Entrance Exams and Dates

 

The Freshman program offers online and in-person entrance exams. All applicants must take an entrance exam.

Online Seminars: What is the Freshman Program?

If you want to know more about the Freshman Institute, the study options offered and details about the application process, join one of our online seminars.

All online seminars are in English. Other languages are available upon request.

Date   Time (Berlin time)
Thursday, 7 October 2021   2:00 pm
Monday, 8 November 2021   1:00 pm
Thursday, 16 December 2021   2:00 pm
more seminars are planned    

Registration

Registration Online Seminar

Registration

Sample Exams & Information about the Entrance Exam

How to prepare for the math entrance exam:

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See below for the language and sample exams .

Topics of the Math Exam

Use of calculators is not permitted.

  • Elementarey Calculus: Sets and Numbers
    > Working with Sets
    > Working with Fractions
  • Powers and Percentage
    > Working with Powers, Roots und Percentage
  • Equations/Inequalities in one Variable
    > Lineare Equations/Inequalities
    > Quadratic Equations/Inequalities
    > Radical Equations
    > Absolute Value Equations
    > Equations/Inequalities with Fractions
  • Geometry
    > Area of Polygons and Circles
    > Angles in Triangles
    > Volumes of  Cylinders, Cones and Spheres
  • Elementary Functions
    > Power Functions
    > Properties/Roots of linear, quadratic and cubic polynomials
    > Logarithmic Functions
    > Exponential Functions
    > Trigometric Functions

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

  • German - written and oral
  • Mathematics - written

English:  The entrance exam is in English for applicantswithoutprevious knowledge of German.

  • English - written and oral
  • Mathematics - written

Requirements for Online Entrance Exams

Requirements for Online Exams

If you are taking an online exam, you must have the following

Exam Fee

  • The online entrance exam costs US$ 45. You will be billed directly by ExamRoom.AI, the service provider for the exam after a successful technical checkup (tech check).

Computer/Internet

  • Internet connection 10Mbps of upload/download speed
  • You must use a desktop or laptop computer to take the exam. You cannot take the exam on a mobile phone; however, you will need a smartphone for the proctoring process.
  • If using a Mac, please ensure screen recording permissions are allowed for Chrome browser to have the best experience during your exam.
  • You must use a headset with microphone to take the exam
  • Do not use institutional laptops or any computers for which you do not have administrative access
  • You cannot take the exam using VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Mobile Phone

  • The exam proctor will check your room using your smartphone’s camera.
  • After successfully passing the tech check with ExamRoom.AI, please download the App "ExamRoom.AI" for exam day. The app is available in Google Playstore as well as Apple AppStore.
  • Ensure you have the latest version of Chrome Browser and Android version 6 or iOS 13.0 or above on your mobile phone.

General Requirements

  • You are not permitted to test in a car, bus, or other vehicle, or in an internet-cafe.
  • You must be alone in the room during the exam.

Online Entrance Exam Dates and Deadlines

Exam Date Time (Berlin time) Language Registration Deadline
       
Fri., 5 November 2021 1:00 pm English 15 October 2021
Tues., 7 December 2021 1:00 pm English or German 16 November 2021
Sat., 5 February 2022 1:00 pm English 15 January 2022
       
TestAS see www.testas.de   15 July (+ language certificate)
       

More exam dates will be posted when available.  The last entrance exam for the Freshman year 2022/2023 will be in June 2022.

TestAS

TestAS

As an alternative to the entrance exam you can register for the TestAS www.testas.de.  The application deadline for the Freshman program is 15 July through the Online Application Portal.  You must upload an official German (for German track) or English (for English track) language certificate with your TestAS results.

Due to Covid-19, we offer in-person exams only in the countries listed below. Applicants from all other countries should register for the online exams.

China

Iran

Turkey

The dates will be posted here when available.