Internationales Studienkolleg

Assessment test "Feststellungsprüfung" (FSP)

The "examination for assessment of suitability for admission to specialist study in German higher education" - the assessment test "Feststellungsprüfung - is the final examination at the Studienkolleg which earns the direct subject-specific entrance qualification for higher education.
If you pass the examination, you are entitled to study at German universities of applied sciences and universities.

The assessment test takes place twice a year, at the end of each semester.



You are allowed to resit the test once. Only if your residence permit is still valid for the following semester.

Examination subjects


Examination subject

Type of test



written & oral


mathematics and Computer science



physics (electrical engineering, mechanics)





written & oral


mathematics and computer science



political and business economics


Exemption from the German examination

You can submit a written application up to two weeks before the first subject examination of the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) in order to be exempted from the assessment test in the examination subject German.

You will need one of the following certificates:

  • Certificate of the German Language Examination for University Admission (DSH 2) with proof of unrestricted linguistic ability to study or
  • the German Language Diploma of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - Second Level (DSD II) or
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS) of the Goethe-Institut or
  • a TestDaF certificate of level TDN 4 in all partial examinations or
  • Certificate of successful completion of the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule examination or
  • a certificate confirming that you have passed the Austrian Language Diploma C2 (ÖSD C2) or
  • German Language Examination II of the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München (Munich Language and Interpreting Institute)

You can find the request for exemption under Downloads

External assessment test "Feststellungsprüfung"

It is possible to take the final assessment test without having studied a course at the Studienkolleg. You will need to apply for admission to the external assessment test.

Following your application, immediately contact the lecturers who will be assessing you to find out what you will be required to know for the test in each subject.