How does a Preparatory Year look like?

The Preparatory Courses are 100% taught in English language by qualified and certified teachers from Germany. We follow an intensive schedule of varied activities such as lecture-based input, practice sessions, applied skills sessions, projects, elective courses, and tutorials. The course contents focus on topics from different fields such as language, ethics, business, or culture. At the start of the course, you will participate in a workshop on Intercultural Awareness and German culture. As you make progress, you gain more control over your studies, by choosing your own
topics for assignments for example.

ISB Preparatory Course also offers you an intensive German language preparation in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The courses are organized in an interactive
small group setting with attention on individual feedback and progress. Our programs have been designed specifically to meet the needs of non-native speakers who need to learn to communicate effectively in an academic environment.
The program adopts the innovative approach of German for Academic Purposes which integrates both language and study skills.

Our Assessment methodology

Rather than giving students one exam at the end of the course period, we use a system of continuous assessment. This means you check your skills regularly through tests and assignments so that you can track your own progress.

Technical course

The course is offered for students who wish to study pure technical courses at German universities and institutes of higher learning. They will study the following subjects during the preparatory year:

  • English
  • German A1 - B1 Level
  • Mathematics with specialization in Introduction to engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Business Studies

Business

This course is for students who wish to study business, economics, statistics, law related degree during their bachelor’s programs. They will study the following subjects during the preparatory year:

  • English
  • German A1 - B1 Level
  • Mathematics with specialization in Statistics
  • Business studies
  • Information Technology

Natural Science course

This course is offered for students who wish to study Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy or Biology at German universities and institutes of higher learning. They will study the following subjects during the preparatory year:

  • English
  • German A1 - B1 Level
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
First year
June / July / August
Intensive training for our beginners in the German Language online from our faculty in Germany. This training is to facilitate Learning Support to our registered students with the ISB who are either in possession of a visa or are awaiting visas
September

Student arrivals in Germany
Orientation Day and Team building workshops
Classes begin in German, Mathematics, computer science, English etc

October

Coordinator and Faculty Meetings with students on their goal perspectives and plans for their Internal Assessments & Project Field Work for Business Studies.

December
Reporting and Assessment
Christmas Break 23-rd December – 07-th January
January
Semester examinations
February

Classes begin for German, Mathematics, computer science, English etc

March

Reporting and assessments

April

Field work and Industrial visit

May

Revision and mock exams

June

Semester examinations

July

Announcement of results

Kindly note that the above timeline is a tentative one. It can change based on the examination board regulations.
Name of the course1-year Preparatory Program
Course description
  • Intensive preparation for universities
    Instruction in English
    Externally assessed exams
Duration1 year
Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of High school (75% above marks)
Documents
  1. Application form
  2. Senior secondary certificate (Year10)
  3. Higher secondary certificate (Year 12)
  4. English Proficiency certificate
  5. Resume
  6. Passport copy
  7. Motivation letter
Dates and deadlines
  • Summer Session: For February/March Intake: Apply Before 15th December
  • Winter Session: For September/October Intake: Apply Before 15th July
Language delivery100 % English

  * For intakes other than the deadlines above, kindly contact us personally for your admission queries.

University recognition – International Advanced Level

This guide has been written for students, teachers and parents to offer information, advice and guidance for those undertaking or considering Edexcel IALs as a study option. It explains how these qualifications enable students to progress to universities worldwide.

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/Support/services/progress-to-university/edx-int-guide_ial-university-recognition-guide.pdf

Regarding university entrance in Germany, international advanced level/international subsidiary level which are offered by international schools are considered equal to German Abitur

https://www.daad.de/en/study-and-research-in-germany/plan-your-studies/recognition-gce/

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