Foundation College Highlights

10 good reasons for the International Foundation College

There are good reasons to choose the International Foundation College Paderborn. Our advantages are:

  • A diploma that is recognised at all German universities and universities of applied sciences1
  • State-approved assessment test (”Feststellungsprüfung”) at the Paderborn University on behalf of the district council of Cologne
  • Learning environment with modern classrooms and laboratories
  • Well-equipped accommodations near the campus of the university
  • Highly qualified, friendly teachers with a lot of professional experience
  • Awarded with the quality label "Training - Made in Germany" by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Guaranteed place of study for our graduates in an admission free bachelor programme at Paderborn University2
  • Several scholarships3 every year (up to 7.000€ each)
  • The only foundation college in North Rhine-Westphalia that cooperates with a state-owned German university
  • Semester ticket for free use of public transportation throughout North Rhine-Westphalia as well as interesting excursions

Study in Germany

The International Foundation College at Paderborn University is the best way to your German university! Let´s have a closer look at living and learning in Paderborn / Germany with our short video...



[1] APS participants can only apply in North Rhine-Westfalia
[2] e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Physics, Chemistry etc.
[3] Applications by refugees will be prioritized

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