Im MediaPark 4c
D-50670 Köln
Schreiben Sie uns!
+49 221 973 199 44
Fax: +49 221 973 199 599

studienkolleg nrw


Dear prospective students:
From now on you can apply for the next T-, W- and M-course in German. (Start: March 2023, Feststellungsprüfung: November 2023)

We start courses two times in each year!

new courses from Mrach 2023: W-, T- and M-Kurs in German

Feststellungsprüfung in November/December 2023

new courses from September 2023: W-, T- and M-Kurs in German &

W-, and T-course in English

Feststellungsprüfung in May/June 2024

Studienkolleg NRW

Join us at Studienkolleg NRW in Cologne! We are part of the state-recognized Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and are centrally located in the Mediapark Cologne. You can take the Feststellungsprüfung at our Studienkolleg in German as well as in English in the focus courses M-Medicine Sciences, T-Technical Sciences or W-Economics in order to acquire the German university entrance qualification. You can expect an international atmosphere and intercultural exchange with participants from all over the world. Regular performance reviews ensure that you are as well prepared as possible for the Feststellungsprüfung. In addition, you will be accompanied by German students from the Hochschule Fresenius of Applied Sciences in the Buddy Program. The team at the Studienkolleg will provide you with intensive support throughout the entire phase and will always have an open ear for you.


Alumni report on Studienkolleg NRW

Get to know Studienkolleg NRW better through the eyes of two alumni of winter semester 2018/2019. They report on their experiences at Studienkolleg NRW: from the preparatory courses, the support provided by the team of Studienkolleg NRW and their personal mentors, up to the life in Cologne.

Read more experience reports from former participants here.


Mit dem Laden des Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube.
Mehr erfahren

Video laden

Preparatory Focus Courses



German (B2+C1)
English (B1)


(Technical Sciences)

German (B2+C1)


(Medicine Sciences)

German (B2+C1)


Feststellungsprüfung in English

We also offer the W-course (Economics) and T-course (Technical Sciences) in English language.

Apply now for the focus courses in English starting in October 2021.

W-course (economics)

English (B2+C1)        Mathematics        Economics        German (B1)

T-course (technical sciences)

English (B2+C1)        Mathematics         Physics              Chemistry

Special (short) program

Feststellungsprüfung without the subject German

You already have an offical German language skills at C1 level?
Register with us for the focus course M, T or W for the pure specialist courses (without subject German).

Tuition fee from € 7,990
(only for application for a course in German track with advanced language proficiency in German -C1 regarding CEF-)


The Studienkolleg’s class takes currently place in a hybrid form (attendance on campus + live stream).

You can find more information here.

The team of Studienkolleg NRW is still available by phone and e-mail.

!NEW! From now on virtual counseling interviews are also possible.

We are here for you!

Apply for the winter program 2022!

German Education

German Education is becoming increasingly important for international students. Germany has an excellent and qualified educational landscape. Private and state colleges as well as universities are much more cost-effective in international competition.
We - Studienkolleg NRW - create the prerequisites for studying in Germany for all those who do not have a direct university entrance qualification (HZB).


Our Offer

We offer optimal preparation for the Feststellungsprüfung. In order to achieve qualification, we focus not only on professional training on focus subjucts but also on special linguistic development.


Our Partner

We belong to Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences. Since 2012 the district government of Cologne has commissioned this state-recognized university to conduct the Feststellungsprüfung. Studienkolleg NRW supports you in your professional preparation for this exam. You can concentrate on the course contents: we take care of everything else such as finding accommodation, networking with Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences, mentoring, cultural programs, events and much more.


University Qualification Examination (Feststellungsprüfung)

If you do not have a direct university entrance qualification but would like to apply for German university, you have to successfully pass the Feststellungsprüfung (university qualification examination) at first.

The District Government of Cologne has commissioned Hochschule Fresenius to conduct this offcial exam.

You may find further information about Feststellungsprüfung of the offcial website of the Cologne District Government:

Cologne District Government


From now on you can apply for the next T-, W- and M-course in German. (Start: March 2023, Feststellungsprüfung: November 2023)

(regular application deadline: December 15, 2022)

(A) Are you still stay abroad or have no valid visa for your study in Germany?
Then please contact us as soon as possible so that we can assist you with your visa application.


(B) Are you are already in Germany (with a valid residence permit), which we could register you immediately through our simplified application procedure? We are glad to arrange a personal appointment with you on campus or have a digital appointment with you via internet.


(C) Do you have an advanced language level for German (C1) as well ? Applications are also possible outside the regular application period. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Fulfill the application form completely and send us your written application including all required documents to:

Hochschule Fresenius – Studienkolleg NRW
Katharina Albrecht
Im MediaPark 4c
50670 Cologne, Germany

Please send us your application in digital in advance by e-mail to:

After we have received and checked your application documents, we will send you a detailed overview of our services, fee sturkture and program process time plan.

We look forward to receiving your application.
Your Studienkolleg NRW Team

Application FormKontakt

Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences

 Preparatory courses and Feststellungsprüfung

Studienkolleg NRW conducts the preparatory courses for the Feststellungsprüfung (university qualification examination) at Hochschule Fresenius in Cologne. Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognized university with more than 7,000 students in the economics and media department alone at its locations in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and New York. For all German- and English-language economics courses, you are guaranteed a study place on a German or English bachelor’s program at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences if you pass the Feststellungsprüfung and meet the applicable admission requirements.