The Foundation Year at EBS Universität

Foundation Year @ EBS Universität

For applicants who do not qualify for a direct entry into a German university, EBS Universität offers an English-taught Foundation Year programme.

The one-year programme prepares prospective students for our Bachelor in Business Studies Programme at our university.

The Foundation Year consists of:

  • English preparation courses in Mathematics, Economics, Academic English and German
  • The English version of the German Feststellungsprüfung - the official assessment test that qualifies you for an entry into the English-taught management undergraduate programmes at EBS Universität


Spring term 2021

  • Application deadline: The application deadline for international students requiring a visa has already passed, but we can still accept applications on request.
  • Duration: One-year programme // January - December
  • Semester dates
    · Start Introduction Week: 27 January 2021
    · Start Lectures: 1 February 2021
    · First semester: February - May
    · Second semester: August - December
    · Examination: December
    · Final results: Beginning of January

Fall term 2021

  • Application deadline: 15 May 2021
  • Duration: One-year programme // August - July
  • Semester dates
    · Start Introduction Week: 23 August 2021
    · Start Lectures: 31 August 2020 · First semester: August - December
    · Second semester: January - May
    · Examination: June
    · Final results: Beginning of July

General information

  • Please submit your application for the desired Bachelor in Business Studies programme. For students who do not need a visa, a later entry might be possible.
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
    The Foundation Year is conducted by a partner institution
  • Investment: 11,000 euro

Application process

Foundation Year and Bachelor in Business Studies programme

  1. Apply for the desired Bachelor in Business Studies programme via our Online Application System

  2. Our admission team will review your application and let you know whether you meet the requirements of the German higher education entrance qualification

  3. If you do not meet the education requirements, we might be able to offer you the chance to study at EBS Universität with the help of the Foundation Year

  4. Every applicant gets an individual appointment for his personal application procedure. This means: We look forward to receiving your application at any time!

  5. If you pass the assessment tests, we will offer you a study contract in combination with the contract for the Foundation Year

  6. Sign the contract and send it back to us

  7. Receive the admission letter and apply for your German student visa

  8. Book your flights and accommodation

  9. Start your future in Germany!

When will I start my Bachelor in Business Studies programme?

After you have successfully passed the official assessment test / Feststellungsprüfung of the Foundation Year programme in January, respectively July, you will start with the Bachelor in Business Studies programme in March, respectively August. You can use the remaining time to find accommodation in Oestrich-Winkel. Our EBS Housing Office will support you to find an apartment.

Christof Glaser
Student Recruitment Manager
+49 611 7102 1594
Cornelia Dienlin
Admissions Manager Undergraduate Programmes
+49 611 7102 1566