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Can I take admission in Germany with two year bachelor?

Almost all the countries around the world now have four year bachelor degrees. But in Pakistan, still universities are offering these type of bachelor degrees. Such degrees are also recognized from HEC (Higher education commission of Pakistan). Most famous 2 year bachelor’s are: bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of commerce ( and bachelor of science (BSc).

If you want study in Germany with 2 year bachelor. Then you have three possibilities to get admission in a German university.

  1. Get admission in foundation course then again study bachelor in Germany after that pursue master degree
  2. Study 2 year bachelor + 2 year master in Pakistan and then take admission in master degree in Germany
  3. Complete 1st year of master in Pakistan and then get admission again in bachelor in Germany

First Possibility

Direct admission in a master degree in Germany not possible with two year bachelor. Because standard university entrance qualification around the world is 12 or 13 years of education. And, for master degree requirement is four years bachelor. Two year bachelor is a half degree and fall in the middle according to this rule, because another two year are missing. That’s why, when Pakistani students apply admission in a master degree in any foreign country with 2 year bachelor. Then they straightly get rejection from these universities.

So, you have to follow one of the above mentioned possibility to secure admission a German university. According to first possibility to get admission in a bachelor degree, you have to complete first foundation course (studienkolleg). And, for foundation course you have to learn German language. Because it offered only in German language. It means; waste two years to get 2 years bachelor in Pakistan, then waste 1 to 2 years to learn German language, then waste 1 year to complete foundation course. After that, you will be eligible to take admission again in a bachelor degree in Germany.

If you are a rich kid and have plenty of time and money. Then no problem, just follow this path. But if you don’t have enough time and financial resources. Then better to go toward four year bachelor degree in Pakistan and then apply admission directly in a master degree in Germany. Your four year bachelor will not only directly accept in Germany but also in other part of the world.

That advice is also for intermediate students who always ask; 2 year bachelor is best or four year. I hope now you will go toward four year bachelor to study further in Germany. Or, you will take direct admission in foundation course ( studienkolleg ) right after completion of intermediate. This way you can avoid the long path.

Second Possibility

Now come toward second possibility that is also for students who already have two year bachelor degree in Pakistan. As I explained above, it’s difficult to get direct admission in master with this bachelor. So, to avail this possibility, complete two year master in Pakistan and then again apply for master degree in Germany.

But why? master on master! It’s same as I mentioned above, two year degree is in middle. So go one step down and take admission in bachelor or go one step up to get admission in master. I think better and most reasonable option is to go one step up. Complete two year master in Pakistan, get IELTS certificate and apply directly in master degree in Germany.

Third Possibility

Third possibility also leads toward bachelor degree. This path can fulfill your dream to study in Germany. But not directly in master degree. In this path; first take admission in master program in Pakistan, complete initial two semesters or first year and then apply for bachelor in Germany. This way you have chance to study bachelor that offered with English medium of instructions. But chances are very rare, because only few bachelor courses are offered by German universities in English. With this method you can also skip foundation course.

But if you will be unlucky and will not able to find bachelor in English. Then you have to learn German language up to C-1 level. In reality, most of the bachelor degrees in Germany are only offered in German language. So, it can be a matter of luck.

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