Courses during winter term 2023/24

The obligatory pre-registration for our courses in winter term 2023/24 will take place from September 18st until October 6th via our online portal.

Course places will be allocated after the registration period.

All courses will be running in the period between October 23th 2023 until February 2nd 2024.

Intensive Preparatory Courses

Face-to-face courses (combined with online lessons or exams) will take place again at levels B1, B2 and C1.

Additional information can be found here: Intensive Preparatory Courses


Our next courses for preparation for TestDaF:

IP 2306: 16.08. – 08.09.2023
IP 2307: 25.09. - 20.10.2023
IP 2308: 23.10. - 17.11.2023
IP 2401: 10.01. – 02.02.2024

The courses to prepare for the TestDaF examination last 4 weeks and comprise a total of about 20 teaching units per week. You will get to know the exam format and acquire strategies to be able to work effectively on the different subtests. You will also expand the skills that are important for successful communication in your studies.

You will work with a course book and the materials we provide on the Moodle learning platform. You will take part in face-to-face and online lessons (via Zoom) and receive feedback on your performance. Plan on a workload of about 4-5 hours per day. You will have the opportunity to take a model test during the course and receive feedback on it.

Information can be found here.


The TestAS is a centralised, standardised aptitude test for foreign students. TestAS gives prospective students information about their individual ranking compared to other applicants. With good results, they can improve their chances of being admitted for studies at a German university.

New: With the dMAT into your Master's programme
The dMAT is the digital aptitude test for Master's degree programmes in Germany. It is developed by universities in cooperation with g.a.s.t.. With the dMAT certificate, you show that you are professionally qualified for selected degree programmes. The dMAT is an additional proof of your previous academic achievements and degrees.

So far, the dMAT has been available for the subjects Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics, and will be available for other subjects in the future.
You can take it in German or English.

You can find more information about TestAS and dMAT on the page TestAS

Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP)

We offer the following courses:

Specialist language courses accompanying the studies

  • Specialist language for engineering sciences
  • Specialist language for economic sciences
  • Specialist language for biology and biotechnology
  • Specialist language for law
  • Further Specialist language courses and workshops on request

Specialist language courses in projects
  • "Fachsprache MINT" and "Texte und Gespräche in den Geisteswissenschaften" for prospective students" for prospective students with a refugee background; subproject transition semester within the framework of NRWege/Integra)
  • Subject-specific and professional language courses "Specialist language communication in the school context with a focus on MINT" and "German for the teaching profession" as part of the project for prospective students" for prospective students with a refugee background; sub-project "LehrkräftePLUS"

specialist language courses