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...