Study language EN/DE Lecture start WS + SS
Duration 1 year ECTS: -
Type of study full-time Qualification university entrance qualification
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The key to undergraduate Education in Germany

Do you want to start your undergraduate business studies in Germany but you do not fulfill the requirements to enroll into a German university because you have an international secondary school certificate?

Prep4University offers an intense and focused foundation course to pursue your German university entrance qualification. As a pioneer, we offer this foundation course in English for your further English-language studies at a German university.

Contents of the course:

  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Core Mathematics for Business Studies
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • German as a Foreign Language

Who is Prep4University for?

You have a non-EU school certificate and for that reason do not fulfil the requirements for direct access to higher education in Germany? You haven’t studied at university level yet? Then Prep4University is just the right thing for you to obtain the university entrance qualification. Prep4University offers an intensive and targeted preparation for the subsequent studies for:

  • study applicants who do not fulfill the requirements for direct entry for German undergraduate study programmes.
  • study applicants with international high school diplomas who are interested in starting their undergraduate studies at a German university.
  • everyone who wants to brush up their language and study skills before progressing to a full degree study course.

If you are unsure whether Prep4University is the right foundation course for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to check your diploma or transcripts and give you detailed feedback about your study options in Prep4University.

Moving to a new country can be very exciting and stressful. The Prep4Uni team is very supportive and I enjoyed and experienced the German culture and lifestyle during my foundation course. I acquired the necessary skills and tools, which I can now use for my Bachelor studies. I also met many students from different countries who had the same purpose as me. Now that I have started my Bachelor studies it is nice to know you already have friends at university, even on the first day.
– KEVIN SUAZA MARTINEZ (Prep4University graduate)

Intense foundation for your business studies

  • Good preparation for the final exam, the so-called “Feststellungsprüfung” and your further studies in a Germany university (“W-Kurs”)
  • Small study groups
  • Gain academic knowledge
  • Receive general study skills
  • Enhance your language proficiency
  • Acquaint yourself with the German culture and university life before your undergraduate degree course begins
  • Throughout the foundation course, you will benefit from our Prep4University Mentoring Programme. We offer guidance and a supportive learning environment to enable you to progress in your studies and achieve your academic goals.

Good performance is rewarded

The Prep4University foundation course is the key to your undergraduate studies in Germany. After the successful completion of the foundation course, you may progress onto your desired Bachelor programme. Successful Prep4University graduates have a guaranteed study place for their Bachelor studies in any of the offered programmes at Cologne Business School.

The top three graduates of our foundation course receive a scholarship for their first study year in the Bachelor degree course at CBS in case you decide to continue with your studies at CBS.

After completing your Prep4University degree, you will also have access to other German universities. Please contact the respective university to find out about their admission criteria. In case you need any further information on transfer opportunities to other universities after our foundation course, we will be happy to advise you!


Programme Coordinator

Lena Muñoz

+49 (0) 221 93 18 09-461

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