IAS-FHM Courses

The International Academy of Students (IAS) and FHM Schwerin (University of Applied Sciences, Schwerin) offer three kinds of Courses:

1. Inter Cultural Program for Freshman (ICPF) for
a.    Engineers (ICPF-Tech)
b.    Medical Doctors (ICPF-Med)

2. Pre-Studies Program (PSP) Course for Pupils New!
ICPF-Tech for Engineers
This for students those who have completed Bachelors and looking for a Masters admission and for those who have finished first year in a University/College and wanted to join Bachelors in Germany can apply for this program.
It´s an one year Preparatory Program with German Language: basics till advanced level (A1-C1), Technical, Business, Social and Integration courses. At the end of the coursework students need to write DSH or TestDaf. Upon successful completion are for Bachelors/Master studies at more than 180 Universities in Germany. 
Note: If Student prefers to have a Pre-Conditional University letter (i.e getting an Admission in Prior) is also possible with our collaborating Universities under the condition that the Students do join that particular University after passing the Exam.
Check whether you are eligible for this Program here, If yes send your application for further proofing.

Overview of ICPF Tech:
•    Technical German
•    Industrial visits
•    Exhibitions and Seminars
•    Personal development classes
•    Partner programs (e.g. SAP)
•    Cultural programs
•    Social and cultural integration

Who can apply?
Completed 13 years of studies (12+1 year at University) or Masters (Bachelors completed)

When to apply?

Every year ICPF offer admissions for

Summer Semester (SS) (March/April) & Winter Semester (WS) (September/October).

Which documents are required?
•    ICPF application form
•    Authorization Letter
•    Secondary Schooling or equivalent (both Front & Back Page)
•    Higher Secondary or equivalent  (both Front & Back Page)
•    Consolidated mark sheets from the current University or College (If
coursework completed)        
•    Individual Semesterwise Marksheets
•    Provisional Certificate ( Note: We do not accept the course completion
certificate as an equivalent)
•    Degree Certificate (If applicable)
•    Photocopy of passport (front and back page)
•    Extra curricular activity certificates (if any)
•    Language proficiency test results (Can also be produced before admission
but a must for Visa Processing) (IELTS 5.0 or above (TOEFL, GRE,
Cambridge tests are also accepted)   
•    German Language Certificate (If any)
•    Professional passport size photo graph with good resolution (as Jpeg, Gif,
PNG, Tiff etc titled)
•    Complete personal details (CV, Resume) as .doc/.docx file or any other
editable format.
•   Work experience Certificates (If any)

All as a single PDF file named (Candidates Full Name-Marksheets.pdf)

Link to admission procedure:

Link to admission check list:

ICPF-Med for Medical Doctors
This one-year coursework is especially for foreign medical doctors those who would like to pursue their Further Education in Germany (Facharzt Weiterbildung). In Germany there is no MD Specialization studies. One can only do Further Education to specialize in a certain field. In order to achieve this, the candidates can work in a Hospital as assistant doctors (Assistenzarzt) and then simultaneously undergo Specialization training under the Chief Doctor.
To qualify for Further Education (Facharzt Weiterbildung), the candidates need to have
B2 level German (C1 is preferred in most of the states in Germany)
Medical German Skill (A rule introduced recently by the Health Ministry with an examination at the end of the year from the ministry).
This curriculum has been newly introduced into ICPF-Med.
Pre-medicine preparation coursework for Further Education has also been introduced in the curriculum along with our Hospital partners to offer the students the chance to undergo the Preparation in need for a successful Further Education.
Hospitation (Observatoryship) is also part of the curriculum where the candidates have the opportunity to observe the functioning of German hospitals, rules & regulations, colleagues, softwares in use, handling of various modern healthcare systems, how patients are handled (Note: under no circumstances the candidates will handle or prescribe medicine to patients directly during the ICPF-Med coursework)
After completing C1 level, health ministry test & securing a further education position the candidates can apply for their Medical Permit.
In ICPF-med candidates learn German till C1 level, Medical German and also undergo rigorous Pre-medicine education & observatory time at a Hospital, which in turn helps the candidates and the hospital to decide on the further education position.

For further information follow this link:

Overview ICPF-Med
- German Language level C1 – must for Facharzt -Weiterbildung
- Medical language and healthcare training
- Pre-medicine preparation for further education
- Hospital simulations
- Hospitation (Observatoryship)
- GMK exam- preparation & registration
- High chance of getting a position in a hospital for Further Education
1(Facharzt aus-/weiterbildung)

Who can apply?
Foreign medical doctors with very good qualifications & motivated to serve in Germany.
Application Forms/documents and deadlines are same as ICPF-Tech, with the only exception that there is no strict deadline to join the Further Education (Facharzt Weiterbildung).

When to apply?
Summer Semester (SS) (March/April) & Winter Semester (WS) (September/October).

Link to admission procedure:

Link to admission check list:

FAQ´s ICPF Tech and Med
-    For which visa shall I apply for?
-    Can I work/earn money during ICPF?
-    What is included in tuition fees?

These and other typical questions find under FAQ.

PSP - Pre-Studies Program
Students who have completed schooling and want to pursue Bachelors in Germany can join this program. As per German rules, foreign students need to show 13 years of schooling or 12 years plus 1 year of university education to join any kind of bachelors in Germany. PSP is this pre university program with the coursework that enables the students to join bachelors after completion of the coursework.
Studying at PSP provides beginners with a solid academic foundation in the individual disciplines of economics and engineering. Specialized German courses bring their language skills to an adequate level while highly qualified lecturers and a learning-enhanced atmosphere prepare the PSP-beginner for studying at a German university.
The students undergo Mathematics, Information Technology, Physics, Chemistry or Business studies. The graduates of PSP are eligible to take the final examination (FSP) at the end of the program.

Students can write either an Internal Exam to join at FHM for Bachelor studies or an external Exam and if passed can apply for all Universities in Germany.

Overview PSP-Courses:
•    T-Course for technical studies – subjects are german, physics,
mathematics, chemistry, english
•    W-Course for business-studies –subjects are german, english, mathematics,
economics, business studies
•    M-Course (coming soon) for medical studies – subjects are biology,
mathematics, chemistry, german, english

•    Language and subject-oriented program
•    Gateway to Bachelor studies in engineering / economics or medicine
related studies in Germany 

Who can apply?
Foreign pupils, who finished schooling and would like to start Bachelor studies in engineering or economics or medical related fields in Germany.

When to apply?
Summer Semester (SS) (March/April) & Winter Semester (WS) (September/October).

Application documents
•    Copy of your secondary-school certificate and, if applicable, a university
entrance exam certificate of your home country
•    Officially certified translation of your original certificates (if the originals
are not in German or English) 
•    Proof of sufficient German/English language proficiency
•    Résumé in tabular form
•    Two passport-size photos
•    Passport copy