Preparatory Courses

What is a preparatory course?

Our preparatory courses (also called foundation course) prepare you for the external university qualification assessment test (the “Feststellungsprüfung” or FSP) of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. You can choose between T-Course, M-Course, W-Course and G-Course. The FSP-test is mandatory for foreign students who want to apply to a university in Germany. The test is administered twice a year, in May and in November, by the district government of Cologne. The grades obtained in the FSP are an admission criterion for university applications, together with the grades of your school-leaving qualification.

Which preparatory Courses does the Studienkolleg Düsseldorf offer?

The preparatory courses are customized to fit each individual qualification assessment test. You can choose between the following courses:

Studienkolleg Düsseldorf T-Kurs


for technical, mathematical or engineering studies such as mechanical & electrical engineering, computer science or physics.

Studienkolleg Düsseldorf M-Kurs


for students who are interested in studying in the fields of medicine, biology and pharmaceutics.

Studienkolleg Düsseldorf W-Kurs


for degree programmes in economics and social sciences, e. g. business studies, macroeconomics, sociology, or politics.



for degree programmes in the humanities and social studies, e. g. German studies, education, philosophy as well as law.

Studienkolleg Düsseldorf M+T-Kurs


for university applicants who are not yet sure whether they would prefer to study medicine, biology and pharmaceutics or rather technology, mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Studienkolleg Düsseldorf Deutsch Vorkurs

Pre-Course German B1/B2

In the Pre-Course German B1/B2, you’ll concentrate on learning German intensively for all parts of the examination and it will help you to prepare precisely for telc B2 exam.

Why take a Preparatory Course at the Studienkolleg?

The Studienkolleg Düsseldorf guarantees you a place in any of our preparatory courses without an entrance examination/test. You are free to decide when to start your preparatory course. Our courses take place twice a year, starting in either September or February. All you need for the application to a preparatory course is a German-language proficiency at B1/B2 level, that can be verified by a certificate of attendance of a German course. For students, whose German is just at a B1 level, we offer German pre-course B1/B2, which will help you to reach German B2 efficiently in a short time.

We are also an authorized telc examination center, offering you all the telc examinations, especially the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, that are mandatory for participating in the Feststellungsprüfung (FSP) and your studies.

Our experienced teachers provide you with sufficient teaching material that you need in order to pass the “Feststellungsprüfung” (FSP) successfully. Our friendly and professional staff offers you individual support at any time.

In addition, the Studienkolleg Düsseldorf provides you with further tutorials for language and natural sciences, telc preparation courses and extensive cultural programs.

Studienkolleg Düsseldorf

Here you can find your perfect learning environment in the spacious and bright rooms of our Studienkolleg. It is located in the inner city of Düsseldorf with fellow students from over 50 different nations.

You do not have a German language certificate B2? The Studienkolleg Düsseldorf offers German pre-courses B1/B2, giving you the opportunity to learn German in a very short period of time.