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Freshman Institute

Welcome to the Freshman Institute: The ideal entrance to studying in Germany for international students from all over the world.

Our flexible entrance requirements offer many students a unique gateway to studying in Germany, even if they normally do not meet the admission requirements to German universities.

Many roads lead to success.
After the Freshman program students have many options to continue in a Bachelor's program at a German university.

Would you like to study in Germany, even if you don’t speak German?
This may be possible if you have a good basic knowledge of English!

(Of course, if you already have a basic understanding of German, we also have options for you.)

No matter what your language skills are, it is often hard to begin studying at a German university if you have graduated from secondary school in a country outside of Europe.

The FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences can help make your admission to the German university system significantly easier.

Admission to the Freshman Year

There are two ways to be admitted to the Freshman program:

  • You take our Freshman “Entrance Test,” either in English or in German, based on what you wish to study.  This test is usually available in your home country. (see below for details)
  • You already are eligible to study in a preparatory year (Studienkolleg) in Germany according to http://anabin.kmk.org/ with very good grades in mathematics and physics. Physics is not required for Business applicants. In this case you are not required to take our entrance test.

All applicants from China, India and Vietnam must take an entrance exam. Applicants from these countries without an entrance exam will not be considered for the Freshman program.

After Admission to the Freshman Year

We will assist you in getting  a student visa for Germany.
During your Freshman year you will improve your language, technical and practical skills to prepare you for your future field of study.

The Freshman year 2013/2014 will start on 14 October 2013.

After the Freshman Year

After you successfully complete the Freshman year, you can continue your studies in one of the Bachelor’s programs for which we have prepared you at a university in North Rhine-Westphalia.
In the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia there are a limited number of Bachelor's degree programs that start in English (see Program). Of course, there are many more that are offered completely in German.
The very best students may be granted scholarships at the end of the Freshman year.
We will help you with your application to universities in North Rhine-Westphalia and other German states.


Link for information about the entrance exam.

Exams at the FH Aachen, Campus Jülich

Exam Date                        Time             Registration Deadline

1 December 2014           9:00 am         24 November 2014
2 February 2015             9:00 am         26 January 2015
13 April 2015                  9:00 am         7 April 2015
1  June 2015                  9:00 am          26 May 2015
6 July 2015                     9:00 am         29 June 2015
20 July 2015                   9:00 am         13 July 2015

Test Location:  FH Aachen, Campus Jülich, room 00A65 (Mr. Krichel)


Registration:  Mr. Frank Krichel krichel(at)fh-aachen.de

 

Application Forms and Deadlines

Freshman Application 2014/2015

Application Form 2014/2015 Feststellungsprüfung program (completely in German)


Application Deadlines:

China June/July 2014

 

Registration: beijing(at)fh-aachen.de

Registration through our Beijing office beijing(at)fh-aachen.de if you aren't registered through a local partner.

 

Beijing

SATURDAY, 28 June 2014
LOCATION:  Beijing
START: 09:00

Chengdu

FRIDAY, 04 July 2014
     oder
SATURDAY, 05 July 2014
LOCATION:  Chengdu
START: 09:00

Guangzhou

WEDNESDAY, 02 July 2014
LOCATION: Guangzhou
START: 09:00

Hangzhou


THURSDAY, 03 July 2014
LOCATION: Hangzhou
START: 09:00

Jinan


SUNDAY, 06 July 2014
LOCATION: Jinan
START: 09:00

Nanjing

SATURDAY, 05 July 2014
     oder
SUNDAY, 06 July 2014
LOCATION: Nanjing
START: 09:00

Wuhan

THURSDAY, 03 July 2014
LOCATION: Wuhan
START: 09:00

India

All entrance exams for 2014 have been completed in India.

Check this website in 2015 for new entrance exam dates.

All applicants from India must take an entrance exam. Applicants without an entrance exam will not be considered for the Freshman program.

Indonesia

SATURDAY, 29 March 2014
START: 09:00
LOCATION:
UI MERCATOR OFFICE  
Engineering Center, 3rd Floor  
Faculty of Engineering University of Indonesia  
Kampus Baru UI, Depok 16424  

CONTACT and REGISTRATION:
Email: mercator(at)eng.ui.ac.id  
Ph: +62-21 7884.9161
Fax: +62-21  7884.9162

Malaysia

TUESDAY, 9 September 2014
START: 14:30 (2:30 pm)
LOCATION:  UKM Mercator Office
                  Level 3, New Administrative Building
                  Faculty of Engineering
                  Universiti Kebangsaan
                  Malaysia

Please bring along the original documents of your :

1) Original and Photocopy of IC / Passport / ID
2) Certificates / Academic Transcript
3) Application Form
4) Passport Photo

Anmeldung

Ainni Baharin
Operations Officer for International Relations

UKM Mercator Office
New Administrative Building, 3rd Floor
Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia

Tel: +603 89118396
HP: +6014 9211 429
Web:  http://mercator.eng.ukm.my/
Email: norainnibaharin(at)gmail.com

Thailand

Bangkok

SUNDAY, 16 November 2014

LOCATION:   Goethe Institut Bangkok
                 18/1 Soi Goethe
                 Sathorn 1
                 Bangkok 10120
                 Thailand

START:  9:00

REGISTRATION: through Agentur OEC Global Education Bangkok/Chiangmai
                     Email: gumarin(at)oecglobal.com (or: tonn(at)fh-aachen.de)

Please take to the test:

  1. secondary school leaving certificate
  2. application form with photo (see above)
  3. passport or identity card with photo

Turkey 2014

Türkish below

Information sheet/Informationen

IZMIR 2014

WORKSHOP:         26.Juni. 2014, Thursday starting at 15:30     (information about the Freshman year and filling the application forms)
EXAM:                   27.Juni.2014 ,       Friday starting at 09:30
PLACE:                   TAKEV OKULLARI, TAKEV ANADOLU UND FEN GYMNASIUM . Vakıf Sok. No:3 35000 Sahilevleri – İZMİR

ANKARA  2014

WORKSHOP:         28.Juni. 2014, Saturday starting at 15:30     (information about the Freshman year and filling the application forms)
EXAM:                   29.Juni.2014 , Monday starting at 09:30
PLACE:                   HOUSTON OTELI (TUNALI HILMI), Güniz Sokak No:26 Kuğulu Park Mevki Kavaklidere - ANKARA

ISTANBUL  2014

WORKSHOP:          30.Juni. 2014, Monday starting at 18:30     (information about the Freshman year and filling the application forms)
EXAM:                     01.July.2014 , Tuesday starting at 09:30
PLACE:                    RAMADA PLAZA, Halaskargazi Cad. No.63, Sisli-Istanbul

The applicants who has graduated from 12 year AND attending the 11th OR 12th class of the high school may take the exam.

Send an e-mail to
a.artmann(at)fh-aachen.de
to participate the Summer Freshman Institute Entrance Exam in Turkey for the term 2014-2015 or 2015-2016.

 


 

 

IZMIR 2014 YAZ  DÖNEMI SINAVI
VELILERIN BILGILENDIRILMESI VE ÖGRENCILERIMIZIN BASVURU FORMLARINI DOLDURMALARI

SEMINER: 26. HAZIRAN 2014 PERSEMBE GÜNÜ        SAAT 15:30
SINAV    
:   27. HAZIRAN 2014 CUMA GÜNÜ,              SAAT 09:30

YER         :  TAKEV OKULLARI, TAKEV ANADOLU UND FEN GYMNASIUM .  Adres : Vakıf Sok. No:3 35000 Sahilevleri – İZMİR

ANKARA 2014 YAZ DÖNEMI SINAVI

VELILERIN BILGILENDIRILMESI VE ÖGRENCILERIMIZIN BASVURU FORMLARINI DOLDURMALARI

SEMINER: 28. HAZIRAN 2014  CUMARTESI GÜNÜ     SAAT 15:30
SINAV     :  29. HAZIRAN 2014  PAZAR GÜNÜ,              SAAT 09:30

YER         :  HOUSTON OTELI (TUNALI HILMI), Güniz Sokak No:26 Kuğulu Park Mevki Kavaklidere - ANKARA

ISTANBUL 2014 YAZ DÖNEMI SINAVI

VELILERIN BILGILENDIRILMESI VE ÖGRENCILERIMIZIN BASVURU FORMLARINI DOLDURMALARI

SEMINER: 30. HAZIRAN 2014       PAZARTESI  GÜNÜ       SAAT 18:30
SINAV     :  01. TEMMUZ 2014  SALI GÜNÜ,                       SAAT 09:30

YER         :  RAMADA PLAZA, Halaskargazi Cad. No.63, Sisli-Istanbul

 

EMAIL a.artmann(at)fh-aachen.de a.artmann(at)fh-aachen.de

 

Vietnam

All entrance exams for 2014 have been completed in Vietnam.

Check this website in 2015 for new entrance exam dates.

All applicants from Vietnam must take an entrance exam. Applicants without an entrance exam will not be considered for the Freshman program.

 

Freshman Application 2014/2015

Application Form 2014/2015 Feststellungsprüfung program (completely in German)


Application Deadlines: