Credit Transfer of German Language Education Students of UNY with Uni Münster

MÜNSTER (20/05/2022) - The International Studies and Training Partnerships (ISAP) program is a prestigious credit transfer program organized under a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn. The ISAP program focuses on the field of education. Yogyakarta State University (UNY) is the only among state universities (PTN/PTS) selected to collaborate in implementing this program. The collaboration between UNY and the University of Münster through the International Studies and Training Partnerships (ISAP) program provides an opportunity for German Language Education students who meet the criteria to transfer credits at the University of Münster. In this program, UNY sends 3 selected students to the University of Münster for one semester. Conversely, the University of Münster also sends its students to attend classes in the German Language Education department at UNY. After completing the credit transfer program, students will receive credit conversion.

In 2022, 3 students were selected to transfer credits for one semester from February to July. These three students are Saputri Vivit Ariyani, Anydaufha, and Fauza, selected from 30 students based on the results of 3 selection rounds. The requirements to participate in this program are that students must be at least in their 5th semester and undergo a selection process conducted by the department. The first selection process involves a B1 test, and 20 students with the highest scores are selected to proceed to the next round, the onSet test. In the final stage of this selection, it is conducted directly by the team from the University of Münster. After that, the successful students are assisted in preparing for their departure to the University of Münster.

During their studies, students will live in Studenten-WG (Studenten-Wohngemeinschaften). In this credit transfer process, lectures are delivered entirely in German. However, prospective student exchange participants need not worry because there are DAAD Lecturers willing to assist students in learning the language, especially those going to Germany. Furthermore, students from the University of Münster who transfer credits to the German Language Education department at UNY for one semester are also willing to spend time discussing or learning to speak in German. (Astri)