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Freshman Program (Studienkolleg)

Everything international high school graduates need to gain entry to German universities - in one complete package!

Even if you don’t meet the standard admission requirements to German universities, the Freshman Program is for you.

Are you an international high school student dreaming of studying in Germany? The Freshman Program is your pathway to German universities.

Our comprehensive foundation program provides you with the academic, language, and cultural skills to thrive in a German university. From customized courses to mentoring, tutoring, and personal support, we've got you covered.

Study in Germany? Possible!

Do you want to study in Germany? Perhaps become an engineer? Implement new ideas in a successful business? Help people as a future doctor?

Deciding to study in Germany is easy: You receive high quality academic education in a great environment.

Study in English, in German or start learning German? Possible!

The Freshman Program has different tracks to choose from. Whether you already know German (German Track), still want to learn German (English to German Track), or even prefer English (English Track FeP) for your studies – the Freshman Program offers something for everyone!

Every year we prepare over 300 students from all over the world to study in Germany.

Guaranteed Admission? Possible!

Freshman Program has selected options with guaranteed admission to a bachelor’s program in business or engineering after you complete the Freshman Program. We offer individual preparation tailored to the bachelor programs of our partner universities. Our graduates therefore have the best chances to succeed in their studies.


Intern Consultant at Porsche, Studying Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration at RWTH Aachen

"I was immediately drawn to the Freshman Program because of its many advantages. As an international student who spoke at an intermediate level of German before coming to Germany, the program provided the language training and academic coursework I needed to succeed at a German university. The best advantages of the Freshman Program for me were, no blocked bank account requirement for the Freshman Year, and accommodation near the campus. These benefits made my transition to studying in Germany much smoother and less stressful. I felt like I was well-prepared for the demands of university-level courses, and I was able to excel in my classes."


Studying Medicine at The University of Freiburg

"The fact that the entrance exam took place in my home country and that we received support in all aspects was a great advantage for me. I found the Freshman Program a great opportunity to develop further in social and international life and, of course, to prepare properly for the upcoming studies in Germany I was able to develop personally in many aspects of my life that year and had the opportunity to make many nice friends from other countries with different cultures with whom I am still in contact. I have personally had very positive experiences and would recommend this program to those who wish to experience an independent life in Germany."


Technical and Key Account Support Engineer at KISTERS AG

"I have to thank the Freshman Program for being the stepstone for me to pursuit my further education in Germany. Often when one considers to study abroad, there are lots of things/challenges one should consider and be aware of before coming abroad but worry no more because all of these formalities will be taken care by the Freshman Program themselves... I will strongly recommend this program for anyone who is seriously considering to come abroad to Germany for their further studies."

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Director:  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Josef Ackermann

Executive Director:  Maria Kappenstein, Dipl.-Sozialpäd., MBA

Freshman Program
FH Aachen, Campus Jülich
Heinrich-Mußmann-Str. 1
52428 Jülich, Germany

For more information:

Tel: +49 241 6009 53075 or
Tel: +49 241 6009 53009