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    Let us use this forum post to discuss Studienkolleg in Germany
    First thing first, some FAQs about Studienkolleg
    1. Who/do I need (s) a Studienkolleg to study in Germany?

    Prospective international students from countries with a different educational system than Germany. This means if your secondary school certificate does not qualify you to pursue an undergraduate course in Germany, then you need a Studienkolleg.

    Studienkolleg itself is a German educational system designed for such students to take additional courses missing in their home country before they can study in a German university (whether private or public). The courses offered at Studienkolleg are also known as foundational courses.
    In most cases, people from countries with 13 years of primary + secondary education, e.g. Cameroon, do not need Studienkolleg; they can apply directly for a Bachelor’s program in Germany. For people with less than 13 years of education, e.g. Nigeria, Ghana, India, you either have to take the foundational courses at a Studienkolleg or complete the first year of your undergraduate studies in your home country before transferring to Germany.
    If you are not sure whether you need to attend a Studienkolleg, just specify your country below, and I will tell you.

    2. What are the requirements for Studienkolleg

    The basic requirement is your secondary school certificate. German language proficiency at B2 level will be required for Public Studienkolleg. Some private Studienkolleg offer the foundational courses in the English language. In this case, German language proficiency may not be required.

    3. How to apply for a Studienkolleg

    Before applying to a Studienkolleg, be sure that you have the basic requirements and have decided if you want to attend it in a public or private institution.
    How to apply then depends on the institution, state, and affiliated universities – but the process is usually straightforward. If you are unsure, just ask below.

    @chekwaschristelle I think this is where you come in.

    4. Studienkolleg courses

    The courses you will take depend on whether you plan to study at a German University or University of Applied Science. The German language is common to all the courses (T, M, W, and G)

    T course: for students who wish to pursue an Engineering degree

    M course: for students who wish to study Medicine

    W course: for students who wish to study business-related degree courses

    G course: for students who want to study art-related degree courses like Literature, Languages, History, etc.

    5. Difference between public and private Studienkolleg

    Any idea about this? Leave your comments and contributions below.

  • Studienkolleg in Germany

    Michael updated 1 year, 10 months ago 6 Members · 19 Replies
  • chekwas Jennifer

    February 20, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    I have a b1 certificate.I am thinking of a public studienkolleg.

    • Michael

      February 20, 2022 at 3:17 pm

      Have you contacted any school in Germany yet?
      A public Studienkolleg is good, and I’d recommend it too.

      Besides, what course do you want to study in the university?

  • chekwas Jennifer

    February 22, 2022 at 9:53 pm


    but the private university is soo expensive

    • Michael

      February 23, 2022 at 7:43 am

      Yes, so you should go for the Public one.

      Do you already have B2 German language proficiency?

  • chekwas Jennifer

    February 24, 2022 at 6:07 am

    No I have a B1.

    • Michael

      February 24, 2022 at 6:59 am

      So what’s your plan now?

  • Michael

    February 24, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    @ayenisamuel242 please read this post to learn how to study in Germany with a WEAC qualification.

    • ayenisamuel242

      February 24, 2022 at 2:09 pm

      how do i get to have A B1 OR B2 CERTIFICATE OR IS IT MY WAEC CERTIFICATE

      • ayenisamuel242

        February 24, 2022 at 2:15 pm

        what does she mean having a b1 certificate

      • Destiney Arkaden

        February 24, 2022 at 2:25 pm

        You need a German language proficiency at the B2 level.

        That means, you need to attend a German langauge school, learn German and take the exam to get the B2 Certificate.

        Does it make sense?

  • chekwas Jennifer

    February 24, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    i get it…

    but can you recommend some private studienkolleg..

  • Michael

    February 24, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Sure, there is ISB Studienkolleg. You can look them up.

  • Favour Umejesi

    May 29, 2022 at 8:44 am

    will the studeinkolleg courses be in german throughout, because studying in a language you are not used to is difficult…even if you write the exam and have a B2 proficiency

  • Wasana

    May 29, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Yes, if you opt for the tuition-free Studienkolleg, then it is offered completely in German.

    To qualify, you need to have a B2 German language certificate from your home country, then apply to the Studienkolleg in Germany.

    The alternative option would be to undergo it in a private institution, where it is possible in English language, but then you have to pay.

    When do you want to start the Studienkolleg?

    • Favour Umejesi

      May 29, 2022 at 4:23 pm

      I will take the private….do private studeinkolleg offer German language as a course

      Where they teach international students German language?

      Because German language schools are expensive here.

      I am currently learning German language for beginners on Duolingo

      I will like to resume for the studienkolleg courses next year January or February is it possible.

      On the studienkolleg website, they said international students will pay 100-400Euro… I never knew they had the free ones

      • Michael

        May 29, 2022 at 8:33 pm

        If you opt for the private Studienkollegen, then German language proficiency is not needed, but it is not free. So, you won’t have to learn the German language.

        The start date depends on the institute that you decide to go for; they usually take in new candidates twice per year.

      • Wasana

        May 31, 2022 at 5:01 am

        You should know that the private Studienkolleg is not free of charge, you pay around 10K EUR. In private, the course can be done in English language, so you may not need to learn German.

        If you want the free Studienkolleg course, then you have to apply to the public universities that offer it. German language is, however, needed.

        How far are you with your German lessons?

  • Michael

    July 7, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    @moomeike please read this post to know what your son needs. The first step is to know about the accepted university entrance qualification to study in Germany. He’d most likely need it.

    The main thing you guys have to decide is whether he will study here in German or in English. Both are possible. Since he is young, I’d recommend studying in the German language. But you decide on that, then we can continue.

  • Michael

    July 16, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    If you want to study in Germany and you’re from Nigeria, Ghana, India, or any country where you spend 4 years at the university for a Bachelor’s degree, you should read this gist and all the discussions under. It will help you to understand the steps you need to study in Germany.

    @akindejumoke15 you need to follow this thread. Let me know if you have any questions.

    We can plan your admission application process with @arkaden

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