University of Heidelberg

Semester Courses for Exchange and Master's Degree Students at Heidelberg University


  • October - February (winter semesters)
  • April / May - July (summer semesters)
  Changes due to the coronavirus:
Please regularly check our →
homepage for announcements of new dates and further information!


Summer semester 2021

obligatory online placement test Wed, Apr 07 2021 10:00 am access via our homepage (top orange box)
e-mail notification with your course assignment and access data      
first day of classes Mon, Apr 19 2021 04:30 pm online
final day of classes Fri, Jul 23 2021    

Download PDFClass times and descriptions of each course (PDF)


These courses are offered exclusively to:

  • Students registered under the Socrates/Erasmus Programme
  • Exchange students from bilateral programmes

For international visiting scholars and doctoral students at Heidelberg University, we have a different course programme. For more information, please click here.

Terrasse mit Blick auf das Heidelberger Schloss

German courses

Courses and Tuition Fees:

Course I:
Course II:
4 Hours of Instruction per Week € 175.00 per term
8 Hours of Instruction per Week € 350.00 per term

Minimum number of students per class is 10.
Students in the Socrates and Eramus programmes are eligible for a reduction in fees.

When and Where:

Course I:

Course II:

Two days per week (Monday, Wednesday)
from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Two days per week (Monday, Wednesday)
from 4:30 p.m.– 7:45 p.m.

Lessons are held in the Max-Weber-Haus, Ziegelhäuser Landstr. 17.

Levels, Courses and Teaching Material:

  • Elementary 1/2/3 (A1, A2):
    For students with basic knowledge of German.
  • Intermediate 1/2 (B1, B2):
    For students with solid knowledge of German.
  • Advanced (C1):
    For students with an advanced knowledge of German who aim to improve their competence in academic language. At the end of the course, students in the Advanced stream have the opportunity to take part in the Obligatory Proficiency Examination (DSH).
  • Competence level (C2, post DSH)
    for very advanced students who already passed the DSH or an equivalent examination

Special courses

  • Supplementary Literature Course
  • German for Law Students
    Technical language course for students of Jurisprudence
  • Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Studies
  • German in Film
  • Business German
  • German for Students of Biological and Medical Studies
  • Visual Arts and Language
  • German History

Download PDFClass times and descriptions of each course (PDF)

The semester programme for each language course is set according to the needs of the students. The course material will be announced at the beginning of the course.


Internationales Studienzentrum

Ziegelhäuser Landstraße 17
69120 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (0) 62 21/54 - 59 49
Fax +49 (0) 62 21/54 - 59 56

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