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APC | Vorfachstudium

Winter semester 2020


APC | Vorfachstudium

Academic preparation at the TU Ilmenau

Motivation and target group

The Academic Preparation Course (APC | Vorfachstudium) offers international applicants, whose Study Admission Certificate includes the condition

  • Proof of language level C1 (German) or
  • Proof of language level C1 (English) or
  • Passing the Master's aptitude test

the opportunity to prepare themselves language-related and subject-related for their studies.


Study agreement

Each participant receives an individual study agreement according to his existing skills and the required conditions (language or subject).


Language-related study preparation

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.

Registration for language-related study preparation GERMAN

Registration for language-related study preparation ENGLISH


Subject-related study preparation

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.

The subject-related study preparation immediately follows the successful completion of the language-related study preparation.

Registration for subject-related study preparation


Imparted competences

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

  • DSH - level 2 (for course programs taught in German)
  • TOEFL (ITP), score 550 (for course programs taught in English)
  • Subject examinations to complement your prior studies (only for Mater's degree courses)
  • Presentation skills
  • Scientific work, literature research and scientific writing
  • Team work
  • Intercultural communication

APC | Vorfachstudium

Registration for subject-related study preparation


Please send an e-mail to with the subject Study Agreement.

Study Agreement

Together with an employee of the APC you will make a study agreement.

No enrollment without Study Agreement

The signed study agreement is the prerequisite for enrolling in the Academic Preparation Course.

Please note

If your admission should not only be subject to the condition

  • Passing the Master's aptitude test

also the condition

  • Proof of language level C1 (German) or
  • Proof of language level C1 (English)

the study agreement can be signed only after the language assessment test in

  • German or
  • English

has been taken place.