Courses in German as a Foreign Language

The International Study Centre offers courses in German as a Foreign Language for which fees are payable. For a current list of all courses please click on Register.

In order to be entitled to attend these courses, one must be in possession of a university entrance qualification which has previously been checked and accepted by uni-assist of the Goethe university. Information on the application process can be found on the web pages of the International Office.

The majority of the courses are intensive courses consisting of 20 teaching units per week. However, the course duration does vary as the courses serve as preparation for the respective acceptance tests for the DSH courses and pre-study programme (Studienkolleg). Please check the course description for more details about the individual courses.

Before you can register for a course and if you have not already attended one of our courses or do not have a certificate from another language school, you must complete a placement test.

Click here to find out more about the placement test!

New to our educational programme are the Master Courses German for Beginners.

These courses are aimed at masters students on international programmes who do not have much time to devote to learning German. This blended learning programme, which combines online learning accompanied by tutors and classic classroom teaching which is scheduled outside the normal lecture times (Thursdays and Fridays between 6.00 and 7.30 pm) is intended to take into account the limited time students interested in this course have.

Course fees are payable prior to the start of the course and within 10 days after registering. In addition, proof of payment must be sent to the International Study Centre otherwise your name will be deleted from the list of participants and you will have to re-register.

Upon request, all participants can obtain a confirmation of participation in order to obtain a residence permit/visa. At the end of the course, you will also be given a certificate if this is requested.

Current list of courses offered:

                                                Duration         Units per week                                  Course fees

Intensive Course  German    5 weeks          20 units                                                  € 350

Intensive Course  German    7 weeks          20 units                                                  € 490