Orientation Program for Incomings

STEPS Frankfurt*International is a cooperation project of the Language Center and the International Office.

The program is aimed at international prospective students and offers orientation not only in everyday university life in Germany, but also in the future intended course of study. There is close cooperation with Faculty 2 (Computer Science and Engineering), but the program is also open to those interested in other Faculties.

STEPS Frankfurt*International conveys German language skills at an academic level and also offers a specialized orientation program as preparation for studying at Frankfurt UAS.

The participation in the study preparation is the basis for a successful start to your studies.

Why should you participate in STEPS Frankfurt*International?

  • STEPS Frankfurt*International prepares you linguistically, professionally and interculturally for your studies.
  • The 1-2 semester study preparation starts with a B2 course and ends with a DSH exam.
  • examination of your university entrance qualification
  • Precise and practical study orientation.

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Who is the program for?

STEPS Frankfurt*International is offered to international prospective students who, among other things:

  • can demonstrate a B1 or B2 German language level (CEFR) with a certificate
  • would prefer to study at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • as well as to refugees who have applied via uni-assist.

Valid certificates are listed below.

Equivalent certificates will be checked on a case-by-case basis. For language certificates older than 2 years, please submit a current language certificate or we reserve the right to conduct a mandatory placement test.

Valid certificates for participation in the program

For the B2 course, German language skills of at least level B1 CEFR are required - Provable with one of the following language certificates:

  • Goethe Certificate B1
  • ÖSD Certificate B1
  • Telc B1
  • German language diploma KMK level DSD I
  • TestDaF TND 3 in at least one section
  • B1 language certificates from another college/university
  • Passing the B2 exam is mandatory for further participation in the C1/DSH preparation course.

For the C1/DSH preparation course, German language skills of at least level B2 CEFR are required - Provable with one of the following language certificates:

  • Goethe Certificate B2
  • ÖSD Certificate B2
  • Telc B2
  • German language diploma KMK level DSD II
  • TestDaF TND 3 in all sections
  • B2 Language certificates from another college/university

What does STEPS Frankfurt*International include?

Three pillars form the basis for our successful pre study program - language, subject & workshop program.

During your participation in the STEPS Frankfurt*International program, you will be supported and accompanied by experts, mentors and buddies.

A successful start to your studies!

The three pillars of STEPS Frankfurt*International

  • Continuous and needs-based language preparation for your studies from the very beginning
  • Connection of general/specialized/educational language, (language) learning strategies and study techniques
  • Media-supported teaching, integration of e-learning
  • Writing workshops
  • Steep learning progression.
  • Academic advising and introduction to the study programs at Frankfurt UAS
  • continuous professional orientation for the choice of a subject of study
  • attendance of workshops to guarantee a great entry to your studies
  • insight into the daily study routine at Frankfurt UAS
  • wide range of workshops for training methodological, action and social skills
  • Introduction to academic teaching and learning culture
  • Digital infrastructure on campus / IT training
  • Competence and application training
  • Living and studying in Frankfurt / Germany
  • Advice on social and residence issues
  • Teaching of regional studies and intercultural competence, etc

We recommend all applicants to have their HZB (university entrance qualification) tested via uni-assist. Please see here for further information.

Important note for prospective students with a refugee background: the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) covers 75% of the course fees of refugees. Refugees who want to have 75% of the course fees reimbursed must have their documents checked via uni-assist.

For more information on study perspectives for refugees, click here.

The course offer

Preparatory Courses

Bridge course B1+

Course dates: will not be offered during winter semester 2022/23
Duration: 1 month
Course fee: 75,00 Euro
Registration deadline: Currently no registration possible.
Prerequisite: B1 certificate

Bridge course B2+

Course dates: 28.02. - 23.03.2022
Duration: 1 month
Course fee: 75,00 Euro
Registration deadline: 15.02.2022
Prerequisite: B2 Certificate

Further information

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DSH Compact Training

Course dates: 01.08. - 12.08.2022
Duration: 2 weeks
Course fee: 290,00 Euro (incl. DSH exam)
Registration deadline: from 15.06. resp. 15.11.
Prerequisite: C1 certificate

Further information

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Semester courses

B2 German course

Course dates: not yet decided for winter semester 22/23
Duration: 1 semester
Course fee: 750,00 Euro
Registration deadline: from 15.06. or 15.11.
Prerequisite: B1 certificate

Further information

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C1 / DSH Preparation Course

Course dates: 17.10.2022 - 04.02.2023
Duration: 1 semester
Course fee: 790,00 Euro (incl. DSH exam)
Registration deadline: from 15.06. or 15.11.
Prerequisite: B2 certificate

Further information

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During the semester

Workshops & Training

You can find our offer and more information here.

Contact

STEPS Frankfurt*International
International Office
Building 1, Room 103 & 104
Phone : +69 1533 3858
Fax : +69 1533 2748

Office hours

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Building 1 Room 104
International OfficeID: 7677
last updated on: 04.27.2022