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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 August, 2023.

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

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: 16th October to 2nd February 2024

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:

  • 11th September to 25th September

If you need to do a placement test, contact Eileen a.s.a.p. via gsgs-adminSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de 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 your registration request to the Department DaF / GaFL.

To apply for financial support for the semester course starting in October 2023 please complete this form.