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Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age and should have completed at least one year of higher education (college or university) at the beginning of the FUBiS program. However, registrants to the FUBiS program do not have to be enrolled in any program at the point of their registration. FUBiS also accepts registrations by adult learners and professionals. Please note that credits can only be awarded if you are currently/ have been enrolled at a university.

Admission will not be denied on the basis of race, ethnic or national origin, creed, gender/sex, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation/identity.

Language Proficiency

German language course:

FUBiS determines the level of proficiency of German language course participants on the basis of three factors:

  • First, all participants estimate their own level. This happens during registration when students decide what course to sign up for.
  • A few weeks before the program starts, all registered participants will take an online placement test that is provided by FUBiS.
  • Additionally, there is a detailed questionnaire about any previous experience in learning German as a foreign language to help correctly determine the level of proficiency.
  • If necessary, participants in the FUBiS German language courses may be asked to complete a short interview in German on the first day of class.

These steps are designed to ensure adequate student placement and thus the greatest possible learning success.

Subject classes:

Students interested in partaking in a course taught exclusively in German must have language proficiency on an advanced Intermediate level (Mittelstufe II) in order to fully benefit from these courses. Most courses are taught in English. Language proficiency on an advanced Intermediate level (Mittelstufe II) is a necessary prerequisite for participation in these courses.

FUBiS reserves the right to exclude participants from their subject course(s) when they do not meet the essential language requirements as stated in the syllabus and on the FUBiS website. The decision will be made in consultation with the instructors, the student and the FUBiS Program officials.


Students must have health insurance which must be valid in Germany (preferably Europe) for the duration of the FUBiS programs. FUBiS strongly recommends that students also purchase an accident insurance and an indemnity/liability insurance.

FUBiS offers an insurance package for the duration of FUBiS at an additional but affordable cost. This policy includes the above mentioned policies and can be purchased during the registration process.