Kursangebote zum Erwerb der Hochschulzugangsberechtigung


Eine Förderung von speziellen Vorbereitungskursen (Mathematik, MINT, Medizin und Informatik) auf das Studienkolleg und das Fachstudium ist nach erfolgreicher Deutschprüfung auf dem Niveau C1 GER für die Dauer von ein bis zwei Monaten möglich.

Preparatory courses for Higher Education admission

Funding for special preparatory courses for the Studienkolleg and specialised studies is possible for a period of one to two months after successful completion of the German language examination at level C1 GER.

Preparatory colleges (Studienkollegs)

Preparatory colleges are institutions belonging to universities and states.

Here foreign university applicants, whose home qualifications are not recognised in Germany, prepare for the ‘Feststellungsprüfungen’ (assessment exams). Once these are passed, students are able to continue their degrees at any German institution for Higher Education.

Registration: applications may vary depending on the state. Registration is sometimes carried out through a university (usually via the International Office), directly through the preparatory colleges or, in some cases, through the Kultusbehörde (educational authorities).  

Duration: two semesters

Course start date: usually from start of semesters but this may vary

Entrance examination: German (Mathematics, Economics and Natural Sciences may also be tested at some course locations). Performance tests have been recently implemented with the aim of increasing application success.

Subjects: course type depends on the chosen degree. Applicants are placed onto different courses depending on their subject of study:

•    T-course (Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences)
•    M- course (Medicine, Pharmaceutics, Biology, Agricultural Science and related subjects)
•    W- course (Economics and Social Sciences)
•    S- and G- course (Linguistics and Humanities)

Guidance: the Higher Education Guarantee Fund Educational Guidance staff can help with all questions regarding further qualifications, university and choices, changing subjects, application regulations and study financing.

Funding: once admitted to a preparatory college, applications for funding, often in addition to BAföG (student grants), can be made in accordance with the Guarantee Fund guidelines.

Final exam: as part of the ‘Feststellungsprüfung’ participants will obtain a Higher Education entrance qualification specific to their subject, which will entitle them to study subjects within the corresponding groups (see above).


Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V.
Kennedyallee 105-107
53175 Bonn


Dr. Martina Wagner
Fachbereichsleiterin Förderbereich
Tel: 0228 8163-129
Fax: 0228 8163-100
E-Mail: Garantiefonds@obs-ev.de

Petra Tölkes
Tel: 0228 8163-211
Vertretung der Fachbereichsleitung
E-Mail: Garantiefonds@obs-ev.de

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Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V. | Kennedyallee 105-107 | 53175 Bonn | Tel: 02 28 / 81 63-0 | mail: post@obs-ev.de

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