Welcome to the Center for International Students of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg

    Two-Semester Preparatory Program

    The Studienkolleg offers a two-semester preparatory program for applicants who do not yet have the necessary academic and/or language qualifications to apply to German universities of applied sciences.

    There are two different programs:

    The T-course: a technically-oriented program to prepare you for technical and engineering degree programs

    The W-course: a business-oriented program to prepare you for social sciences and business-oriented programs.

    Students complete these programs by taking the “Feststellungsprüfung” (assessment test). Afterwards, you can apply to universities of applied sciences throughout Germany and to the universities in Baden- Württemberg.

    The universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg automatically accept our assessment test.

    Please note: In the other German federal states, you must enquire whether that university recognizes our Feststellungsprüfung certificate before applying there.

    Our preparatory programs take place at the Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, and you will be taught by lecturers and professors who also teach in our regular degree programs. The language of instruction is German.

    If you attend the Studienkolleg, you will be enrolled at our university and will have access to the library, the computer center and the university's other services like all regular students.

    Application Deadlines for the Studienkolleg

    Application Deadlines for the Studienkolleg:

    • Wintersemester 2024/2025: May 1, 2024
    • Summersemester 2025: November 1, 2024

    Next entrance test:

    • Wintersemester 2024/2025: June 21, 2024
    • Summersemester 2025: to be announced

    Semester Dates:

    • Summer semester 2024: March 15, 2024
    • Winter semester 2023/2024: to be announced

    Application form


    Tution Fees

    Students in the Studienkolleg preparatory programs are not required to pay tuition. You are only required to pay 162.50 EUR Studierendenwerk fees and as a contribution for the administrative costs each semester.

    International students who enter degree programs at universities in Baden-Württemberg are required to pay tuition fees of 1,500 EUR per semester. However, students from Germany/EU countries and refugee students are exempt from paying tuition.

    Further information on tuition fees