The admission requirements for studying Bachelor’s degree in Germany is as follows:
- Good Marks in School Leaving Certificate
- Good Marks in Intermediate level
- German Language proficiency (min. Zertifikat B1)
10+2 years of schooling or A-levels are not recognized as an equivalent to German Abitur A and therefore students with these qualifications must complete a one year foundation course at the so called Studienkolleg in Germany, the requirement of which is Zertifikat B1 from Goethe Institut, Nepal. Once the students have completed B1 level of German language, they will need to appear for an entrance examination at the Studienkolleg known as Aufnamheprufung. Upon successful completion of the preparatory courses with good grades, they can start their studies in Bachelor’s degree.
Some universities or studienkolleg require B2 or C1 level of German language proficiency for the entrance test. So it is essential that students learn enough German language in their home country before going to Germany as German language course at private language schools is very expensive. Given the internationalisation of German universities these days, some universities also offer German language courses to prepare students for their university entrance examinations.