Im MediaPark 4c
D-50670 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 973 199 593
Fax: +49 221 973 199 599

studienkolleg nrw

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.


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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 € 7,990.00€, respectively € 3,900.00 per semester section plus admission fee. (only for German track)


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 2021!

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 cooperate with Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences. 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


Apply yourself for the study place and take part in the program starting in April 2021!

Apply yourself for the study place of the program starting in October 2021!

The application deadline for the program starting in winter semester 2021 is July 15 2021.

(Study begin: October 2021)

(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:

Studienkolleg NRW
Danielle Etienne
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.