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Dear prospective students:

Apply now for the M-, T-  or W-course in German language or for the T- or W-course in English language.
(Course start: September 2023, Feststellungsprüfung: May 2024)

Application deadline is June 15, 2023!

So what are you waiting for? Apply now in order to start your academic career!
If you have not yet received your graduation certificate, you can submit it later.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Our courses start twice a year!

Start in March:
M- and T-course in German
with Feststellungsprüfung in November

Start in September:
M-, T- and W-course in German & T- and W-course in English
with Feststellungsprüfung in May

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 (“Wirtschaft”) 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 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.


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Preparatory Focus Courses

Feststellungsprüfung in English

We also offer the W-course and T-course in English language.

Apply now for the focus courses in English starting in September 2023.

W-course (Economics: “Wirtschaft”)

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

T-course (Technical Sciences)

English (B2+C1)        Mathematics         Physics              Chemistry

Feststellungsprüfung in German


German (B2+C1)
English (B1)

(Technical Sciences)

German (B2+C1)

(Medicine Sciences)

German (B2+C1)

Special Program:
Feststellungsprüfung in German “without German”

You already have an offical German language certificate at a C1/C2 level ?
We are glad to check whether the certificate can be recognized as an equivalence in order to be exempted from German as a subject in the Feststellungsprüfung.

Register with us for the focus course M, T or W for the pure specialist courses (i.e. without German as a subject).

Admission criteria

For our courses to be successful, it is essential that all participants have a similar level of language proficiency and educational background.

In addition to checking the formal requirements on the basis of your certificates and transcripts and depending on the applicant profile we also arrange an online interview with you to get an impression of your linguistic and personal skills.

For the German language focus courses, a completed B1 level in German is required; as well as an A2 in English for the W-course.
[The levels B2 and C1 in German resp. B1 in English will be taught at Studienkolleg.]

For the English language focus courses, a completed B1 level in English is required, as well as an A2 in German for the W-course.
[The levels B2 and C1 in English resp. B1 in German will be taught at Studienkolleg.]

Tuition fee starts from 8,390€ depending on your language skills and the focus course.

Plus a one-time registration fee of 450€.

German Education

German education is becoming increasingly important for international students. Germany has an excellent educational landscape. State and private universities are much more cost-effective in an international comparison.
At the Studienkolleg NRW you will get the optimal preparation for studying in Germany.


Our Offer

We offer optimal preparation for the Feststellungsprüfung in three focus courses
(M, T, W) and the subsequent study for all those who do not have a direct university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) for Germany.


Our Partner

Studienkolleg NRW belongs to Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences. Since 2012, after the closure of the state Studienkollegs in NRW, the District Government of Cologne has commissioned this state-recognized university to conduct the Feststellungsprüfung.


Feststellungsprüfung: University Qualification Examination

The District Government of Cologne (“Bezirksregierung Köln”) has commissioned Hochschule Fresenius, Studienkolleg NRW to conduct the Feststellungsprüfung (university qualification examination), i.e.

  • We conduct the Feststellungsprüfung at the Hochschule Fresenius on behalf of the District Government right after the preparatory programs.
  • You do not have to apply again externally to the District Government, but are already pre-registered for the final exam when you enroll at our Studienkolleg.
  • Your qualified lecturers at the Studienkolleg NRW will also take the Feststellungsprüfung in accordance with the District Government and can therefore prepare you optimally for it.
  • The Feststellungsprüfung ist officially state-recognized. After passing the Feststellungsprüfung in German language, you can apply for a bachelor’s degree program in all over Germany; the Feststellungsprüfung in English language basically enables you to study in NRW in English.

If you do not have a direct university entrance qualification for German universities, you generally first have to successfully pass the Feststellungsprüfung. You may find further information about Feststellungsprüfung of the official website of the Cologne District Government:

Cologne District Government

Application form

Apply now for the M, T or W course in German or English language:

Start: September 2023
Feststellungsprüfung: Mai 2024

 Regular application deadline: June 15, 2023

(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. We are glad to arrange an online meeting with you.


(B) Are you are already in Germany (with a valid residence permit)?
Then, you can register immediately through our simplified application procedure? We are glad to arrange a personal meeting with you on campus.


(C) Do you have an advanced language level for German (C1/C2) as well ?
Applications are also possible outside the regular application period. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Please fill out 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 FormContact

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.