When you choose a studienkolleg in Germany, it’s not as simple as it seems. You have to make sure that you choose a correct Studienkolleg for you to apply.
There are 2 types of studienkollegs in Germany
- University Studienkollegs (for theoratical based studies)
- University of Applied Sciences Studienkollegs (for professional based studies)
If you have successfully attended a university college, you can study at a university or college. Anyone who has attended a University of Applied Sciences Studienkolleg can study in a university of applied sciences.
State and private Studienkollegs
In addition to the distinction between university and college colleges, it is also possible to differentiate between private and state Studienkollegs. As a rule, state Studienkollegs offer free study places, apart from the semester contribution fee, and their degree is recognized throughout Germany. Beware of this really important fact. Private Studienkollegs often charge fees for the collegiate visit and it is important to know well whether the selected private Studienkolleg offers a state-recognized degree.
Its up to you which studienkolleg you choose for you. Surely its your choice, but if you do choose a private studienkolleg, then make sure its state recognized.