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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.


Entrance Exams and Dates

Information about the Entrance Exam

The following topics are covered in the entrance exam. We do not have sample tests. 

English:  The entrance exam is in English for applicants without previous knowledge of German.

  • English - written and oral
  • Mathematics - written

German:  The entrance exam is in German for applicants with previous knowledge of German.

  • German - written and oral
  • Mathematics - written

Use of calculators is not permitted.

  • Working with
    • fractions
    • square roots
    • powers
    • logarithms
    • exponential functions
  • Polynomials
    • basic properties
    • finding zeros of linear, quadratic and cubic polynomials
  • Trigometric functions
  • Areas and volumes
  • Solving mathematic text problems
  • basics of probability calculus
  • (only in China: differential calculus)

Application Forms and Deadlines

Freshman Application

Application Form Feststellungsprüfung program
     (completely in German)


Application Deadlines:

Exams at the FH Aachen, Campus Jülich

Exam Date                        Time             Registration Deadline

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

 

Cameroon

Yaoundé

MONTAG, 12 January 2015
INFORMATION AND START:  12:00 pm (End approx. 3:00 pm)
LOCATION: British English Centre

Bafoussam

TUESDAY, 13 January 2015
INFORMATION AND START:  1:00 pm (End approx. 3:00 pm)
LOCATION: information will be available after registration

Bamenda

WEDNESDAY, 14 January 2015
INFORMATION AND START:  9:00 am (End approx. 12:00 pm)
LOCATION: Star Hotel Bamenda

Buea

THURSDAY, 15 January 2015
INFORMATION AND START:  11:00 am (End approx. 2:00 pm)
LOCATION: Eta Palace

Douala

FRIDAY, 16 January 2015
INFORMATION AND START:  10:00 am (End approx. 12:00 pm)
LOCATION: British Language Institute

Douala

FRIDAY, 16 January 2015
INFORMATION AND START:  3:00 pm (End approx. 5:00 pm)
LOCATION:Foyer du marin

Registration

Hallmark Education Foundation
Ekuh Edwin Etube
Hallmark Education Foundation
Douala
Cameroon

Email: edwin.etube(at)yahoo.com

China March/April 2015

 

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.

28 March 2015  Beijing
29 March 2015  Jinan
03 April 2015    Hangzhou
04 April 2015    Nanjing
04 April 2015    Guangzhou
05 April 2015    Nanjing
05 April 2015    Wuhan
06 April 2015    Chengdu

 

START: 09:00 for all tests.

India

The entrance test in India does not include the English test. Only math is tested. Applicants  intending to enter the Freshman program in German must take the German language test as part of the entrance exam and must use the German-language application form (labeled FEP).

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

You may apply directly by sending the application form as pdf-file to Dr. Kraus kraus(at)fh-aachen.de or through an agency.

 

Chennai

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 May 2015

TEST: Tuesday, 12 May 2015

LOCATION:  Conference Hall 1, Ground floor,
                 IC & SR Building,
                 (Near Gajendra Circle, Opposite Administrative block)
                 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) Campus,
                 Chennai - 600 036

START: 9:30 am


Mumbai

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 May 2015

TEST:  Wednesday, 13 May 2015

LOCATION:  Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
                 c/o ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions India Pvt. Ltd
                 3rd Floor, D Wing, Jolly Board Tower
                 i-Think Techno Campus
                 Station Road, opp. Crompton Greaves
                 Kanjurmarg (East)
                 Mumbai 400042

START: 9:30 am

 

New Delhi

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 May 2015

TEST:  Friday, 15 May 2015

LOCATION:  303, Paharpur Business Centre
                 21 Nehru Place Greens
                 New Delhi 110 019
                 India

START:  10:30 am

 

Bangalore

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  4 May 2015

TEST: Monday, 18 May 2015

LOCATION:  Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
                 716 CMH Road
                 Indiranagar 1st Stage
                 Bangalore 560 038
                 India

START:  9.30



Trivandrum

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 18 May 2015

TEST:  Saturday, 23 May 2015

LOCATION:  Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum
                 Casa Julia, University Road, Palayam
                 Trivandrum – 695034
                 Tel: 0091 471 3013018/2300777

START:  10:00 am

 
Kochi

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 18 May 2015

TEST:  Saturday, 30 May 2015

LOCATION:  Goethe-Zentrum Kochi
                 Opposite Lotus Club
                 Warriam Road,
                 Kochi – 682016
                Tel: 0091 9745160067

START:  10:00 am

Indonesia

SATURDAY, 21 February 2015


START: 10:00

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

Lebanon

FRIDAY, 1 May 2015

or

SATURDAY, 20 June 2015

START:  09:00

LOCATION:

Global Linkage of Technology s.a.r.l.
"Solet Tapis" Building, 4th floor, GLT office
Sarba Highway, Beirut Direction, Jounieh
Kesserwan
Lebanon

 

CONTACT and REGISTRATION:

Tel: +961 9 63 93 15
Mobile: +961 3 70 47 30
Email: glt_rc(at)yahoo.com
Email: hnakhoul(at)yahoo.com



Malaysia

FRIDAY, 27 February 2015

START:  2:30 pm


LOCATION:  UKM Mercator Office
                  Level 3, New Administrative Building
                  Faculty of Engineering
                  Universiti Kebangsaan
                  Malaysia

 

Additional testing dates may be offered in May and June. Updates will be posted on this website.

 

Please bring the original documents of your :

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

Registration

Ms. Monika Jusdi
General Manager

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:  www.mercatoreducation.com
Email: nickie_jusdi(at)yahoo.co.id

Nigeria

 

The entrance exam will be offered in mid to late February. The exact date will be available on this website at a later date.

 

Registration:

Mr. Felix. O. Adedayo
Suite 14 OGB Plaza
Majedodumi Street
Utako District, Abuja
Nigeria


Tel.: +234-806 332 5541
Tel.: +234-805 888 5742
Email: fabworldng(at)yahoo.com
Web: www.fabconsultingng.com

Pakistan

The Freshman Program will not offer the entrance exam in Pakistan. 

All applicants must take the TestAS and send the results with their applications.

Information about TestAS: www.testas.de.

Register for the TestAS: http://www.testas.de/en/zentren_welt_en.php

Thailand

Bangkok

SUNDAY, 14 June 2015

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 2015

Türkish below

 

Information sheet/Informationen

IZMIR 2015

WORKSHOP:   01 May. 2015, Friday starting at 10:30
                       (Information about the freshman year and filling the application forms)
EXAM:            02 May.2015 , Saturday starting at 09:00
PLACE:           TAKEV OKULLARI, TAKEV ANADOLU UND FEN GYMNASIUM               
                      Vakıf Sok. No:3 35000 Sahilevleri – İZMİR

ANKARA 2015

WORKSHOP:   03 May. 2015, Sunday starting at 17:30
                     (Information about the Freshman year and filling the application forms)
EXAM:         04 May.2015 , Monday starting at 09:00
PLACE:        HOUSTON OTELI (TUNALI HILMI), Güniz Sokak No:26 Kuğulu Park
                    Mevki Kavaklidere - ANKARA

 

ISTANBUL 2015

WORKSHOP:  06 May. 2015, Wednesday starting at 19:00
                     (Information about the Freshman year and filling the application forms)
EXAM:           07 May.2015 , Thursday starting at 09:00
PLACE:          RAMADA PLAZA, Halaskargazi Cad. No.63, Sisli-Istanbul

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

Please send an e-mail to a.artmann(at)fh-aachen.de to participate the Summer Freshman Institute Entrance Exam in Turkey for the term 2015-2016 or 2016-2017.

TÜRKCE

     2015-2016 döneminde, Aachen Uygulamali Bilimler Üniversitesi Freshman Programına katılmayı düşünen veya sonraki yil icin yerini rezerve ettirmeyi planlayan öğrencilerimizin (11.sinif, 12.sinif veya 12 yillik lise mezunu), Freshman Programina kabulü icin gerekli olan 2015 SINAV DÖNEMI Izmir-Ankara ve Istanbul`da, 01 MAYIS 2015 Cuma günü Izmir`de baslayacak, sonrasinda Ankara ve Istanbul`da seminerler ve sinavlarla devam edecektir.

IZMIR 2015

DÖNEMI SINAVI VELILERIN BILGILENDIRILMESI VE ÖGRENCILERIMIZIN BASVURU FORMLARINI DOLDURMALARI

SEMINER:   01. MAYIS 2015 CUMA GÜNÜ SAAT 10:30
SINAV:        02. MAYIS 2015 CUMARTESI GÜNÜ SAAT 09:00
YER:           TAKEV OKULLARI
                  TAKEV ANADOLU UND FEN GYMNASIUM
                  Adres : Vakıf Sok. No:3 35000 Sahilevleri – İZMİR

ANKARA 2015 DÖNEMI SINAVI

VELILERIN BILGILENDIRILMESI VE ÖGRENCILERIMIZIN BASVURU FORMLARINI DOLDURMALARI

SEMINER:   03. MAYIS 2015 PAZAR GÜNÜ SAAT 17:30
SINAV:       04. MAYIS 2015 PAZARTESI GÜNÜ SAAT 09:00
YER:           HOUSTON OTELI (TUNALI HILMI)
                  Güniz Sokak No:26 Kuğulu Park Mevki Kavaklidere - ANKARA        

ISTANBUL 2015 DÖNEMI SINAVI

VELILERIN BILGILENDIRILMESI VE ÖGRENCILERIMIZIN BASVURU FORMLARINI DOLDURMALARI

SEMINER:   06. MAYIS 2015 CARSAMBA GÜNÜ SAAT 19:00
SINAV:       07. MAYIS 2015 PERSEMBE GÜNÜ SAAT 09:00
YER:           RAMADA PLAZA
                   Halaskargazi Cad. No: 63, Şişli - İSTANBUL

Sinava basvurmak isteyen arkadaslarimizin bana, (a.artmann(at)fh-aachen.de)

ISIM-SOYADI
T.C KIMLIK NUMARALARI
POSTA ADRESI
E-MAIL ADRESI
OKUL ISMI VE SINIFI
SINAVI HANGI DILDE ALACAGI
SINAVA HANGI SEHIRDE GIRECEGI         bilgilerini, enkisa zamanda iletmeleri gereklidir.

EMAIL: a.artmann(at)fh-aachen.dea.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

Application Form Feststellungsprüfung program
     (completely in German)


Application Deadlines: