C-Test Tips and Tricks

Every year, hundreds of international students attempt the German C-Test as part of their application into a Studienkolleg, or a preparatory college that would allow them further studies at a university in Germany. The C-Test remains a challenging, but effective tool...

Your Studienkolleg Questions Answered

It’s been almost four years since I entered and successfully finished my studies at the Studienkolleg, but the articles that I left here live a life of their own and remain helping people. Every now and then I get letters from people with questions about the...

Your student visa application to Germany: ins and outs

Following up on my old posts regarding studying in Germany, I wanted to shed some light on the visa application procedure once again. During these past three years, the application procedure stayed about the same, more or less. One major change I noticed was that my...

Top 8 reasons to go to a studienkolleg

So, you’ve looked at the possibility of studying in Germany and are thinking of following through with it. You may be directed to a studienkolleg first and from personal experience, this public education institution has given me the best possible start in a...

Looking back at the Studienkolleg

Having done a year of Germany’s preparatory college known as the Studienkolleg, I started my journey through its educational system at one of Germany’s many universities. Though a year has gone by, I feel that I can now truly comment on what the result of...

Pliability of Language

Language, as it stands now, is a constantly developing medium of communication. It doesn’t stand in one place, but moves with the surge of technology, with the way people change the meaning of words. It’s locked with trends; new words spring up with the...