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Academic Preparation Course

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Dr. Kerstin Steinberg-Rahal


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Academic Preparation Course

Welcome to the website of the Academic Preparation Course (APC)

For the study program in question you will have to meet subject-related, professional and language requirements. During the APC you will develop these necessary language skills. Depending on the fact if you apply for a course program which is taught in German or in English, you will have the opportunity to take the exam Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) for the German course program or TOEFL (ITP) for the English course program. At the same time, you will practice scientific work, deepen your knowledge of Mathematics/Physics or have the chance to supplement your previous curriculum with subjects taught at the Ilmenau University of Technology. You will get  accustomed to the conventional methods of teaching and learning in Germany and familiarize yourself  with your host state Thuringia and Germany. 

Should you have been asked to fulfill certain requirements before starting your program, i.e. the completion of certain subjects, the APC will provide the framework for giving you the time to meet these requirements.

According to the given competences and the required preliminary work, each APC student receives an individual study agreement. Therefore, APC can take between one and four semesters.

Upon completion of the APC programme, you will have achieved the following qualifications:

To a limited degree, we also offer the APC programme to applicants from other universities if they are able to present a conditional admission statement for the respective institution.