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


studienkolleg nrw

Take advantage of the excellent but inexpensive educational opportunities available in Germany. If your grades or degree do not allow you as a prospective international student to register at a German university, you can obtain the necessary prerequisites by passing the so-called “Feststellungsprüfung” in Germany. We – the “studienkolleg nrw” – cooperate with Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences in Cologne to offer an effective preparation for this examination. After you have successfully passed the Feststellungsprüfung as well as the regular enrollment procedures of Hochschule Fresenius, we guarantee you a place in one of their German or English Bachelor programs.

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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 entrance 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 entrance examination)

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

Would you like to attend the German Education Gate program at studienkolleg nrw? 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

Applications for our  program starting in autumn 2018 will only be accepted until April 30, 2018 – if you are still abroad and not having a visa so far and before June 30, 2018 – if you already in Germany and have a residence permit.

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 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.