Studying University at Germany

German universities attract the attention of foreign students with the educational opportunities they offer. Especially students who have learned German during their high school years and those who have at least B1 level English proficiency tend to consider Germany as their university choice. On the other hand, particularly state universities are generally more affordable in terms of tuition fees compared to countries like the USA and the UK. State universities offer free education opportunities, while private universities provide scholarship programs to create learning opportunities for students.

The primary factor in this process is having a B1 level of proficiency in English or German. If you meet this prerequisite, you will need to take the TESTAS exam to apply to German universities.
In addition to obtaining your TESTAS score,

  • Proof of English proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL) or German proficiency (TestDAF/DSH) level
  • High school diploma from the institution you graduated from
  • Qualification certificate for university entrance from ÖSYM (Higher Education Council of Turkey)
  • Letter of Intent addressed to the university you are applying to
  • Passport
  • Biometric Photograph

You should have the listed items ready for the application process. Once all the required academic information and documents have been obtained, you can proceed with your application through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) system at

During the application process, it is important to be aware of the academic terms in Germany: the period between September and February is the winter semester, while the period between March and August is the summer semester. Therefore, students wishing to apply for the winter semester should complete their documents by July 15th, and those wishing to apply for the summer semester should complete their documents by January 15th. Another crucial point to consider during this process is to obtain your visa without delay, as visa application procedures can take one to two months.

Applications with AP or IB

German universities do not follow a single method for student admissions. The universities there have an autonomous structure.
However, there are two main application periods;

  • Application through the German System (based on Abitur)
  • Application through the International System (AP-SAT-IB etc., Turkish University Entrance Exam)
After University Admission

Upon the acceptance of your application by the university, the following documents need to be submitted to the relevant authorities either in person or via email for the final enrollment procedures to be completed.

  • Passport to be submitted along with visa or residence permit
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Registration form
  • Acceptance letter
  • Health insurance
  • Receipt of payment for the semester fee

With nearly 20 years of experience as Veritas Academy, we tailor roadmaps according to your desires as students, preparing you from the very basics to secure your place in the program of your choice at the university you desire. Moreover, we continue to assist you during the application and acceptance processes, expediting your procedures.

AP Exams Before ABITUR or G-IB For University

Why can you take AP exams? In Germany, some universities and certain programs accept students with low Abitur and G-IB scores. However, for competitive fields like Medicine (TIP), top universities require higher grades. Your Abitur performance should be strong. At Veritas, we have been offering AP courses to 10th-grade Abitur students in Istanbul for the past two years. As a result, Abitur scores improved significantly. Students were well-prepared for challenging subjects like Physics and Chemistry, which are crucial for a successful Abitur. This approach helped them navigate the rigorous curriculum and achieve success in the Abitur period without difficulty.

Moreover, they also had the opportunity to apply through the International application channel. For instance, if a school accepts students with an Abitur score between 1.1 and 1.5, an applicant with an Abitur score of 1.6 might face rejection. However, by achieving high scores of 5 in three AP exams, they secured the chance to apply successfully.