Preparation Program

Preparation Program

12 months

Full time

English

Language of instruction

31 May 2022

Application Deadline

Studienkolleg Program (W-Kurs)

Small classes

Location

KLU Hamburg Hafencity

As the German Abitur (high school leaving certificate) is held to such a high standard, it is often quite difficult for international applicants to meet the equivalent. With international high school diplomas, direct entry is usually not an option. In order to bridge the gap, KLU offers students the opportunity to complete our Preparation Program.

For business studies you take a combination of subject courses, as well as introductory German (identified as a necessity by the state, if you do not already have proof of German A.2). The program prepares you for the Feststellungsprüfung (FSP), which is an entry exam conducted in Hamburg. You will take the FSP at the end of the program, and upon passing you will be eligible to start your Bachelor studies at KLU. 

If you are interested in this program, please enquire by sending an email to study@the-klu.org.

My name is Giovana, I am from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Be-fore starting my bachelors at KLU, I took part in the KLU Preparation Program (Studienkolleg in German). The program lasted for one year and it is required by the German government for most international students wanting to study at a German university. In this program, I gained basic knowledge of economics,  mathematics, and geopolitics. It was a good introduction to the German approach to academia, and the knowledge I acquired there has helped me during my lectures.

Giovana Brunelli Kornfeld, Graduate KLU Preparation Program

Curriculum and Services

12 months

Full time

English

Language of instruction

31 May 2022

Application Deadline

Studienkolleg Program (W-Kurs)

Small classes

Location

KLU Hamburg Hafencity

QualificationUniversity admission examination / Feststellungsprüfung (granting you the qualification necessary to study the BSc in Business Administration at KLU)
Duration12 months full-time*
Choice of tracks 
  • Complete Program
    • A1, A2 German, C1 English
    • Subject courses (W-Kurs) leading to FSP
  • Academic Program
    • Subject courses (W-Kurs) leading to FSP

Both tracks lead directly to our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, upon successful completion of the FSP.

Course type

Studienkolleg Program with a W-Kurs Curriculum

Structure

Full-time preparatory course (W-Kurs) for students that do not meet the criteria to study in Germany (you are welcome to first do an initial check on the DAAD website).

From July - August*

  • German language course A1, leading up to assessment test*

From September - May:

  • Subject-related classes
  • German language course A2, leading up to assessment test**
  • English language course, leading to C1 assessment test**

From  May - June

  • Final exams
 

*Students may be eligible for a shotened program if they can prove at least A1 German language.
** Students who can prove A2 German and/or C1 English language by June 30th, could be eligible for a lighter course load.

For more information email study@the-klu.org or call +49 40 328 707-160



Tuition

PROGRAMDURATIONPROGRAM START 2022 
Complete program (W-Kurs, Deutsch A1, A2, English C1)12 months11960.00
Program without Deutsch A110 months10960.00
Program without Deutsch A1 & A210 months9960.00
Academic Program (no language course)10 months8960.00

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Tuition fees are charged per semester. A non-refundable deposit of EUR 1,000 is due within two weeks after the receipt of the signed study contract. The deposit will be deducted from the first tuition fee installment.

*Tuition discounts may be available if you are able to prove A1 German, A2 German and/or C1 English with a certified test before the start of the program.

How to Apply

  • High school diploma/school leaving certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here 
  • Interview with program management and faculty members
  • Additional requirements may apply for applicants from certain countries. Please inquire.

You do not have your school leaving certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records including all grades given to date and you can hand in your school leaving certificate at a later stage.

  • Start of application period: November 1st
  • Recommended application deadline for international applicants requiring German A1: March 31
  • Final Application dealine for international applicants (with A1 German already): May 31
  • Final Application dealine for European applicants (with A1 German already): July 15

International (non-EU) applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. That is why we advise you to apply as soon as possible (see recommended international deadline).  For details on the application deadlines for international applicants please see our FAQ.

Please apply via the online application, which opens November 1st every year. If you know your eligiblity, please apply directly for the Preparation Program. Our Admissions team will check your eligiblity for both the Preparation Program and the Bachelors of Science. Successful admission will be granted for both programs.

We require a non-refundable application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this.

We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents (and application fee for all non-EU citizens) and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

Please note:

It is possible to apply for the reduced (without German Language course) Preparation Program. In this case, additional language requirements are needed before the start of the program:

The Preparation Program is generally for international students who do not meet the criteria to study directly at the university level in Germany, or who have the wrong combination of courses in the IB Diploma.

KLU is a great place to study

  • Research university with high academic standards combined with practical application
  • As one of only 14 private universities in Germany, KLU has the right to confer their own PhDs
  • Top ranked in CHE university ranking and Handelsblatt research ranking
  • Small classes, interactive teaching and excellent student-professor ratio
  • Truly international students and faculty; all courses taught in English
  • Internships and semester abroad integrated into the curriculum
  • Case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, regular interaction with industry professionals
  • High quality career services and corporate network, career orientation and guidance
  • State-of-the-art campus in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity
  • Premium accredited program (FIBAA)

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