University of Heidelberg

Pre-Semester German Language Courses for Exchange Students at Heidelberg University

Overview

  1. Who is eligible to attend the courses?
  2. What courses are being offered?
  3. When and where do classes take place?
  4. What is the course fee?
  5. How to register?

1. Who is eligible to attend the courses?

The courses are offered exclusively to:

  • international students at Heidelberg University on bilateral exchange programmes
  • international students at Heidelberg University on the SOKRATES/ERASMUS exchange programme
  • international students at Heidelberg University on the 4EU+ European University Alliance programme

International master's degree students at Heidelberg University:
  • You are eligible to join our Semester Courses during the lecture periods..

International visiting scholars and doctoral students at Heidelberg University:

  • We offer a semester course programme specifically to you. For detailed information, please click here.

2. What courses are being offered?

General German Courses
(in the mornings)
Additional Programme
(in the afternoons)
Our general German courses offer you comprehensive language training (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing) in conjunction with valuable information on German culture and studying at Heidelberg University. In addition to your general German course, you can also join our subject-specific seminars in the afternoons that will help you expand both your expertise in a given field and your language skills.
Typically, courses will be offered for all levels from A1 (absolute beginners) to C1 (advanced learners). One course comprises 80 45-minute classes. Admission to a course of the additional programme requires you to be attending a general German course aiming at a given minimum proficiency level or above.
  • Film Seminar (B1.1 or above)
  • Reading Course "German Literature" (B2.1 or above)
  • Philosophy Seminar (B2.1 or above)



3. When and where do classes take place?

General German Courses
(in the mornings)
Additional Programme
(in the afternoons)


Pre-Semester German Language Courses for summer semesters:
usually
4 weeks in March/April

Dates for the courses for the summer semester 2023

obligatory placement test Fri, Mar 03 2023 10:00 am
or
02:00 pm
CET
online
access via →
ISZ homepage
(orange box on top)
1st day of classes Mon, Mar 06 2023 09:00 am Max-Weber-Haus (→map)
Ziegelhäuser Landstraße 17
69120 Heidelberg
final day of classes Fri Mar 31 2023 12:30 pm

Pre-Semester German Language Courses for winter semesters:
usually 4 weeks in September

Dates for the courses for the winter semester 2022-23
obligatory placement test
students
US West Coast
Wed, Aug 31 2022 04:30 pm
CEST
online
access via →
ISZ homepage
(orange box on top)
students
other regions
Thu, Sep 01 2022 10:00 am
CEST
1st day of classes Wed, Sep 07 2022 09:00 am depending on the course:

Max-Weber-Haus (→
map)
Ziegelhäuser Landstraße 17
69120 Heidelberg

or

Studienkolleg building (→
map)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 684
69120 Heidelberg
final day of classes Fri, Sep 30 2022 12:30 pm

 


Mondays to Fridays,
09:30 am to 12:30 pm


The exact dates and times for the additional programme will be announced at the beginning of your general German course.


online


online

You will receive an e-mail with detailed information on the place (building, room) of your general German course in the evening after the placement test.

4. What is the course fee?

The course fee is € 350.00. You can join the additional programme in the afternoons without surcharge.

5. How to register?

Step #1
  • international exchange students on the SOKRATES/ERASMUS programme:
    Please register with the →Erasmus coordinators at the International Relations Division.
  • international exchange students on bilateral programmes:
    Please register at the International Relations Division with the →programme coordinator responsible for your country.
  • international exchange students on the 4EU+ European University Alliance programme:
    Please register via online form provided by 4EU+.
Step #2

You take the obligatory placement test: Date see →above.

We use this test to assess your language proficiency level, which allows us to determine the most suitable German course.
You will be able to register for the additional programme during your general German course.

Registration for the Pre-Semester German Language Course

 

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