Berlin International College

Berlin International College (BIC) is a pathway college in Germany offering preparation programs for university study in Germany. BIC specializes in preparing and qualifying international students for study at a German university in engineering, IT, or a related technical field. However, there are courses and modules relevant for Germans as well. Included in a BIC Preparation Program is conditional placement at a partner university -the condition is successful graduation from BIC. BIC works with some of the best universities in Germany to offer:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)

A BIC Preparation Program is an ideal first step on the path to academic success. You will be introduced to German academic culture and fundamental learning skills geared to the German university. There is a special focus in the BIC Preparation Program on mathematics because this subject is most critical to engineering and the natural and physical sciences.

Together with your admission to BIC, you will receive a conditional acceptance letter to a degree program of your choice. There is no additional entrance examination upon your arrival in Germany -your place in the BIC Preparation Program, FSP prep-course (if required), and placement at a partner university are guaranteed upon your acceptance to BIC.

How to get started:
1. Find a relevant degree program from BIC website : https://www.berlin-international-college.de/en.html
2. Determine which BIC Preparation Program you need
3. Submit an application! **

** Contact Mercator office for further application procedures.

Documents needed for your application

A complete application consists of:

  • Passport
  • Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations to German or English)
  • Up to three different university and study program choices; at least one needs to be a University of Applied Sciences
  • If you attended a university before or hold a (German and/or English) language certificate, please also hand in:
  • University certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations to German or English)
  • Language certificate:
  • For German programs: TestDaF, telc, DS H, or Goethe examination certificate
  • For the English program: IELTS or TOEFL

Entry Requirement for Applications

  • No admission exam
  • Requirements Bachelor
  • Secondary school graduation certificate (usually 12 years)
  • Minimum 50 % of the overall possible points

Requirements Master

  • Bachelor degree in the desired area of study at an accredited university
  • GPA that converts to at least 2,5 in the German grading scale
  • German programs (Bachelor and Master)

German language proficiency is usually not required*
If you already hold a German certificate this will shorten your program
English program (Bachelor):
TOEF L iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5

For better understanding refer to this flyer : Foundation Year Flyer

For more info about Berlin International College, you can refer here.