Preparatory Year in Language

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A preparatory year can be used to help students gain entrance into a formal program at a university. Preparatory years are offered in a variety of countries and for many different focuses. Young adults may use the program as a stepping stone, and older adults often do this type of program to brush up on skills before going back to school.

What is a preparatory year in language? This program is designed to give international students the language fundamentals they need in order to succeed in school. Courses are taught in the target language and also include courses in particular fields of study like math and science. This dual approach can help prepare international students for their desired majors while simultaneously helping them learn the necessary language. Some schools also help students with crucial paperwork including visa applications.

There are many benefits to doing a preparatory year in language. Not only will you gain skills and knowledge related to your desired field, but you can also use the program to connect with other learners. Students are able to better navigate their new surroundings through conversing with others in a safe space. 

Costs can vary greatly depending on the specific program you enroll in. It is always a good idea to contact the institution you plan to attend in order to get information from the admissions department. They can guide you in making an informed decision and help you avoid any surprises.

Graduates of this program often go on to obtain a degree in their desired field. However, the program can also be used as a transition to employment in a field that requires fluency in the native language. It can help those who are seeking employment in the hotel and tourism industry, management or general business, for example. Language fluency is often crucial for any type of job in a foreign country. 

Students who enroll in a preparatory program are often able to find night or weekend classes if desired. Students may also be able to attend part-time, depending on the program. To learn more, 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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Study Year in the USA

Kaplan International USA
Campus Full time 5 - 9 months September 2017 USA Lower East Side Berkeley Chicago Boston Seattle Huntington Beach Los Angeles Miami Philadelphia Portland San Diego San Francisco Santa Barbara Woodcrest Village United Kingdom City of London + 15 more

Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study. [+]

Best Course Studies in Language 2017. Long-Term English Courses Academic Semester Also Available Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study. These certified courses will help you become fluent in English, both in the classroom and in everyday life. You will have time to explore your amazing destination and make friends with people from all around the world. Taking a long term English course with Kaplan is also a great way to enhance your résumé and gain a truly international perspective. To learn more about which course is best for your needs, contact us or choose a course below. Choose between 5, 6 or 9-month long programs Study general English (15 hours/week) or intensive English (21 hours/week) We offer long-term courses in all of our destinations except Singapore Begin at any level, from elementary to advanced Find out your English level when you arrive by taking a placement test [-]

1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Murcia

The main target of UCAM's 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program is to provide students with the contents necessary to advance one stipulated skill level per course or year, depending on the number of hours per course. [+]

Career Opportunities The main target of UCAM's 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program is to provide students with the contents necessary to advance one stipulated skill level per course or year, depending on the number of hours per course. All our courses are set up in such as way that they facilitate teaching and learning activities according to the European Common Framework Criteria regarding languages (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2). Certified teachers specialized in their respective mother tongue direct UCAM's language courses, including different activities that make learning both fun and interesting. Access to the official Bachelors or Masters Degree in the Spanish Language. Objetives Achieve the necessary abilities to cope spontaneously and naturally with the different situations of everyday routines (within professional, personal, public and educational fields). Develop communicative skills that enable the student to understand and produce oral and written texts and to interact efficiently with Spanish speaking people. Recognize the most known sociocultural features of Spanish world in order to get a general view of our cultural heritage. Identify and recognize the different social standards, behavioral patterns and customs of Spanish society. Student Profile These courses are aimed at students who have finished High School, prior to entering university, or anyone from the age of 18 onwards wishing to acquire a good level of Spanish. We also welcome undergraduate students or students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and wish to undertake a language course prior to the start of their master’s, and who require some knowledge of the Spanish language for their course or professional training. Why UCAM? The 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program at UCAM has: Official Accredited Program (DELE) Personalized attention to students Reduced number of students per class Practical approach of the subjects Wide range of career opportunities New campus and infrastructures [-]

Pre Bachelor (International Foundation Year)

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The programmes consist of approximately 24 contact hours per week. Students will get many hours of English lessons, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, speaking... [+]

Pre Bachelor (International Foundation Year)

 

Would you like to start with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at a university in The Netherlands? But is your level of English not sufficient yet? We offer you a solution!Improve your English and study skills in one of the intensive international preparatory programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. These programmes have been designed for international students who are qualified to participate in an academic course, but who do not yet have the necessary English skills to start with an undergraduate degree programme.

 

The programmes consist of approximately 24 contact hours per week. Students will get many hours of English lessons, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, speaking, writing, listening and reading skills. Besides the English lessons students will be trained in computer and study skills, including topics such as time management, working in teams, intercultural communication and project management.After successful completion of a preparatory programme you may expect to obtain an IELTS score of at least 6. With this score you will be able to apply for an English Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in The Netherlands.During the preparatory programmes you will be (individually) coached by highly qualified tutors and senior students. They will focus on your personal development and show you how to encounter the Dutch. Excursions in The Netherlands are included as well, intended to further broaden your knowledge and understanding of the Dutch culture. For example, you will visit a cheese farm or the famous flower auction.... [-]


University Preparation Program (LUCES Academy)

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Harrison

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic life by bridging the gap between traditional ESL programs and regular academic class. All LUCES Academy courses are taken for college credit, mix international and domestic students, and have the same learning outcomes as the regular sections of the same courses. [+]

Mid Michigan Community College : LUCES Academy (LUCES = Learning and Understanding Content to Empower Success!) Description Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic life by bridging the gap between traditional ESL programs and regular academic class. All LUCES Academy courses are taken for college credit, mix international and domestic students, and have the same learning outcomes as the regular sections of the same courses. The difference is that the LUCES courses are taught by specially trained faculty who make the content more accessible to non-native English speakers. MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the perfect place for who do not want to come to America just to study in ESL courses but who also might not quite be ready for regular college course. If this is you, you’ll find MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the place for you to transition to American college academic life. Purpose The Mid Michigan Community College LUCES Academy was created to address faculty and institutional recommendations for improving academic programs, retention, student success and other wrap-around services for international and at-risk domestic student populations. Goals In alignment with the college’s four enduring goals and values (Enabling Student Success, Enhancing Employee Success, Engaging the Community, and Improving Institutional Effectiveness) the launch of the LUCES Academy Pilot Program in Fall 2015 focused on four core objectives: Student Success: To address critical academic and other student success needs within shifting enrollment trends including international students and at-risk domestic populations. Faculty Success: To provide faculty training and trans-disciplinary professional development, fostering pedagogical knowledge applicable to all college courses. Engaging the Community: To develop co-curricular partnerships and culturally diverse learning experiences, linking local engagement to the global landscape of 21st Century students. Institutional Effectiveness: To develop and implement baseline assessment tools to track program successes, opportunities, best practices, and challenges at student, faculty, and institutional levels. Courses All courses offered in the LUCES Academy are taught by faculty who have undergone special training in teaching sheltered courses and courses for international students. All courses were either 3 or 4 credits and students can enroll full-time within the LUCES Academy.   Courses include: BUS 122: Management Theory & Practice BUS 151: Introduction to Business Issues CIS 100: Introduction to Information Systems ENG 110: Academic Writing ENG 111: Freshmen English Composition ESL 101: English for Non-Native Speakers ESL 103: Academic English for Non-Native Speakers MAT 101: Basic Mathematics MAT 104: Basic Algebra MAT 105: Intermediate Algebra POL 201: Introduction to American Government PSY 101: Introduction to General Psychology REL 250: African-American Religion SOC 101: Principles of Sociology SPE 101: Fundamentals of Communication
 Of course, qualified students will be able to take course they are interested in outside of the LUCES Academy as they wish, but it is likely that international students will take some courses in the LUCES Academy each semester. [-]

Pathway Program

Boston School of Modern Languages
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. Most of our partners will waive the TOEFL test requirement for a student who has completed our advanced level and has our recommendation. [+]

Best Course Studies in Language 2017. Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. Most of our partners will waive the TOEFL test requirement for a student who has completed our advanced level and has our recommendation. Students receive a conditional acceptance letter to the institution of their choice prior to departing for Boston. BSML takes care of all the visa and application paperwork and arranges for a student’s visa to be transferred and/or extended once the student is ready to begin his/her college studies. As an alternative, students can choose to wait until after their arrival in Boston to apply to a university, using their time at BSML to find the best institution for their advanced studies. Either way, students can rely on the expertise and advice of our academic counselors. We have partnered with several American colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. There is no need to take the TOEFL Test to gain acceptance. You can gain conditional acceptance to the university of your choice prior to departing for Boston. BSML handles all the visa and application paperwork and will arrange for your student visa to be transferred and/or extended once you are ready to begin your college studies. As an alternative, you can wait to apply for a university, using your time at BSML to find the best choice for your advanced studies. Either way, you can rely on the expertise and consulting of our educational specialists. High School Partners Newman School Fontbonne Academy Catholic Memorial School Xaverian Brothers University Preparation This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields. Requisites High school transcript in English Copy of Diploma Passport of student Complete minimum Level 321 at Boston School of Modern Languages Transfer automatically without TOEFL BSMLÂ Acceptance letter University Partners Bunker Hill Community College Bay State College Fisher University Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Johnson and Wales, Providence R.I. University of Southern New Hampshire Quincy College Cambridge College Regis College Lasell College University of Western Kentucky Bridgewater State University University of Massachusetts, Boston University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth University of Massachusetts, Lowell Save money while you study at one of our excellent and affordable 2-year college partners. Then transfer automatically to a University to complete your Bachelor's Degree. Boston University Northeastern University Suffolk University UMass Boston Simmons College Bently College Emmanuel College Salem State College New Hampshire College Delaware State University Pine Manor College Vermont College Mass College of Liberal Arts [-]

International Student Preparatory Program

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin Stade Göttingen + 2 more

If you want to successfully study in Germany, a thorough preparation is the key! The preparatory program at the PFH Private University Göttingen will facilitate your entry into our German degree programs. [+]

Your benefits Intensive language training technical preparation Intensive support and individual mentoring Extracurricular activities (z. B. Excursions & company visits) Internships Student Buddy Program Preparation is key! If you want to successfully study in Germany, a thorough preparation is the key! The preparatory program at the PFH Private University Göttingen will facilitate your entry into one of our German degree programs: General Management, B.Sc. Orthobionik, B.Sc. Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites, B.Eng We prepare you linguistically and factually prior to the study. You will therefore take the preparatory program of German language courses, and also selected topics of your degree program in part. This way you will already know some content and important technical terms and can even complete some of the exams on a trial basis and be credited on request for study performance. We are at your side. You will receive intensive support for the entire period of the program, so you succeed in preparing for your studies. Who can participate? The preparation program is aimed at prospective students who have a university entrance qualification and are able to demonstrate a minimum knowledge of German at level A2. The end of the preparation program In general, the preparation program begins 12 to 16 months before the actual start of the study. The first step in the preparatory phase of the program is an intensive German course. You will take,, depending on your German language level up to four months: Level A2 / B1: Intensive German Language from June Level B2: Intensive German Language from July Level C1: Intensive German from September recommended foundation In the first semester (October to March) and in the second half (April to September) of the preparatory program, you'll take part in selected seminars and lectures of the desired program and can already take exams. You can be given credit for the coursework completed during the preparatory program later, thus shortening the degree period of study. Simultaneously and in semester breaks you will continue to participate in German courses. Students will train their language skills while also having short specialist work on self-selected topics. Foundation Year In the following October, students finally begin their regular studies. Depending on your needs, you can continue to take German courses in the first two semesters and can receive additional assistance. By the end of the first year, you must provide proof of language proficiency C1 TestDaF. You will need all four test categories (reading comprehension, oral expression, writing, listening) at level TDN4 minimum. How do I apply? Please complete the application form for the preparation program completely. To apply, you will need the following documents: Application form Curriculum vitae University admissioncredentials Language certificates / certifications Passport photo Copy of passport (Passport) Later: Confirmation of health insurance (at least two weeks prior to arrival late filing in Germany) Before study period Please try as early as possible to reserve a hotel at your place of study. Also note that foreign students require health insurance in Germany. If you are not a citizen of an EU country, you also need a visa. [-]

Academic Year and University Preparation Program

Boston School of Modern Languages
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields. [+]

Best Course Studies in Language 2017. This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields. The University Preparation Program is a twelve-week super intensive course. Students must complete BSML level 311, or have completed an advanced level at another school in order to be eligible for it. In this program, students are introduced to college-level texts and assignments. There is an emphasis on reading comprehension, essay writing, and academic vocabulary. While learning how to do reading and writing assignments, students continue to improve their fluency in English by making presentations, learning how to ask questions correctly, and working together with classmates on team projects. Essential study skills such as note taking and summarizing are also included in the course. [-]

Semester in Moscow (Spring 2016)

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 Russia Moscow

Semester in Moscow offers a wide array of courses across disciplines. Russian language training is available at all levels, and students can also enroll in HSE’s Russian-taught courses if their command of the language is strong enough. [+]

Opening all of HSE’s English-taught programmes to visiting undergraduate and graduate students, Semester in Moscow offers a wide array of courses across disciplines. Russian language training is available at all levels, and students can also enroll in HSE’s Russian-taught courses if their command of the language is strong enough. The programme places students in the heart of Russia’s capital, giving them the opportunity to explore Moscow’s many dimensions.

Dates: Spring semester: Fall semester: September – December 2016 | January – May 2017

Fee: 3000 USD per semester

Credits: 24-30 ECTS

Fields of study (all courses taught in English) Economics Finance and Economics Mathematics Management Law International Affairs Media Communications Social Sciences Philosophy Russian Studies Russian as a Foreign Language [-]

Preparatory course: Czech language

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The University of Hradec Králové offers a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students all over the world. [+]

Best Course Studies in Language 2017. Study in the heart of Europe for free! The University of Hradec Králové offers a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students all over the world. INTRODUCTION The University of Hradec Králové offers a year-long course which consists of an intensive language course designed for beginners (735 hours of the Czech language) and specialized training in a chosen study field (75 hours of specialized training). After passing the final exam successfully the student can apply for any fields of study at the University of Hradec Králové or at other Czech universities in preferred branch of study. All in: two semesters 735 lessons 33 weeks 5 lessons a day Duration of a course: Two semesters: September 9, 2016 – May 19, 2017 Exam period: May 22, 2017 - June 19, 2017 Price: for language course and specialized university training: 80.000 CZK Price includes the assistance with visa, travelling, insuarance, accommodation, verification of documents, communication with Czech institutions and general consulting Deadline for application: April 15, 2017 ABOUT THE COURSE Duration: One academic year (2 semesters, 33 weeks, 5 lessons a day) 735 hours of Czech language 75 hours of specialized training Start: September 9, 2016 (students have to come approximately 10 days earlier in order to register to the course and attend an orientation week) Tuition: September 18, 2017 - May 18, 2018 Exam period: May 19, 2017 - June 15, 2018 Winter semester:
 September 18, 2017 - February 2, 2018  excluding winter holidays: December 18, 2016 - January 1, 2017 18 weeks of tuition Czech language only 435 lessons (1 lesson = 45 minutes)  25 lessons a week 5 lessons a day Summer semester: 
 February 6, 2018 – May 18, 2018  15 weeks of tuition Czech language (20 lessons a week) + specialized university training (5 lessons a week) 360 lessons (1 lesson = 45 minutes) 25 lessons a week 5 lessons a day Exam period:
 exam period: May 22, 2017 - June 15, 2018 student has to pass a final exam (oral and written; language skills and specialized knowledge) successful students receive a certificate of passing a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students PROGRAMME OF THE COURSE Czech language course (735 hours/year)
  Objectives of our courses: Learning vocabulary and grammar of the Czech language is inevitable to be prepared to pass entrance examination and complete further training at the Czech universities as well as make yourself understood in real-life situations Introduction to the culture, history and socio-economic aspects of the Czech Republic helps students to get acquainted with a new country, mentality of local people and system of state organizations, institutions etc. Developing writing and speaking skills at the level students can freely express their thoughts in the framework of preferred study or research disciplines Achieving approximately the level B2 in the Czech language Specialized university training (75 hours/year)
  Apart from the compulsory Czech language course student has to choose from specialized training packages. Our specialized courses are designed for candidates interested in the following study areas:
  1. Social sciences – preparatory course for those students who want to apply to study:
 Philosophy, Political Sciences, Sociology, in the Czech language on BA or MA levels (Provided by the Philosophical faculty, University of Hradec Králové)

 2. Natural sciences – preparatory course for those students who want to apply to study:
 Biology, Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics, in the Czech language on BA or MA levels (Provided by the Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Králové)

 3. IT and management – preparatory courses for those students who want to apply to study:  Applied Informatics, Financial management, Informational Management, Management of Tourism, in the Czech language (Provided by the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové) [-]

One-Year Intensive Chinese language Preparatory Program

Zhejiang International Studies University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 China Hangzhou

The program is taught in Chinese, it includes nearly 20 Chinese classes per week. It aims to develop students’ understanding of the Chinese culture, equips students with all aspects of Chinese language [+]

The program is taught in Chinese, it includes nearly 20 Chinese classes per week. It aims to develop students’ understanding of the Chinese culture, equips students with all aspects of Chinese language, including listening, speaking, reading and writing, especially for improving students’ Chinese level from the beginners to HSK4. After one year intensive training, students will grasp at least 1200 basics Chinese words and test taking skills, will get the chance to apply Chinese university bachelor degree majors. Courses Comprehensive Chinese (1) Listening and Speaking (1) Reading and Writing (1) One to One Language Drill(optional) HSK(optional) Chinese Culture(optional) One DBC course(optional) Comprehensive Chinese(2) Listening and Speaking(2) Reading and Writing (2) One to One Language Drill(optional) HSK(optional) Chinese Culture(optional) One DBC course(optional) [-]

Preparatory program in Russian

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Preparatory programme is aimed at Russian language training and preparation for admission for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies to ETU “LETI” or any other Russian University. [+]

We are glad to invite you to pdrticipate in our Preparatory Programme , which includes Russian language and other disciplines. We are glad to offer basic training (9 months, from October to June) and special training programs.

The main purpose of study at the Preparatory Department is Russian language training and preparation for admission for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies to ETU “LETI” of any other Russian University. After successful completion of the Preparatory Department student receives a certificate, which allows him to apply to our University or other universities of Russia for the basic training programs. It the course of training at the Preparatory Department students are assisted in obtaining Russian visa, registration, and other matters associated with residence in Russia. A place in the student dormitory is booked for you for the whole period of study. ... [-]


Preparatory Year - Course of the English Language

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

One-year course of English as a second language [+]

In addition to the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degree study programmes, MUP offers intensive two-semester courses of Czech or English that are designed to ensure rapid improvement of the students' language skills.

The courses guarantee high-quality instruction and are mainly designed for applicants who would like to attend university study programmes in the Czech Republic that are taught in Czech or university study programmes in English internationally.

The course underscores the communicative approach, and it is taught by professional language instructors. During 30 weeks of instruction, participants of the course will further their knowledge of the selected language to a level that will facilitate their admission to the university of their choice.... [-]


Preparatory Year - Course of Czech Language for Foreigners

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

One-year course of Czech as a second language [+]

In addition to the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degree study programmes, MUP offers intensive two-semester courses of Czech or English that are designed to ensure rapid improvement of the students' language skills.

The courses guarantee high-quality instruction and are mainly designed for applicants who would like to attend university study programmes in the Czech Republic that are taught in Czech or university study programmes in English internationally.

The course underscores the communicative approach, and it is taught by professional language instructors. During 30 weeks of instruction, participants of the course will further their knowledge of the selected language to a level that will facilitate their admission to the university of their choice.... [-]


International Students Preparation Program PPS English for Bachelor

Berlin International College
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 PP for Master

Berlin International College
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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Language 2017. 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. [-]