The German International College – in short: GIC – is a linguistic and professional preparation program for studying in Germany. It is aimed at foreign applicants (non-EU) who wish to study at a German university but do not have a general university entrance qualification. Each participant who successfully completes the program and passes the final exams is guaranteed a place in a predefined course of study at one of the German partner universities.

All participants will be accommodated during the preparation year at the program location Kleve (Bedburg-Hau) on the campus.

program flow
The German International College begins annually in October and usually lasts 10 months. Each participant will receive a personalized curriculum at the beginning of the program. The following subjects are taught, the composition depending on the respective focus:

  • German
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Economy

The intensive preparation for the TestAS is also integrated into the syllabus.

During the regular program period or following this, a two-month internship can be completed if this is a prerequisite for later university studies.

The program concludes with several exams that are systematically worked on in the classroom:

TestAS (study ability test, in English or German)
Language exam (German: DSH or TestDaF; English: IELTS – for English language programs)
Mathematics exam