The Freshman Institute is your chance for an academic career in Germany – take the journey step by step from school in your home country to university in Germany. On our Freshman campus near the city of Aachen and the borders with the Netherlands and Belgium, our experienced staff prepares you for university studies in

  • engineering
  • business and economics
  • medicine

We also give special importance to personal development and soft skills, which are essential for your success at university and in the modern world.

Choose between different study programs? Possible!

Depending upon your chosen field of study, previous knowledge of either German or English is required to apply to one of our programs

  • German Track – completely in German
  • English Track FeP – completely in English
  • English to German Track – transition from English to German

Guaranteed admission to a German university? Possible!

You have the chance to select from several fields of study with guaranteed admission to our partner public and private universities – even if you do not know any German. These programs at the Freshman Institute of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences are unique in Germany.

Participants from around the world live on or near our Freshman campus and learn together in small groups. Over 300 Freshmen successfully complete the program each year and continue their studies in Germany.

Learn more? Possible!

We offer monthly online seminars with more information about the programs and the application process as well as interesting insights into student life on campus.

To register for our online seminars and for more information about the Freshman program, see