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Preparation Course for International Students
Study Admission at German Universities

Studienkolleg

Studienkolleg in Berlin

If you are thinking of beginning your university studies in Germany, you may firstly need to pass the German University Qualification Examination, called the Feststellungsprüfung (or FSP for short). You will need to pass the FSP if your secondary school certificate does not allow direct entrance into the German university system.

If you come from outside the EU, two semesters of university study in your home country are often sufficient to achieve direct access, depending on where you are from. On the information portal anabin.de, you can check whether your higher education entrance qualification is recognised in Germany.

If you need to pass the FSP to begin your studies, bbw can help prepare you for the examination at our preparatory college, called a Studienkolleg. At our Studienkolleg, located in the heart of Berlin, you will receive similar tuition to what German secondary school pupils are required to study in their final year, but with a focus on the technical pathway (T-Kurs).

As a guide, the T-Kurs includes physics and chemistry. If you are considering studying engineering, for example, take the T-course at the Studienkolleg beforehand. Other subjects are German, mathematics and computer science. All classes are taught in German.

Application Procedure

All applications to the bbw Studienkolleg are made via uni-assist. A detailed overview of what you need to apply can be found here:

1. You will need the following documents to apply:

  • Secondary School graduation certificate from your home country
  • Grade sheet from your final year of secondary school
  • Your passport
  • German language certificate Level: CEF-B2

Please note that applicants from some countries may require extra documentation.

2. If your documents are not in English or German, you will need to have them translated by a court-certified translator into German or English.

Application Deadlines

  • Winter Semester: 15th August of each year
  • Sommer Semester: 1st February of each year
Important! When applying for a student visa for Germany (international non-EU students), you must expect a waiting time of several weeks to sometimes two months. In individual cases, the waiting time may be longer. Therefore, please allow enough time to apply for your visa at the German missions in your home country.

Costs for Studienkolleg and FSP

Two-semester Studienkolleg fee: EUR 5,880.00

Feststellungsprüfung fee: EUR 700.00

Total Fee: EUR 6,580.00

A German C1 examination takes place at the end of the first semester. Passing the C1 exam is a prerequisite for transfer to the second semester and registration for the FSP at our partner university TU Berlin. By the end of February (for the summer FSP) or the end of August (for the winter FSP), we will register you for the FSP at TU Berlin. We will also transfer the fee to TU Berlin on your behalf.

Assessment Test

Within a few weeks of the conclusion of the two-semester Studienkolleg, you will be able to take the FSP at our partner university TU Berlin. As a successful bbw Studienkolleg graduate, you will also receive automatic acceptance into applicable undergraduate programmes offered at bbw University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. An example of the exam structure is as follows:

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