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General Language Courses

German courses to supplement your studies on levels A1 to C1

Target Groups

  • ERASMUS and exchange students
  • Exchange students from partner universities
  • Students who are part of the program Studienstart International
  • Master students in english speaking programs
  • International doctoral students
  • International scholars
  • Relatives of international scholars

Course Contents

On levels A1 to B1 the courses treat German language skills for the daily life. From level B2 the courses treat current topics as well as language structures and academically relevant vocabulary.

Course Hours

Presemester intensive course: 4 weeks with 20 teaching hours of 45 minutes per week
Semester course: 13 weeks with 6 teaching hours of 45 minutes per week

Course Plan

Winter presemester 2021 6th September to 1st October 2021
Winter semester 2021/22 18th October 2021 to 28th January 2022
Summer presemester 2022 1st March to 25th March 2022
Summer semester 2022 11th April to 15th July 2022

Registration

ECTS Credit Points and Certificates

If you complete the course successfully you can receive 9 ECTS credits.

If you are a fully enrolled University of Cologne student the course and the credits will be registered in Klips 2.0 and listed on your transcript of records. Participants who can not access Klips 2.0 can receive a separate certificate.

Course Fees

  • ERASMUS and exchange students can take one course per semester free of charge. For a second course you will be charged a fee of 250 EUR.

  • Students who are part of the program Studienstart International can take German courses completely free of charge.

  • Master students in english speaking programs can only be exempted from the course fee if they are obliged to take German language courses according to their examination regulations. Otherwise you will be charged a fee of 250 EUR per course.

  • International doctoral students can only be exempted from the course fee if they are obliged to take German language courses according to their examination regulations. Otherwise you will be charged a fee of 250 EUR per course.

  • International scholars will be charged a fee of 250 EUR per course.

  • Relatives of International scholars will be charged a fee of 250 EUR per course.