International Year One

You have checked the bachelor entrance requirements on the DAAD website and qualify for subject-restricted admission to a Preparatory Course? Then our International Year One is the perfect option for you! It will be the bridge between your current qualifications and the German university entry-level (Abitur). You will have all of the benefits of being a student in Berlin, such as a transport ticket, enjoying the culture and atmosphere, and the chance to get your residence permit while you prepare to join us at BI!

And the best part is that your place at BI will be guaranteed!

Dates and Application Deadlines

Start on 26th August 2024:

1st December 2023 until 31st July 2024 (Date recommended due to length of visa application process.)


Fees and other costs

  • Tuition Fee - 5,365 EUR per semester
  • Deposit - 1,000 EUR
  • No Application Fee
  • Register via our portal
  • Choose your favored business degree program
  • Upload your documents
    • Copy of passport
    • Official school certificate with a transcript of grades 
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Motivation letter
    • CV

Sit back and let our Admissions Team get to work!


If you are coming from a country outside the EU, you may be asked to provide evidence of adequate financial resources (e.g., a blocked bank account) during the visa application process. Find out more here.


All courses at Touro are conducted in person. If your arrival is delayed (e.g., waiting for a visa), you can take 4-5 online classes in the first semester. Online courses remain online for the whole semester. You are expected to arrive in Berlin in time to start your second semester in person. Upon request, student housing options can be shared.

Placement exams

Before the International Year One starts, you will complete mandatory college writing and math placement exams. The exam results will determine which level of math and college writing classes you will be placed into when you begin your studies at Touro. 

Online Application

Berlin International Application Portal

Questions about the International Year One?

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