The German Placement Centre Course

German Placement Centre at the Braun Foundation

Program Description

The German Placement Centre Course

German Placement Centre at the Braun Foundation

The German Placement Centre is operated by the non-profit Braun Foundation for International Exchange. For a decade, the Braun Foundation has contributed to the overall development and furthering of a mutual understanding of cultures and different educational and economic systems. As a logical consequence, the Braun Foundation, with its Centre, strives towards the achievement of excellence through:

  • Preparation for study at German universities/colleges
  • Language lessons, subject lessons, intercultural training, social integration, preparation for academic study, essential services
  • Preparation of skilled workers for the German job market

The Braun Foundation is proud to find support for its goal of high-quality education from countless national and international institutions, organisations and businesses. The Braun Foundation wishes to foster and promote understanding between different cultures and educational and business systems. The Foundation achieves this through exchanges and encounters on an international level.

GPC – The Support Service for University Admission and German Language Course Admission

What does the GPC Support Service do and not do?

GPC supports people who want to study at a German university, a college, or a German Language school

a) with initial general advice regarding the application conditions… This advice on our website is free of charge

b) with specific advice on individual study possibilities and their conditions, documentation and processes at all German institutions of higher education and partner language schools as well as full support in preparing and processing the concrete application. This specific advice requires individual research and will only be undertaken after a fee of EUR 350 has been paid up front.

c) with screening of all documents to be submitted as to correctness and completeness and the capacity of the target institution to accept the applicant as a student. This additional service carries an additional fee of EUR 150. The service is provided in full trust and confidence that both the applicant´s and the institution´s documentations are correct, complete, and up-to-date. GPC accepts no legal responsibility in cases where these are neither correct nor complete nor up-to-date

d) if the applicant wants further support up to the door of the admission office or the UniAssist agency, an additional handling fee of EUR 200 is due.

Due to our decades-long experience, expertise, a sophisticated, structured process and a close-meshed network of German partner universities we are always able to achieve best possible study program matching!


Specific entry requirements at German Universities

Once a student has met the general entry requirements for all studies at the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level, he/she must also check what specific entry requirements are needed for the course or programme he/she wishes to apply for. For example, engineering courses may require that a student has successfully completed a higher level of mathematics.

GPC will help applicants to understand the system and to find out what the general and particular requirements are for a wished-for course or programme at any German university. Different entry requirements for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels We have divided entry requirements into two sections: one for bachelor’s (first cycle) courses and programmes, and one for master’s (second cycle); courses and programmes at the doctoral level have very individualized requirements.

  • Bachelor’s (first cycle or undergraduate) level requirements
  • Master’s (second cycle or graduate) level requirements
  • If you are interested in applying to doctoral (third cycle) studies, you will need to contact directly the university you are interested in applying to.

1. German language requirements

In order to be eligible for university studies offered in German, a student must demonstrate that they meet the German requirements for the course or programme.

What is the requirement?

Bachelor’s level

For courses and study programmes at the bachelor’s level, the German language general entry requirement is the equivalent of German at level C-1 in CEFR (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Master’s level

For most master’s level courses and programmes, the requirement is also the equivalent of German at C-1 level, though some may require a higher level of German, i.e. C-2.

Doctoral level

For most doctoral programmes, the requirement is also the equivalent of German at C-1 level, though some may require a higher level of German, i.e. C-2.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

Last updated February 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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4 - 156 weeks
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350 EUR
Germany - Sankt Augustin, North Rhine Westphalia
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