You want to improve your career opportunities in your own country? You would like to qualify internationally or seek your fortune abroad? Studying in Germany enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide, especially in the fields of technology and natural sciences. Foreign students and qualified workers are welcome in Germany. And above all: Most of the German states do not charge tuition fees, but only a semester contribution, which is used, among other things, for the university's sports and cultural offerings, for the public transport ticket and for the university canteen.
In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you must fulfill various requirements. For this, you need an institute in Germany that prepares you optimally for your studies in terms of language and offers you optimal and individual support in application and visa matters.
We are happy to be this reliable partner at your side. To do so, simply book one of our study preparation programs: With the Basic, Basic Plus or Premium program, you can decide for yourself how much support from the IIK you would like to take advantage of in addition to your German course.
Studienvoraussetzungen für ein Studium in Deutschland
With a foreign high school diploma, you can only study directly at a German university if the degree is recognized as a university entrance qualification (this applies, for example, to all EU countries). If not, you must attend a "Studienkolleg" in Germany (duration: approx. one year), have already studied two or more semesters in your home country or take special exams (Feststellungsprüfung).
In Germany there are no tuition fees in most states, only a semester fee of about 100 - 350 €, depending on the university. In addition, there are living costs of about 700 € per month and the German state requires proof of financial independence of foreign students before the student visa is granted.
The conditions for issuing a student visa vary from country to country. You can get detailed information on the website of the German embassy in your country and within the framework of our student advisory service.
German language exam
The most important requirement for studying in Germany is: the German language. International applicants must take a language exam before enrolling at a university.
You can choose between the exams TestDaF (= Test of German as a Foreign Language), DSH (= German Language Test for University Admission) and telc C1 Hochschule. All of them can be taken at IIK or at IIK partners. They confirm the level C1, for which you need to study about 800 - 1,000 hours of academic German to pass them. Some universities also accept other exams. The IIK analyzes which exam is most suitable for you and selects the optimal test date within your personal study schedule. In addition, the IIK secures the exam seat you want, because often all seats are taken within a very short time. Through sample tests and special training, you will get to know the exams in detail and can prepare specifically for them.
IIK study counseling for the start of your studies
Review of your study requirements
The IIK checks in the student advisory service whether you already meet the study requirements for studying in Germany or helps you to meet them. You will receive individual advice on everything from admission and financing to visas and the German language test.
The IIK will assist you with the verification of your university entrance qualification and its recognition in Germany as well as with necessary translations and certifications for your successful application to German universities.
Assistance with university selection
We offer general assistance on all topics concerning higher education in Germany and the admission criteria of German universities (subjects with restricted admission and subjects without admission).
Support with the application
We will support you with the university's own application processes, with special application procedures for international students (uni-assist e.V.) and with applications. We are also happy to help you with other necessary (subject-specific) requirements.