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

Alumni talk about Studienkolleg NRW

Get to know the Studienkolleg NRW better through the eyes of two graduates of the 2018/2019 winter semester. Both of them talk about their experiences at the Studienkolleg NRW: about the preparatory courses, the assistance by the team of the Studienkolleg NRW and their personal mentors, up to their life in Cologne.

Read more experience reports from former participants here.

Preparatory Courses

W-course (Economics)

German (B2+C1)
English (B1)

(Technical Sciences)

German (B2+C1)

M-course (Medical Studies)

German (B2+C1)

!NEW! Courses in English

We offer the W-course (Economics) and T-course (Technical Sciences) in english as well. Please apply for the W-course and T-course (English) starting in April and October 2020 now!

W-course (Economics)

English (B2+C1)
German (B1)

T-course (Technical Sciences)

Englisch (B2+C1)

Focus courses without German

Do you already have German knowledge at the C1 level?

You can apply for focus courses without German at Studienkolleg NRW directly.


Studienkolleg NRW

Join us at the Studienkolleg NRW in Cologne! We belong to the state recognised Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences and are centrally located in the Mediapark in Cologne. You can take the university qualification exam (”Feststellungsprüfung”) in German as well as in English in the main focus courses M-medicine, T-technology or W-economics in order to acquire a German university entrance qualification. You can expect an international atmosphere and an intercultural exchange with participants from all over the world. The regular performance review ensures that you are optimally prepared for the Feststellungsprüfung. In addition, you will be accompanied by German students from Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences  in the Buddy Program. The Studienkolleg team will provide you with intensive support throughout the entire program will always be reachable for you as a contact person

German Education

German education is becoming increasingly popular among international students. Germany has an outstanding education system. Private and public universities are much less expensive than the international competition. With our program “german education gate”, we lay the academic foundation for individuals, who do not have direct access to the German university system.

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What We Offer

Our wide-ranging program provides you with optimum preparation for the Feststellungsprüfung (university qualification exam). To ensure your success, we focus on language development and other specialized subjects.

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Our Partners

We cooperate with Hochschule Fresenius. The Cologne Regional Council (Bezirksregierung Köln) has authorized this state-recognized private university to conduct the Feststellungsprüfung. Studienkolleg nrw will assist you in preparing for this exam. You can focus on studying while we take care of everything else: accommodation, mentoring, integrating you into the Hochschule Fresenius, cultural as well as other events, and much more.

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Feststellungsprüfung (university qualification exam)

If you would like to study at a German university but do not have a university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung), you need to pass the Feststellungsprüfung.

The Cologne Regional Council (Bezirksregierung Köln) has commissioned Hochschule Fresenius to conduct the Feststellungsprüfung.

You will find additional information on the Cologne Regional Council’s website.


Application Form

Do you have an advanced level of German or English? Applicates with an advanced language level can also outside regular application deadline apply for our program. Please contact us at any time.

You would like to attend the next German Education Gate Program at Studienkolleg NRW in 2020?

Apply now and get study places at Studienkolleg NRW for the upcoming summer semester 2020 starting in April.

If you are not in Germany or do not have a residence permit.

Please contact us as soon as possible, so that we can assist you to apply for a student visa.

Here is our application form.
Please print and fill in the entire form and send your written application by mail to:

Studienkolleg SK NRW
Danielle Etienne
Im MediaPark 4c
D-50670 Köln

To speed up processing, please also send a scanned copy to

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Hochschule Fresenius

Preparatory Courses and “Feststellungsprüfung”

Studienkolleg NRW conducts the preparatory courses for the Feststellungsprüfung at Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences, in Cologne. Hochschule Fresenius is a state-recognized private university with more than 7000 students in the Economics and Media Department alone at campuses in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Idstein (near Frankfurt), Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Wiesbaden and New York. After you have passed the Feststellungsprüfung, we guarantee you a place in selected German or English Bachelor programs at the Hochschule Fresenius.