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10 months
Full time
Foundation / Pathway program
Scholarships available
On campus
01 October 2021
Application deadline: 15 July 2021
Virtual open day

Program description

Pre-College Fulda

Many applicants outside the EU only indirectly qualify to study at a German university, i.e. their qualifications are not yet sufficient to gain access to higher education. Completing one or two years of study in their home country or successfully attending a preparatory course in Germany are the traditional ways of directly qualifying to study at a German university.

An alternative to this is the programme Pre-College Fulda - Preparing International Students for University Studies and Careers. The aim of the programme is to offer international prospective students without direct entry qualifications alternative ways to access higher education. As the name suggests, the programme also prepares candidates for university studies and careers or professional training. It is an orientation programme that helps participants find and successfully pursue an education or career path that best suits their abilities and interests.

Admission requirements

To take part in the Pre-College Fulda programme, applicants must fulfil a number of admission requirements:

  1. Indirect or direct university entrance qualification
  2. academic requirements: they must fulfil the academic requirements of the respective study programme; .
  3. language requirements: at least B1 (CEFR) level German language skills.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Winter Semester

  • German module
  • Careers guidance and application training
  • Orientation module: Introduction to studying and vocational training in Germany
  • Work placement
  • Courses parallel to work placement
  • Intercultural Training
  • Debating Class
  • Methods of academic work

Summer Semester

  • German module
  • Attendance of regular courses
  • Courses parallel to study programme
  • Intercultural Training
  • Debating Class
  • Methods of academic work

Scholarships & funding

If you need help to fund your studies at Fulda University, there are a number of options to choose from. For more information, please check the university website.

Tuition fees

There's no getting around it - money is an important issue for students these days. The first piece of good news for students at Fulda University is that there are usually no tuition fees at universities in Germany! Thanks to generous subsidies and support from the state, students from Germany and international students alike have access to higher education at a very low cost.

There is, however, a semester fee of around €300. This fee helps to cover the cost of student services and student government and pays for your Semester Ticket, which entitles you to free public transport in Fulda and the federal state of Hesse.


  • Insights into university study: participation in regular courses and relevant module assessments, supported by Buddies
  • Insights into the working world: work placements, job shadowing and company visits
  • Application training, courses on entering the job market and looking for work placements
  • Preparation for German language tests telc C1 Hochschule (for higher education) and telc C1 Beruf (for business German)

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About this institute

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Fulda University of Applied Sciences is a practice-oriented university with an international profile that offers both traditional study programs, such as Business Administration, Applied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering as well as innovative degrees such as Renewable Energy, E-Health, Nutrition,...

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Why study at Fulda University of Applied Sciences

  1. A wide range of options
  2. Applied sciences – combining theory and practice
  3. Focus on student´s employability and future career
  4. State-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology
  5. From preparatory programme to doctorate
  6. Thriving international community
  7. Short distances and close personal contact
  8. Support where it is needed
  9. Historic city with a central location in Germany and Europe
  10. Various recreational amenities

Contact info

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Fulda University
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda Hesse

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