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Internal Assessment Test


Classes at the Preparatory School usually conclude with the “assessment test” (written and oral sections) after the second semester (upper-level course). However, it is also possible to take the test externally, in other words without having attended the class.

Feststellungsprüfung, or assessment test, is short for Prüfung zur Feststellung der Eignung ausländischer Studienbewerber für die Aufnahme eines Studiums an Hochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, which means “Test to assess the suitability of foreign university applicants for studying at an institution of higher education in the Federal Republic of Germany.”

The assessment test for Focus courses covers up to six class subjects, three of them tested in the written section.

The Precourse concludes after one semester with the assessment test in the subject of German.

After having failed a test, a student may re-take it once and only at the same Preparatory School.

When a student passes the assessment test, a certificate is issued that certifies, in conjunction with proof of prior education, the bearer’s authorization to study at all higher academic institutions in Berlin and all other states of the Federal Republic of Germany within one area of study (T, W, or M).

Transfer Test

Unusually talented students can take the assessment test after only one semester by passing the “transfer exams” in three subjects at the beginning of the sub-course.

Sample Exam Transfer Test

Module Exam

Students who are especially strong in a subject can register for the module exam at the end of the first semester and complete one or more subjects at that point.

On the scheduled dates for their selected subject, module-exam students take the assessment test together with the others. 


Students take the internal assessment test after attending classes for the Focus courses or the Prercourse (Propädeutikum) . The application for these courses is described on the course pages.

Focus Courses


If your international university entrance qualification is not recognized in Germany, you will need to take a specific course depending on your desired field of study. We offer three options: T, W, and M. more to: Focus Courses

Precourse (Propädeutikum)


Applicants whose university entrance qualifications are recognized for immediate entry into university studies may attend the PreCourse to improve their German skills. more to: Precourse (Propädeutikum)

Sample Tests

These sample tests can give you a sense of the level and allow you to prepare for the test:

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