PAP is a preparation program for International nurses (Kenntnisprüfung Vorbereitungsprogramm – Knowledge exam preparatory program) who wish to get registered as hospital nurse in Germany. The program prepares international students in the German language, subject-oriented language (Nursing language), and know-how of theory, practical training like internships in German hospitals, senior care institutions, or outpatient care. Intercultural competencies will also be taught. The curriculum is coordinated with the German ministry of health and social affairs (LAGuS) and conducted in cooperation with DAA (Deutsche Angestellten Akademie). The participants are eligible to do “Kenntnisprüfung” after successful completion of the PAP coursework. Having completed this exam, the foreign nurses are recognized and eligible to work as hospital nurses in Germany.

For detailed information on these courses go to the course page on our website.


  1. Completed diploma / vocational nursing
  2. Completed bachelor / master in nursing
  3. Official recognition as nurses in their home country / country of study

How to Apply

1. Complete the application form and send the required documents, wait for our International office /ministry of health to verify/prove your documents
2. When accepted students receive an admission acceptance form. It has to be signed and sent In parallel send originals or notarized copies of originals to the IAS College Germany Administration office Lübeck (as per provided rules) back to IAS via email as a scanned copy (1 to 2 weeks)
3. Transfer Fees
4. Skype-interview
5. Original admission letter via email
6. Open a Blocked Bank account in Germany
7. Apply for Visa
8. Once Visa issued, pack your bags to fly to Germany

Starts once the student’s are
1. PAP application form
2. Application for qualification as hospital nurse for the ministry of health
3. Secondary Schooling or equivalent (both: front and back page)
4. If existent: Higher Secondary or equivalent (both: front and back page)
5. CV
6. English language proficiency test results
7. Certificates of Hepatitis B Vaccination
8. Certificate of General Health
9. Certificate of registration as nurse Professional qualification certificate
10. Curricular of the professional qualification
11. Consolidated mark sheets from the university or college
12. Individual Semester wise mark sheets
13. If existent: Provisional certificate (Note: we do not accept the course completion certificate as an equivalent)
14. Degree certificate (if applicable)
15. Photocopy of passport (front and back page)
16. Extra-curricular activity certificates (if any)
17. German language certificates (if any)
18. Professional passport-size photograph with good resolution (as JPEG, Gif, PNG, Tiff-titled)
19. Work experience certificates (if any)