About - Freshman institute

    Freshman institute, the sister concern of FH Aachen University of Applied Science has its campus situated at Julich. Freshman institute provides one year foundation course in English which leads to free bachelor’s study in the state of North Rhine Westphalia(NRW).

    After the foundation course at Freshman Institute, students may continue to their Bachelor studies in any of the following stream depending on their educational background.

  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Medicine (Students need to have B1 level of German Language proficiency to do medicine or any health related course in Germany)
  • Freshman Institute has 4 partner universities to which the students will be placed after foundation year.

    Partner universities :-

  • FH Aachen
  • Uni Duisburg- Essen
  • Hochschule Rhein-Waal
  • Fachhochschule Sϋdwestfalen

Admission requirement of FI

If the students are planning to move to entirely taught program in English they need IELTS score 6, otherwise 4.5. Also the students who have Mathematic in 11th and 12th grade only be able to get into Freshman Institute. Those students without mathematics have no option to do foundation at FI.

Entrance Exam Details:

The entrance exam is in English and is mandatory for all applicants from india despite of having IELTS score.

Only students with 60% marks will be eligible to attend the exam. Both plus one and plus two students can attend the exam.

Freshman Year

  • Eligibility
  • Course fees
  • Scholarships

  • 11th and 12th students with maths as main subject

  • 17500 Euros(includes tuition,living and materials and other facilities)

  • Twenty scholarships of 3000 euros each are awarded by the Freshman Institute to our best students at the end of the Freshman Year

Facilities offered

  • Students share a double room during the Freshman year
  • The rooms have a living and sleeping area of about 18 square meters
  • Sink, shower and toilet are included
  • Internet in each room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washing machines and dryers are available
  • Study rooms, table tennis and TV room are available for free
  • Sports facilities on site


Does your university guarantee job offers?

Freshman institute under FH Achen University doesnot guarantee job offers

Does your host country offer an extended stay option?

On completion of Freshman foundation course student joins for free bachelors in Universities. After bachelors they will get one and half years stay back option.

Does your university provide on-campus accommodation?

Freshman fees includes on campus accomodation and other related facilities

How is your university ranked in terms of career development?

Freshman Institute only offers foundation course leading to free bachelors

Does your university prepare you for a global career in management?

Freshman institute offers only foundation course.

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