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German Foundation Course (General German)

Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary, 1053 Budapest
Faculty of Humanities Hungary, Budapest
Tuition fee €1,490.00 per semester
Application fee €150.00 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable!

More information

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Overview

Short description
The German Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a degree program in German language. With a minimum of 800 contact hours guaranteed, the course can bring you up to speed in as little as two semesters.

The aim of the program is to provide a gateway for students to German speaking European education, where a good command of knowledge is required. The program equips students with the basic linguistic, cultural and study skills necessary for beginning degree studies at a European university.

Das sprachliche Vorbereitungsjahr richtet sich an alle Studienbewerberinnen und Studienbewerber aus dem Ausland, die an der ELTE oder an einer anderen Universität in Ungarn bzw. in Europa studieren wollen, aber noch keinen Nachweis über ausreichende Deutschkenntnisse für das Studium vorweisen können.

Der studienvorbereitende Deutschkurs besteht aus zwei Semestern und wird mit wenigstens 800 Kontaktstunden angeboten. Das Ziel des Vorbereitungskurses ist, dass Studieninteressierte die für ihr (Bachelor)Studium nötige fremdsprachliche Handlungsfähigkeit, die kulturellen und sprachlichen Kenntnisse sowie die studienrelevanten Fähigkeiten erwerben. Des Weiteren wird durch die Teilnahme am Kurs eine Mobilität im europäischen Hochschulraum ermöglicht.

Strength of program
Language Improvement

Language improvement is the core element of the program, with a general course in language improvement, focusing on the basic skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. To prepare you to use German for study purposes, there are also specialized courses in the accurate use of German grammar and vocabulary, as well as academic reading and writing, and classes on the presentation and discussion skills needed for participation in seminars.

Study Skills

Our teachers are there to help you, but you need to develop independent study skills for your future academic and professional career. You will attend courses designed to improve your ability to work on your own, with skills such as setting goals, managing time and monitoring progress. Your teachers will also set tasks to be completed in the Self-Access Centre and advise you on available resources.

Cultural Studies

It is impossible to use a language without understanding the culture that surrounds it. The program therefore includes two courses on the major German-speaking cultures, one focusing on Germany, and another one on Austria and Switzerland. Other courses cover aspects of European culture in general and the culture of your host country, Hungary.

Goals

If you take your studies seriously, you should be able to pass the CEFR B2-level language examination offered by the university at the end of the academic year.

Programme structure

For more information please visit the Faculty’s homepage: www.btk.elte.hu/en/content/foundation-programmes.t.3437?m=245

Career opportunities

Those having completed the Foundation Course in German will be able to continue their higher education in Hungary and abroad. Once they earn a degree, the following career possibilities will enfold: journalism, tourism, teaching in non-state founded schools, government organizations, diplomacy and any other jobs that do not require degree-specific skills. Getting a job also depends on where the student continues his or her studies after completing the foundation year.

Job examples
Job postings can only be applied for if the student holds a university degree. Completion of the German Foundation Course will allow the student to continue his or her studies at the university level.

Apply now! September 2019/20
Application deadline
Apr 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019
Apply now! September 2019/20
Application deadline
May 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019
Apply now! September 2019/20
Application start
May 16, 2019
Application deadline
Jun 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019
Apply now! September 2019/20
Application deadline
Jul 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States