratio High-quality individualized intensive German classes Guaranteed place at a partner university – no extra application necessary Pursuing an engineering degree in Germany – the country of engineers Details The program gives students direct entrance to the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt (HSHL) once finished successfully. You will receive a conditional offer letter from the University before starting the preparation program. The preparation program includes German classes, foundation courses (Studienkolleg) and the Math+ course. German classes start at any language level and will bring you to C1 level. Join them at your respective language level. The foundation courses cover the subjects Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. The program will prepare you for your final exams, similar to the German Feststellungsprüfung (FSP). The exams will take place at BIC in Berlin. Prerequisite (before starting the University studies): TestAS with Engineering Module and at least a Standard Score: Core Test 76, Engineering Module 83. This prerequisite needs to be met until the student starts his or her studies at the University. Program dates: Preperation program, Part I: 02.01. - 31.03.2017 Spring Break: 03.04. - 16.04.2017 Preparation program, Part II: 17.04. - 14.07.2017 Finals: 17.07. - 11.08.2017 Start classes University (FHWS): October 2017 Duration: 10 - 18 months depending on your current German language level FAQ What is the TestAS? TestAS is a central standardized scholastic aptitude test you can take all over the world in one of more than 280 TestAS centers. Participants get their test results approx. 4 weeks after they have taken the test. Since you can take the test in your home country, you don't have to travel to Germany to take the test, but will know already at home, if you are enabled to study in Germany or not. TestAS can be taken in German or English - you should have a B2 language proficiency in the chosen language. What documents are required to apply to this program? Passport Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations to German or English) Copies of university certificates and transcripts (if you attended a university before) TOEFL or IELTS test result (if test has been taken before) Copy of Visa or Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (only applicable for students already residing in Germany) What is the admission process for this program? Apply via the BIC online application form including entering your personal information, uploading the required documents and paying the 174 EUR application fee. Uni-assist tests your documents regarding your eligibility to study in Germany. The chosen BIC Partner University issues a conditional offer letter on the basis of the uni-assist test result. You receive the acceptance letter from BIC and the conditional offer letter from the university via email and regular mail. Is this program available online? BIC programs are all exclusively at our campus in Berlin – in the up and coming district Friedrichshain. May I work to finance my studies? Working is not permitted for students with a study-preparation visa during the first calendar year of receipt of their visa. Only starting with the second calendar year you are allowed to work 120 full days per year or 240 half days per year. Student jobs (at the university or research facilities) are exempted from this rule. Is accommodation included in the tuition fees? Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. BIC offers its own accommodations to students on basis of a waiting list. Additionally, we provide you with websites, addresses and other tips to find alternative accommodation in Berlin. Do I need health insurance? There is an obligation by law for all temporary and permanent German residents to have health insurance. For students the coverage that a travel insurance provides is insufficient. Hence, you will need to take out a health insurance from a German private health insurance provider or arrange for an extension of the health insurance you have in your home country, if the specifics of that health insurance cover the requirements that the foreign registration office (Ausländerbehörde) demands. How high are living costs in Berlin The German embassy requires proof of international students that they can finance their living costs with at least 720 EUR per month. This is a good reference point. Berlin is a little more expensive than the average city, and costs - e.g. average rent - are rising. Therefore 800 Euro per month would probably be advisable. Do I have to apply for a visa? Any non-EU student will have to apply for a study-preparation/student visa (national visa). As the application process can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer, you should apply as soon as possible. You can receive advice and guidance from the BIC Admissions Team. All EU residents only need to register and apply for a residence permit, once they arrived in Germany. Does BIC help with the visa process? The BIC student advisors will provide you with exact website links, useful tips and information on how to prepare for the visa application. Do I have to know German to study this program? No. You can join this program at any suitable German language level – also without any knowledge in German. [-]

Contact

BIC Berlin International College GmbH

Address Warschauer Straße 32
10243 Berlin, Germany
Website http://www.berlin-international-college.de/
Phone +49 30 233226710