Frequently asked questions

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Conditions for taking part in the current Studienbrücke programme are as follows:
  • pupils from years 9 to 11
  • proof of the required language proficiency level (see question 5)
  • high level of motivation to study in Germany, as demonstrated by motivation letter, participation in competitions at school and elsewhere, regional and international projects in the STEM subjects
  • above-average school marks in the STEM subjects
  • written consent from parent/legal guardian
Each university offers particular study programs in the STEM subjects and/or economics for the Studienbrücke program. You can find them listed on the pages of the universities under "partner universities".

Contact: Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan

Goethe-Institut Moscow​
Dr. Anne Renate Schönhagen
Head of Language Work
Deputy Institute Director

Goethe-Institut Moscow​
Dr. Anton Golodnow
German Educational Cooperation Representative (Universities)

Goethe-Institut Moscow
Antonina Kartascheva
Studienbrücke Project Assistent

Contact: USA

Goethe-Institut New York
Andrea Pfeil
Director Language Program
Deputy Executive Director

Goethe-Institut New York
Anne-Sophie Albrecht
Educational Liaison
Language Program Officer

Contact: China

Goethe-Institut China
Karin Benkelmann-Zhang
Project Manager
Language Consultant

Goethe-Institut China

Contact: Vietnam

Goethe-Institut Vietnam
Tran Hai Au

Contact: Thailand

Goethe-Institut Bangkok
Markus Stichel
Please contact your local Goethe-Institut to learn more about the costs of the programme and scholarship options for preparing for the Studienbrücke in your home country.
The language level you will need to take part in the programme depends on your home country.

All language proficiency levels must be proven by a certificate, a confirmation of attendance or a placement test.
TestDaF Logo © TestDaF Institut Following preparatory language courses and the TestDaF preparatory course, the TestDaF is taken within the framework of the Studienbrücke programme.

To study at a German university, prospective students have to prove a sufficient command of German at B2/C1 level. This proof can be obtained by successfully completing the TestDaF at level 4. The test comprises four sections: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and oral expression. The test can be taken at your local Goethe-Institut or at another test centre near to where you live.

Further information about the TestDaF
TestAS Logo © TestAS Passing the TestAS forms part of the Studienbrücke programme’s university preparation.

The TestAS is a central and standardized scholastic aptitude test for prospective students from abroad. They have to pass the test with a minimum score of 100 points in order to be admitted to study at one of the Studienbrücke programme’s partner universities. The test comprises a core test of cognitive abilities, plus a subject-specific test either for the subjects mathematics, IT and science, or for the engineering sciences.

Further information about the TestAS

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