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

Upon request candidates can be exempted from the assessment test "Feststellungsprüfung" in German if they can show as proof one of the following (application until the beginning of the semester):

  • a certificate for the German language exam for university admission (DSH 2) with evidence of full linguistic proficiency or
  • the German language diploma of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs level II (DSD II) or
  • the major or minor language diploma of the Goethe Institute or
  • the Central Advanced Language Test (ZOP) of the Goethe Institute or
  • a TestDaF certificate at TDN level 4 in all subtests or
  • a "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule" certificate

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.