HIGHER EDUCATION IN GERMANY
Would you like to study in Germany but don‘t currently have direct access to a German university?
Our Foundation Year (Studienkolleg) is a one year pre-studies programme for qualified international high school graduates without direct access to a German university.
If your secondary school examination allows you to study in your home country, but not directly in Germany, it is very likely that after the Foundation Year at University of Applied Sciences Europe and an intensive and qualified preparation for succeeding the “Feststellungsprüfung”, you will have access to your chosen field of study at a German university.
COURSES AND FIELDS OF STUDY
On our Foundation Year (Studienkolleg) we offer three different courses.
The technical course (T-Course) prepares for studies in the fields of engineering and natural sciences in German language.
The business course (W-Course) prepares students for studies in field relating to business and economics in both the German and English language.
The Foundation Year curricula has been conceptualised especially for the needs of the bachelor programme the student would like to apply for after the Foundation Year (Studienkolleg).
prepares for fields of study such as
- Social Sciences
prepares for fields of study such as
- Natural Sciences
Examinations (German track)
- Written examination in:
German, Mathematics and Economics
- Mathematics and Economics are taught in German
- Oral examination in English
- Written examinations in:
German, Mathematics and Physics
- All subjects are taught in German
- Oral examination in Chemistry
Examinations (English track)
- Written examination in:
English, Mathematics and Economics
- Mathematics and Economics are taught in English
- Oral examination in German
The programme provides students with a solid academic foundation in the disciplines of engineering or business studies. Moreover, students learn the German language in specialised courses.
PROGRAMME FEES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021: € 11,900
INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FEES
- Qualified teachers in equipped teaching rooms
- Teaching materials
- Mentoring of students
- Including e.g. contact person in case of illness or other matters
- Possibility for weekend excursions (excluding travel expenses and entrance fees)
- Leisure and sports activities
- Use of common areas and library
- Semester ticket for public transportation
- All overseas services
- 500 € exam repeating fee
max. 36 participants
The exams will take place in June. The certificate will be issued in time for the university enrolment (15 July).
For the Foundation Year, a language level of B2 or at least higher level of B1 is recommended. To ensure your successful mastery of all challenges of the Foundation Year, a pre-language course can be usefull.
- Completed high school diploma according to anabin*
- The required German language level for admission to the Foundation year (Studienkolleg) is at least B1 (German track)
- The required English language level for the English track is at least B1
- Successfully pass the required admission tests and interview
*To check if you have direct access to a German university, you can use the website anabin. Anabin is a database you can use to find out how your school certificate will be evaluated in Germany. On the anabin website, you can specify your country and certificate when searching the database. It provides all relevant information, e.g. whether your certificate will be recognised and whether you will need to fulfill further requirements.
Affiliated to the University of Applied Sciences Europe, the Foundation year (Studienkolleg) offers a customised programme for students at the university campus in Iserlohn.
REASONS TO JOIN THE FOUNDATION YEAR (STUDIENKOLLEG)
- State accredited by the district government in Cologne. It offers the Higher Education Entrance Qualification Examination (“Feststellungsprüfung”) at the end of the programme which qualifies graduates to apply for a specific university degree programme at a German university.
- 20 years of experience in higher education in Germany
- Study courses in business and management sciences
- Curricula developed by experts to meet the requirements of following courses of study
- Possibility to continue higher education at University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin, Hamburg or Iserlohn (discount for graduates of the Foundation Year).
- Close connection to teachers and service departments
FIVE REASONS TO STUDY IN GERMANY
Germany is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. More than twelve percent of students at German universities come from abroad. Germany is an attractive place to study and German university degrees are highly respected by employers worldwide.
More and more young people are deciding to move to Germany to study. Germany‘s social security system is one of the best in the world. German universities equip the coming generations with the skills that they will need to succeed in our global world.
1. TOP QUALITY
German universities offer excellent teaching and research, ranking among the best in the world. You will earn an internationally renowned degree, giving you excellent prospects on the global labour market.
2. GEARED TO PRACTICE
German universities of applied sciences offer a range of attractive, practice-oriented options. Many study programmes combine theory and practice. This will greatly facilitate your career start.
3. POTENTIAL UNLOCKED
In Germany you can develop your intellectual abilities and personal skills freely and reach your full potential. If you are out to achieve great things, you will need determination, motivation and commitment – both during and after your studies.
4. SAFE COUNTRY
In comparison with other countries, Germany is a safe country. In town or in the countryside, by day or by night, you can move around freely here. Germany offers economic and political stability, which makes it an ideal place for you to study.
Discover the beauty and diversity Germany has to offer! When you take time off from your studies, there are 1001 ways of exploring your host country. Visit a museum, the cinema or theatre or enjoy the weather in a beer garden. If you‘re into being outdoors, swim in a lake, climb a mountain or visit an old castle. More and more young people are choosing to study in Germany for many different reasons. These include the social security being one of the best in the world and the unemployment rate being at the lowest in Europe.