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Program overview
1 year
Full time
Foundation / Pathway program
Scholarships available
English, German
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Program description


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.

Admission requirements

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 programs.
  • study applicants with international high school diplomas who are interested in starting their undergraduate studies at a German university.

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Program content

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

Scholarships & funding

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Tuition fees

EU and Non-EU students: 10,500 € per year


Qualification: University Entrance Qualification

Intense foundation for your business studies

  • 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 Program. We offer guidance and a supportive learning environment to enable you to progress in your studies and achieve your academic goals.

Continuing studies

After the successful completion of the foundation course, you may progress onto your desired Bachelor program. Successful Prep4University graduates have a guaranteed study place for their Bachelor studies in any of the offered programs at CBS International Business School.

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About this institute

CBS International Business School 

The CBS International Business School is a state-recognized private business school that emerged in 2020 from the individual brand's Cologne Business School (CBS) and European Management School (EMS). It has locations in Cologne, Mainz, and Potsdam, where mainly English-language Bachelor's,...

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Why study at CBS International Business School

Choosing a university is a decision that sets the course for life. CBS International Business School, one of the best private universities of applied science in Germany puts this at the heart of its business, reflected in the slogan “Creating tomorrow”.

Contact info

CBS International Business School

Hardefuststraße 1
50677 Cologne NRW

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