About the preparatory college

Below we inform you about the preparatory college, the admission test, the external examination and the supplementary examination.


After your successful application through uni-assist and after processing by the International Office of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences you will receive an invitation for the admission test. This is not yet admission to study.

The admission test (German test) is held twice a year at the preparatory college (in January and June). The admission test at the preparatory college in Frankfurt may only be repeated twice.

Please note: The admission tests at the preparatory colleges in Hesse are usually held at the same date!

The preparatory college usually takes two semesters and ends with the assessment test. The assessment test may only be repeated once. With the certificate of the assessment test you acquire the 'subject-specific higher ducation entrance qualification'.

The credentials from your home country determine the study direction at the preparatory college in Germany, which is often restricted to only one discipline or individual degree courses. This is why you can only complete the preparatory course in the core subjects of M (with exception!), T, W, or G which you are entitled to by means of the certificates from your home country.

G-course for humanities and cultural studies
M-course for medical, biological and pharmaceutical studies (life sciences)
T-course for mathematical, scientific and technical courses
W-course for economic and social science courses

Your foreign credentials are the decisive factor. If you are only entitled to study technology in accordance with your credentials, you may only take courses in technology, core course T. Another field, for instance business administration, core course W, is not possible. Only when you have successfully completed your higher education in Germany, the specialization-relation from the home country is voided.

In Frankfurt am Main the same preparatory college is responsible for both Frankfurt UAS and Goethe-University. Information about the preparatory college.


The external examination without prior attendance of the preparatory college can only be taken under certain conditions.

The supplementary examination serves to extend the subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Information on both examinations can be found on the website of the preparatory college.

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last updated on: 10.13.2020