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Study preparation with the ESiSt programme

The network ESiSt - Erfolgreicher Studieneinstieg für internationale Studierende in Brandenburg prepares prospective international students linguistically and academically for university studies in Brandenburg. The programme includes various offers with different focuses as well as intercultural and scientific methodological trainings.

Offers

Are you interested in studying at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, but lack the necessary language and/or academic requirements? These offers are open to you.

The courses and exams take place at the University of Potsdam.

Studienvorbereitung Brandenburg (SVB)

Studienvorbereitung Brandenburg (Study Preparation Brandenburg) is aimed at prospective students who have neither a direct university entrance qualification nor sufficient language skills. The courses prepare students linguistically and academically for university studies and conclude with a university entrance examination (valid for universities in the state of Brandenburg). In addition, there is a general as well as intercultural preparation for entering university.

Start: winter semester
Duration: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: indirect university entrance qualification, German B2
Admission test: German, math (depending on the desired course of study)
Content: German as a foreign language, 2 subject modules, intercultural and scientific methodological training
Exam: DSH exam, exam in 2 subject modules, cognitive test
Costs: approx. 300 euro semester fee/semester incl. semester ticket Berlin-Brandenburg, 160 euro DSH exam fee


Application period: 01.06. – 15.08. (course starts in October)
Documents: preliminary review documentation, language certificate German B2 and 1-page letter of motivation regarding your interest of study

DSH course+

The DSH Course+ is aimed at prospective students who have a direct university entrance qualification but insufficient language skills. The course prepares intensively for the German Language Exam for University Admission (DSH). In addition, there is a general as well as intercultural preparation for entering university.

Start: winter and summer semester
Duration: 1 semester
Prerequisite: direct university entrance qualification, German B2
Admission test: German
Content: German as a foreign language, general preparation for studies, intercultural training
Examination: DSH exam
Costs: 400 euro course fee, 160 euro exam fee, approx. 300 euro semester fee incl. semester ticket Berlin-Brandenburg


Application deadlines: 15.07. (winter semester) and 15.01. (summer semester)
Documents: preliminary review documentation, language certificate German B2 and 1-page letter of motivation regarding your interest of study

University entrance examination

Prerequisite: indirect university entrance qualification, German C1
Examination: DSH exam, exam in 2 subject modules, cognitive test
Costs: 160 euro DSH exam fee


Application period: 01.02. - 01.04. (examination in June)
Documents: preliminary review documentation, proof of successful participation in a German C1 course and 1-page letter of motivation regarding your interest of study

DSH exam

Prerequisite: direct university entrance qualification, German C1
Examination: DSH exam
Costs: 160 euro DSH exam fee


Application deadlines: 30.11. (winter semester) and 31.05. (summer semester)
Documents: preliminary review documentation, proof of successful participation in a German C1 course and 1-page letter of motivation regarding your interest of study

Application

In just a few steps to a successful application! Follow the instructions.

1. Registration

Register in the online application portal of uni-assist. Select the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and your desired degree programme. Apply for the evaluation of your university entrance qualification (preliminary review documentation). Please note the application deadlines. The processing of your preliminary review documentation by uni-assist usually takes 4 to 6 weeks after receiving your application and payment.

2. Submit documents

Send all required documents (preliminary review documentation, proof of language proficiency, letter of motivation) by e-mail to international@fh-potsdam.de, stating your name and desired degree programme.

3. Wait for feedback

If your application is complete, you will receive an invitation to the admission test after the application deadline.

Downloads

Übersicht Studiengänge FH Potsdam - ESiSt Studienbereiche (PDF, 95.88 KB)
Zuordnung Studiengänge FH Potsdam zu Studienbereich, Fachmodule & Zulassungstest ESiSt © International Office

What our participants say

Foto von Sofia Cubillos, Teilnehmerin des Kurses "Studienvorbereitung Brandenburg"
© Mahdi Alheraki

"Especially I would like to mention the ESiSt team, which has been very attentive to me every step of the way, from the beginning to the end.

The SVB course gave me the tools I needed to achieve my goal of studying at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Today, when I go to a lecture where I have to listen to the lecturer, when I write a paper or when I want to express my opinion in a discussion, I always thank this course and think that without it, I would not be able to do such tasks.

The SVB course has prepared me well for university, the teachers have always paid attention to the fact that we are fit to study. The SVB course not only prepares students linguistically and professionally, through the course I was able to learn and understand more about the culture of Germany and the political system.

I recommend the course to others. Everyone should take advantage of this great opportunity."

Sofia Cubillos, student communication design from Colombia, participant SVB course 2020

Contact

More information

ESiSt University of Potsdam
Information about the Potsdam node

ESiSt Network Brandenburg
General information about the ESiSt network in the federal state of Brandenburg

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