Programme details

The Fulda pre-study programme (Fulda Pre-Study) gives you the best possible start to your studies as an international student in Germany. The programme provides insight into the German university system and the German language and culture as well as subject-specific preparation for your degree programme. Extensive support is offered to programme participants in the form of academic guidance and student-to-student mentoring.

Fulda Pre-Study is designed for applicants for the following programmes:

  • MA in Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS)
  • MEng in Embedded Systems
  • MEng in Production Automation
  • MSc in  Applied Computer Science
  • MSc in Global Software Development
  • MA in International Management
  • MSc in Public Health
  • MSc in Public Health Nutrition
  • BEng in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • BEng in Engineering and Management
  • BEng in Mechatronics
  • BEng in Renewable Energy
  • BSc/BEng in Science and Engineering
  • BA in International Business Administration
  • BSc in Applied Computer Science
  • BSc in Digital Media
  • BSc in Business Informatics
  • BSc in Food Technology
  • BSc in Nursing
  • BSc in Health Promotion
  • BSc in Health Care Management
  • BSc in Health Economics and Health Policy
  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • BSc in E-Health
  • BSc in Midwifery
  • BSc in International Health Sciences

See curriculum and courses for details of the academic content of the programme.


Programme duration: 1 semester directly preceding admission to a degree programme

Summer semester 2019
7 January - 29 March 2019: Applicants with level B1 German skills (CEFR). A B2-level examination has to be passed at the end of March in order to continue with the DSH programme.

5 March - 14 June 2019: Applicants without any German skills.

15 April - 2 August 2019: Applicants with level B2 German skills (CEFR) or higher. 

Teaching hours: Approx 400 x 45 minutes; from Monday to Friday, 5 to 7 hours each day

Languages of instruction
MA in ICEUS: English and German
MSc in Global Software Development: English
All others: German

Credits: 30 ECTS credits

Advantages of taking part in Fulda Pre-Study

  • Learn about the German university system and German culture so as to make the most of your time in Germany
  • Lay a strong academic foundation in your chosen field
  • Receive a bonus of 0.3 on your GPA and preferential admission to restricted-entry courses in the first semester of the programmes
  • Meet international students from all over the world and explore Fulda and the federal state of Hesse