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DaF German as a Foreign Language courses

The deadline for applications for financial support by and to get registered through the GSGS is 31st July, 2024.

The DaF (Department 'German as a Foreign Language') offers a variety of German as a Foreign Language Courses for international students, including doctoral candidates: 

For beginnersSelf-learning course (early April/October - mid July/end January; 4 hours self learning via Ilias, 2 hours tutorial on Zoom per week, 2 hours of turtored self-study, 2 hours for homework)

  • only for absolute beginners: Level A1; you can find further information here

  • 14th October 2024 to 31st January 2025

For advanced German level: Summer/winter semester courses typically run throughout the semester (early April/October - mid July/end January; 6 hours á 45 min per week)

  • 14th October 2024 to 31st January 2025

Placement tests
If you are not enrolled in a DaF course at the moment, but you have previous knowledge, you will have to do a placement test between these dates:

  • 8th to 18th August (23:59)

If you need to do a placement test, you will receive the link via E-Mail. 

For more information on the courses check the DaF website here ("General Language Courses").

Course participation costs a flat rate of 250 Euro per semester.

In principle, the GSGS will cover the costs for two semesters per person and longer in well-substantiated cases. However, this is subject to the availability of funds. If you are interested in receiving this support from the GSGS, fill out the form below. To qualify for financial support by the GSGS, you need to be up-to-date with your GSGS reporting e.g. Supervision Agreement and regular TAC Status Reports.

If you are accepted for GSGS support, the GSGS will forward your registration request to the Department DaF / GaFL.

To apply for financial support for any course starting in autumn 2024 please complete this form.