Studienkolleg

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

Welcome to the Studienkolleg Konstanz

Are you planning to study at a University of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg?

The Center for International Students ("Studienkolleg") can validate your records and issues the certification you need for your application to the Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg. The recognition of the educational certificates from your home country is free of charge.
Click here for the recognition of your certificates

We have summarized all steps for you in a short information brochure:
Information broschure Studienkolleg (German)

Courses of the Studienkolleg

The Studienkolleg conducts two-semester courses, in which you will be prepared for your degree course and take the necessary exam for university entry ("Feststellungsprüfung"):

  • T-Course: Preparation for technical and engineering courses.
  • W-Course: Preparation for courses in business and social sciences studies.


Courses are taught on the university campus. Your teachers and professors are working in the Studienkolleg and also in the degree courses. You will be enrolled as a student and will be able to use the library, the IT-facilities and all the other facilities on campus.

No tuition fees are charged for attending the Studienkolleg. However, just like all students at German universities, approximately 150 EUR is charged per semester for the student services and as a contribution to the administrative costs of the higher education institutions.

International students at the universities in Baden-Württemberg have to pay tuition fees (1,500 EUR per semester). Students from Germany or from other EU countries and refugees do not have to pay tuition fees.
Further information on tuition fees (German)

Application form

  • »This year was my best in Germany. I have benefited a lot from Studienkolleg, gained a lot of experience and we have reviewed everything that I learned in school before.«

    Student from Jordan

  • »The Studienkolleg was a great opportunity for me to familiarize myself with the study opportunities in Germany.«

    Student from Venezuela

  • »You shouldn't misunderstand the Studienkolleg as a study program - studying is much more difficult and complicated. The Studienkolleg prepares students for their later studies in Germany.«

    Student from China

  • »Before I started with the Studienkolleg, I was a reserved person who hardly said anything. But the last two semesters has changed a lot.«

    Student from Nigeria