The most important requirement for international students seeking admission
to a German university is an
academic qualification (secondary school degree) from their home countries.
If this qualification is not considered equivalent to the German abitur
students from certain countries must complete a one-year university prepatory
course, the Studienkolleg.
After reviewing an application, a university will decide whether the applicant can take the DSH
German-proficency test and immediately begin their studies or if the applicant must take a test for
admission to the Studienkolleg. The test is German-proficency to
examine whether the applicant has sufficient language skills to
participate in the Studienkolleg. The test is a requirement for
admission to the Studienkolleg, no other test or certificate will be
The Studienkolleg admission test is less difficult than the DSH German
proficency test. Despite this the failure rate is considerably higher
because the number of available places in the Studienkolleg are far
fewer than the number of applicants. Because of this it is not unusual
for applicants to fail the test several times which
can often lead to the denial of a visa extension, an order to leave the
country, and an end for any plans to study in Germany.
Applicants who have completed ASL's prepatory course for the
Studienkolleg-admissions test acheive on average far better results
than other test-takers. Most participants successfully pass after our
effective preparation for the test. The prepatory courses for admission
to the Studienkolleg last eight weeks. After the course students have a
far higher chance of passing the course.
Like our other courses the Studienkolleg prepatory courses are offered at a
fair price and take place regularly before the start of the tests.
The test will consists of three
parts and lasts 60 minutes:
- C-Test and
- Satzbau-Test (sentence
construction, 30 minutes altogether)
Leseverstehen (reading comprehension, 30 minutes)
- Satzbau-Test 25
Have a look at the model
tests to find
out if you are fit enough to pass the
Studienkolleg entrance test:
Starting dates - Prepatory courses for the Studienkolleg-admissions tests
We recommend that you register as early as possible because the number of participants in each course is
restricted and potential students may be turned away once courses are full.
More information about the Studienkolleg can be found at the following website: