University Pathway Program Germany - Learn German for University

German Preparation Courses for University Studies and Studienkolleg in Germany • German Courses and Exam Preparation for International Students

Your Path to Higher Education in Germany

University Pathway Programme: Learn German at GoAcademy!

University Pathway Program Germany

The University Pathway Program prepares foreign students for university studies in Germany. 

German Preparation and Exams

We offer both German preparation courses and German language exams required fo university studies in Gernany. 

University Pathway Support

Assistance with visa application and with the selection, application and enrollment at a German university or Studienkolleg.

Licensed Test and Examination Center

We are an official TestDaF, TestAS and telc examination center, therefore you can take your language exam directly at our institute.

Qualified German Language Instructors

Our native-speaking teachers are specially trained and certified in German as a Foreign Language (DaF).


We offer school accommodation options for our international students.

We help you to learn German as fast as possible


  • We offer courses for all German levels, learning speeds and stay durations.
  • We offer different types of language certificates that give you access to German universities.
  • We offer many accommodation options for our international students.
  • Depending on the high school diploma, participants can benefit from their own personalized study path.
  • We recommend taking our German placement test before the start of the German course to check the German language level to determine the right course for each student.

Contact us: | Tel. +49 (0) 211 - 68 41 52

Visa for Germany

There are certain countries which do not need a visa to study at a German university. Among them are Canada, United States, Australia, Honduras, Japan, Republic of Korea, Iceland, Israel, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland and nationals from EU countries. If you are a national from one of these countries, you just need to register for a German course at GoAcademy! in the event you meet the appropriate qualifications to study in Germany. 

Otherwise, you can check on the official website of the German Federal Foreign Office to confirm whether you require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. In certain cases, you will additionally require a letter of acceptance or proof of your German proficiency. Countries marked with a “yes” will require a (student) visa. 

GoAcademy! assists you with visa requirements and supports you with a Letter of Acceptance in order to start your German course at GoAcademy! IH Düsseldorf.

GoAcademy! Accommodation

GoAcademy! offers its international students the possibility of staying in one of its shared apartments.
The GoAcademy! University Pathway Programme includes one month of accommodation. This way students can meet other students from the academy and make new acquaintances as well as new friends.


GoAcademy! has apartments in different parts of the city which are easy to reach, either on foot or public transportation. A subway/tram station is located directly across the street from the academy, and a regional train station is only a 10-minute walk away.
You can find examples of our apartments at: GoAcademy! Accommodation Options

For more information, please contact us by phone or email: | Tel. +49 (0) 211 - 68 41 52

University Pathway - What? Why? How?

German for University Studies: Courses and Certificates

University Pathway Programme in Düsseldorf

Our University Pathway Programme prepares foreign students for university studies in Germany. 
University Pathway is a series of steps that you take before enrolling at a university, college or business school. Our University Pathway Programme is specially designed to promote your preparation for university studies, enabling you to apply to higher education in Germany.

Our programme includes intensive German courses to achieve an advanced level of German that will be required during university; as well as support during the search for the right study programme for you. We also prepare you for the required language exam and support you in the enrollment process at colleges, universities, business schools and Studienkolleg.

In other words, University Pathway is a preparatory course that can enable you to follow your own path to success. 

Benefit from an excellent job situation in Germany and the best universities and colleges with very low tuition fees!

Why should you learn German and study in Germany?

Germany is one of the world’s leading countries and is currently Europe’s largest, and the world’s fourth biggest, economy. Germany has a culture of efficiency and high living standards. After studying in Germany, it will be possible for you to get an indefinite visa.

Paired with great universities and career options, we can HELP YOU build your ideal future in Germany!

Advantages of studying in a German University


  • University and applied science schools are free of charge
  • Choose from a wide selection of career choices after graduating
  • Possibility to build a stable future and become a permanent resident
  • Great living conditions, wages, and living costs
  • Germany is in the heart of Europe which allows for a lot of traveling and discovery


Why Düsseldorf?


Düsseldorf was again voted one of the cities among the best quality of life indexes worldwide. It offers a great mixture of modern architecture, historical buildings, international companies, luxurious boutiques and a wide range of free-time activities.

Situated in Western Europe, Düsseldorf is just a few hours’ drive away from famous capitals such as Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Berlin. 

During your stay in Germany, you will have various opportunities to visit surrounding countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria and more!

Requirements for University Pathway Program at GoAcademy!

We offer assistance in reviewing the academic documents of our applicants. We make a general review and a personal plan for your university path in Germany.

In order to do this, it is necessary that you provide us with the following documents:

  • High school diploma qualifying for university admission including grades in original language with Apostille or Legalization of your home country.
  • In case you have it: German translation of high school diploma, including the translation of the Apostille/Legalization
  • Transcript of records and university credits (if you have already studied a degree for at least one year preferably of your home country).
  • A1 German language level (for certain countries to obtain a student visa). Please check here if this is true in your case: Visa for Germany


What are the steps to join the program?

  1. Contact us via email or using our contact form, indicating in which degree program you would like to study in Germany. Please send us the documents mentioned above.
  2. GoAcademy! will check the applicant’s documents and inform you if you are eligible to apply to a German university or college, or if needed, to apply for a Studienkolleg.
  3. Booking a University Pathway package for 6, 9 or 12 months, including German language courses at GoAcademy!
  4. GoAcademy! will send you a letter of acceptance (LOA) in order to apply for a visa at the German Embassy of your home country.
  5. Starting your German course at GoAcademy! We offer weekly assistance and consultations regarding your German course and required German certificates.
  6. Once you have achieved an advanced level of German, we will help you to apply to 3 different German universities or in the event that you need it, apply to a preparation year in a Studienkolleg. Universities in Germany can start either during the winter semester (October) or summer semester (April) depending on the selected study program.

Ways to study at a German University - Studienkolleg yes or no?


Anyone can apply to a German university. However, there are different ways to study at a German university or college. The main requirements are of course an advanced level of German, which can be proven by a telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule or TestDaF certificate and a high school diploma equivalent to German Abitur.

GoAcademy! is an official German language test center for international language certificates recognized worldwide. Thus, students can focus on learning the German language properly and taking official German exams at our school, while we will help them with the rest.

Depending on the country of your studies, there can be direct access to university in Germany or indirect access through a preparatory year called Studienkolleg. Each university decides whether the student's graduation certificate in question is equivalent to the Abitur or not. 

A Studienkolleg is an institution in charge of preparing foreign students for university studies in Germany whose graduation certificate is not recognized as equivalent to the Abitur. Foreign students are prepared for higher education qualifications at universities or universities of applied sciences in a one-semester or two-semester preliminary academic training program. Preparatory courses are divided into the following groups: T-Course for technical studies, including engineering, math, physics and chemistry. M-Course for medical studies, including medicine, biology, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. W-course for social sciences, including business administration, economics and law. G-Course for Humanities. 

German is the language of instruction. Foreign students need at least a B2 level of German in order to enter a Studienkolleg and to pass an entry test. In some Studienkollegs it is also required to have knowledge of English for the W, T, M and G courses. At the end of the preparatory year, applicants need to pass a final exam called FPS (Feststellungsprüfung).


Alternative to Studienkolleg: TestAS


In case your foreign high school diploma is not recognized in Germany for admission to higher education institutes (direct or subject-based), we offer an exam that gives you the right to study at a German university. 

The TestAS test is an alternative to the Studienkolleg which is a preparatory university program for non-EU citizens.  In combination with German certificates such as TestDaF or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, plus a high school diploma, Resume (CV), and the TestAS examination, students from non-EU countries can also study at some of the largest universities in Germany without a Studienkolleg.

TestAS is a central standardized aptitude test for foreign students to assess their ability to study at colleges and/or universities. The test measures cognitive abilities and is aimed at applicants who are planning to study in Germany. 

No matter which path you take, GoAcademy! accompanies you through the entire process of learning the German language and finding the right study program in Germany!

For more Information: TestAS


Contact us: | Tel. +49 (0) 211 - 68 41 52

GoAcademy! Official Test and Examination Center

GoAcademy! Sprachschule Düsseldorf is a licensed test and examination center for internationally recognized language exams in different languages. 
GoAcademy! offers the opportunity to prepare specifically for German language exams, as well as to acquire them subsequently with the appropriate language competence in Düsseldorf or in one of our partner schools abroad.

German Certificates at GoAcademy!

Proof of language proficiency at academic or governmental institutions usually requires an officially recognized language exam.

At our school in Düsseldorf, it is possible to take the following language exams:

●    telc Deutsch A1
●    telc Deutsch A2
●    telc Deutsch B1
●    telc Deutsch B2
●    telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule*
●    TestDaF*

●    TestAS

*Language certificates required for university studies in Germany


German Courses at GoAcademy!

GoAcademy! Sprachschule International House offers intensive German courses with 20 units per week, starting every Monday, in all levels A1-C2. Our students can learn face-to-face on site or take part of our hybrid courses via a virtual room. Additionally, they will have access to 5 lessons of online training with our special Learn Management System (LMS). Alternatively, it is possible to take the Fast-Track with 30 units per week and, in addition, 5 lessons LMS.

It is possible to register from 12 to 48 weeks on a German course, depending on the previous German level of the participant. Our courses consist of 6 to 12 participants. Personal assistance is also included.


GoAcademy! University Pathway Programme Overview:

  • University Pathway Program for 6, 9 or 12 months
  • German courses Mon–Fri 9:00 am–12:15 pm or 2:00 pm–5:15 pm
  • 20 units German language course per week + 5 lessons online training
  • Fast-Track 30 lessons per week + 5 lessons online training (on request)
  • Course with 6 to 12 participants
  • Incl. Official telc German exam 
  • Personal assistance
  • Incl. 1 month accommodation

For more information, please write an email to:

Or call us! Tel. +49 (0) 211 - 68 41 52 

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