Step 1: Learn German in Vietnam
1. German language certificates accepted by the German Embassy
- Certificate in Foreign Languages from the Goethe-Institut
- Foreign Language Certificate of TELC GmbH
- Austrian Foreign Language Certificate (ÖSD)
- TestDaF certificate of the TestDaF eV institute (Hagen Distance University and Ruhr University Bochum, only tests the level from B2 GER level)
- Certificate of Foreign Language ECL
Note: The foreign language certificate must be issued within 12 months from the time of applying for the visa.
2. Where to learn German with quality assurance?
Penn Academy offers prestigious short-term German language training programs, ensuring output quality:
Multi-level German courses: A1, A2, B1, and more.
Length of study: 3 months/1 level
- Offline learning
- Online learning
Study time: Flexible, Morning/Afternoon/Evening
Lecturer: German and Vietnamese
Step 2: Apply for a German visa
ISA will help students fill out the paperwork needed by the German Embassy/Consulate in Vietnam to apply for a visa, according to the following schedule:
- Interview with vocational schools in Germany (minimum A2 level of German is required at the time of interview)
- Receive an invitation letter for admission, co-training, and internship contract
- Make an appointment for a visa interview and submit your visa application
- Receive visa results from the Embassy/Consulate and go to Germany to study
Step 3: Transition to studying German B2 in Germany
This is a vocational training course for workers who already have a German B1 certificate in Vietnam. When applying for a German vocational student visa as a transfer student, you may need to have a degree in a related field from Vietnam. There are also financial documents you must show, which will depend on the field.
Step 4: Transition to vocational training in Germany
Length of study: 3 years
Study location: Bavaria and Lower Saxony
- Students who have obtained a B1 degree and passed a German student visa
- A vocational certificate in Vietnam is not required
- No financial proof is required when applying for a visa
- Theoretical learning includes general knowledge of processes, technology, food hygiene, safety, etc.
- Practical learning: at the Salad processing factory (from vegetables, fruits, and shrimp) canned, delivered to supermarkets
Advantages of the course:
- Study and work at the same time with an apprenticeship salary of 940 euros per month or more
- After graduation, students can work in restaurants with a salary of 2000 euros per month
Step 5: Explore the opportunity to work and settle in Germany after graduation
After graduation, students have a chance to be hired by large businesses and corporations and enter into formal employment contracts with a starting wage of roughly 2,800 euros per month (more than 70,000,000 VND per month).
- Vietnamese citizens aged 18-30 years old
- Graduated from high school in Vietnam
Note: For certain industries, the corresponding Vocational Training Certificate in Vietnam will be required.
In Vietnam: tuition charges for German classes up to level B1, consultancy fees, visa fees, document translation costs, and airfare.
Note: Students will receive a refund of their German language tuition after completing the preparation course to study German in Vietnam with ISA.
In Germany: the vocational training school will pay the full cost of students’ tuition, training, housing, and living expenses for a three-year term.
1. Degree: The German government will give a vocational certificate to students who successfully complete the program. This degree is accepted across the entirety of Germany and the EU.
2. Income: After graduating, students have the option of being hired by major businesses and corporations. Once signing a contract, graduates will be able to earn a starting salary of roughly 2,800 euros per month (more than 70 million VND per month).
3. Career path: People who work for companies and firms can get a bachelor’s degree to increase their chances of getting promoted or take free advanced courses to become managers at different levels.
4. Possibilities for career growth in Europe: visa-free travel to any of the 26 nations that make up the European Union.