E-STEP (English Study Eligibility Program) is a globally renowned educational qualification for university entrance that is recognized in Germany as a school equivalent of the German school system.
- T courses for Technical Studies
- M for Medical
- W courses for Business studies
Since all the subjects are taught in English while German is taught separately as a subject, this will be a unique advantage for students. With continuous learning support, students will get a chance to focus on the areas where they really need to improve during this program. They will be able to apply for either German-taught or English-taught bachelors.
E-STEP – There is a one-year E-STEP program as well for those with 12 years of schooling
E-STEP Program – 2 Academic years
IGCSE – 2 Academic years
In Pearson E-STEP, the following subjects are offered.
In GTG, the following subjects are offered.
- Biology, Chemistry, Physics (student has the option to choose any one of the science options)
- French, German, Spanish
- History or Geography
- Art and Design
- Computer Science
- All the subjects are conducted in English and German is taught separately as a subject. GFL (German as a foreign language) and MTG (Mother Tongue German) are the two options
- Extended Learning Support will a help students to improve the areas where they really need to improve.
- Students have only one re-sit opportunity for each unit in the examination.
- The E-STEP qualification will be graded on a six-point scale from A to E.
- Students whose level of achievement is below the minimum judged by Pearson to be of sufficient standard to be recorded on a certificate will receive an unclassified U result.
- In E-STEP, Exam specifications are appropriate for teaching international learners in an international context and exams are 100% externally assessed.
- E-STEP qualifications help students to progress to universities, other further education opportunities, and employment.
- Students will develop their understanding of German culture with intercultural communication.
A program of two academic years.
- Completed grade 10th in school or ten years of formal schooling from any country for IAL.
- Students who are in grade 10 can apply for IGCSE.
- Age between 14- 19 years. (if still <18 then need to provide the Guardianship letter from parents/guardian)
How to Apply
- Complete the online application form.( If potentially interested only)
- Fill in the Application Form and send the required documents, wait for our International Office to verify/proof-read your documents (1 to 2 Weeks)
- When accepted students receive Admission Acceptance Form (AAF). It has to be signed and sent back to IAS via email as a scanned copy
- Transfer fees & start your German language Online with IAS College
- Receive Admission letter for ESTEP
- Open a Blocked Bank account in Germany to cover the living cost
- Apply for Visa at the relevant German Consulate/Embassy
- Once the visa is issued, transfer the remaining fees
- Inform the IAS student office about the flight details (Note: Flight details must be informed to IAS at least two weeks before arrival).
- Application form( Online application)
- Declaration form
- Accommodation request form
- Copy of your final school certificate and if applicable, a university entrance exam certificate of your home country.
- Officially certified translation of your original certificates (if the originals are not in German or English)
- Language proficiency test results (Can also be produced before admission but a must for Visa Processing) (IELTS 6.0 or above, PTE, TOEFL, GRE, Cambridge tests are also accepted)- (Note: Language proficiency is not mandatory for IGCSE if the student has completed schooling in English)
- Resume in tabular form
- One passport size photo in good resolution
- Passport copy
OUR GERMAN COURSES. TAILOR-MADE FOR EVERYONE.
STANDARD AND INTENSIVE COURSES
Online Group Courses
Young Learner’s Courses
Those who wish to do Masters in Germany and make a career later on.
Eligibility criteria’s are:
- First Class in Bachelor’s Degree (>60%)
- Minimum 180 credit points from Bachelors (If you have 180 ECTS from your bachelor’s but want to study a master’s with 210 ECTS required then oftentimes you can still get enrolled with the obligation to catch up on the 30 ECTS within the first 3 semesters of your master’s study).
In Germany the education is excellent and yet free of charge. In general the public universities have no tuition fees. Students just have to pay administrative costs per semester, which often include the semester ticket for train and bus travel in the city or state area. With a student ID one will receive discounts in many places, like shops (mostly special days are designated for students to receive discounts), leisure activities (like cinema, sports, museums etc.) or travel within Germany or in Europe.
There is a wide range of master courses, so candidates will surely find a course that matches their interests, be it with a practical approach or research oriented. Moreover, Germany suffers from a lack of manpower in many fields, foreign candidates with a good education and a solid command of German, are in high demand.
Overall Germany is an economically stable and also safe country.
In Germany, you can opt for masters taught in English as well as in German (via the MEP Program). In order to qualify for the direct English taught the student must have a very high percentage as well as the need to compete with many more other such aspirants. Few courses are offered in English in comparison to German taught masters. Also, to study an English based master leads to difficulties in finding an internship, thesis or jobs upon completion, as the (internal) communication in companies is in German.
German taught master’s program
There is a wide selection of German taught masters and many courses also fall under the non NC category. Meaning a lot more admission slots are available. To study masters one must prove enough German language skills (C1 Hochschule level). As language is the key to finding better internships or jobs as more companies would be interested in offering such positions. MEP prepares candidates to achieve this goal.
Video link: https://iaos.de/learn-german-online/
|Public University||Private University|
|No study fees, just general administration fees (mostly semester ticket i.e. local travel in Bus, Tram or Train is already included)||Study fees, starting approx. from 2000,00€ per semester, depending on the course and the University|
|More attractive to majority of people, leading to fuller classrooms and more students capacity||Smaller numbers of students which allows individual mentoring and support|
|Offer a wide variety of subjects to study, sometimes up to 150 courses per university||Smaller curriculum, mostly specialized in specific fields and currently in trend courseworks|
Typically focus on a theoretical approach regarding their teaching and study content.
In recent years though more and more practical training has been included in the itinerary. Nevertheless, students still have to plan practical experiences (Internship, Thesis etc.) by themselves in many cases.
|Commonly well connected to industries and companies and have a more practical approach in their studies & better career opportunities|
To sum it up: There is no right or wrong when choosing the type of university. See what fits your needs and interests best. With degrees from either university you will have good chances to find a good job afterwards
To answer it shortly: In most public Universities there are NO tuition fees, as they are publicly funded. But there are some administrative charges which could be anywhere between 0 to 500€ per semester. This includes mostly the ID card, the administration fees, the local transport etc.
Fees are charged mostly at private universities.
You can apply for the MEP and mostly the work experience is an added advantage. Some Universities also take relevant work experience into account for Credit point calculations.