German as a Foreign Language
Language is the key to a country’s culture. And even if it is possible to use English as a working language in many institutes and seminars at the university, for the purposes of leisure and everyday life it is much easier if you speak at least a little German.
Please note that German classes are offered for the price of 250 Euros per semester for guest scholars of the University of Cologne.
- Pre-semester courses 2020/21 take place from 21 September until 16 October, 2020.
- Semester courses 2020/21 take place from 2 November until 12 February, 2021.
To participate in a German course you must register with the Welcome Centre using our form by August 27, 2020.
If you already have any knowledge of German you must also participate in a placement test. Participation instructions will be provided via email.
- Placement test for the presemester and the semester class: 19 August 9am MEZ until 31 August 3pm MEZ
- Placement test for the semester class: 1 October 9am MEZ until 12 October 3pm MEZ
For additional information – also on the current situation due to the corona crisis – please refer to the department German as a Foreign Language.