Academic preparation program for studies in Germany

The academic prep program is directed at students who plan to study in Germany. It prepares students linguistically and familiarizes them with the academic procedures at German universities. The program includes the following modules:


Language competence on the A2 level (completed) based on the Common European Framework of Reference.


The courses and time-frame of the program are tailored to comply with the minimal requirements for the TestDaF (Grade: 3). Terms of admission vary significantly according to field of study and university, and could necessitate a longer participation (up to 3 months). Please contact us for advising.

*ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System. Students learn according to a precise ECTS-curriculum, and will receive 3 ECTS-credits upon successful completion of the course.

Course type:
Course duration: 28 weeks
Course instruction: approx. 700 teaching units à 45 minutes; online course of 90 teaching units; TestDaF prep of 36 teaching units
Course schedule: Mon–Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; online course flexible; TestDaF during afternoon hours
Starting Dates:
Course levels: B1-, B2-, C1-levels of the Common European Framework of Reference des Europäischen Referenzrahmens
Age group: minumum age: 17
Participants per class: 3-12 *
Culture and leisure program: inclusive, except transportation and entrance fees
  Christmas break from December 19, 2016 - January 8, 2017

* With less than 3 participants in class the amount of lessons will be reduced as follows:

  • 2 participants: 50% of booked lessons

  • 1 participant: 30 % of booked lessons on one-to-one basis. Please see our terms and conditions.

During summer we reserve the right to raise the maximum number of participants per class to 13 students.

Included in the course fee:

  • German language courses on the B1-C1 levels
  • Online course: Studying in Germany on B1 or B2 level
  • TestDaF preparation course
  • Teaching materials
  • Online placement test
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Support with the application process for German universities
  • Culture and leisure program (except transportation & admission fees)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free usage of on-site library, computer and reading rooms



ih Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum is an authorized testing centre for telc Language Tests and TestDaF. The exams are conducted on the premises after the program.

Attention TestDaF:

Registration and payment of the exam fee (€ 175) is not included. The exam fee is handled by the TestDaF Institute. All participants have to register individually on the TestDaF-platform.

Duration 28 Weeks