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 2021 take place from 8 March until 1 April, 2021.
- Semester courses 2021 take place from 19 April until 23 July, 2021.
To participate in a German course during the semester, you must register with the Welcome Centre using our form by 14 March, 2021.
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: 8 February, 9am MEZ until 22 February, 3pm MEZ
- Placement test for the semester class: 8 March, 9am MEZ until 15 March, 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.