INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS Studienkolleg courses and Assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung)

If in the recognition process, a foreign academic qualification is considered to be only partially comparable to the German university entrance requirements, it is possible to apply for an assessment test  (Feststellungsprüfung) at the Studienkolleg in accordance with the evaluation framework of the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen, ZAB) before taking up an undergraduate course of study.

At the Studienkolleg, students are trained for the assessment test. The Studienkolleg at Heidelberg University offers two-semester, subject-specific courses to prepare students for the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung ) for university studies.
In the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, which is where Heidelberg is located, an application for said preparatory course is not submitted at the Studienkolleg itself, but at the university in Baden-Württemberg at which the students want to take up their subsequent specialized studies.
Applicants who have been admitted to the Studienkolleg Heidelberg must take an entrance examination (German test). The result decides on admission to the Studienkolleg. It is not possible to be exempted from the entrance examination for the Studienkolleg at Heidelberg University.
The information on the application procedure presented below is intended for prospective students who wish to apply for admission to the Studienkolleg and want to pursue their subsequent specialized studies at Heidelberg University after passing the assessment test.

Application for the courses at the Studienkolleg

An overview of the undergraduate subjects offered at Heidelberg University leading to a Bachelor's degree or state examination can be found on the website "All subjects". Applicants for the Studienkolleg apply for admission to the Studienkolleg course that is assigned to the desired field of study. Please refer to the corresponding overview for the assignment of the Studienkolleg courses to the respective fields of study. Further information can be found in the information sheet "Application to the Studienkolleg".

The application for the desired Studienkolleg course is made via the online portal heiCO within the following application periods:

  •  From May 1st until June 30th for the following winter semester
  •   From November until December 15th  for the following summer semester
    • for the summer semester 2024: from November until December 31, 2023

For your application, please register on the online platform and upload all the required documents. Application documents received by Heidelberg University after the application deadline cannot be considered in the selection and admission process.

Supplementary examination at the Studienkolleg

International applicants who, after passing the assessment test, would like to take up a course of study in a degree programme for which the assessment test they have already passed does not entitle them to do so, may be admitted to a so-called supplementary examination (Ergänzungsprüfung).