Curriculum and courses
|Modules of Pre-Study Fulda|
|Module||Language courses||Academic preparatory courses||Living and studying in Germany||Methods of academic work|
Depending on proficiency level:
2. B2 course
3. DSH course
Electrical Engineering, Food Technlogy and Computer Science: Mathematics, Computer Science and Technical Basics
Nursing and Health Sciences: Health and Health Care Provision in Germany
Master‘s programme in Intercultural
Introduction to higher
Information on visas, work permits, health insurance, accommodation, etc
Introduction to the methods
Introduction to the University's electronic data systems
|Hours/week (30)||20-25 hours||6 hours||1 hours||2 hours|
|Credits (30)||20 credits||8 credits||2 credits|
6 hours per week
- Department of Applied Computer Science: Principles of Business Administration, Principles of Database Management, Programming
- Department of Business: Principles of Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Economics (information available in German only for most courses taught in German)
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology/Food Technology: Tutorials in Mathematics and Physics
- Department of Social and Cultural Sciences: Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Introduction to European Integration
Beginners' course (25 hours per week)
Target group: University applicants without any previous knowledge of German
Course content: You will acquire and practise basic reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. At the end of the course, you will be able to make yourself understood in familiar, everyday situations.
Course objective: At the end of the summer semester 2020, the course will finish with an examination at level A2. Advanced German courses at levels B1 and B2 will end with an official DSH examination towards the end of the summer semester 2021, provided that you pass an intermediate examination.
B1 course (25 hours per week)
Target group: University applicants with German proficiency at A2 level (CEFR)
Course objective: At beginning of the winter semester 2019, the course will finish with an examination at level B1. Advanced courses at levels B2 and C1 will end with an official DSH examination towards the end of the summer semester 2020, provided that you pass an intermediate examination.
B2 course (20 hours per week)
Target group: University applicants with German proficiency at B1 level (CEFR)
Course content: At the start of the course, you will strengthen and expand your German skills in order to take an examination at level B2. This will allow you to start working with DSH material. Later on you will practise all four parts of a DSH exam: reading, hearing, text production and academic structures. Different learning and examination techniques will be introduced and you will be able practice them using past examination papers. Students are expected to take an active part in lessons and to revise study materials independently at home.
Course objective: A B2 examination is an integral part of the course. Passing this exam will allow participants to continue the Pre-study programme and take the official DSH examination at the end.
DSH course (21 hours per week)
Target group: University applicants with German proficiency at B2 level (CEFR)
Course content: You will practise all four parts of a DSH exam: reading, hearing, text production and scientific academic structures. Different learning and examination techniques will be introduced and you will be able to practise them using past examination papers. Students are expected take an active part in lessons and to revise study materials independently at home.
Course objective: The course will end with the official DSH examination.
Scientific and scholarly methods, academic skills
2 hours per week
- Introduction to academic research methods and techniques at German universities (e.g. using footnotes and writing a bibliography, presentations, ethics of academic work/plagiarism)
- Introduction to Fulda University´s computer system (e.g. network/IT services, virtual private network, website creation)
Living and studying in Germany
2 hours per week
- Intercultural training
- Introduction to the German higher education system
- Visas, work permits, accommodation, health insurance and other information of importance to international students