Apply to Fulda Pre-Study


The following eligibility criteria apply:

University entrance qualification: Students must be eligible for admission to university in Germany. We will assess this after receiving your application; check to see if you meet the requirements at

Academic qualification for your chosen degree programme: You should be qualified for admission to your chosen degree programme (certain gaps in specialised knowledge will be covered through Fulda Pre-Study). An overview of all study programmes with course contents and requirements is available on our website

Language requirements

Beginners' course: No previous language skills required

Course date: 18 April - 4 August 2017
Further language courses leading to the DSH examination are available.

DSH course (A): German language skills at B1 level (CEFR)

This can be certified by:

  • B1 Goethe certificate
  • telc Deutsch B1 certificate
  • TestDaF with TDN 3 in at least one of the four sections

Course dates: 13 February - 4 August 2017

DSH course (B): German skills at B2 level (CEFR). This can be certified by:

  • B2 Goethe certificate
  • telc Deutsch B2 certificate
  • TestDaF with TDN 3 in all four sections
  • DSH 1

Course dates: 18 April - 4 August 2017

Applicants for the MSc programme in Global Software Development do not need any previous knowledge of German.

Equivalent certificates can be recognised on an individual basis; a language test at Fulda University can also be arranged by individual appointment (which is only possible if you are already in Germany).

Application process

A few seats are still available - please apply now if you are already in Germany!

Qualified applicants should complete the online application. You will need to present the following documents with your application:

  • Your secondary school leaving certificate (certified copy)
  • Your university graduation certificate, if any (certified copy)
  • Certificates documenting your German language proficiency (if necessary)
  • Copy of your (conditional) admission to study at HS Fulda, if any
  • For the Master's programme in International Management and Intercultural Communication and European Studies, proof of English language proficiency and a letter of motivation



Please click here to apply!

Programme Coordinator

Christina Pitz

Christina Pitz

Fulda Pre-Study Coordinator

Organisation of the Fulda Pre-Study preparatory semester for international students

Building 43, Room 203
Christina Pitz +49 (0) 661 / 9640 914
Consultation hours
Mon + Wed: 10.00 – 12.30
Office hours
Mon – Thu: 8.00 – 13.00, Fri 8.00 - 12.00 (Mon + Wed Telework 14.00 - 17.00)

Application deadlines

Pre-Study with DSH-course A

  • Applicants who need a visa:
    15 November 2016
  • Applicants who do not need to apply for a visa:
    1 February 2017*

Pre-Study with DSH-course B or beginners' course only:

  • Applicants who need a visa:
    1 February 2017
  • Applicants who do not need to apply for a visa:
    15 April 2017*

    *Or when all places have been filled.

Applicants  for the preparatory course in the Master's programme Global Software Development who do not have any German language skills should apply by 1 February 2017.