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University Pathways: Your Road to Professional Success

Students are often unsure about which field of study to choose after completing their high school years, considering they have never committed to more intensely-specialized forms of education before. It is completely normal not to know what the right place to start is, because students are not usually told what happens after they graduate. On top of that, there is this expectation for them to know what field they are going to focus on, as well as how to deal with finances and other problems that may arise, without really having dealt with these issues before. But these difficulties should not deter you from embarking on one of the best experiences one can make: studying abroad. Despite all the obstacles to overcome, going on a year abroad is not only personally enriching, but also professionally rewarding, giving you an advantage over people applying for the job roles you want. Sprachcaffe knows that this transition from high school to university is hard, and even more so if you choose to study abroad, which is why we created our University Pathways Programme.

Language course

Sprachcaffe's long-term language courses are the most effective way to learn a language before your time abroad, making the transition quicker and easier

Personal Counseling

Our experienced staff is here to help you every step of the way - before, during, and after your experience abroad


Our step-by-step support will prepare you for what's to come - so that you can start your adventure from day 1

Admission support

We support you during the higher education admission process: everything from organising an internship, document preparation, visas, and much more!

Formal and informal knowledge of the language is fundamental if one is to spend time abroad, especially in a college or university environment. Universities around the world all have different requirements for international students wishing to apply, so it is good to know what to expect when making a decision regarding to where you want to spend your higher education years. For example, not every university in the USA and Canada requires you to have a TOEFL or IELTS certificate in order to enroll. Many of our partners also accept our level 5 or 6 course completion certificates. This means that you will not need to take a language exam, depending which institution(s) you choose to apply for. It is necessary to take language exams or to have certification of the appropriate language skills in order to enter a university in Europe. If you want to keep your choices open in regards to which university you go for, rest assured that the IELTS, TOEFL, Test DAF or DELE test will give you a greater overall flexibility to pick your favorite from the large range of options.

More benefits

  1. Integration into local culture through relevant extracurricular activities and an active support network
  2. Learn relevant syllabus structured to the students' requirements
  3. Guaranteed quality proven through our accreditations
  4. A structured pathway to education

Studying abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity to get to know a new part of the world as well as improving your language skills in a native-speaking environment. Embarking on this journey will be an unforgettable experience that will shape your character and enhance your CV, something that employers always value when looking for candidates. So if you are ready to bet on yourself and your future, let Sprachcaffe help. We are going to use our 40 years of experience in the education industry to help you decide on the best path for you, achieve your goals, and have an unforgettable adventure abroad.

Advantages of studying abroad

  • High standards of education
  • Better job opportunities thanks you international degrees and experience
  • Easier to permanently settle in the country where you studied
  • Transferable credits and degrees between different institutions
  • Possibility of working while studying

Sprachcaffe's 7 steps to success

Take our free language test

Take our online test and know what your current language level is

Receive your personalised plan

We will create a personalized study plan for you including colleges/universities that meet your needs and information about time-frames, deadlines, and cost

Choose your language course

Sign up for the language course to reach the level required by the university/college of your choice

Receive your course-completion certificate

Once you complete your course you will receive Sprachcaffe's Language Certificate

Apply to the college of university of your choice

Let us help you submit your application to your college or university of choice

Receive your documents

Apply for your study permit after you receive your conditional letter of acceptance

Start your program

Embark on our Pathway Program and have an experience you will never forget!

Your progress-driven Pathways program

Once you have completed our language course you won't have to take any further courses in order to enter university. Our expert counselors are there to provide you with any necessary information about North American and European degrees, certificates, and further accreditation. On top of our language exam preparation courses, we also offer classes that will prepare you for your academic studies, such as research and presentation skills ones.

Our language courses

Standard course

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
  • Monday to Friday, 4 lessons per day
  • Appropriate from beginner to advanced language skills
  • Course duration: 12 weeks or longer (more weeks might be required depending on language ability)
  • One level completed after 12 weeks
  • Subjects: University Pathways course and Exam Preparation course

Intensive course

  • 30 lessons per week (22,5 hours)
  • Monday to Friday, 6 lessons per day
  • Appropriate from beginner to advanced language skills
  • Course duration: 12 weeks or longer
  • One level completed after 12 weeks
  • Subjects: Integrated Skills, Active Listening and Elective course (2 lessons)

Super-Intensive course

  • 40 lessons per week (30 hours)
  • Monday to Friday, 8 lessons per day
  • Appropriate from beginner to advanced language skills
  • Course duration: 12 weeks or longer
  • One level completed after 8 weeks
  • Subjects: Integrated Skills, Active Listening and Elective course (4 lessons)


Sprachcaffe knows that accommodation is one of the most important factors in deciding where you want to go and for how long to stay. We therefore encourage you to be picky by offering you 4 different accommodation options to choose from:

University or college?

You can choose between applying for a year abroad at college or university, but do you know what the differences are?

Things to consider when choosing a university or other academic institution:

1.    Field of study and type of education
2.    Course duration, entry requirements and desired outcomes
3.    Location and advantageous features of the institution
4.    Financing yourself and your education throughout the duration of your studies

College and Technical Institution programs:

  • Certificates
  • Diplomas
  • Associate degree

Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates

Differences between university and college education

College and technical institutes

  • Programs that focus on teaching you relevant qualifications for your future career
  • Credits you obtain at the end of these programs can be transferred to University grading schemes
  • Available programs: diploma, certificate, applied Bachelor’s degree and Associate degree
  • Tend to be less expensive than universities


  • Improving your research skills and applying critical thinking to your research strategies
  • Varying types of teaching depending on the course and module types: lectures, tutorials and seminars
  • Available programs: Bachelor courses, Masters courses and PhD research fields
  • Many research facilities and student societies for social and academic enrichment

We are always here to help you so please get in touch with us if you are struggling with any of the processes described above or have a question you would like us to answer.