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University entrance qualification (FS)

2 semesters

Tuition fee
12,000 EUR


Start of programme

Our Pre-University Foundation Programme at a glance

You would like to study at Frankfurt School but do not yet meet the requirements? Our English Pre-University Programme offers intensive and targeted preparation for applicants who

  • did not fulfil the requirements in our Assessment Centre
  • would like to take a foundation course

The programme will allow you to build your skills, acquire additional subject knowledge, boost your English and German skills, and prepare yourself for the rigour of your undergraduate studies.

Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will be granted admission to the Bachelor programme of your choice: Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc), Bachelor in Management, Philosophy & Economics (BSc), Bachelor in Computational Business Analytics (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts.

What makes us special:

  • Modern campus in Frankfurt
  • Excellent support
  • Intercultural environment in Frankfurt am Main
  • Small groups & structured teaching
  • Experienced lecturers
Perfect preparation for studying at Frankfurt School

With these subjects, we prepare you perfectly for your studies: Economics, Fundamentals of Mathematics for Economics, English for Academic Purposes and German as a Foreign Language.

Facts & Figures


Examination which gives you the necessary qualification to study a Bachelor of Science Programme at Frankfurt School


Fundamentals of Economics, Core Mathematics for Business Studies, English for Academic Purposes, and German as a Foreign Language

Study location           

Frankfurt am Main

Duration 2 semesters - starts in September 2023




12,000 EUR

Application process

1) Online Application

Please apply via our online application portal for one of our Bachelor of Sciene programmes. Our admissions team will assess your suitability for our preparatory course and Bachelor programmes.

Language Skills

German: no specific requirements.

English: As we have incorporated an English language test into our Assessment Centre, you are not required to submit an English certificate with your application. If you do not meet the English language requirements at our Assessment Centre, we will contact you to discuss further options.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the study start in September 2023, is 30 June 2023.

2) Assessment Centre

At Frankfurt School there is no Numerus Clausus (NC). Successful applicants will be invited to an Online Assessment Centre (AC).

Find out more

3) Results

You will receive a feedback regarding your application within a week. Aside frome school grades and performances at the Online Assessment center, we also take into account other significant experiences, commitments or awards such as internships, international experiences and volunteer projects.

4) Programme Start

The study start is in September every year. The introduction week takes places a week ahead. Within this week you will meet your fellow students.

Class Profile - Intake 2022


Number of students 32
Nationalities 16
Average age 18


Male 53%
Female 47%

Country of residence before studying

Germany 44%
Outside Germany 56%


Europe 41%
Asia 38%
South America 9%
North America 6%
Africa 6%

Overall costs

Tuition Fee 12,000.00€
Enrolment Fee      100.00€
Public transportation ticket      467.18€
Student Council        20.00€
Total 12,587.18€

Additionally, students should plan 1,000 - 1,500€ per month for living expenses (including housing).

Students have the option to arrange monthly instalments. A surcharge of 5% of the tuition fees to be paid is levied as an administrative expense.


Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for our Pre-University Foundation Programme.

Once you are doing the foundation course, we can take you into consideration for the Frankfurt School Bachelor of Science scholarship programme. We will take a look at your school grades, mid-term and final results (foundation programme), extracurricular achievements and assessment results from your application. If you are chosen for the scholarship, we will then award you the scholarship early so that you know in advance if you receive a scholarship for the BSc.


Living in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is not only the business hub of Europe but also the most international city in Germany. It accommodates 180 different nationalities and through its international airport and home to international companies it is a great place for you to live in. Located closely to the city center our campus is easy for you to reach.

More information about Frankfurt


By the end of 2023, we are planning to build around 1,100 new student apartments and furnished serviced apartments on our Adickesallee campus. Over 80 percent of the apartments are earmarked for rental to students.

While building work continues on our on-campus student apartments, we do have a selection of fully furnished apartments at Yugo and Alvarium student hostel in the centre of Frankfurt’s Bockenheim district.

Pre-University Foundation Programme students that have been accepted into the programme and applied to housing by 30 May 2023, will be guaranteed a room reservation for the study start in September 2023.

Find our more about housing


Programme Manager

Magdalena Slawinska
Foundation Programme Manager