Many universities offer introductory courses (e. g. a Propädeutikum) especially for international students in order to prepare them for their studies. Introductory courses usually have a duration of one semester.
Three possible core subjects for introductory courses
Introductory courses teach the basic knowledge required to successfully and actively participate in academic studies.
Introductory courses teach techniques for independent scientific work.
Introductory courses usually also include language classes, or at the very least an introduction to the relevant terminology.
Your educational background
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In addition to an appropriate educational background and sufficient language proficiency, there are further criteria for admission to introductory courses. These admission criteria are set by the individual universities.
To ensure a successful application, get information from the uni-assist universities about your options and criteria for your application.