Who we are
Services for Students
We advise students on their individual study plans, particularly with regard to studies in Germany, legal studies abroad, and scholarship opportunities. We support students and young professionals interested in studying in Germany with their study and travel preparation. CPG is also an accredited TestAS center and registers interested persons to conduct the TestAS aptitude test for foreign students. Please find more information below:
More about CPG's services for students:
Dr. Lasse Schuldt:
Law and German language courses at Thammasat University
Courses in German Law
Within the curriculum of Thammasat’s Faculty of Law, our lecturers offer introductory and advanced courses on German law on both undergraduate and graduate level. These courses cover German public, private, and criminal law.
The courses in German law are conducted in English, while also introducing students to a few basic German terms.
In addition, we also offer extra-curricular classes on German law upon request, such as:
- German Legal Methodology
- Movie Seminar: Problems of Law and Justice in the Mirror of Movies
Courses in German public, private and criminal law
CPG German Language Classes
CPG offers a German language class program for law students and young professionals. Courses cover various levels of proficiency (from A1 to C1), subject to the number of students applying. Generally, four to six courses are offered each semester.
Classes are held at the Rangsit as well as the Tha Phrachan campus. Usually, beginner level courses are taught in Rangsit, whereas intermediate and advanced courses are taught at the Tha Phrachan campus. The instructors are professors and lecturers at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, German Department, Thammasat University. Click here for the 2016/17 German language classes schedule.
We offer scholarships that cover all fees. The scholarship is awarded subject to the condition that students attend the course regularly. For this purpose, a deposit of 2,000 Baht is collected that is returned at the completion of the course
Taking a break together: Ajarn Andy with his students
Study Guidance & Counselling
We act as a center for student guidance and counselling with respect to legal and governance studies abroad as well as studies in Germany, and we are happy to advise you on your individual study plans.
With the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), we advise students comprehensively, providing information on suitable study programs, universities, and faculties, as well as language requirements. We inform students which particular universities – big or small, famous or aspiring – are the most suitable for the students’ ambitions and ideas. Regardless of academic institution aspirations, we encourage all interested students to conduct prior research in the DAAD database:
We advise on scholarships and funding opportunities, including DAAD scholarships, as well as those of other organizations such as political foundations. Moreover, we offer information on the costs of living (accommodation, transport, food, etc.) in selected German cities. We also establish contacts to CPG and DAAD alumni to facilitate the exchange of experiences and tips. Funding opportunities and scholarships can be researched in the funding database, offered by the DAAD:
Link: DAAD funding database
Advice on studying in Germany
Information provided by DAAD databases; DAAD scholarships
Preparation for Studies in Germany
We actively support students to prepare themselves for their studies in Germany. In this regard, we recommend books and literature on German law and the German language. We also provide information on language courses and institutes in Germany.
Moreover, on a case-by-case basis, we may also help students with establishing contacts to German universities and professors and to facilitate the search for accommodation in the respective city.
We assist students with the preparation of all necessary documents for visa applications at the German Embassy.
We are also happy to inform about life in Germany, German culture, food, weather, costs of living and other important things to know when in Germany. You may also find useful information on the DAAD’s website “Study in Germany”:
Link: Study in Germany
Preparation for studying at a German university
CPG is a TestAS Center and provides the TestAS examination. TestAS is a central standardized aptitude test for foreign students. It gives prospective students information about their individual ranking compared to other applicants. With proper preparation and subsequent good test results, they can improve their chances of being admitted for studies at a German university.
Next exam: TestAS 028, 28.10.2017
Registration period: 05.06.2017 – 11.09.2017
More information: TestAS website
Aptitude test for foreign students