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Pre-sessional intensive courses for international students (12 Sept. - 07 Oct. 2022)


The classes are planned as face-to-face classes. Regrettably, there will be no classes for complete beginners in German in this session, so if you are interested in the intensive classes, you will need at least an A1.2 level. Pure self-study with online-resources is usually not sufficient.

A1.1 classes for beginners will be offered  in the winter semester. You can find the course descriptions etc. on this website under "Course program".

Our four-week German classes just before the beginning of the semester will give you a headstart into student life at Philipps-Universität:

  • a young team of teachers will help you find your feet in the new surroundings,
  • we will make you familiar with German academic conventions,
  • you will learn to cope, both linguistically and culturally, with important aspects of everyday and academic life in Marburg.

Please note: These classes are exclusively for students who are coming to Philipps-University for their year abroad and for international MA-students! New students take precedence over those already settled in Marburg.

If you want to take part in a pre-sessional course

  • Please read the revised Course Details with Information about course contents and credits! (pdf-download.)
  • For registration, exchange students (ERASMUS, Overseas and Free Movers) go through the International Office. MA-students and PhD-students should apply to Dr. Susanne Duxa (address see below) by 15 July 2022, stating their name, sex, date of birth, nationality, native language, approximate level of German and academic discipline and attaching the letter of acceptance from Philipps Universität.
  • Please return the questionnaire plus online test which we will send out on 18 July 2022 to all those who have requested to take part in the pre-session German courses in their application for their study period at Philipps-University. Please note that we cannot guarantee a place for you if this questionnaire is not returned in due time!
  • The course fee is to be paid by bank transfer by the beginning of the course. Further information will be given together with the results of the placement test.

Please make sure to inform us in the event that you have opted for the class but cannot participate after all. 


Dr. Susanne Duxa