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Prep4University Studienkolleg - 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 in 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.

Contents of the course:


  • Fundamentals of Economics

  • Mathematics for Business Studies

  • English

  • German as a Foreign Language


  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • English

  • German as a Foreign Language

Learn more about the Prep4University Courses here

  • Type of Study Full-time
  • Degree University entrance qualification
  • Campus Cologne
  • Start of Studies Winter Cologne
  • Study Fee* 5.700 €

Who is Prep4University suitable for?

Do you have an international secondary school certificate and for that reason do not fulfill the requirements for direct access to higher education in Germany? You haven’t studied at the university level yet? Then Prep4University is just the right programme 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 programmes.

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

If you are unsure whether Prep4University is the right foundation course for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to check your diploma or transcripts and give you detailed feedback about your study options in Prep4University.

Learn more about the requirements and application process here

How long does a Studienkolleg last?

The Prep4University Studienkolleg at CBS lasts two semesters (one academic year)

Check out our complete guide to Studienkolleg and prep courses in Germany

What should you expect in the Prep4University study program?

  • Good preparation for the final exam, the so-called “Feststellungsprüfung” and your further studies at a German university (W & T-Courses)

  • Small study groups

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

Learn more about the Prep4University Courses here

This is What Our Students Say

Philip Kollmann
Project Manager
Wayne´s Coffee

"Especially the soft skill courses have been of great help for my performance in job interviews. Through my work in the Finance and Business Club I have built up a broad network and acquired project management skills that have enabled me to score points with companies."

Katrin Rieger
Bereichsdirektorin Reisevertrieb Deutschland / Vice President Sales
HanseMerkur Krankenversicherung

"The practical learning in small groups prepared me optimally for today's project and team work. The CBS provided me with the decisive soft skills and current knowledge from the world of business."

Christopher Rosenbaum
Ernst & Young GmbH

"The Management Studies programme prepares you thoroughly for the tasks of a consultant. In particular, the development of presentation techniques as well as analytical thinking is of enormous importance in the everyday life of a consultant."

Oliver Kiderle
EMEA Regional Product Expert
Google Inc.

"The focus on internationality and practical skills have had a very positive influence on my development at Google. Especially the structured and very versatile project work, which is often found at a private school, was extremely helpful."

Kalle Kenkel
Commercial Excellence Manager
GE Healthcare

"My studies at CBS prepared me for a career in today's dynamic, global work environment. As one's origin and physical location become less and less decisive, it has become increasingly important to have a multinational network and adapt quickly to various cultures and environments."

Neil Jordaan
Global Digital Content Manager

"Many professors shared their professional business experience with us in class and were able to illustrate dry theory with practical examples. I also enjoyed the international atmosphere on campus."

Patrick Stein
Head of Human Resources
Boston Consulting Group

"The strongly practice-oriented studies and the international orientation of the CBS, as well as the lectures held in English, were an absolutely necessary basis for starting a career with a renowned, international company."

Good performance will be rewarded

The Prep4University foundation course is the key to your undergraduate studies in Germany. After passing the foundation course successfully, you may progress onto your desired Bachelor programme. Successful Prep4University graduates of the W-Course have a guaranteed study place for their intended Bachelor's degree course at CBS International Business School.

The best graduates of our foundation course receive a scholarship for their first study year in their intended Bachelor's degree course!

After completing your Prep4University degree, you might also have access to other German universities. Please contact the respective university to find out about their admission criteria. In case you need any further information on transfer opportunities to other universities after our foundation course, we will be happy to advise you!

What are you waiting for?







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Got any questions? We look forward to your inquiry and will gladly help you.

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-461
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