About ICPF - Tech
For Engineers from abroad.
ICPF – Tech is a pre masters coursework offered by IAS and Allensbach university with the objective of enabling international students for higher studies in Germany, especially master studies. ICPF Tech Program is highly recommended for students those who wish to pursue an Master degrees in Germany in German language/English. Upon successful completion of ICPF Tech students are directly eligible to continue with Allensbach University a Master degree in Business or in Engineering Management as MBA or also eligible for further master studies at other German universities. Students also can receive upto 65 ECTS from the coursework as ICPF TECH is registered as Contact studies at the University.
This Program is mainly designed for foreign students who have completed engineering or Management studies and wanted to pursue further education and career in Germany.
ICPF Tech program is offered in two formats:
ICPF Tech for 15 months and ICPF Tech plus for 9 months (B1 level german language is required to apply for the plus program).
Both the formats prepares students in Engineering management module, General German (A1-C1 University Level and B1-C1 University level for ICPF Tech Plus), Technical German and includes company/industry visits, seminars, social and cultural integration courses.
This program thereby increases the chance to get an admission for a master degree in German language and later on a prospective career.
ICPF – Tech’s Engineering Management module.
Management has become an integral part of the industry today and multiple skills have become the norm of business. IAS responds to this need-of-the-hour by integrating a management module in its ICPF – Tech course. This module is meant to strengthen the business acumen of students by familiarizing them with management principles and tools. This will prepare students to perform better in modern-day industry environments and maximizes their opportunities across the spectrum.
For a successful career, Engineers/Management students are required to know how to manage a company, the coworkers and the clients. This is very much lacking which the industry insists on young job seekers. Keeping this in mind, the ICPF – Tech course contains an Engineering management module to equip students with modern-day management knowledge so that they perform better in today’s demanding industrial environments and thereby creating wider opportunities. The module includes the following fields:
- Management and Organization
- Engineering Management
- Project Management
- Production and Operation Management
- Value Engineering
- Strategic Planning Forecasting/Risk/Contengincy/Estimation
- Agile/Lean Product/JIT
- Modern issues in Management
At the end of the course, students are required to write an entrance exam for Master studies. Upon clearing the exam (DSH/TestDaF/Telc), students are eligible to join Masters Degree at Allensbach University or to 180+ other Universities in Germany.
Further details about ICPF Tech
– General German
– Engineering management module
– Technical German
– Industrial Visits
– Exhibition and Seminars
– Personality Development Classes
– Industry Oriented Partner Programs
– Cultural Programs
– Social & Cultural Integration
The whole program is German taught.
For detailed curriculum click here: ICPF Tech Curriculum
Students who has completed school and holding a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or management. Also those who have work experiences can also apply for the ICPF Tech course.
To enroll, all required application documents must be uploaded to our IAS Portal (www.portal.iaos.de) or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, in proper formats. All required documents as given below and as single pdf files along with our completed application form. It is important that the students follow the rules and guidelines set forth by IAS College for a smooth and fast processing. Incomplete documents or documents other than in the prescribed formats will disqualify you from the admission process.
All application documents have to be notarized (Note: Only notarized documents will be accepted)
- ICPF application form
- Declaration form (I apply through…)
- Accommodation request form
- 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 Semester Wise 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, PTE, TOEFL, GRE, Cambridge tests are also accepted) .
- German Language Certificate (If any)
- Professional passport size photograph 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)
Each year there are two intakes Summer & Winter.
Summer intake Application Deadline: January & program start: March/April
Winter Intake Application Deadline: August & program start: September/October
NOTE: Students must apply for Study Visa.
Due to sudden increase in the number of applications to Study in Germany we recommend students to start their admission procedure well in Prior. The whole process of from the application till visa might even take upto 6 months. Therefore we advise every student to plan well ahead and also to book an appointment at their concerned German Embassy/Consulate well in advance.
All appointments must be booked by the students themselves and via the official German embassy/consulate website or via VFS (if applicable in your country). Students need the admission letter as well as sufficient funds for living cost (via blocked account) in order to apply for a visa interview.
The University/College cannot speed up the process of visa appointment or the visa decision.
Study in Germany
Upon clearing the final exam at the end of ICPF Tech, students are eligible to join the Master of Engineering Management (MBA Engineering Management) at Allensbach University and also has the possibility to apply for Masters studies across 180+ Universities in Germany.
MBA Engineering Management
The MBA is for 4 semesters (2 years). Also students those who bring 210+ credit points have the possibility to complete the MBA in 3 semesters (1½ years). This program is highly industry oriented and is recommended for those who would like to get management skill sets and want to start a career in Germany.
Students with work experience can also apply for this program and can avail our vast industry network.
For more details visit:
Students will also be guided on possibilities of Master studies related to their field at other Universities too. Many universities use UniAssit portal for accepting applications so its very important that the deadlines are maintained and all proper documentations are prepared, attested etc.
Mostly the application deadlines for Summer & Winter Semester intakes are November-January & May till July respectively.
So in order to be eligible for the matching intake the students needs to complete the ICPF Tech program well on time otherwise can only apply for the next intake.
FAQ - ICPF-Tech
#1 - Which program is suitable for me ICPF Tech or ICPF Tech plus?
If you already have a B1 level of German then can join ICPF Tech Plus, otherwise 15 months ICPF Tech is the correct option.
#2 - Do I need prior German language?
That depends on the chosen ICPF Tech Program (Tech Plus = 9 months requires German B1, Tech = 15 months requires IELTS and some German level is highly recommended). As all students of ICPF Tech 15 months must also be waiting for the admission letter, opening of blocked account and visa date availability and the visa processing time, actually its quite easy to complete some German levels which actually increases the quality of your application and also shows that you are really motivated to go to Germany.
German language greatly helps the student’s day to day activities also to get to know the German culture and people faster. We highly recommend students to learn some basic German. If the participant wants to cut short the Program (9 months) Tech Plus- then need to complete the B1 level in his/her home country.
#3 - Do I need to provide English Proficiency Test result?
Yes for 15 months course and no need for 9 month Tech Plus. English proficiency test results needs to be provided (IELTS, PTE, Cambridge Test, Toefl etc.). This is to prove that the student is able to communicate in one foreign language without a problem. If the student also has proficiency in German (B1 level) & could speak and understand, the english results are not necessary anymore.
#4 - What is included in the course fees?
The Course fees for ICPF-Tech include the following:
- Tuition fees
- Study materials
- Technical German
- Company/Industrial Visits
- Examination fees
- Integration and Social Programs
- Care and Assistance
- Celebration Day during december (Weihnachtsfeier)
#5 - Accommodation during the coursework?
IAS College organizes accommodations when applicants send their filled application request form at the latest two weeks before arrival in Germany to IAS College Student office.
Most of our new students will be staying at the following address (We request students to give this address for Visa purposes):
#6 - How do I cover the living cost (Blocked Account)?
A blocked account is required in addition to course fees for payment of living costs like food, clothes and accommodation. The blocked account is opened in the name of the student him/herself in a German Bank (at the moment Deutsche Bank is the only Bank in Germany where a student can open a blocked account without being in Germany). The money the student deposits in it is used to cover the cost of living (food, clothes, leisure activities), accommodation, any other administrative fees etc. In general this money is to cover the everyday living cost.
Normally the account is blocked for one year. Currently Blocked account has to be in the amount of 8640 Euros for 15 months program and 6480 Euro for ICPF Tech Plus 9 months (9×720€). Maximum a student can withdraw 720€ per month.
#7 - What Visa Category should be applied?
All students must apply for Student Visa.
#8 - Do I receive a Degree upon completion of ICPF TECH?
ICPF Tech is a Contact study program. No Bachelor or Masters degree awarded. Upon completion University certification is awarded as well as you can gain upto 65 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System points)
#9 - Can I join Direct masters?
Eligible for Direct master programs taught in English language. But due to high number of applications the chances of getting an admission is becoming difficult. Go through our ICPF Tech timeline to see the options available for foreign students to study in Germany.
#10 - Why should I do ICPF TECH?
There are not many master degree programs offered in English compared to German taught masters. Students from abroad are eligible to apply directly for Masters offered in English language. But to join a German taught masters students need to complete University level German language exam (DSH/TELC etc). ICPF Tech prepares students for the University german language exam. We are also a TELC Center and University Exams are conducted at our Campus itself.
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#11 - Why is ICPF Tech contains Integration module why not more Subject modules?
Germany is in need of qualified Engineers and Management workforce (Germany need engineers). In order to be successful in Germany, language and integration is very important. Via the program students really learn what the cultural differences and how to overcome it. Many foreign students lack the DIY culture (Do It Yourself) but its a integral part of German culture to be independent. Subject modules vary from student to student depending upon their interest, but intercultural differences are common. This is why ICPF Tech focuses not only on the common subject modules but also a great importance is given to the Integration.
#12 - Can I apply for ICPF Tech when I have completed vocational training or Polytechnical studies?
No, you are not eligible for ICPF Tech as training or polytechnic diploma is not accepted in Germany as studies.
But you can apply for AQUAS. Have a look at this coursework under course menu (AQUAS).