Bachelor Fields of Study after the Freshman Year

Language of instruction is German

The Freshman year and bachelor's program are taught in German.

The recommended German language level requirement for admission to the Freshman program is at least B1 with a mark of 1 or 90% or B2.

You can apply to any German university. The language of instruction is German for the entire Bachelor's program (including the Freshman year).

Each university determines which course/final exam (Feststellungsprüfung) you need for a particular bachelor's program. Check the website for the university of your choice to see which Freshman course is appropriate for your chosen field of study.

The Freshman program you attend depends upon your chosen course and field of study after the Freshman year.

Upon successful completion of the Freshman program, you can apply to a bachelor's program any university in Germany.

T-Kurs (Technology)
for fields of study such as
     Informatics
     Engineering
     Mathematics
     Natural Sciences

M-Kurs (Medicine)
for fields of study such as
     Medicine
     Pharmacy
     Psychology
     Veterinary Medicine
     Dentistry
     Biology
     Sports

W-Kurs (Business)
for fields of study such as
     Business
     Economics
     Social Sciences
     Law 

G-Kurs (Humanities)
for fields of study such as
     Humanities
     Social Sciences
     Languages
     Psychology
     Law
     Art

Other
Some fields of study, such as
     Music
     Art
     Sports
     Design

     have special admission requirements and entrance exams.
     Details are on the website of each university.
     As a general rule the Freshman program does not offer a final exam (Feststellungsprüfung) for these
     courses.



Language of instruction is English

Previous knowledge of German is not required for the fields of study listed below.

You can select your field of study from the options at our four partner universities. The use of English and German as the languages of instruction as well as the details of the Freshman program vary depending upon the bachelor's program and partner university.

The Freshman year will be taught in English and German.  German language classes will help the students with the transition from English to German. The bachelor's program will be in the language listed below.

After successful completion of the Freshman program, the Freshman Institute guarantees
that the student will be admitted to one of the programs listed below.

FH Aachen

German: Previous knowledge of German is not required.

Recommendation: English B1 with a mark of 1 or B2 or IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL iBT 53.

Intensive German lessons during the Freshman year prepare students for the transition in the language of instruction from English to German for the Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS) bachelor's programs.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that applicants who have been admitted use the time before they come to Germany to learn German (for example DUO www.deutsch-uni.com).

After successful completion of the Freshman year, students continue their studies in one of the Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS) bachelor's programs (guaranteed admission!).  Consideration is taken for the fact that the students' German level is not yet C1.

FH Aachen

University Duisburg-Essen

German: Previous knowledge of German is not required.

Recommendation: English B1 with a mark of 1 or B2 or IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 72.

The transition in the language of instruction from English to German is during the second year. Therefore, both languages are taught during the Freshman year. 
After successful completion of the Freshman year, students continue their studies in one of the following international Studies in Engineering (ISE) programs, including one year of additional German lessons.

University Duisburg-Essen

Important: Students for the University Duisburg-Essen must have a “B” average in mathematics over the last 3 years school, which includes the last two years of high school as well as the Freshman year.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee admission to the University Duisburg-Essen after the Freshman year.  
If a student does not meet this goal, we will do our best to help him/her find an alternative.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

German: Previous knowledge of German is not required.

Recommendation: English B1 with a mark of 1 or B2 or IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 72.

Both the Freshman and the bachelor's programs are completely in English. Therefore, students receive intensive English language training as well as German for daily life.After successful completion of the Freshman year, students study in one of the following programs (guaranteed admission!).

SRH Hamm*

German: Previous knowledge of German is not required.

Recommendation: English B1 with a mark of 1 or B2 or IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL iBT 53.

Intensive German lessons during the Freshman year prepare students for the transition in the language of instruction from English to German for the Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS) bachelor's programs.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that applicants who have been admitted use the time before they come to Germany to learn German (for example DUO www.deutsch-uni.com).

After successful completion of the Freshman year, students continue their studies in one of the following bachelor's programs (guaranteed admission!).  Consideration is taken for the fact that the students' German level is not yet C1.

SRH Hamm

Engineering

Business

∗ Special Information about the SRH Hochschule Hamm:   Additional tuition fees are required after the Freshman year. For more information, see the university website links above.

FH Südwestfalen/South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

German:  Previous knowledge of German is not required.

Recommendation: English B1 with a mark of 1 or 90% or B2 or IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 72.

Both the Freshman and the bachelor's program are completely in English. Therefore, students receive intensive English language training as well as German for daily life.
After successful completion of the Freshman year, students study in the following program (guaranteed admission!).

FH Südwestfalen/South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

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