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Admission to Prep4University for International Applicants

Do you want to apply for Prep4University? Please fill in the online application form. In case you cannot or do not want to apply online, you may send your application documents via regular mail to CBS International Business School, Prep4University, Hardefuststr. 1, 50677 Cologne, Germany.

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    Secondary school certificate that qualifies you for direct university entrance in your home country.

    For the English foundation course

    Applicants who do not have English as their first language will have to demonstrate an approved level of English proficiency. The minimum requirements are:

    • IELTS: 6.0
    • TOEFL: 72 (iBT)

    In case your school uses English as the language of instruction, a statement from the school can be accepted as a demonstration of your English proficiency.

    For the German foundation course

    Applicants who do not have German as their first language will have to demonstrate an approved level of German proficiency on B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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    You will be asked to upload the following documents for your Prep4University application:

    • Your secondary school certificate or university entrance qualification (e.g. High-School diploma, A-Level, Gaokao, IB, Bachillerato, etc.), including transcripts of records
    • Copy of your passport
    • Letter of motivation
    • CV
    • Proof of language skills

    Please note: In case that your documents are in another language than English or German, we kindly ask you to add a certified translation of the original documents.

    Please apply online using our application form.

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    Is your residence outside the EU? You will be required to pay a deposit of 2,250 € towards your tuition fee in order to secure your place in the Prep4University course.

    Once your study place has been confirmed, you will be required to pay your deposit: You will receive an email with the admission confirmation and the request to pay your deposit. After having paid, you will receive the formal letter of admission and your study contract. You will need the admission letter for your student visa application.

    More information on our study fees. More information on international payments.

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    Once you have successfully completed the application process, you will be admitted to your Prep4University place at CBS.

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    Do you need a visa to study in Germany?

    Once you have decided to apply for Prep4University and to study in Germany, you should start to take all necessary steps as soon as possible. Find out whether you need a visa to study in Germany. The visa application process can be tedious, so it is always good to inform yourself about all required documents and to process your application in a timely manner. If you need more detailed information about the visa application process, please visit the homepage of the German embassy or consulate in your country of residence. Do you need help with the general bureaucratic steps you have to take? We’ll be happy to assist you!

    Applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia must pass the APS procedure to apply for a student visa in Germany.

    Please note that all applicants who require a student visa should process their application before 01 May/ 01 Ocotber.

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    Travel to Germany

    Perfect! If all formal requirements are met you are ready to start your trip to Germany and Cologne. Please arrange your travel wisely to arrive on time before the term starts.

Any questions?

Give us a call at +49 (0) 221 / 93 18 09-31. Our advisors will gladly help you regarding all questions concerning the study programmes and the application process. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you good success!

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