As the German Abitur (high school leaving certificate) is held to such a high standard, it is often quite difficult for international applicants to meet the equivalent. With international high school diplomas, direct entry is usually not an option. In order to bridge the gap, KLU offers students the opportunity to complete our Preparation Program at our partner institution Berlin International College in Berlin.

For business studies you take a combination of subject courses, as well as introductory German (identified as a necessity by the state). The program prepares you for the Feststellungsprüfung (FSP), which is an entry exam conducted in Hamburg. You will take the FSP at the end of the program, and upon passing you will be eligible to start your Bachelor studies at KLU. 

If you are interested in this program, please enquire by sending an email to


Please note these are approximate dates. If making travel arrangements, please first confirm with us.

  • 07.2020 – 08.2020 German A1
  • 09.2020 – 10.2020 German A2
  • 10.2020 – 12.2020 Studienkolleg (Subject courses) / Part 1
  • 01.2021 – 04.2021 Studienkolleg (Subject courses) / Part 2
  • 05.2021 – 06.2021 Feststellungsprüfung (Final examinations)  

Students may be eligible for a shortened program if they can prove at least A2 German language knowledge. For more information please email or call +49 40 328 707-160.


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Nicole Martinetti

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (BSc & Preparation Program)

Tel: +49 40 328707-157
Fax: +49 40 328707-109

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Kim Lukosch

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (BSc & Preparation Program)

Tel: +49 40 328707-156
Fax: +49 40 328707-109

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Amelie Ryschka

Head of Student Advising and Enrollment