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DSU's International Collaborations

DHA Suffa University (DSU) has been building strong ties with international academia by entering into agreements with various universities and educational institutions in Turkey, China, Malaysia, Germany, and UK. Students of DSU benefit from a variety of foreign mobility programs along with higher education opportunities in renowned universities around the globe. Furthermore, such agreements open different avenues of research collaboration for the faculty of DSU. Following are some of the MoUs signed by DSU in recent years.


EURASIA Institute for International Education - Germany

DHA Suffa University (DSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Eurasia Institute for International Education (EIIE) located in Berlin, Germany in February 2014. The purpose of this association is to establish collaborative linkages with German universities and to promote international education among DSU’s students. Under the terms of this MoU, EIIE facilitates DSU in the exchange of students and faculty members, promoting Germany as a possible destination for higher studies and hosting summer and winter camps in Berlin to apprise DSU’s students about German culture, language, universities and industries. Since 2014, the students of DSU have been actively participating in summer and winter camps hosted by EIIE, which provide them an opportunity to develop cross-cultural competencies required to study and work in a multicultural environment.

 Senior Experten Service - Germany

DSU has partnered with the Senior Experten Service (SES) Bonn, Germany, a non-profit organization, which provides the services of highly educated and experienced German scholars for training/assistance of 2-3 weeks to universities around the world with funding from the German Government. Numerous experts and professionals from various fields having comprehensive knowledge in their respective disciplines have visited DSU to train students as well as faculty members and contribute to the university’s professional growth and development.

Cologne Business School - Germany

In order to extend the effective and mutually beneficial cooperation and develop academic and cultural exchange in education, research and other areas, DHA Suffa University (DSU) and Cologne Business School (CBS), Germany entered into an agreement in July 2017. The development of DSU’s students under this MoU is ensured through student exchange programs and privileged consideration of DSU’s students to CBS’s degree programs. This MoU further facilitates faculty development through workshops and trainings for DSU’s faculty members as well as an exchange of faculty members between the two institutions. Furthermore, it enhances the possibility of knowledge sharing through exchange of publications and joint research projects.

Technical University of Applied Sciences - Germany

DHA Suffa University (DSU) has established an alliance with the Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau (TUAS-Wildau), Germany in February 2014. TUAS-Wildau has strong academic programs in the areas of Engineering, Information Technology, Bio Technology, Bio Informatics, Renewable Energy, Logistics and Management Sciences. Under this MoU, students of DSU shall be able to attend exchange semesters at TUAS-Wildau and perform an industrial internship in Germany, arranged by TUAS-Wildau. Other collaborative avenues envisaged by this MoU include exchange of faculty members, technology transfer for industries, businesses and enterprises, specialized summer camps tailored to DSU’s requirements and launching of joint degree programs.

AIMST University - Malaysia

In May 2013, DHA Suffa University developed collaborative links with AIMST University, Malaysia to stimulate collaboration in academics and research. This alliance between both universities facilitates student and faculty mobility and cooperation in academic programs and research. Furthermore, under the terms of this MoU, AIMST University assists DSU’s faculty members by training them in academic leadership and planning. DSU’s students from various departments have also been enthusiastically participating in summer internship programs offered by AIMST University every year, where they undertake various assignments and projects which provide them with international exposure and learning.

Bilkent University - Turkey

Bilkent University (BU), Ankara, Turkey is the 11th ranked university in Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA). The university prides itself for being based on one of the biggest endowments in Europe and for being the home to 2015’s Nobel laureate in Chemistry. DHA Suff¬a University (DSU) signed an MoU with Bilkent University (BU), in February 2016, according to which both parties have agreed to collaborate in research activities as well as student and faculty exchange programs. In 2016, two students of DSU from Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science Departments proceeded to study at Bilkent University on a semester exchange program, which facilitated them in acquiring international exposure.

 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University - Turkey

In August 2016, DHA Suffa University (DSU) developed collaborative ties with Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University (FSMVU), Istanbul, Turkey founded by the General Directorate of Foundations, Prime Minister’s Office, Republic of Turkey. From faculty members and researchers, to graduate and undergraduate students, FSMVU hosts all members of the higher education community. The University is made up of 11 principal academic units, 5 faculties, 4 institutes and 2 vocational schools. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between DSU and FSMVU aims to achieve academic collaboration and enhance cooperation between the two institutions in the areas of higher education, in general, and research in particular. As per this MoU, the two institutions can exchange students and visiting scholars in addition to supporting research collaboration and other activities of common interest. 

University of Hertfordshire - UK

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between DHA Suffa University and the University of Hertfordshire UK in April 2018. As per this MoU, DHA Suffa University and the University of Hertfordshire have agreed to explore possibilities of academic cooperation through joint degree programs, student and faculty exchange, faculty development as well as knowledge and research sharing in various academic disciplines.

Chengdu University - China

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between DHA Suffa University and Chengdu University (CDU) of People’s Republic of China in January 2015. The scope of this partnership incorporates exchange of faculty members in mutually agreed teaching and scientific areas of research, establishment of scientific research cooperation platforms, student mobility programs for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students, and exchange of journals, tutorials and academic work between both the universities.

Goethe Institute

DHA Suffa University (DSU) signed an MoU with Goethe Institute in August 2017. Under the terms of this MoU, Goethe Institute will provide DSU with German language teachers to teach German language to DSU’s students. Furthermore, Goethe Institute shall facilitate DSU’s students planning to go to Germany on a semester exchange program, to acquire German language competence. This MoU shall also facilitate DSU in encouraging its students to avail lucrative career and higher education opportunities available in Germany and to explore Germany as a possible destination for higher studies.

German Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

DHA Suffa University (DSU) acquired GPCCI's membership in 2017. GPCCI promotes and develops economic and commercial relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by providing various services such as training and consultancy, networking, business and trade development. GPCCI’s membership has enabled DSU to network with German companies and businesses that will help to create job placement and internship opportunities for DSU’s students.

Education Testing Services - College Board - USA

DHA Suffa University has partnered with Education Testing Services – College Board USA, to serve as an official testing center for hosting and administering SAT and SAT (Subject) tests.

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Degree Programs

The German Resource Center at DSU is here to answer your questions about education and life in Germany. Together with EURASIA Institute for International Education (EIIE) we work with a large university network to facilitate eligible students from Pakistan in getting admissions to Bachelor and Master degree programs at German universities. Our professional team will guide you in finding the best study program that suits your qualifications.

Bachelor’s Degree

Requirements for German university entrance at the Bachelors level:

Indirect Access:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) 
  • Average grade not less than 65% for subjects in the fields of business/economics, engineering, science and humanities. 
  • Average grade not less than 90% for subjects in the field of medicine. 
  • Foundation year (Studienkolleg) 
  • German Language certificate

Direct Access:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) 
  • 2 successful years of study at a recognized university 
  • German Language certificate 

OR

  • A-levels 
  • German Language certificate

Master’s Degree

A German Master’s degree is a powerful tool if you wish to gain a globally-recognized academic degree and work in a German company after you have graduated.

Requirements for German university entrance at the Masters level:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university
  • German Language certificate

For more information, please contact our office.

German Language Course

Studying a foreign language is not only stimulating for your brain, it is also very beneficial for your future career prospects. The following are 3 top reasons for learning German language:

1. German is the most commonly spoken language in Europe and is among the ten most commonly spoken languages globally.

2. German economy is the strongest in Europe and the third largest economy in the world.

3. German is the language of knowledge and innovations as well as art and culture. It is the second language of science. Almost a fifth of all books in the world are published in German and Germany is home to more than 100 Nobel laureates.

Next German language course starts at DSU in Fall Semester 2016. You can start a German course at EURASIA Institute (Berlin) any time of the year.

Summer Camp

You can choose the summer camp theme that suits your interest the best.

The summer camp includes:

  • German classes at beginners or elementary level (A1/A2) 
  • 10 days of activities related to your chosen Summer Camp theme 
  • weekend excursions to Berlin or other cities in Germany or Europe 
  • full-board that will give you an insight into local German and international cuisines 
  • accommodation in a youth hostel 
  • a farewell party

For more details about the summer camp please contact DSU’s German Resource Center.

Our Services

Making a decision about studying abroad is a big step for everybody. Moving to another country can be overwhelming, especially when it happens for the first time. This is why we make sure that our students receive all the necessary support and guidance before and after their arrival in Germany.

Our services include:

Pre-arrival support:

  • Academic counseling
  • Accommodation
  • Health insurance
  • Airport transfer
  • Visa support 

Post-arrival support:

  • Welcome seminar
  • Police registration
  • Bank account opening
  • Visa extension
  • University placement
  • Orientation activities
  • Student mentoring

To read the FAQs, please visit: 'http://www.dsu.edu.pk/index.php/en/downloads/category/26-german-resource-center'.

Germany – My Destination

Germany is the strongest economy and the most populous country in the European Union, of which it is one of the founding states. Germany is a Federal Parliamentary Republic and Angela Merkel became its first female Chancellor in 2005.

Germany has a rich history and is world-famous for its cultural heritage. It is also known as “the country of thinkers and poets” and has produced numerous outstanding philosophers, writers, musicians, scientists, and inventors.

Germany is famous for its technological advancements, love for sports, festivals and great food. It is open-minded, cosmopolitan and is known for its high achievements in the sphere of human rights.

Higher Education in Germany

German education is known throughout the world for excellence and for the range of opportunities it offers. Here are some of the benefits of studying at a German university:

1. ZERO tuition fee and MINIMAL service fee.

2. LOW living costs.

3. HIGH Quality academic degrees. All universities in Germany have high education standards and offer the best quality academic degrees.

4. MANY Innovative and interdisciplinary Bachelor & Master degree programs

5. LUCRATIVE Job opportunities after graduation. Job prospects worldwide in many fields with a German degree and German language.

6. ATTRACTIVE Settlement regulations. Germany offers 18 months of a job seeking visa after your graduation.

FAQs

1. What is a Studienkolleg?

If your school-leaving certificate (higher education entrance) is not recognized for admission in Germany due to some differences in the Pakistani and German educational systems, you have to participate in a Studienkolleg (Foundation Year). The foundation year includes German language teaching as well as tuition in core subject areas, depending on what you want to study.

2. What language certificates are required from universities?

If you are to attend a Studienkolleg (Foundation Year), your German language skills need to be at the B1/B2 level. Universities require at least C1 level or, if you did not attend Studienkolleg, the DSH or the Test DaF certificates. DSH has to be taken at a university while Test DaF can be gained at Eurasia Institute for International Education (EIIE).

3. Am I allowed to work while studying in Germany?

Non-EU students can work 120 full-days or 240 half-days per year.

4. How much does it cost to study in Germany?

Most universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees for undergraduate students. You only have to pay a semester fee, varying between 70 to 300 Euros, depending on the institution. Paying this semester fee entitles the student to use all public transport in the city free of charge for the entire semester.

5. How much are the living expenses in Germany?

You will need around 700 Euros a month to cover your living expenses, which include accommodation rent, health insurance, personal expenses, semester fees and education materials etc.

6. Which is the best University in Germany?

There is no best university in Germany. All universities are equal in their quality of education.

7. What is a Blocked Account?

Before you get the permission to study in Germany, you have to prove that you can finance it properly. You must present a proof of financing to the German embassy - that is the so-called blocked account. It is called so because the money you transfer to it is blocked till the day you've arrived in Germany. Once you have arrived in Germany you can withdraw the amount of 670 Euros per month from this account.

To read the FAQs, please visit: 'http://www.dsu.edu.pk/index.php/en/downloads/category/26-german-resource-center'.

Useful Links

EURASIA Institute for International Education: www.eurasia-institute.com

Information about Germany: www.deutschland.de/en

Study in Germany: 

www.study-in.de

www.hochschulkompass.de

www.funding-guide.de

www.ic.daad.de/islamabad/en

www.daad.de/en

Consulate General of Germany in Karachi: www.karachi.diplo.de

German Language Club

The German Language Club aims at giving you confidence in learning the language. If you want to speak German but are hesitant to take the first step, this is the place to come to. Away from the strict classroom atmosphere, we will help you to learn the basics and to practice what you’ve learnt. You will enjoy expressing yourself in a new language and make new friends.

German Film Club

Film is a reflection of the society and culture. Motion pictures may provide the best evidence of what it is like to walk down the streets of Berlin. Are you curious about German history and lifestyle as well as film studies? Do you want to meet people with similar interests? We are happy to welcome you at our club!

Every session includes an insight into a specific aspect of German culture and a movie screening.

DHA Suffa University

Vision

"To become a globally recognized institution of higher education and research which would extend the frontiers of knowledge and contribute significantly in nation building."

Mission

"To achieve high standards in teaching, learning and research for becoming a world renowned academic institution."

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