Your place in Germany has already been decided or you are on the verge of a longer stay in Germany and would like to refresh your German quickly? Then it certainly makes sense to take advantage of one of the numerous, inexpensive, state-run language courses offered by universities and institutes.
Such offers are available all over Germany, so that you can possibly start your journey and get to know the country and its people before studies or internship.
However, there are often German courses in your home country that are offered, for example, by the Goethe Institute. The language courses are usually particularly well tailored to their target groups, as they are partly taught by university lecturers and teachers who are familiar with the requirements of the study subjects, but also with the special features of their own language.
If you come to Germany as a student to do a semester abroad , for example, you must, as in many other countries, also have a German language certificate, the TestDaF , i.e. the "Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache".
According to the European Framework of Reference, a passed TestDaF corresponds to B2 or C1, depending on your assessment, and proves to you that you have mastered and understand German in every situation.
This is why it makes sense, especially as a prospective student in Germany, to take a language course.
Here are a few institutes and universities where you can take a language course. Remember that in case of doubt you have to register as a guest student or international student for a language course at a university.
|Baden-Wuerttemberg||CityStuttgart||providerSprachenzentrum der university Stuttgart||websiteUni Stuttgart|
|Bavaria||CityMunich||providerSprachenzentrum der Technischen university||websiteTU Munich|
|Berlin||CityBerlin||providerBerliner Volkshochschulen||websiteVolkshochschule Berlin|
|Brandenburg||CityBrandenburg an der Havel||providerTechnische Hochschule Brandenburg||websiteTU Brandenburg|
|Bremen||CityHansestadt Bremen||providerFremdsprachenzentrum Bremen||websiteFremdsprachenzentrum|
|Hamburg||CityHansestadt Hamburg||providerVolkshochschule Hamburg||websiteVHS Hamburg|
|Hessen||CityFrankfurt a. Main||providerGoethe university Frankfurt||websiteGoethe university Frankfurt|
|Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania||CityNeubrandenburg||providerVHS Mecklenburgische Seenplatte||websiteVHS Mecklenburgische Seenplatte|
|Lower Saxony||CityBraunschweig||providerVHS Braunschweig||VHS Braunschweig|
|North Rhine-Westphalia||CityBonn||providerVolkshochschule Bonn||websiteVHS Bonn|
|Rhineland-Palatinate||CityKoblenz||providerVHS Koblenz||websiteVHS Koblenz|
|Saarland||CitySaarbrücken||provideruniversity Saarland||websiteuniversity Saarland|
|Saxony||CityLeipzig||providerVolkshochschule Leipzig||websiteVHS Leipzig|
|Saxony-Anhalt||CityHalle(Saale)||providerVolkshochschule Halle(Saale)||websiteVHS Halle (Saale)|
|Schleswig-Holstein||CityLübeck||provideruniversity zu Lübeck||websiteuniversity zu Lübeck|
|Thuringia||CityErfurt||provideruniversity Erfurt||websiteuniversity Erfurt|