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The Philipps-Universität Marburg cooperates globally with a large number of “Partners for the Future” schools (German PASCH-Schulen). These include German Schools Abroad (German DAS), German Language Diploma schools (German DSD), and “Fit in German”, or FIT schools. Many graduates of these schools attend the Studienkolleg Mittelhessen for two semesters before they start with their specialized studies. As part of the BIDS-Initiative (German Betreuungsinitiative deutsche Auslands- und Partnerschulen (BIDS) English Support Initiative for German DAAD-schools abroad and partner schools) a comprehensive, cooperative and support program for PASCH schools and their graduates has been established over the past 10 years and comprises the following elements: