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Course Programme - German as a Foreign Language

The courses for German as a Foreign Language offered by the Language Centre are open to all members of the Philipps-Universität. They include semester courses at the A1-C1 level and two intensive courses.

Classes preparing for language exams that are needed for the application at a German university like Testdaf or DSH are NOT offered by the Language Center. If you are interested in the DSH, please contact the Studienkolleg Mittelhessen.

>> Free German Courses for Exchange Students <<

Summer Semester 2024

Intensive Courses -Pre-Sessional

22.04.2024 - 19.07.2024

Go to the offer:

  • Partial level courses A1.1 - C1.1
  • Mainly face-to-face courses
  • Course duration: 4 or 3 SWS + self-study units
  • Textbook based courses
  • Placement test required
  • 6 ECTS credits 
  • Free of charge for exchange students

Course information about:

  • Course content and textbook
    the rules for ECTS credits.
    Underneath each course description, you find the information about time and location of the courses.
    Still missing information about locations will be added before the beginning of the course.

Before the summer term 24:  
11 March - 05 April 2024
Before winter term 2024/25:  
09 Sept - 07 Oct 2024


Go to the offer: 

  •  A1-B2 level courses
  • Four weeks - 20 lessons
  • Morning or afternoon courses
  • 6 ECTS points
  • Placement test required

For further information see the Link at the end or this page and this (pdf)

Please note: The password registration from 5 to 10 April 2024 is only for course continuers of winter semester 2023/24 and the intensive courses in March 2024.
The regular registration will start on Wednesday, 17 April at 6:00 p.m. The placement test for the summer semester will start in mid-March 2024.

The program of winter semester 2023/24 is still available in our course archive.

Pre-Sessional Intensive Courses

Shortly before the start of the summer semester and the winter semester the Language Center offers pre-sessional intensive classes in German for "new" exchange students and MA-students. 

Important: Registrations for the course are binding and governed by the Language Center’s terms and conditions, in particular the withdrawal terms stated therein (para. 7-9). For the regulations for obtaining ECTS points, please see General Information about Courses.