VORsprung: A digital head start for Engineering and Science studies in Germany

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“VORsprung” is a digital preparatory programme for prospective students who are interested in STEM studies in Germany and would like to prepare themselves in their home countries beforehand. It is designed for international students who have a German language efficiency level equivalent to a DSD II, but no direct access to study at a German university.

The course allows them to study  without restricting them to a tight schedule or mandatory presence. The participants will be trained in mathematics, computer science, chemistry and physics. They will also learn about German culture in general and the learning culture at German universities along with other relevant skills. Although our programme promotes digital rather than face to face teaching, specifically trained tutors will be available online to help the participants along the way.

At the end of this course, which will last approximately eight months, the participants will take the traditional assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) as well as the Test for Academic Studies (TestAS). Thus, allowing them to apply at a university of their choice.

In the fall of 2023, "VORsprung" will be launching in the pilot countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and Brazil. You can find all the information about the first run of the programme here.

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                      Funded by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Ministry

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Linguistic quality assurance

Commited (DAAD) Lektors support the project by assuring the linguistic quality of our course units and taking a look at how to further the understanding and usage of technical language, which is especially important when preparing for studies in a foreign country. We are extremely happy to have them and their expertise on board!

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Anja Lange Annegret Beier Anne Gladitz Wendelin Rader
DAAD Lektor in
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan                           
DAAD Lektor in 
Eriwan, Armenia                                    
DAAD Lektor in 
Tel Aviv, Israel                                        
Jens Schmidtke Daniel Lepetit Chiara Bücheler  
DAAD Lektor in
Haifa, Israel
DAAD Lektor in
Eriwan, Armenia
DAAD Lektor in
Monterrey, Mexico



Related Topics

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service