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Foundation year course program

Choose between different courses in your foundation year

Course program at Foundation Year

At the Foundation College, students not only improve their German skills, but they also learn a range of other subjects which will be necessary for their future University studies, such as Maths, Biology or Chemistry. 

ISL Studienkolleg courses

T-Course

T-Course: This course is aimed at students who are going to pursue a mathematical, a scientific or a technical course of studies in Germany.

The course runs for 36 weeks (plus holidays).

Each teaching week has ca. 32 hours (á 45 minutes) of teaching per week

The following shows the subjects taught per week (on average - subject to change)

Subject Hours per week Comments          
German 8 to reach a C1 /TestDaf level
Maths 8  
Physics 8  
Chemistry 4  
Computer Science 2  
English 2 there is no exam for this. But you will need a B2 English level to manage University.

For the exams for the T-Course, you will be tested in the following subjects:

  • Written: German, Maths, Physics
  • Oral: Chemistry, Computer Science

 

The final exams for are State run exams - and state recognised. The results are accepted by all Universities in Germany.

W-Course

W-Course: This course is aimed at students who are going to pursue a course of studies in the fields of economic sciences or social sciences.

The course runs for 36 weeks (plus 2 week of holidays).

Each teaching week has ca. 32 hours (á 45 minutes) of teaching per week

The following shows the subjects taught per week (on average - subject to change)

Subject Hours per week Comments
German 8  
Economics 8  
Marco Economics 8  
Social sciences 4  
Computer science 2  
English 2  

Some other Studienkollegs offer courses with double letters (such as WW and TI). Please note that you will have access only to Universities of Applied Sciences with these courses. 

By opting to study at the ISL Studienkolleg, you will keep all your options open and you will have access to either a normal university or a university of applied sciences afterwards.