German Intensive Courses in Preparation for Academic Study
1. Courses offered:
In six stages taking up the whole academic year, you can proceed from beginners' level (A1) through levels A2, B1, B2 and C1.1 up to level C1.2 of the DSH examination (the prerequisite for taking up a course of academic study) or the TestDaF (the Test of German as a Foreign Language).
These intensive courses are aimed at individual foreign students applying to JLU Giessen and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences. However, doctoral students, students on official exchange programs (Erasmus+, ISEP etc.), and visiting researchers and their dependants can also participate.
You can enter the program at any of the levels listed. The detailed timetable for the courses can be found in our current schedule.
A course comprises 20 lessons per week and lasts for 6-8 weeks. You can get 6 ECTS Credits for each course.
Excellent candidates can be granted a Germany Scholarship of € 300,- per month for a Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree. Payments can only be made after the successful completion of the German intensive courses./
|A1||8 weeks (160 hours)||internal test||c. € 560|
|A2||7 weeks (140 hours)||internal test||c. € 500|
|B1||8 weeks (160 hours)||internal test||c. € 560|
|B2||8 weeks (160 hours)||internal test||c. € 560|
|C1.1||8 weeks (160 hours)||internal test||c. € 560|
|C1.2||6 weeks (120 hours)||TestDaF or DSH||c. € 430|
After completion of course C1.2, it is possible to sit a final exam, the passing of which entitles you to an official certificate.
You can register up to three months before the start of a course. The maximum capacity per course is 18-20 participants. We can only accept direct individual applications (no applications via third parties or organisations). There are different registration procedures, depending on the category you come under (e.g. applying for a degree course or attending the University as an exchange student):
- application for German intensive courses for students of JLU and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences who want to apply for a course of study leading to a non-doctoral degree
- individual students, exchange students, and members of Justus Liebig University and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences as well as applicants from EU countries, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein who have to apply to the centre for the allocation of university places (Hochschulstart) can apply directly to the Section for German as a Foreign Language at the International Office
Visiting researchers and doctoral students require a letter of support from their academic supervisor or program coordinator; students must submit their academic I.D.
- dependants of students or members of Justus Liebig University and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences can apply directly to the Section for German as a Foreign Language at the International Office