Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung) for "Fachhochschulen" (Universities of applied science)
Study applicants can prepare for the assessment test by attending a generally two-semester long preparatory course offered by the Studienkollegs for the Fachhochschule institutions. The courses cover the following focuses relevant to the academic discipline which the applicant will later study;
TI-course Preparation for technical and engineering degree courses
WW-course Preparation for business and management degree courses
GD-course Preparation for art and design degree courses
SW-course Preparation for social science degree courses
DÜ-course Preparation for Diplom-Dolmetscher (interpreter) and Diplom-Übersetzer (translator) degree courses
The subjects taught and examined at the Studienkollegs are:
technical drawing (including CAD) or computer science
economics and business administration,
information technology and
social sciences (education/psychology, sociology, legal knowledge),
information technology and computer science,
2nd foreign language (English or French; in both cases for advanced students only),
3rd foreign language (English or French or Spanish),
Information technology and computer science
In addition to these, instruction will generally also be given in a further discipline related to the study focus. The assessment test may only be retaken once, at the earliest 6 months after the first attempt.
In order to be admitted to a Studienkolleg, study applicants must demonstrate that they will be able to understand courses held in German by passing an entrance test. Applicants who fail this entrance test may repeat it once; some Studienkollegs allow two repeats. Most Studienkollegs provide intensive courses to prepare students for the repeat entrance test. In most cases, these are denoted as pre-courses (Vorkurse).
Studienkolleg students will generally be registered as full-time students at their respective higher education institution for the duration of the preparatory course.
Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung) for "Universitäten" (Universities)
Study applicants can prepare for the assessment test by attending a Studienkolleg preparatory course which generally lasts two semesters. The courses focus on disciplines relevant to an applicant's later academic study. The assessment test involves a written section and an oral section.
German is a mandatory examination subject for all prospective study applicants. Holders of one of the following language qualifications will be exempted from the German language section in the assessment test:
a Level II Language Certificate issued by the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK);
a Senior Secondary Test Certificate issued by the Goethe Institute;
a Major or Minor Language Certificate also issued by the Goethe Institute; or o the DSH certificate (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber).
In addition to German, the written section will also test two further mandatory subjects relevant to an applicant's respective academic focus. All the subjects taught within the relevant course focus may be tested in the oral section. Depending on the legislation in the relevant Bundesland (federal state), the assessment test may also be taken in stages.
Courses with the following study focuses are offered by the Studienkollegs to prepare students for study in their respective subjects.
T-courses: for engineering, mathematics and science-based subjects (except biology degree courses)
M-courses: for Medicine and biology-based subjects
W-courses: for economics and social sciences-based subjects
G-courses: for art and humanities-based subjects, social sciences subjects, artistic subjects; German language and literature
S-courses: for all language-based subjects (with the exception of German)
Edited by Rose, 29 July 2004 - 06:25 PM.