What is a prepa­ratory college and how do I apply to one?

A preparatory college is where you can prepare for the entrance examination. You will need to sit this examination if the education certificates you hold are not sufficient for you to study a degree in Germany. Many higher education institutions have an affiliated preparatory college. However, there are also preparatory colleges where you need to apply directly. For more information, it is best to contact your chosen higher education institution directly.