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Preparatory German Language Courses


The German preparatory course is designed for those who intend to apply to the University of Cologne and who already have good German knowledge but who do not yet have the language skills (DSH 2 or higher) required for studies.

The German prep course lasts one or two semesters and is completed with the DSH-2 language exam (“Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang”). Participants who earn a passing grade on the test have obtained the language proficiency required for studying at the University of Cologne.

Admission to the German prep course does not guarantee admission for studies at the university. Afterwards language course graduates must follow the normal university application process.