Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung an der CAU e.V. (ZwW)


1. Application

  • Do I need an english proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)?
    Answer: Yes, you do. Send your certificate  alongside the application documents.
  • How will I recieve the invitation  letter?
    Answer: You will recieve the letter of invitation for visa purposes, after successful admission to the CAU Kiel and proven payment of  the tuition fees.
  • Do I need letters of recommendation by lecturers / employers?
    Answer: No, you don't.

 2. Visa

  • Can the faculty assist me with processing my visa?
    Answer: The coordination office will assist you as far as possible, the International Centre of Kiel University can also help.

 3. Coming to Germany from abroad

  • Will I manage daily life despite not speaking German?
    Answer: Yes, you will. At the university and most civil service agencies like the town hall where you need to register, people speak English. In many shops several staff members speak English as well, so daily life and your studies are not a problem. Usually, people are also quite helpful when you ask them something.
  • What do I need to come to Germany if I am accepted for iMasder?
    Answer: That depends on where you are from. If you are from an EU country, you do not need a visa. If you are from a non-EU country, you need to apply for a short stay visa using the invitation sent to you by the coordination office oft he program.
  • Insurances - do I need any?
    Answer: Yes, you need to have a travel health insurance. You should secure a travel health insurance(in your home country) valid fot the duration of travel.
  • What about the cost of living in Kiel?
    Answer: Generally speaking, the cost of living is moderate in Germany compared to other countries in western Europe. Kiel as a medium-sized city is not that expensive, either. Accommodation is becoming scarcer, but if you start early enough and apply at the halls of residence run by different agencies, you stand a good chance of getting an offer for a room. Do not leave it until shortly before the semester starts. Coordination is willing to help, but we can't work miracles.

 4.    Tuition

  • Do I pay the total tuition fee of 12,500 euros at once or 3,125 euros every semester?
    Answer: Prospective participants are to make the full payment at once and not in parts. Please contact us directly for detailed information
  • Are there scholarship oppurtunities at the university?
    Answer: Please contact the coordination office for detailed information. In certain cases there might be a partial scholarship available.

 5.    Language

  • Do I need to learn / know  some German to participate?
    Answer: No, the program is fully held in English.