The program WFY – an overview

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Wildau Foundation Year – Wildau for You is a one-year integration program for international students, which facilitates their entry into the German academic world through preparatory studies in language, culture and academic methodology. Chinese high-school graduates are particularly strongly urged to enroll in this program to acquire the necessary language proficiencies and ease their way to the Wildau Foundation year.

The core element of Wildau Foundation Year (WFY) program is integration. This one year offers students  pursuing different degrees a variety of opportunities for academic and cultural exchange through interaction with German and international students on and off campus. Everyone enrolled in the program can benefit from this unique experience. It is a great offer, come and see what Wildau offers For You.


Key features of WFY:


  • Admission to a bachelor degree course in Germany is guaranteed (upon successful completion of WFY)
  • An alternative option for the best high-school graduates
  • No APS-exam is required
  • No risks involved: if your studies in Germany turn out to be a disappointment you can continue your studies in China
  • The campus is right in the middle of this metropolitan area, just on the outskirts of Berlin, with excellent connection. Infrastructure is highly developed: drive to Berlin on the highway or take the express commuter train (called S-Bahn) and be in downtown Berlin in half an hour
Berlin-Brandenburg – the capital metropolitan area with excellent infrastructure

The metro area Berlin-Brandenburg is at the cross-roads of Western-, Central- and Northern Europe. It is a region full of diversity, vitality and potential. It is an international, multicultural, multilingual hub: today people from nearly 200 nations live in the metro area - many came to study, work, live, to make their dreams come true. The universities, colleges, research institutes attract the brightest from around the world. It is particularly this area that benefited the most from the talents, ideas, thoughts of visitors and immigrants. The fresh ideas found welcoming and fertile soil in the region and spawned an atmosphere of tolerance, acceptance and open-mindedness. The newcomers and indigenous Berliners live together peacefully in a welcoming cosmopolitan environment.

Berlin-Brandenburg is the capital of Germany, the seat of the federal president, government, parliament and several institutions. The region is also an economic center with bright development perspectives and employment opportunities. It is also a scientific-knowledge focal point: nowhere else in Europe are as many institutions of higher education, science and research concentrated as in this metro area. The region boasts with a number of companies and enterprises that base their business development on scientific research.

Chinese community in Berlin-Brandenburg

Today, around 7,000 Chinese people live in Berlin. Some have settled permanently in Germany and started a family. Others have come to study for a few years and plan to work in Germany for a while after they graduate to improve their career prospects when they return to China. Their goal is to gain experience in Germany which they can then put to use later in China.

The Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China is in downtown Berlin (near the famous Alexanderplatz), approximately 30 minutes by express commuter train from Wildau. The Chinese Center of Culture, opened also in Berlin in 2008, serves as the major cultural link between China and Germany and has various cultural offers for the Chinese community in Berlin and for Germans all year round.

The numerous Chinese supermarkets and deli stores carry various merchandise and products directly imported from China. You will not miss home flavors in Berlin!

TH Wildau facts

TH Wildau is a modern, aspiring practice-oriented technical university of applied sciences with tradition and global outreach (NB: TH translates to technical university of applied sciences). Located on the south-east outskirts of the major European economic and cultural hub Berlin, our dynamic campus with cutting edge infrastructure advances intellectual achievements and cultivates a thrilling student life.

Academic excellence, research based education, high-tech facilities, accessible, dedicated professors, friendly administrative staff and personal attention make studying at TH Wildau attractive and rewarding.

TH Wildau continuously develops international cooperation by pursuing inter-institutional partnerships, introducing its academic programs and individual degree courses at universities abroad and by constantly increasing the number of international students.

TH Wildau has been collaborating with Chinese universities for a long time. Beyond academic cooperation, student and faculty exchange are the core elements of the global approach TH Wildau champions. In the last three years around 180 exchange students studied for shorter or longer periods at Chinese universities or at TH Wildau.

Higher Education in Germany

In recent years Germany has established itself as an important hub of international education - while still enjoying the worldwide reputation of being a country with massive high-tech industry. Come and make the best of these new achievements: study in Germany and build a successful career!

Through the rigorous academic programs German and Chinese universities outfit graduates with skills and expertise that are indispensable in the global labor market of the 21 century, where flexibility, adaptation and development potentials are among the most appreciated competencies.

Universities of applied sciences in Germany are institutions of higher education that focus on practice-relevant content in their academic offerings. Graduates of these institutions are braced for outstanding professional performance and thus are in a propitious position on the very competitive job market.

Wildau Foundation Year – Wildau For You

WFY is an integrative, modularized academic program, which prepares international students for their studies at German universities.

There are two key points in the program to facilitate the integration of foreign students

  • Academic Integration prepares for a successful start into their studies in Germany, and is defined by preparatory studies in language, culture and academic methods.
  • Social Integration includes joint activities of international and German students and supports international students in their accommodation to a new environment.

The program offers training and support in:

  • The acquisition of technical and colloquial German with emphasis on the terminology of technology, business and information technologies. Language instruction focuses on the terminology of the bachelor courses following the final exam of WFY.
  • The ability to organize studies independently
  • Methodology in academic reading and writing
  • Presentation Skills/Techniques
Academic calendar of WFY

Studies at WFY start in mid-September and are divided into trimesters. Each trimester lasts 14 weeks. After each trimester interim examinations are scheduled. These are followed by two weeks of academic holidays. The last trimester concludes with an admission test to the field of Bachelor studies of your choice. In  application for WFY applicants may indicate their subjects of interest, without making a final commitment.

  • Trimester 1: from mid-September to mid-December
  • Trimester 2: from early of January to the beginning of April
  • Trimester 3: from mid-April to the end of July
Academic program WFY
Completion of the WFY

After a successful graduation from the Wildau Foundation Year program graduates will receive a certificate and will be admitted to TH Wildau or one of the cooperating universities to pursue a Bachelor degree in the respective selected field of study.

Career Services

Find your trail. Start the journey today. TH Wildau and partner institutions help students achieve lifelong success through career services, global experiences, and connections with graduate schools and employers. Find expert advice, data, tools, and events to ensure your success.

TH Wildau and partner universities offer bachelor and graduate courses that determined by both student interest and job market demand. Our universities offer internships at top-level German enterprises, companies. We help you explore your options and assist you in developing a career plan that you can pursue. TH Wildau helps its graduates to establish contacts, make appointments at the best companies in Germany and write applications.