International Students


Studienkolleg - Center for International Students

The Assessment Exam (Feststellungsprüfung)

Prospective foreign students who are not eligible for admission to a German university, can qualify for admission by passing the Assessment Exam (Feststellungsprüfung).

The Assessment Exam (Feststellungsprüfung) qualifies you for admission to a German university. You can apply to any University of Applied Sciences in Germany and to all Universities in Baden-Württemberg.

You can take the Assessment Exam only after having attended the foundation year at the Studienkolleg .

Tuition is free and the course lasts for one year (2 semesters).

Applicants will be admitted to the Studienkolleg after passing the Entrance Exam (Aufnahmetest) thus proving that they can follow lessons taught in German and have sufficient basic knowledge to follow lessons in the main subjects.

In case of failure the Assessment Exam (Feststellungsprüfung) can be taken once more - and only once more - at the earliest 6 months later.

Studienkolleg students usually have the status of enrolled students.

The grades achieved in the  Assessment Exam (Feststellungsprüfung) and the grades achieved in the foundation year study courses add up to the mark you are alloted for the  Assessment Exam.

Physics or Chemistry
Physics oder Chemistry (oral)
Business and Political Economics  
Economics (oral)   

Courses leading up to the Studienkolleg Assessment Exam (Feststellungsprüfung)

The Studienkolleg offers the following courses in the foundation year:

T-course leading up to technical studies

Lessons in German, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Technology, English and Technical Drawing.

W-course leading up to business studies or social studies

Lessons in German, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Informatics, Social Studies and English.

Prospective Design students can choose between T-course and W-course. 


Time spent during the foundation year is also useful to accustom oneself to student life in Germany and to gain all the relevant information on the German Higher Education system.