The Feststellungsprüfung (abbr. FSP) is a test to assess the
suitability of foreign applicants for academic study in the Federal
Republic of Germany. This test must be taken by applicants whose higher
education entrance qualification, i.e. school leaving certificate, is
not fully recognized in Germany.
Those who pass the FSP can generally study at a German university or
any other institution of higher education. The FSP is not, however, a
guarantee that one will receive admission to a German university or
other institution of higher education. Those who do not pass the FSP
have the opportunity to retake it once; this can be done at the
earliest half a year after the first attempt.
prepare foreign applicants to take the FSP, for which students
typically prepare for one year. During their year at the Studienkolleg,
students take four or five courses, in three of which – depending on
the chosen area of focus – a mandatory written exam is administered.
German is always among these three courses. The proficiency in German
attained at the Studienkolleg must enable a prospective student to
successfully participate in courses in the desired area of studies.
Exams have a written and oral component.
“G-, M-, S-, T-, and W-“ Courses at the Studienkolleg
Steinke-Institut has a faculty composed of certified Chinese, English,
French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and German teachers as well as
economists, biologists, chemists, historians, lawyers, mathematicians,
physicists, psychologists, sociologists, and theologians. In 2001, the
Steinke-Institut started offering preparatory courses on behalf of its
academic partners in the areas of economics and technology. These
preparatory courses prepare prospective students for the admissions
test to these universities and other institutions of higher education.
Our experience offering preparatory courses for these academic
institutions now helps us prepare prospective students to take the
general assessment test (FSP).