Curriculum and courses

Modules of Pre-Study Fulda
ModuleLanguage coursesAcademic preparatory coursesLiving and studying in GermanyMethods of academic work
Details

Depending on proficiency level:
1. German beginners' course (no German skills required)
25 hours per week
Duration: 17.2. – 5.6.2020

B1 course
25 hours per week
Duration:
29.6. - 18.9.2020

2. B2 course
20 hours per week
Duration: 12.10.20 – 12.2.2021

3. DSH course
21 hours per week
Duration: 14.4. – 31.7.2020

4. Optional: English courses B1
or B2

Electrical Engineering, Food Technlogy and Computer Science:  Mathematics, Computer Science and Technical Basics

Business Administration:
Principles of Management and Accounting

 

Nursing and Health Sciences: Health and Health Care Provision in Germany

 

Master‘s programme in Intercultural
Communication and European
Studies (ICEUS) and Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society:
Current Issues in the Social Sciences
Cultural Interaction
Politics and International Studies

Intercultural training

Introduction to higher
education in Germany

Information on visas, work permits, health insurance, accommodation, etc

Introduction to the methods
and techniques of academic
work at a German university

Introduction to the University's electronic data systems
(e.g. network/IT services
at Fulda University, VPN,
creation of web pages)

Hours/week (30)20-25  hours6 hours1 hours2 hours
Credits (30)20 credits8 credits2 credits

Subject-related courses

6 hours per week

Examples

German courses

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