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The Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS) programs at the FH Aachen / University of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus are open to German and international applicants.
Before beginning these Bachelor's programs, many of our international students need the Freshman Year of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. You don't need the Freshman year if you have all of the points listed below. Then you can directly apply to the IOS program.
These programs are NOT taught in English. The language of instruction in the complete IOS Bachelor's programs is German starting in the first semester. Some tutorials may taught in other languages, including, but not necessarily limited to, English.
See "Language Requirements" below for detailed German and English language admission requirements.
Documents not in German or English must be accompanied by notarized translations into English or German.
If you are admitted, you must show us the original documents upon arrival in Germany.
All applicants must submit all of the following requirements. If any items are missing, we cannot consider your application.
Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or allgemeine / fachgebundene Hochschulreife.
Students intending to come to the FH Aachen as exchange students from a partner university for only one semester on a student exchange should see www.fh-aachen.de/hochschule/akademisches-auslandsamt/international-students.
The current official admission requirements to German universities are set by the German government and can be seen at http://anabin.kmk.org (German only). We are required to use the current official version of these admission requirements.
The admission requirements for many countries are also briefly summarized in English at https://www2.daad.de/deutschland/nach-deutschland/voraussetzungen/en/57293-database-on-admission-requirements/.
Individual academic requirements may vary depending on your documents.
Please contact us for details or if you have any questions about entrance requirements. In addition to all school leaving certificates and university certificates, you must enclose your mark statements or grade reports from those schools or universities.
Any university study that is part of your admission requirement (such as one year in addition to your secondary school) cannot be considered for transfer credit. Decisions about any other transfer credit must be approved by the head of the examination committee.
All admission decisions are made solely by the FH Aachen / University of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus, Internationally Oriented Studies program.
Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan are among those from countries who must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet our admission requirements, even if your education was completely in English.
Due to the corona virus, an internship (Vorpraktikum) is not required for admission to the winter semester 2020/2021.
The internship will be required for admission to the winter semester 2021/2022.
We require proof of both English and German language ability.
We require a TELC or Goethe Institute B2 German language certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages*. We also accept the following certificates as equivalent:
We cannot make any exceptions to this requirement.
Applicants to Electrical, Mechanical and Physical Engineering do not have to submit proof of English language ability.
Proof of English language ability is required for applicants to Applied Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
You can prove your ability in English in one of the following ways, with a notarized document as described above.
Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistanas well as many other countries must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, even if your complete education was in English.
All score sheets must be submitted with your application. We cannot upload or review score sheets sent separately by ETS, IELTS, TOEFL, the applicant or another organization.
The FH Aachen reserves the right to decide if the student’s academic background demonstrates sufficient English knowledge.
Applicants already in Germany who do not meet the English language requirements above may be interested in an exam offered by our partner institution, the Sprachenakademie Aachen. See the website http://www.spraachen.org/sprachenzentrum-an-der-fh-aachen/pruefungen/zugangspruefung-englisch/ for more information.
* For more information about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
This must show all secondary and university education, work experience, and everything you have done since finishing secondary school, if completed. Dates must be included. Please limit your C.V. to one page. International students should list any German language courses here.
Your CV must be similar to the model that you can download here: model curriculum vitae.
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