Applied sciences offer a variety of scientific disciplines and opportunities to explore a wide range of scientific subjects at all levels. A major objective of courses in applied sciences is to prepare students for challenges they will face in their future careers. It also allows them to define their own path.

Applied sciences in Germany is very popular in the world. In terms of research and development, Germany has over 250,000 scientist workers. A recent study revealed that the German Academy of Sciences offers research fellowships to scientists from abroad. Over the years, there have been more than 100 Nobel Prizes awarded to German scientists for achievements in the area of physics, medicine, chemistry, and other fields. That makes sense–it is the second most famous nation on earth.

On Gotogermany, there is a pathway for students to be ready for the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, AQUAS. It offers applied sciences courses like applied mathematic, physics, etc. It also provides affordable academic programs and german language classes for students from abroad. So, you can gain amazing knowledge about applied sciences at a low cost to pursue your dream bachelor degree.

AQUAS- Academic Qualification for University of Applied Sciences

Aquas is a specially designed program for vocationally trained students from abroad. It is for them to pursue bachelor studies of their choice at theUniversity of Applied Sciences in Germany (FH, HS). It is possible to receive certification Fachhochschulreife (FHR), after passing the final exam. It allows students to pursue further Bachelor studies at German Universities of Applied Sciences afterwards. So, students can go on studying any subjects of choice offered by the University of Applied Sciences.

Frequently Asked Questions about AQUAS

Would I also need to be proficient in German? If so, at what level?

No, you don’t need any German before joining the AQUAS. It includes German language training. However, we still recommend you to learn some basic german because it is useful for you to get to know the language and get a feel for it.

After the completion of AQUAS, can I get admission to English taught programs in universities?

Yes. You are eligible for any course taught in English or German at any University of Applied Sciences. Again, we recommend German taught programs because it provides better career opportunities in Germany. Also, you will be proficient in German upon completion of the AQUAS Program.

In which language this Aquas course will be taught?

The course is taught in German. Initially, the German language is taught and afterwards, the subjects like Mathematics, Physics and Informatics are taught via German medium such that students understand the concept better. English is also a subject taught during the AQUAS.

During this course, am I allowed to do a part-time job?

As per the visa guidelines, foreign students are allowed to do part-time during the Semester Breaks.

Is this institute private or public?

The institute is a Private School with the licence to conduct the FHR exam (Fachhochschulreife Exam).

I have a 10th certificate, diploma certificate (10+3), IELTS certificate, and other co-curricular activities certificates. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply. AQUAS (FHR Exam) is the only way for foreign students to study Bachelor in Germany.

Can I Join TU’s or other universities?

After successfully passing AQUAS Program (FHR – Fachhochschulreife Exam), students can study bachelor at any University of Applied sciences (FH-Fachhochschulen) not at the Universities or Technical Universities (As Vocational training is more applied and University is more research-based). There are 200 plus FH’s in Germany.

Can I change my field of study to a Bachelors?

Yes. You are eligible for all the programs offered by the FH’s after completion of AQUAS. For eg. You have done Mechanical Diploma (Vocational training) or Biology in Schooling plus 1 year etc. can now change to Information Technology, or Electronics Bachelors too.

What happens if I fail the FHR exam can I write again?

Yes. The Exam could be repeated after 4 weeks. Once again if the candidate fails, they need to redo the FHR after one year.

I have 13 years of studies (10 years of schooling plus 3 years of Diploma (Vocational training). Can I join direct 2nd-year Bachelors?

No Lateral entry exists. Vocational training is not considered to be a study as its more practical oriented than a study. So all candidates must complete the FHR exam to start the bachelor.

  • German language training
  • Technical related academic subjects  (Physics, Mathematics, etc.)
  • Teach in German or English
  • Social and cultural program
  • The final exam which allows studying at Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany (students can choose their own subjects)

Students are eligible to study in any university of applied sciences in Germany (FH, HS), depending on the final marks.

Eligible for all Bachelor programs available at the University.

E.g. Automobile, Mechanical, Electrical, IT, Computational, Architecture, Gaming etc. & all Management, BioMedical related bachelor programs.

How to Apply AQUAS

1. Complete the Application Form and send across the required documents. Then, wait for our International office to verify/proof-read your documents (1 to 2 Weeks)
2. When accepted students receive an admission acceptance form. It has to be signed and sent back to Gotogermany via email as a scanned copy.
3. Transfer Fees
4. Open Blocked Bank account in Germany
5. Skype-interview
6. After Skype-interview, Gotogermany will send the original admission letter
7. Apply for Visa
8. Pack your bags to fly to Germany

Document Checklist

1. AQUAS application form
2. Declaration form
3. Accommodation request form
4. Copy of your final school certificate and if applicable, a university entrance exam certificate of your home country.
5. Officially certified translation of your original certificates (if the originals are not in German or English)
6. Language proficiency test results (Can also be produced before admission but a must for Visa Processing) (IELTS 5.0 or above, PTE, TOEFL, GRE, Cambridge tests are also accepted)
7. Resume in tabular form
8. One passport size photo in good resolution
9. Passport copy

(Note: All copies should be notarized.)