Application Procedure

In order to take part in the Studienkolleg courses or the university entrance exam (Feststellungsprüfung) you must first apply to a university or university of applied science in Lower Saxony.

 

 

It is not possible to apply directly to the Studienkolleg.

Please apply to a university or college in Lower Saxony. The homepage of the university or college will provide you with all the information you need on the subject of application and admission requirements. Here you will also find out whether you can apply directly to the university or college or whether your application will go through uni-assist . The university will then register you for the entrance test of the Lower Saxony Studienkolleg.


 


 

START OF STUDIES IN THE WINTER OR SUMMER SEMESTER

Universities and colleges in Lower Saxony generally offer degree programmes in the respective winter semester. Some degree programmes are also offered in the summer semester. When applying for the summer semester, please make sure that you apply to a university or college that also offers your chosen degree programme in the summer. Please take your time when deciding on your choice of degree programme. It is not always possible to change your chosen degree programme and/or university once you have been admitted.

PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME WHEN DECIDING ON YOUR CHOICE OF DEGREE PROGRAMME. IT IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE YOUR CHOSEN DEGREE PROGRAMME AND/OR UNIVERSITY ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN ADMITTED.

IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO A UNIVERSITY IN LOWER SAXONY VIA ASSIST, PLEASE DO SO IN GOOD TIME. THE LEAD TIME FROM APPLICATION TO ADMISSION TO THE ENTRANCE TEST AT THE STUDIENKOLLEG IS ABOUT 8 -10 WEEKS.

 

 

NOTE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Note for people with disabilities

 


Please report directly to the Studienkolleg with a medical certificate of your disability as soon as you have received admission to the entrance test


 


 

AFTER THE APPLICATION

After your application, the university will register you for the entrance test of the Niedersächsisches Studienkolleg. The entrance test is a prerequisite for taking part in the specialisation courses. Interested students who are confident enough to take the assessment test without having attended a course beforehand will be invited by the university to take the so-called external Ferststellungsprüfung (external university entrance exam) and do not have to take the entrance test. The Niedersächsische Studienkolleg offers special preparatory courses for refugees who do not have a direct higher education entrance qualification (HZB). If you are interested, please see the information on the page Preparatory Courses for Refugees.