Application tips

General procedure & visa

The International Foundation College at Paderborn University has no acceptance test, but your application will be proofed carefully. If you applied via our online form your application will normally get checked within one week. If everything is fine, we will contact you via e-mail. From that point on your place is reserved for 14 days. In that time you should make the payment of the course fee. If that is done you will receive a final confirmation of acceptance. You can apply for a student visa at the embassy / consulate with that conformation.

Closing dates for applications

Closing date for applications for summer semester: February 28th
Closing date for applications for winter semester: September 30th

APS / S Procedure (only China, Mongolia, Vietnam)

There are different conditions for applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam who are going to apply via the APS or S Procedure. Please ask via e-mail for further details:

Tips for refugees

The DAAD-project "Integra Studienkolleg" for refugees is going to end on December 31st 2019. So at the moment it´s not possible to apply for it. You are welcome to apply as a "direct applicant" via our online form...

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