Preparatory courses

If your academic qualifications/certificates do not entitle to directly study ar a higher education institute, you can take an assessment test at a Studienkolleg (preparatory college in Germany). You will find information regarding application to the Studienkolleg in Hamburg and the subsequent application for a course of study at Kiel University.

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Applicants without a secondary school certificate equivalent to the German Abitur can subsequently acquire the university entrance qualification by successfully taking the assessment test at a preparatory college in Germany. This examination can be taken either immediately or after a one-year preparation period in a subject-oriented course at a preparatory college. An entrance examination takes place before admission to the Studienkolleg. Students wishing to participate in a preparatory course must pass this examination.

Please note! Being admitted to a preparatory course does not mean you have been admitted, nor does it ensure that you will be admitted  to any degree programme at Kiel University. After passing the final assessment test, you must reapply.

  • Kiel University
    International Center
    24098 Kiel

Other graduates apply via Uni-ASSIST.

The Studienkolleg serving Kiel University is located in Hamburg. For further information about application, deadlines and general notes, please visit the website of the Preparatory College Hamburg.

  Please note! A certificate from the Studienkolleg of a Fachhochschule, a university of applied scienes, does not cover admissions to a regular university. Such a certificate only qualifies students for degree programmes at a Fachhochschule, but not for programmes at Kiel University.