Almost all the countries around the world now have four-year bachelor’s degrees. But in Pakistan, universities are still offering these types of bachelor’s degrees. Such degrees are also recognized by HEC (Higher education commission of Pakistan). Most famous two-year bachelors are bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of commerce (B.com), and a bachelor of science (BSc).
Suppose you want to study in Germany with a 2-year bachelor. Then you have three possibilities to get admission to a German university.
- Get admission in foundation course then again study bachelor in Germany after that pursue a master degree
- Study 2 year bachelor + 2 year master in Pakistan and then take admission in master degree in Germany
- Complete 1st year of master in Pakistan and then get admission again in bachelor in Germany
Direct admission in a master’s degree in Germany not possible with a two-year bachelor. Because standard university entrance qualification worldwide is 12 or 13 years of education, and for master, the degree requirement is four years bachelor. According to this rule, a two-year bachelor is a half degree and falls in the middle because another two years are missing. That’s why, when Pakistani students apply for admission in a master’s degree in any foreign country with a 2-year bachelor. Then they straightly get a rejection from these universities.
So, you have to follow one of the possibilities mentioned above to secure admission to a German university. According to the first possibility of getting admission to a bachelor’s degree, you have first to complete the foundation course (studienkolleg). And, for the foundation course, you have to learn the German language. Because it is offered only in the German language, it means; waste two years to get two years bachelor in Pakistan, then waste 1 to 2 years to learn the German language, then waste 1 year to complete foundation course. After that, you will be eligible to take admission again in a bachelor’s 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 a four-year bachelor’s degree in Pakistan and then apply for admission directly in a master’s degree in Germany. Your four-year bachelor’s will not only directly accept in Germany but also in other parts of the world.
That advice is also for intermediate students who always ask; 2-year bachelor is best or four years. I hope now you will go toward a four-year bachelor to study further in Germany. You will also take direct admission in a foundation course ( studienkolleg ) right after completion of intermediate. This way, you can avoid the long path.
The second possibility is also for students who already have a two-year bachelor’s degree in Pakistan. As I explained above, it’s difficult to get direct admission to master with this bachelor. So, to avail this possibility, complete two year master’s in Pakistan and then again apply for a master’s degree in Germany.
But why? master on master! It’s the same as I mentioned above; a two-year degree is in the middle. So go one step down and take admission in bachelor or go one step up to get admission in master. I think the better and most reasonable option is to go one step up. Complete a two-year master’s in Pakistan, get an IELTS certificate, and apply directly for a master’s degree in Germany.
The third possibility also leads toward a bachelor’s degree. This path can fulfill your dream to study in Germany. But not directly in the master’s degree. In this path, take admission in a master’s program in Pakistan, complete the first two semesters or first year and then apply for a bachelor’s in Germany. This way, you have a chance to study bachelor that offered in English medium of instructions. But chances are rare because only a few bachelor’s courses are offered by German universities in English. With this method, you can also skip the foundation course.
But if you will be unlucky and will not able to find a bachelor in English. Then you have to learn German up to the C-1 level. In reality, most of the bachelor’s degrees in Germany are only offered in the German language. So, you will be fortunate if you will able to find a bachelor’s degree in English.