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BA  International College

BA International College is a service organization and a part of the Brand Academy University of Applied Sciences, located in Hamburg.
Coming to live and study in another country is a huge decision. It is different and sometimes even challenging to learn a new language and to get familiar with a new culture but at the same time it is very exciting and enjoyable.
The BA College team warmly welcomes all international students to join our international community.
We offer study preparation courses and German language courses for international students, foreign employees and executives as well as student service and support in everyday issues.

These courses are designed to prepare international students for their undegraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in German language.
German for Academic Studies gives you all the support you need to improve your academic and language skills and help you achieve the required level to progress to university.

The course you take depends on your level of ability.  Upon successful completion the B2.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), you can apply for any of the Brand Academy undergraduate degree programs: Brand Management, Communication Design or Digital Design.
We also prepare you for the language tests required for the application to other universities, e.g. telc, Test DaF.

The course covers areas such as grammar for academic writing and listening skills for lectures, academic writing and reading skills.
At the end of the course you will have a test that poofs the language level you have achieved.
If required, a certificate of attendance can be issued.

Facts:

  • Fees: €550 per month, including textbooks
  • Workload: 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 min)
  • Duration: 3 months per course
  • Class size: max. 16 participants
  • Additional offer: Cultural program and excursions in Hamburg

Available courses and teaching hours

  • B1.1
    Mon, Tue, Wed 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Thu, Fri 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • B1.2
    Mon 10:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Tue 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Wed 12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Thu 1:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • B2.1
    Mon 12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    Tue 1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Wed 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
    Fri 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • B2.2
    Mon 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Tue 8:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.
    Wed 8:30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
    Thu 1:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

You are very welcome to contact the Deputy Head of BA International College and ask any questions you might have.

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Korinna Schröter
Deputy Head of BA International College
Tel. +49 (0)40 3808 9356-11
Mail korinna.schroeter@brand-acad.de

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Katja Reinhardt
Head of BA International College
(currently on parental leave)

These courses are designed to enable you to more readily understand, respond and use contemporary spoken German.

All of the four major communicative skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are practiced in the course. The participants of the General German develop skills to use in both formal and informal communication, as well as to deal with different situations in everyday life.

Facts:

  • Fees: €150 per month / €780 per semester, including textbook
  • Workload: 4 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 min)
  • Duration: 1 semester per course
  • Class size: maximum of 16 students
  • Certificate of attendance: will be provided in the end of the course
  • Teaching hours: 5:00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • Teaching days: Monday and Wednesday / Tuesday and Thursday

You are very welcome to contact the Deputy Head of BA International College and ask any questions you might have.

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Korinna Schröter
Deputy Head of BA International College
Tel. +49 (0)40 3808 9356-11
Mail korinna.schroeter@brand-acad.de

Katja_Reinhardt

Katja Reinhardt
Head of BA International College
(currently on parental leave)

We use small teaching groups and close collaboration between participants and instructors.
This gives you lots of attention from teaching staff and increases the learning success.
Our language classes follow the communicative approach: the language of instruction is German from day one, and communication and interaction are the key components to each class.

All our teachers are certified teachers of German language with many years of teaching experience as well as experience abroad.
All of them have lived, worked or studied abroad.
Therefore they are well aware of the challenges that international students face when studying in a foreign language and living in a foreign country, and are therefore a great support to their students.

Our BA College Team supports international students in different matters of living in Germany.

Accommodation
We are pleased to support you in search of accommodation before and after your arrival in Germany.

Visa

International students living and studying in Germany have to extend their student permit regularly.
Our team will provide you with necessary information and support for the visa extension.

Insurance
International students in Germany must have health and liability insurance.
There are plenty of insurance providers on the market.
Which insurance you should take out? How to complete the form?
We can clarify all the questions around the health insurance.

Our further services
Airport pick up
Living in Germany issues
Information on health issues
General welfare advice

You are very welcome to contact our International Student Service and ask any questions you might have.

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Danya Ju
Tel. +49 (0)40 3808 9356-17
Mail danya.ju@brand-acad.de

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Hua Tang
Tel. +49 (0)40 3808 9356-29
Mail hua.tang@brand-acad.de