Studienkolleg in Germany is an educational institution for students who do not qualify to pursue their Undergraduate studies in Germany. It helps to bridge the gap between the learning process in their home country and the learning process in Germany.
If you’ve successfully completed your final exam in Studienkolleg which is Feststellungsprüfung (FSP), then you are free to pursue your Bachelors in Germany. Either you can opt for studienkolleg in Germany or you can pursue one year course (which is equivalent to studienkolleg) in your home country and then pursue your bachelors in Germany.
What are the types of Studienkolleg?
There are two types of Studienkolleg in Germany, Studienkolleg at the University and StudienKolleg at the University of Applied Science. If you have graduated in University, it is credible in all Universities and the Universities of Applied Science across Germany. On the other hand, if you’ve graduated in the University of Applied Science, it is only valid in the Universities of Applied Science not in Universities.
Similarly, there are two bodies which run Studienkolleg in Germany. One is State-run and the other is Private-run. Basically, State-run Studienkolleg doesn’t charge students for tuition fee and also valid in all Universities and Universities of Applied Science across Germany. But Private-run Studienkolleg charges students for tuition fee but it is not valid in all Universities and Universities of Applied Science in Germany. Check with your desired University whether the Studienkolleg you’re going to pursue will qualify or not.
How long do I have to pursue and what are the courses offered?
It is a one year program with two semesters.. It has four different courses.
Courses offered in University
T-kurs: German, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics.
M-kurs: German, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
W-Kurs: German, Mathematics, Economics, Business and Sociology.
G-kurs: German, History, German Literature, Sociology and Statistics
Courses offered in University of Applied Science
TI-kurs: for technical and engineering degrees
WW-kurs: for economics and business degrees
GD-kurs: for design and art degrees
SW-kurs: for social science degrees
It is mandatory to learn German to get into the studienkolleg, you can choose any courses to study in present and in future.
What are the qualifications required?
The qualification requirements for studienkolleg in Germany are high school graduation and German proficiency (minimum B2 level). In a State-run studienkolleg it is mandatory to write an assessment test which is Aufnahmeprüfung. On the other hand, some private run studienkolleg demands you to pass the assessment test. Also every studienkolleg in Germany demand their own qualification requirements, so it is better to check with the respective studienkolleg.