International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt)

Language Courses & Information for International PhD Students and Postdocs

International Summer Course (HSK)

The International Summer Course is held in September immediately before the start of the Winter Semester, and offers 4 weeks (100 hours) of instruction in the German language, with a focus on basic grammar, cultural background, text production and communicative skills.


International Spring Course

For all students beginning their period of study in the Summer Semester, there is a three-week German intensive course in March/April.


German Intensive Courses

A six-step program throughout the academic year, taking you gradually from beginners' level to the TestDaF and DSH. 


Evening Courses in German as a Foreign Language


Courses for the Enhancement of Competency in Written German


Regular One-Day Special-Topic Courses (Project Days)

One-day courses with a topical focus such as German culture, phonetics and pronunciation, and guided conversation. A special-topic day runs for 4-6 contact hours.