The International Foundation College at Paderborn University

The International Foundation College at Paderborn University

  • 90
    Acceptance Rate
  • 4
    Available Programs
  • 1250
  • 4000
    Average Cost
  • Program
  • Permit


The foundation college helps high school graduates (secondary school graduates) whose school diploma does not directly entitle to enter a bachelor study program at a German institution of higher education. It offers the necessary courses which, after successful passing of the final assessment exam (Feststellungsprüfung/FSP), give access to these technical and scientific higher education programs at all German universities and universities of applied sciences. After you successfully complete the final exam (FSP), you can begin your studies in one of the bachelor’s programs with unrestricted admissions in the MINT sciences (mathematics, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, physics, as well as chemistry) at the University of Paderborn or at another university or a university of applied sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Entry requirements

Required documents:
- passport
- CV
- photo
- higher secondary school certificate / high school diploma (as an original and notarised translation (German or English)
- for the T- and W-courses you need a German B1 language certificate (or higher / or comparable certificate).

Scholarship & funding

There is no scholarships at The International Foundation College. 


Facilities at Schlosspark