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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 08 February, 2023.

The DaF (Department 'German as a Foreign Language') offers German as a Foreign Language Courses for international students, including doctoral candidates. The following formats are available: 

A: intensive pre-semester courses typically start approx. 1 month before semester starts (i.e. early March or September). Courses take place Monday to Friday (20 hours á 45 min per week) during c. 1 month.

  • general German language course: 27th February to 24th March 2023

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

  • general German language course: 10th April to 4th July 2023

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:

  • 08th February to 15th February (for A or B), or
  • 17th March to 28th March (for B).

If you need to do a placement test, contact Eileen a.s.a.p. via for the link to the online portal and for instructions.

For more info 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.

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

To apply for financial support (pre-semester or semester course) please complete this form.