Studienkolleg Paderborn


Type: Public Minimum German requirement: B1
Courses offered: T-Course, W-CourseTuition Fee: ca. 8.000€
Intake: Winter Semester & Summer SemesterAdmission difficulty: Low
Location: Paderborn, North Rhine-WestphaliaEntrance exam: No
City size: MediumInternal FSP: Yes

No entrance examStudienkolleg program is not free of charge
Passing the final test (FSP) opens the doors to both universities and universities of applied sciences across all Germany
Application is possible twice a year

SemesterApplication deadlineEntrance exam datesSemester start date
WinterLate SeptemberNovember
SummerLate FebruaryApril

Course type

Entrance exam subjects
T-Course (T-Kurs)
W-Course (W-Kurs)

Application guide

About Paderborn

The city of Paderborn is located in the eastern part of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Paderborn is about halfway between Dortmund to the north and Kassel to the south. The closest international airport to the city is Paderborn Lippstadt Airport, which is located about 20 km southwest of the city center and serves major domestic and international destinations. Nearby Dortmund Airport, which has more international flights, is located about 100 km north of Paderborn.

Monthly living costs: 700 – 900 €. That includes the cost of accommodation (400 – 650€), Food and groceries (180 – 300€), transportation (70 – 90€), and health insurance (100 – 120€). Paderborn is a great city for students who want to live on a budget without compromising on their quality of life.

The city of Paderborn has a population of approximately 150,000, of which approximately 25,000 are students.
The city’s economy and culture are strongly influenced by Paderborn’s student population. The University of Paderborn and the Paderborn University of Applied Sciences are the two main institutions of higher education in Paderborn. These universities attract students from all over Germany and the world.

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