If the Center for International Students deems an applicant‘s credentials inadequate, the applicant can be admitted for a preparatory course in Constance. The applicant would study several different subjects,  the choice of subjects depending on the applicant‘s choice of degree programme. One of the required subjects is usually the German language. To apply for the preparatory course, a German language proficiency level of B1 (CEFR) is required.

After attending classes for one or two semesters, the applicant would take an assessment exam in various subjects including German (the so-called Feststellungsprüfung). Upon successful completion of this preparatory programme, the applicant would be able to gain admission at Furtwangen University.