We offer two different courses (“T” and “W”). Our W-course is best for business related studies while our T-course prepares for technical-orientated studies.


Study Programs of the International Foundation College at the Paderborn University are focussing on three main areas offered by the following faculties at the Paderborn University:

  1. Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering)
  2. EIM (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics)
  3. Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics)

Graduates of the International Foundation College can apply for the following study programs at the Paderborn University:

  • Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • Mathematics, Technomathematics
  • Computer Science, Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering (with a focus on mechanical or electrical engineering)
  • and a lot more... (see German page)


The W- and T-courses last for two semesters which are completed in approximately 8 - 9 months. At the end of the training there will be an assessment test/final exam (FSP), the successful completion of which entitles students to enter a bachelor program in a mathematical, natural science or engineering subject at a German university or university of applied science. The assessment test (FSP) can be failed once, and may be repeated at the earliest after 6 months at the same foundation college.

German Courses

We also offer German language courses from B1 to C1.


If you don´t match the admission criteria we prepare you for our W- and T-Courses. This course includes lessons in:

  • German (up to level B1)


Best for Technical, Mathematical Studies and Studies in Natural Sciences. The T-Course includes lessons in:

  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry


Best for Studies of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. The W-Course includes lessons in:

  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies / Economics
  • English
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