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Prep4University (Studienkolleg) - Pre-CBS Online Program


Get prepared for your Business Studies at CBS International Business School!

The Pre-CBS Online Program is a chance for you to receive entrance to a CBS Bachelor program as an international student who doesn’t have a university entrance qualification in Germany yet. This program is tailored for highly qualified students (as outlined in the admission requirements) who are enthusiastic about preparing for a CBS Bachelor program through online learning, including live sessions and self-study.

The Pre-CBS Online Program prepares you in the following courses:

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Economics

  • German

To provide you the best learning experience, we have partnered with Hult EF and Pearson to assist you on your journey to becoming a CBS student!

Learn more about the Prep4University Courses here

Admissions Process

Step 1: You have to take the TestAs Exam first (in English). Did you take it already?

YES: You took the TestAs exam with the minimum percentile rank of 40%? Send us your application now

NO: You will have to take and pass the TestAs exam (in English).

Step 2: Please click here for further information on the next offered exams:end us all your application documents

Step 3: After you are admitted to the program, make sure you fulfill the technical requirements to be able to join the classes

Step 4: Depending on your country of origin, start the student visa process immediately

Step 5: Participate in your classes and qualify by taking and passing all exams.

Step 6: Write and pass your final exams May 2024

Step 7: Receive your student visa and come to Germany

Step 8: Start your Bachelor studies at CBS International Business School

  • Semester 2: May 2023 - May 2024
  • Language English
  • Degree Only to a CBS Bachelor's Program
  • Study Fee* 8.750 €

Pre-CBS Online Program Subjects: English & German

To assist with your language learning journey, we partnered with Hult EF to provide an added learning experience!

With over 55 years of experience developing language training, Hult EF discovered a wide spectrum of modern formats for all language levels and individual language learning needs.

Language learning with Hult EF is completely digital, making it accessible to you anywhere you are!

How does it work?

  • You will get individual access to Hult EF’s online school with a variety of learning content, combined with teacher-led group classes.

  • While improving your English and German online at your own pace, an experienced teacher will introduce to you the language, culture, and relevant business topics in just 12 months.

Your Advantages:

  • Learn whenever and wherever

  • Efficient improvement of your language level to the target level

  • Experienced and certified teachers

  • Individual learning plan according to your needs and goals

  • Suitable for all levels, as well as specific business topics available

  • 24/7 support for questions

Pre-CBS Online Program Subjects: Economics & Mathematics

To learn about Economics and Mathematics in preparation for your business studies, we will use additional materials and platforms provided by Pearson.

Using the Pearson online Labs, students will find materials in one platform that is based on a unique curriculum for the group created by Pearson and your experienced teachers.

Technical Requirements:

  • Since all courses take place online, you will need a laptop/PC, a stable internet connection, an up-to-date browser version, a camera and microphone

  • A calculator

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."

Admissions Requirements for Pre-CBS Online Program

TestAs: You need to receive at least the minimum percentile rank of 40%

This test is offered in both, English and German

There are 2 components of this TestAS: the first one is the core test and the second one is the subject-specific test module. Please note that we require the core test and the Economics module!

A result of 101 in each of the two components is required in order to be admitted to Prep4University.

Language: English language skills:

IELTS: Band 6.0

TOEFL (iBT): 72 points

DUOLINGO: 75 points

Participation & Technical Requirements

  • Highly qualified and motivated students

  • Good and stable internet connection

  • Quiet environment

  • Laptop, Camera and a Microphone

Overview Academic Calender

1st Semester: 

15.05.2023 - 31.11.2013

Midterm Exams (The midterm exams have to be passed to be able to continue to the 2nd Semester

2nd Semester: 

01.12.2023 - 31.05.2024

Final Exams - May 2024

What are you waiting for?







Contact us, we will gladly check your docuemnts

Not sure whether your qualification is recognized in Germany? Do you have any questions? We look forward to your inquiry and will gladly help you. Simply use the following form to send us your request and documents, and a member of our team will get in touch with you shortly.

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Lena Muñoz-Lackler - Campus Cologne & Berlin/Potsdam

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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