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General Information

The courses offered by the Department of German as a Foreign Language are aimed at the following groups:


  • Students on international programmes (Erasmus, DAAD), students on international courses of study (IHP)
  • Students from partner universities and other exchange students
  • Students on full time courses with a final qualification, who have passed the DSH or have an adequate TestDaF grade.
  • Ph.D. students and visting researchers


  • Parallel to your studies, you have the opportunity to extend and to deepen your knowledge of German. Our courses are designed as content-based language courses, which aim to improve your linguistic skills and give you subject-specific knowledge (relative to the level of the course in question) at the same time.

    We offer 13-15 courses per semester. Credit points can be gained for every course attended. Preconditions for the awarding of credit points are regular attendance and evidence of the completion of out-of-class work (e.g. homework). The number of credit points to be awarded is related to workload required by the course; i.e it is related to the number of hours the course demands. Additional evidence of course attendance (e.g. exams, homework, presentations) can be recorded with a mark where required.