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A preparatory year is a one-year program taken by a student before the start of his or her undergraduate degree program. These courses are designed to help students transition into higher level academic study.

What is a preparatory year in German? A preparatory year over the study of the German language helps students develop written and verbal comprehension in German. Students pursuing an education in this field should anticipate the extensive practice of the German language. Some courses in a German language preparatory year may include the study of culture, politics, social trends, history and arts of Germany. It is also possible for students to begin introductory coursework over Germanic linguistics.

There are many social and cognitive benefits to studying a foreign language. Bilingualism can help increase interpersonal skills in addition to looking great on job applications. Studying a language like German can also strengthen a student’s history and cultural knowledge as well as heighten his or her problem-solving skills.

The cost of a preparatory year may depend on the duration of the program and location of the university. Some preparatory programs can be shorter or longer than regular college terms, so students should contact individual universities for more information about tuition and enrollment.

For students who study German, there are numerous career possibilities available for consideration across the world in multiple industries. Many international careers are sought by students who study a foreign language, like working as a translator for journalists or businesspeople. Working in international hubs, like museums or other tourist destinations, is also a way to utilize an education in German.

A preparatory year can help acclimate students to the rigors of a college education, and many universities around the world offer these programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

The current pre-college program is designed as a preparatory course lasting four semesters for international students intending to take the admission test for the UAS Tec ... [+]

The current pre-college program is designed as a preparatory course lasting four semesters for international students intending to take the admission test for the UAS Technikum Wien or embark on a course of study in Austria. The PCP ex is designed specially for students who have little or none skills in German language.

Prospective international students attend intensive courses in German English Mathematics Physics Computer science Electrical engineering Biology

After successfully completing the preparatory course, graduates will have attained the minimum requirement "German B2" according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and passed any additional exams required to be able to apply for a course at UAS Technikum Wien. This means that, after completion of the Pre College Program, it is possible to immediately begin participating in the standard application process for a Bachelor's or Master's program. Completing the PCP does not guarantee admittance to the study programs of UAS Technikum Wien. In addition to the intensive level of language and specialist education, great store is also set by the students doing leisure activities together and familiarizing themselves with Vienna as a potential place of study. By the same token, support is given during the "acclimatization phase" phase in Vienna and when completing all of the necessary formalities.... [-]

Austria Vienna
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim is introducing a new program called the “Bridge Year”. Our Bridge Year will help international students to get ... [+]

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim is introducing a new program called the “Bridge Year”. Our Bridge Year will help international students to get prepared for studying in Germany at DHBW (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg - Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University). In order to study at DHBW as a foreign student you need to provide proof of German language skills, a school leaving certificate equivalent to the German “Abitur” and a training contract with one of our cooperating companies. During the Bridge Year Program we will support you in the application procedure.

About the program Program duration: October 2015 to August 2016 The program is directed at foreign students with little or no knowledge of the German language. Those completing the program will be able to pass the official German language proficiency test (DSH), one of the requirements to study at DHBW as a foreign student. Contents Language trainingBlock I Courses A1 and A2 (beginners) with a total of 300 hours Block II Courses B1 and B2 (intermediate) with a total of 300 hours Block III Preparation for DSH test Intercultural trainingGermany and the Germans – Overview of the German history “Typically German” – German culture and society Training for job applications Program specific coursesstudents are assigned to different groups depending on the faculty in which they want to be enrolled - Business Administration, Engineering or Social Work students receive subject specific courses like mathematics, physics, social work, academic work, presentation skills Internship/work placement at one of our cooperating companies Excursions, site visits... [-]
Germany Heidenheim
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Kühne Logistics University - KLU

As the German Abitur (high school leaving certificate) is held to such a high standard, it is often quite difficult for international applicants to meet the equivalent. W ... [+]

As the German Abitur (high school leaving certificate) is held to such a high standard, it is often quite difficult for international applicants to meet the equivalent. With international high school diplomas, direct entry is usually not an option. In order to bridge the gap, KLU offers students the opportunity to complete our Preparation Program at our partner institution in Berlin.

All interested students are asked to apply for our Bachelor of Science Program and if you do not satisfy the German eligibility requirements for studying your bachelor's degree at KLU, you could be eligible to enroll in the Preparation Program. Once you have submitted all of your documents, our admission team will review your application and depending on your eligibility offer a study spot.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
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Full-time
10 months
Campus