University Language Center - Department Foreign Languages

Find more information about the course offer of the Department Foreign Languages.



Intensive Preparatory Courses

The Department German as a Foreign Language (ZFA) will only offer preparatory courses until the summer term of 2024. The existing offer is aimed exclusively at prospective international students who have already successfully applied or attended courses. We cannot provide recommendations or advice on offers from other providers. We thank you for your understanding!


Our next courses for preparation for TestDaF:

IP 2403: 06.05. - 04.06.2024
IP 2404: 10.07. – 02.08.2024

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

Courses during summer term 2024

The obligatory pre-registration for our courses in summer term 2024 takes place from March 11th until March 30th via our online portal.

Course places will be allocated after the registration period.

All courses will be running in the period between April 15th until July 19th.

Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP)

We offer the following courses:

Specialist language courses accompanying the studies

  • Specialist language for engineering sciences (as part of the study-accompanying courses)
  • Specialist language for economic sciences (as part of the study-accompanying courses)
  • Specialist language for biology and biotechnology

Specialist language courses in projects

  • 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"
  • Module "German for everyday school life" as part of the internationalisation project "Professional School of International Education" (PiStE)"

specialist language courses