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Study programmes University Pathway Programme

University Foundation Programme
For whom is the programme designed for?

Are you interested in a Bachelor programme at SRH but you do not qualify for a direct entry? The University Foundation Programme is your entry ticket into any of the English-taught Bachelor degrees offered at SRH.

Entry requirements for a Bachelor programme

All applicants for a Bachelor degree need to have the University Entrance Qualification (in German: Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) to have direct entry to any Bachelor programmes offered in Germany. The requirements for the German University Entrance Qualification are often not met if you have completed your high school outside of the the European Union. German universities check your qualification based on anabin (

Please contact SRH if you have any questions about your high school qualification. The University Foundation Year is designed for students with no German University Entrance Qualification interested in any of the SHR universities´ English taught Bachelor´s degrees. 

Your Pathway, Deadlines and Cost How to get started?

Application deadline: You need to submit your application for the Bachelor programme by May 15th – there is no application fee.

University Foundation Year: Before starting your Bachlor´s degree, you will complete the University Foundation Programme which takes only one year. The proramme is completely taught in English. The programme takes place in Cologne and starts in late August every year. The university pathway programme is being conducted by our partner institution in Cologne. You have a guaranteed study place at SRH. Please note: There is only one intake per year.

Tuition of University Pathway Programme: 11,000 EUR

Semester dates: You start the programme in August and finish it in June

  • 1st Semester: September-December
  • 2nd Semester: January-May
  • Examination: June
  • Final results: Early July

Bachelor programme at SRH Hochschulcampus Dresden: All programmes start in October. It takes 7 semesters (3.5 years) to complete the programme depending on your study programme. 

Application process Foundation year + Bachelor programme

  1. Apply for your Bachelor programme online
    1. You will be directed to the University Pathway Programme
    2. You get a guaranteed study place in the SRH Bachelor programme
  2. Complete phone interview with the programme manger
  3. Pay your deposit & fees
  4. Receive the Confirmation of Enrollment
  5. Apply for your German Student Visa
  6. Book your flights & accommodation
  7. Start your future in Germany!

Please consult the SRH team before applying. We are happy to answer any of your questions via email, phone or Skype!