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.

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. Students who have completed grade 12 in their schools, can also enroll in this course where they have to finish the program in One year and fulfill the requirement for entry into universities in Germany for their Bachelor’s degree. Further, students who are in grade 10 and wish to do their IGCSE are also welcome at our school.


There is a specially designed program of one-year E-STEP which aims in preparing students to successfully follow their studies in Germany. This program helps to improve German language proficiency as well as the Mathematics, Business Studies, and Science content competencies of the students while improving their academic literacy skills and allowing them to learn their skills before starting a full program of study. This will be highly recommended for those who have completed grade 12 in their schools and need assistance to have a smooth transition to get into universities.
Students who wish to do E-STEP can apply for,
    • 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.


Being a part of the E-STEP and IGCSE programs offered by our school, students will be able to apply to the most renowned universities in the world for their higher education with more confidence and passion for learning, after finishing the required study period.

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.

English Language
Information Technology
Business Studies

In GTG, the following subjects are offered.

Compulsory specifications:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics (student has the option to choose any one of the science options)
  • French, German, Spanish
  • History or Geography


Optional specifications:

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  1. 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
  2. Extended Learning Support will a help students to improve the areas where they really need to improve.
  3. Students have only one re-sit opportunity for each unit in the examination.
  4. The E-STEP qualification will be graded on a six-point scale from A to E.
  5. 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.
  6. In E-STEP, Exam specifications are appropriate for teaching international learners in an international context and exams are 100% externally assessed.
  7. E-STEP qualifications help students to progress to universities, other further education opportunities, and employment.
  8. Students will develop their understanding of German culture with intercultural communication.

A program of two academic years.


  1. Completed grade 10th in school or ten years of formal schooling from any country for IAL.
  2. Students who are in grade 10 can apply for IGCSE.
  3. Age between 14- 19 years. (if still <18 then need to provide the Guardianship letter from parents/guardian)

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application form.( If potentially interested only)
  2. 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)
  3. When accepted students receive Admission Acceptance Form (AAF). It has to be signed and sent back to IAS via email as a scanned copy
  4. Transfer fees & start your German language Online with IAS College
  5. Receive Admission letter for ESTEP
  6. Open a Blocked Bank account in Germany to cover the living cost
  7. Apply for Visa at the relevant German Consulate/Embassy
  8. Once the visa is issued, transfer the remaining fees
  9. Inform the IAS student office about the flight details (Note: Flight details must be informed to IAS at least two weeks before arrival).

Documents Checklist 

  1. Application form( Online application)
  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 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)
  7. Resume in tabular form
  8. One passport size photo in good resolution
  9. Passport copy

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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 UniversityPrivate 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 capacitySmaller numbers of students which allows individual mentoring and support
Offer a wide variety of subjects to study, sometimes up to 150 courses per universitySmaller 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.