The CDC German Language course aims at preparing students for admission into engineering/applied science degree course at German Fachhochsculen (Universities of Applied Sciences) upon successful completion of the Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT).

CDC Services

Carl Duisberg Centren (CDC) is a one-stop service provider for students' pathway to a German University of Applied Sciences. They have been very well connected to almost all public universities for more than 50 years and thus they can advice and guide students according to their personal preference. Its support extends beyond the preparation course, university selection, application and admission. 

Study Preparation Course

Module I and II take place in Malaysia at First City University College (FCUC) and last 18 months (German language and AUSMAT course). Module III takes places in Germany and lasts 8 months (advanced German language, bridging course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, practical training in Industry). After that, the University of Applied Sciences will start.

Benefits of studying in Germany:

  • Germany has become one of Malaysia’s largest trading partners in Europe. More than 400 German companies are currently operating in Malaysia.
  • There are more than 400 universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany offering about 16,000 different degree courses.
  • Germany is among three countries worldwide with the largest foreign student population.
  • Studying in Germany is very hands-on and practical.
  • Finally, studying in Germany is free. There are no tuition fees for German and international students.



Module 1 (July until December - Conducted in First City UC)

• 6 months intensive German language course (Level A1, A2, B1-1) with a native speaker


Module 2 (January until December - Conducted in First City UC)

• 12-months Western Australian Matriculation Course (AUSMAT)

Subjects: German language (Level B1-2, B2-1), English as an additional language, Mathematics Specialist, Mathematics Methods, Physics & Chemistry


Module 3 (January until August - Conducted in CDC, Germany)

• 4-week intensive German language course

• 5-months preparation course for the Eligibility Test (German universities entrance qualification)

Subjects: German language (Level B2-2, C1), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

• Extensive educational counselling and personal mentoring

• Placement of internships in German companies (duration: 8 weeks)

• Placement at Universities of Applied Sciences all over Germany


MPU Compulsory subjects – All Malaysian and International students are required to take 3 MPU compulsory subjects.


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