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 at our partner institution in Berlin. 

All interested students are asked to apply for our Bachelor of Science Program and if you do not satisfy the requirements for studying at a university in Germany, you could be eligible to enroll in the Preparation Program. Once you have submitted all of your documents, our admission team will review your application and depending on your eligibility offer a study spot.

For business studies you take a combination of four subject courses, as well as introductory German (identified as a necessity by the state). 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. 


QualificationUniversity admission examination / Feststellungsprüfung (granting you the qualification necessary to study the BSc in Business Administration at KLU)
Duration1 year full-time
Tuition EUR 9,960

Full-time preparatory course (W-Kurs) for students that do not meet the criteria to study in Germany

  • Subject-related classes
  • German language course, up to A2
ApplicationPlease apply via the online application for the BSc in Business Administration program (if you do not satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor's program, you could be eligible to enroll in the Preparation Program).


KLU partner institution in Berlin


All dates in brackets are not yet confirmed

27.08.2018 – 19.10.2018German A1 (8 weeks)
(19.10.2018)German A1 final examination
(02.11.2018)German A1 final examination, repetition

22.10.2018 – 15.12.2018

07.01.2019 – 26.04.2019 (24 weeks)
Studienkolleg (Subject courses)
(May 2019 – mid-June 2019)Feststellunsprüfung (Final examinations)
24.06.2019 – 16.08.2019 German A2 (8 weeks)
(16.08.2019)German A2 final examination




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Nicole Martinetti

Student Recruitment Manager

Tel: +49 40 328707-157
Fax: +49 40 328707-109

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Amelie Ryschka

Head of Student Advising and Enrollment