Now you can find a safe answer to this question prior to the beginning of your studies. Everyone who succeds in the ProInmformatik courses usually gets easier through his/her computer science studies.
Neither a highly sophisticated qualification exam, nor your grades in your university-entrance diploma, not even the choice of computer science as an advanced course in senior high school, have a predictive value as high as experiencing authentic study conditions for yourself.
Two of the four courses of ProInformatik take place during the summer holidays. Thus interested students can find out if they are suitable for studying computer science, if they will be equal to the demands placed on them during their studies, or if they would like it in the first place.
Young university graduates have higher chances at the job market. They enter employment faster and respond more flexible to constantly advancing technology.
The change to the bachelor‘s and master program throughout Europe has led to a modularisation of study courses. That means studies are divided into several independant modules which are to complete individually (or several modules simultanously).
The idea of the ProInformatik courses is to offer a few modules of the first year of computer science studies there. They take place in five- to six-week full-time courses.
If you succeed you will be able to take these academic achievements into account and thus shorten your later computer science studies.
Attention: Students who are already enrolled in a computer science course and would like to participate in a ProInformatik course, in order to study in advance or as a revision, can apply, too. They will receive a binding confirmation of participation two weeks before the commence of the course. The courses of ProInformatik are primarily designed for prospective students.
There are enrollment restrictions for first-term students for almost all courses of study in Berlin (local numerus clausus).
ProInformatik 2018 opens up the possibility to start studying for a Bachelor in Computer Science in a higher semester in the winter term of 2018/19. If you manage to complete two ProInformatik courses/modules (of ProInformatik I-IV) successfully, there is the possibility to receive a place at the Computer Science Department of the Freie Universität by "fill-up principle" and to be placed in the second semester directly, therefore bypassing the local numerus clausus for students entering in their first semester.
As the ProInformatik courses will end very close to the beginning of the new term and getting placed in an advanced semester depends on the available capacity ("fill-up principle"), you still have to apply via the regular application procedure of the Freie Universität.
More details about the regular application procedure are available at the
>> official application website of the Freie Universität Berlin.
Each course takes five to six weeks and ends with an exam. Courses are independent of each other and can be accomplished individually.
Classes are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lectures are held by an academic In the morning, while in the afternoon students are divided into small groups and try to solve their exercises under the guidance of a tutor.
There is plenty of time in the tutorials to work autonomously at the PC, in the library, or at the glass-roofed atria.
It is recommended to revise the learned lessons in the evenings.