In 2007 the government of North Rhine - Westphalia decided to phase out the state-run university preparatory programme, known as the Studienkolleg. As a result, no new applications are being accepted and existing Studienkolleg courses in Cologne will terminate at the end of summer semester 2010. To fill the gap, Cologne University of Applied Sciences started the Cologne Prep Class in September 2009. The Cologne Prep Class (CPC) is designed for applicants to engineering or economic programmes whose previous work does not qualify them for study at a German university.
Participants receive solid foundations in either engineering or economics along with language instruction to develop existing German skills. Quality teaching and a motivational atmosphere provide ideal university preparation.
Aside from the prep courses and language training, the CPC helps participants find apartments, acquire student visas, and deal with other sorts of bureaucracy. The CPC also organizes trips, intercultural workshops and information events. Most important, graduates of the CPC are eligible to take an assessment test that, should they pass, guarantees them admission to their desired field at Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
Applying to the CPC
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