Foundation Courses

Feststellungsprüfung (FSP) or external university qualification assessment test

Our Foundation Courses optimally prepare you for the external university qualification assessment test, the “Feststellungsprüfung” or FSP for short, of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The test is administered twice a year by the district government of Cologne, in May and in November. The FSP certificate is recognized by all public German universities and entitles you to apply for a university place in the entire country

The test involves written examinations in three subjects as well as an oral examination in one subject. Which subjects are tested depends upon which kind of degree programme you intend to enrol in afterwards. Hence, there are actually different FSPs, for each of which our Foundation Courses prepare you with pinpoint precision.

We will gladly advise you which course you need: admission@stk-aachen.org 

Who must attend a Studienkolleg

Whether or not an international university applicant must take the assessment test in Germany depends on the school or university education acquired in the home country. International applicants whose university entrance qualification is only partially comparable with the German one must take the assessment test before beginning their studies. Detailed information on the countries affected by this requirement is available upon request or in the 

Our courses

We offer the following courses:

T-Course

W-Course

M-Course

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G-Course

T-Course

The technical Foundation Course T is intended for technical, mathematical, science or engineering degree programmes such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.

 
Written examination subjects
German, Mathematics, Physics
Oral examination subject
Chemistry
Course extent
2 semesters
5 x 6 lessons per week = 30 lessons in total.
12 in German and 6 each in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Course fee
5,500 €
Course duration
Lessons
38 weeks
Registration fee
495 €
Admission requirement
German proficiency at level B1
Dates
Summer semester:
 1st March – 31st July 
Winter semesters:
1st October – 28th February
W-Course

Foundation Course W is intended for degree programmes in economics or social sciences, e. g., Business Studies, Business Informatics, Economics, Tourism Management, Sociology, Political Sciences or Law. 

 
Written examination subjects
German, Mathematics, Economics
Oral examination subject
English
Course extent
2 semesters
Lessons
5 x 6 lessons per week = 30 lessons in total.
12 in German and 6 each in Mathematics, Economics and English.
Course duration
38 weeks
Course fee
5,500 €
Registration fee
495 €
Admission requirement
German proficiency at level B1
Dates
Summer semester:
 1st March  – 31st July 
Winter semesters:
1st October – 28th February
M-Course

The medical Foundation Course M is intended for degree programmes in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutics and similar. 

 
Written examination subjects
German, Physics, Biology
Oral examination subject
Chemistry
Course extent
2 semesters
Lessons
5 x 6 lessons per week = 30 lessons in total.
12 in German and 6 each in 
Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
Course duration
38 weeks
Course fee
7,500 €
Registration fee
495 €
Admission requirement
German proficiency at level B1
Dates
Summer semester:
 1st March  – 31st July 
Winter semesters:
1st October  – 28th February 
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G-Course

The humanities Foundation Course G is intended for humanities, social sciences and arts programs. This includes courses of study such as German Studies, Journalism, Law, History, Literature, and Art and Design

 
Written examination subjects
German, History, Social Science
Oral examination subject
German Literature
Course extent
2 semesters
Lessons
5 x 6 lessons per week = 30 lessons in total.
12 in German and 6 each in 
German, History and Social Science.
Course duration
38 weeks
Course fee
7,500 €
Registration fee
495 €
Admission requirement
German proficiency at level B1
Dates
Summer semester:
 1st March  – 31st July
Winter semesters :
1st October  – 28th February