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Studienbrücke Thailand

A direct route to studying in Germany

Germany is one of the three most popular places to study for foreign students. This is hardly surprising: higher education institutions in Germany offer the highest academic standards – and as such are the perfect springboard for a successful career at home or worldwide. The Goethe-Institut’s Studienbrücke programme is specifically designed to prepare students from abroad wishing to embark directly on a course of study in Germany.

What ist the Studienbrücke

Programme

The programme is modular in design and follows a set learning progression. It encompasses the following modules, which prospective students complete in their home countries and are designed to give them linguistic and subject-matter-specific preparation for studying in Germany:
 

Module Content
Language courses At the Goethe-Institut, at a language learning centre or as a Goethe-Institut online language course
TestDaF preparatory course Familiarization with the individual test sections (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression)
Technical language preparation in the STEM subjects (online) Mathematics, IT, chemistry, physics, biology, technology (engineering
TestAS format training (online) Familiarization with content and typical questions in the TestAS (scholastic aptitude test)
TestDaF and TestAS exams TestDaF and TestAS
 
Intercultural training Familiarization with the German higher education system and intercultural sensitization
Academic guidance counselling Supported by the DAAD


Studienbrücke partner universities

  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum © Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • TU Dortmund University © Roland Baege/ TU Dortmund
    TU Dortmund University
  • University of Bonn © Volker Lannert
    University of Bonn
  • RWTH Aachen University © RWTH Aachen University
    RWTH Aachen University
  • University of Siegen © University of Siegen
    University of Siegen
  • European University Viadrina © European University Viadrina
    European University Viadrina
  • Bauhaus-University Weimar © Thomas Müller
    Bauhaus-University Weimar
The Studienbrücke partner universities offer successful programme participants a wide range of courses in the STEM subjects and economics, making a certain number of places available for them each year. The comprehensive support provided by the university’s to the new students gives graduates of the Studienbrücke programme the best possible start to studying and life in Germany. The partner universities are situated in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg.

Partner universities


Frequently asked questions

Conditions for taking part in the current Studienbrücke programme are as follows:
  • pupils from year M3-M.5
  • 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
Markus Stichel
PASCH-Koordinator
Goethe-Institut Thailand
Markus.Stichel@goethe.de
 
Germany is one of the three most popular places to study for foreign students. This is hardly surprising: higher education institutions in Germany offer the highest academic standards – and as such are the perfect springboard for a successful career at home or worldwide. The Goethe-Institut’s Studienbrücke programme is specifically designed to prepare students from abroad wishing to embark directly on a course of study in Germany.
You could reach our Study Bridge team in order to be informed about the course fees as well as scholarship methods in detail.
The applicants must have language proficiency at least A1, in order to participate in the programme: The lateral entry for those applicants with higher language proficiency is possible. 

However, The applicants without the required language proficiency can basically take a course in order to reach the required level before the programme starts.
 
All language proficiency levels must be proven by a certificate, a confirmation of attendance or a placement test.
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 the Goethe-Institut Thailand or at another test centre near to where you live.

Further informations about the TestDaF
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
TestAS-example questions

Participating countries

Studienbrücke world map © Goethe-Institut

Application

Conditions for taking part in the current Studienbrücke programme are as follows:

  • pupils from year M3-M.5
  • proof of the required language proficiency level (see FAQ)
  • 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
Application Form


Contact

Markus Stichel
Schools: Partners of the Future
Tel. +66 2108 8221
Fax +66 2108 8299
Markus.Stichel@goethe.de
Haran Thankham
Project coordinator
Tel. +66 2 108 8221
Fax +66 2108 8299
Studienbruecke.thailand@goethe.de

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