Studienkolleg for Dummies

15/04/2019 - 14:52-7 Comments by | venezuela flag

Studienkolleg for dummies

Hello @germanizers!

I have summed up the Studienkolleg selection process in order to show you how to obtain a higher education certificate in Germany! -as an international student-.

About three years ago I decided to study in Germany and I started doing all the selection process by the ‘German book’. I learned German in a well-known institution you may know -Goethe Institut- and graduated from a German institution and its course for International Students – Studienkolleg- .That means that I received a higher education certificate from the German authorities called -Allgemeine Hochschulreife- after writing three 4-hour-long exams and demonstrating my oral literature analysis skills in German Literature. How do they call the examination process mentioned above? – DIE  FESTSTELLUNGSPRÜFUNG.

But do not worry about that now. Let’s focus on the Application -DIE BEWERBUNG-

If you are Intermediate in German [B2]  + international student and you have not studied in a higher education institution in your home country, you are able to apply for the so-called STUDIENKOLLEG.

But how? The German application/educational system is sort of a maze but If you follow the indications below you may succeed.

Here is the ‘Step by Step’ :

I- Inform yourself about your desired Studienkolleg(s) -those who offer your desired Studienkolleg course- 

II- Submit your application for a Studienkolleg [Each Studienkolleg has a different application process]

    – wether via Uni-Assist

      or via Mail/E-mail

III- Wait for the invitation letter for the entrance exam  -AUFNAHMETEST-

IV- Prepare yourself for the exam.

V- If you have passed the exam you have already a free preparation course for the University in Germany!

Good luck! 


Studienkolleg für dummies

Hallo @germanizers,

für euch habe ich das deutsche Bewerbungsverfahren für Internationale Studenten reingepackt, damit ihr in Deutschland in einem Studienkolleg studieren könnt!

Für ein Bachelor Studium in Deutschland habe ich mich seit drei Jahren interessiert und von daher habe ich das deutsche Bewerbungsverfahren fleißig gefolgt, um hierzulande studieren zu können. Die deutsche Sprache habe ich in die weltbekannte Deutsche Sprachinstitut -Goethe Institut- gelernt und einen Abschluss von einer deutschen Schule habe ich auch von den deutschen Behörden erworben und zwar, in einem Studienkolleg, d.h, ein Vorbereitungskurs für Internationale Studierende. Im Studienkolleg bekommt man die Allgemeine Hochschulreife, wenn man drei 4-Stunde-lang Prüfungen schreibt und sich mit Deutsche Literatur -in meinem Fall- in einer mündlichen Prüfung beschäftigt. Wie wird aber diese oben genannte Prüfungsverfahren genannt? -DIE FESTSTELLUNGSPRÜFUNG.

Aber machen Sie darum keine Sorgen jetzt . Auf die BEWERBUNG müssen wir uns konzentrieren.

Verfügen Sie über Deutschkenntnisse [B2] als Internationale Student, können Sie sich um ein STUDIENKOLLEG bewerben. Gilt  aber nur für Studierende, die in ihren Heimatländer kein Studium abgeschlossen hatten!

Aber wie? Das deutsche Bewerbungssystem bzw. Bildungssystem ist mit einem Labyrinth vergleichbar, aber wenn Sie die folgende Anweisungen folgen, wird die Erfolgsquote höher.

Klipp und Klar:

I- Informieren Sie sich über die Studienkollegs, wofür Sie sich interessieren -also die Studienkollegs, die ihre Kurstypen anbieten-

II- Schicken Sie die Unterlagen an dem Studienkolleg [Je nach Studienkolleg ist das Bewerbungsverfahren anders]

  – entweder via Uni-Assist

  – oder via Post/E-mail

III- Warten Sie auf das Einladungsschreiben für den AUFNAHMETEST

IV- Vorbereiten Sie sich auf die Prüfung

V- Haben Sie die Prüfung bestanden, können Sie sich an einem Studienkolleg teilnehmen!

Viel Erfolg!



Tags: Career, English Blog Post, First Steps in Germany, German Blog Post, German Cities, Student Life, Useful Links & Tips



    Wow, Really this blog is very helpful for those students, who want to study in Germany University. I also got a lot of information about education policy in Germany. Thanks for sharing such kind of information with us. For more information about the study in Germany Please visit

    Comment by Sopedits created 22/04/2019 - 12:53

    study visa

    Comment by sajid ali created 14/06/2019 - 08:04

    Thanks for this information but it’s confusing.

    Please can you kindly help me through how to get a scholarship to study in Germany.

    Thanks. I anticipate your response soon

    Comment by Ezike Laurina created 17/06/2019 - 17:58

      Hi Ezike,

      You can find scholarships for master’s degree students on the DAAD Scholarship Database:
      The application requirements are listed in the respective description.
      If your school-leaving certificate is not recognised in Germany, you can still study at a German university by participating in a “Studienkolleg” (foundation course). Good German language skills are required. To gain admission to a foundation course, you must first pass an entrance examination. Participation in the course is usually free of charge. Foundation courses take one year to complete and end with the “Feststellungsprüfung” (university qualification assessment examination). On our website you can find more information on foundation courses
      Best wishes,
      your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 19/06/2019 - 12:18

    Epale Andres,

    Me invitaron a tomar el Aufnahmetest en Konstanz. Me puede decir que tal es el test y como me preparo para el. Gracias. María Adelaida

    Comment by Maria Topel created 27/06/2019 - 13:14

    How did your process with Uni-Assist work? The University I’d like to study at says I have to apply over Uni-Assist and after the second year of finally getting everything together and trying to apply, I’ve recieved another Ablehnung from Uni-Assist, on the grounds that I need to study at a Studienkolleg… which is what I’m trying to do. Is there something specific you have to click on or mark saying that you want to attend Studienkolleg or is it just managing to apply within the right time period?
    Also did you have a great experience with Uni-Assist? I’ve been attempting to call for over a week now and have called probably over 2.000 times and its just “Leitung belegt” every single time. So frustrating.

    Comment by C created 18/08/2020 - 14:01


      we’re sorry you had this experience! The poor accessibility could be due to the fact that it is currently vacation time. Due to Corona, people in Germany are currently working a lot from their homes, too. At Uni-Assist, inquiries are currently only answered by email or telephone. Have you already looked at this page: ?

      In some German federal states, you apply directly to the relevant Studienkolleg; in other states, you apply via the universities’ International Offices or uni-assist. In most cases, applications for preparatory courses are made via the universities. It is therefore advisable to contact the university you wish to apply to regarding the application process. is not an agency or advising service, and that’s why we cannot offer you any direct help. However, if you have general questions or want to be pointed in the right direction, please feel free to contact one of the DAAD offices all around the world:

      Good luck and best wishes,
      Your Study in Germany Team

      Comment by Redaktion created 19/08/2020 - 12:29

(required will not be published)

Back to top