As a rule, if a pupil has left secondary school in the non-European country, it is not so simply to enter a German University. The purpose of program of FI is to simplify this process.
For participation in the program, a future student should pass an introductory test (it is spent in English or German languages). Testing can be spent in the country of residing of the student. The German educational organizations can help with testing (DAAD, Test AS and others). If the candidate corresponds already to requirements of a German college in pre-high school preparation (www.anabin.de), he can start to study at a University.
After the entering, the student is trained one year (the first course), practicing language and developing those skills which are necessary for the chosen baccalaureate program. After the successful termination of the first course, the student can continue training in one of the Universities of Northern Rhine-Westphalia under the baccalaureate program of the chosen direction. In Northern Rhine-Westphalia there are a lot of German-speaking and certain quantity of English-speaking baccalaureate programs.
The grant (up to 5000€) is given to the best students of FI.