Studienbrücke Programme

Studienbrücke Programme © fotolia/photo: ReeldealHD images

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
Selection Process and Summer Camp After aselection process in May 2018, which will evaluate the students’ motivation and German language skills, students will participate in a summer camp (07/29/18 -08/11/18). The goal of the camp is for the students to get to know each other and for them to be able to take the Start Deutsch 2 exam at the end of the camp. This exam is required in order to continue participating in the project.
Intensive German language instruction
 
In the subsequent 2018/19 school year, the selected students will receive intensive German lessons (2.5 hours of instruction per week), so that they can take the B1 exam at the end of the school year.
Intercultural training The participates get familiar with the German higher education system and intercultural sensitization
In Germany  After graduating from their local high schools, the participants will spend one year at a German high school. This academic year at a German school will be organized by the German American Partnership Program (GAPP). The goal is for participants to get to know Germany and its education system and to prepare them to study in Germany. This will also allow them to take the language exam required by the universities (e.g., TestDaF and TestAS) at the end of the school year. During this school year, the students will also receive academic guidance counseling to prepare them to study at a university.
Technical language preparation in the STEM subjects (online) In this online course the participants get familiar with the technical language in the STEM subjects Mathematics, IT, chemistry, physics, biology, technology (engineering)
TestDaF preparatory course In the online course the participants prepare for the individual test sections of the TestDaF (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression) to study at a university in Germany
TestAS format training (online) Participants prepare for the content and typical questions in the TestAS (scholastic aptitude test)
TestDaF and TestAS exams The participants take the TestDaF and TestAS exams
Academic guidance counselling Supported by the DAAD
Costs: Scholarship Students can receive a scholarship for the study bridge program.
Full scholarships include costs for all components of the program
Travel expenses to Germany, spending money for their exchange year in Germany and costs for insurance are not covered through the scholarship.

The Goethe-Institut does NOT cover any of the costs associated with applying for a visa or further studies in Germany.
Costs: Self-Pay If a student does not qualify for a full scholarship, the student has to cover the following expenses:
  • Summer camp (1500.00 euros plus approx. 1200.00 euros travel expenses)
  • German language courses and exams (1100 euros)
  • academic training (600 euros)
  • administration fee (900 euros)
  • travel expenses to Germany (approx. 800.00 euros)
  • insurance in Germany (approx. 50 euros/month)
  • spending money in Germany (approx. 300 euros/month)
The Goethe-Institut does NOT cover any of the costs associated with applying for a visa or further studies in Germany.

Attending preparatory STEM Academies in Germany or your home country is another (optional) part of the preparation. Please contact the Goethe-Institut in your home country for further information.

 
Module I Junior Year  Get started
Selection process Selection process till May 2018: evaluate the students’ motivation and German language skills,
Sommercamp Summer 2018 in Göttingen, Germany
goal:
  • get to know each other
  • German courses on the A2 level
A2 Exam Start Deutsch 2-Exam is required in order to continue participating in the project
 
Module II Senior Year Improve your german
Intensive German language instruction School year 2018/19: intensive German lessons
B1 Exam Spring 2019: B1-Exam is required in order to continue participating in the project
Preparational Course Online courses:
  • the German higher education system
  • Intercultural Training
 
Module III After High School get to Know Germany
In Germany Fall 2019: spend a preparatory year at a German high school
Organization: German American Partnership Program (GAPP).
Goals:
  • Get to know Germany and its education system
  • prepare to study in Germany
Technical language preparation in the STEM subjects (online) Goal:
get familiar with the technical language in the STEM subjects Mathematics, IT, chemistry, physics, biology, technology (engineering) to study at a German University
TestDaF preparatory course Goal:
prepare for the individual test sections of the TestDaF (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression)
TestAS format training (online) Goal:
Prepare for the content and typical questions in the TestAS (scholastic aptitude test)
TestAS Exam Summer 2020: take the TestAS exam as a requirement for admission to a study at a german university
TestDaF Exam Summer 2020: take the TestDaF exam as a requirement for admission to a study at a german university
 
Module IV First Year at University Start your studies in Germany
STEM Fall 2020: Study a STEM subject at one of Germany’s leading universities
Campus Life Enjoy a vibrant cultural scene
and extracurricular programs on and off campus
Academic guidance counselling Supported by the DAAD
 
Costs Content
 Scholarship

 
  • Students can receive a scholarship for the study bridge program.
  • Full scholarships include costs for all components of the program
  • Travel expenses to Germany, spending money for their exchange year in Germany and costs for insurance are not covered through the scholarship.
The Goethe-Institut does NOT cover any of the costs associated with applying for a visa or further studies in Germany.
Self-Pay If a student does not qualify for a full scholarship, the student has to cover the following expenses:
  • Summer camp (1500.00 euros plus approx. 1200.00 euros travel expenses)
  • German language courses and exams (1100 euros)
  • academic training (600 euros)
  • administration fee (900 euros)
  • travel expenses to Germany (approx. 800.00 euros)
  • insurance in Germany (approx. 50 euros/month)
  • spending money in Germany (approx. 300 euros/month)
The Goethe-Institut does NOT cover any of the costs associated with applying for a visa or further studies in Germany.
 
 
Attending preparatory STEM Academies in Germany or your home country is another (optional) part of the preparation. Please contact the Goethe-Institut in your home country for further information.