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

The International Academy of Students and the University of Applied Sciences FHM Schwerin offer the coursework ICPF Med, a preparatory program for further studies in Germany

This one-year coursework is especially designed for foreign medical doctors those who have completed their Bachelors or Dimploma in Medicine/Surgery and would like to pursue their higher education in Germany .

After ICPF Med the foreign medical doctors are able to study healthcare related subjects. We at FHM University, Schwerin offer Master of Medical Administration (MMA) highly coordinated career oriented coursework for the students.

Those who apply and get selected for the ICPF MED coursework will also receive a Pre-Conditional Admission letter for the Master Program.

ICPF Med itself offers participants lots of advantages: Students learn German upto C1 level and furthermore learn and practice medical German. In addition hospitations (observatoryships) are 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).

For further information follow this link:

Overview ICPF-Med

- German Language level C1
- Medical language and healthcare training
- Hospital simulations
- Hospitation (Observatoryship)
- GMK exam- preparation

Who can apply?
Foreign medical doctors with very good qualifications & motivated to study in Germany.
Application Forms/documents and deadlines are same as ICPF-Tech.

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

Link to admission procedure:

Link to admission check list:

Note: In Germany there is no MD Specialization studies. One can only do Further Education (Vocational Training) to specialize in a certain field. In order to achieve this, the candidates must work in a Hospital as assistant doctor (Assistenzarzt) and then simultaneously undergo Specialization training under the Chief Doctor.

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