Frequently Asked Questions About Pre-College Fulda
How can I apply for the Pre-College programme?
The application period starts on 1 April. You can apply here.
Complete the online application form in full and upload all required documents (certificates, curriculum vitae, language certificates, copy of passport, etc).
Do you help me apply for a visa?
We cannot call embassies on your behalf but we will provide you with certification (confirming admission to the programme or confirmation of participation), which embassies require to process your visa application.
How long does the Pre-College programme last?
Pre-College Fulda always starts in October and lasts 10 months.
How much does the Pre-College programme cost?
Participation in the Pre-College programme is free of charge. For each semester you pay only the semester fee of around € 300, which entitles you, among other things, to use the public transport network in Hesse. You must also take out private health insurance and pay for books and other study material yourself. You will need approximately € 700 a month for rent, food and other expenses. As a rule, you are not allowed to work while taking the Pre-College programme. You should therefore clarify beforehand how you will secure funding while in Germany.
What is the difference between Pre-College Fulda and a preparatory course (Studienkolleg)?
The Pre-College Fulda programme not only prepares you to study in Germany, it also introduces you to the German vocational training system, and helps you build up contacts to placement partners in the economic region of Fulda and then choose the vocational training or study programme that is right for you.