Course Calendar

At the Language Center we provide courses in different categories all year round. According to your personal learning preferences you can choose between Semester, Trimester or Intensive courses. For easy and long-term scheduling please find out at one glance a summary of all our courses in the calendar below. (Holidays)

Course Program 2022-2023  (pdf)
German Courses Summer 2022  (pdf)

German courses

D e c e m b e r N o v e m b e r O c t o b e r S e p t e m b e r A u g u s t J u l y J u n e M a y A p r i l M a r ch F e b r u a ry J a n u a ry
  • 05.10.2022 – 20.01.2023  |  Registration starts: 13.09.2022
  • 06.03.2023 – 16.06.2023  |  Registration starts: 14.02.2023

Duration: 12 weeks
Intensity: 5x/week, Monday–Friday
Teaching units/day: 3
Teaching units/week: 15 (total: 180 units per course)
Course times: mornings, early or late afternoons
Course fees 2022/2023: EUR 1045

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes
The course schedule is available as of the first day of registration.

  • 11.10.2022 – 15.12.2022  |  Registration starts: 13.09.2022
  • 16.01.2023 – 17.03.2023  |  Registration starts: 13.12.2022
  • 17.04.2023 – 23.06.2023  |  Registration starts: 22.03.2023

Duration: 9 weeks
Intensity: 2 options

  • 6 units per week (54 units per course)
    2x/week, 3 units/day: Mon+Wed or Tue+Thu
    Course times: mornings, afternoons or evenings
    Course fees 2022/2023: EUR 412
  • 12 units per week (108 units per course)
    5x/week, 2.4 units/day: Mon–Fri
    Course times: mornings
    Course fees 2022/2023: EUR 735

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes
The course schedule is available as of the first day of registration.

  • 07.02. – 24.02.2023  |  Registration starts: 10.01.2023

Duration: 3 weeks
Intensity: 5x/week, Monday–Friday
Teaching units/day: 4
Teaching units/week: 20 (total: 56 units per course)
Course times: mornings 9:00–12:15
Course fees 2023: EUR 460

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes
The schedule is available on the first day of registration.

  • 11.07.2022 – 12.09.2022 | Registration starts: 03.05.2022

Duration: 9 weeks
Intensity: 2x/week, Mon+Wed or Tue+Thu
Teaching units/day: 3
Teaching units/week: 6 (total: 54 units per course)
Course times: 5.30 - 8.00 p.m. (CEST/UTC+2)

Course fees 2022: EUR 412

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes
The course schedule is available as of the first day of registration.

July and August:

  • 10.07.2023 – 04.08.2023  |  Registration opens: 20.02.2023
  • 07.08.2023 – 01.09.2023  |  Registration opens: 20.02.2023

Duration: 4 weeks, 57 teaching units
Intensity: 5x/week, 3 units/day
1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Course time: Monday–Friday, 9.15 a.m–12 p.m. (CEST/UTC+2)
The courses start on Tuesday of the first course week.

Course fees 2023: will be announced by January 2023
Course + single room 2023: prices will be announced by January 2023

September:

  • 04.09.2023 – 22.09.2023  |  Registration starts: 20.02.2023

Duration: 3 weeks, 56 teaching units
Intensity: 5x/week, 4 units/day
1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Course time: Monday–Friday, 9.15 a.m.–1 p.m. (CEST/UTC+2)
The course starts on Tuesday of the first course week.

Course fees 2023: will be announced by January 2023
Course + single room 2023: prices will be announced by January 2023

  • Winter semester 2022-2023 (presumably): 03.10.2022 – 01.02.2023
  • Summer semester 2023: 28.02.2023 – 23.06.2023

VWU-German courses are only open to non-degree programme students ("außerordentliche" or "a.o" Studierende). To register, a valid admission ("Zulassungsbescheid") from one of the Viennese scientific universities has to be presented.

Course fee in the academic year 2022/23: EUR 1,300 (including costs for additional material)

Foreign Language Courses

D e c e m b e r N o v e m b e r O c t o b e r S e p t e m b e r A u g u s t J u l y J u n e M a y A p r i l M a r ch F e b r u a ry J a n u a ry

Winter semester 2022-2023

  • 10.10.2022 – 31.01.2023  |  Registration: 22.08.2022 – 29.09.2022

Summer semester 2023

  • 13.03.2023 – 30.06.2023  |  Registration: 16.01.2022 – 28.02.2023

Duration: 13 weeks, 39 units per course
Intensity: 1x/week, 3 units
Course times: 18:00–20:30
Course fees 2022/2023: EUR 418

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Winter semester 2022-2023

  • 10.10.2022 – 01.12.2022  |  Registration: 22.08.2022 – 29.09.2022
  • 01.12.2022 – 02.02.2023  |  Registration: 22.08.2022 – 22.11.2022

Summer semester 2023

  • 13.03.2023 – 08.05.2023  |  Registration: 16.01.2023 – 28.02.2023
  • 11.05.2023 – 29.06.2023  |  Registration: 16.01.2023 – 25.04.2023

Duration: 6,5 weeks, 39 units per course
Intensity: 2x/week, 3 units per day (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)
Course times: 6:00–8:30 pm

 

  • 04.07. – 21.07.2022
  • 04.07. – 04.08.2022 
  • 08.08. – 25.08.2022
  • 05.09. – 22.09.2022 - registration open until 30.08.2022
  • 06.02. – 23.02.2023  |  Registration: 12.12.2022 – 24.01.2023

Duration: 3 weeks, 39 units per week
Intensity: 4x/week, Monday- Thursday
Teaching units per day: 4 (Mon), 3 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
Course times: evenings

Individual Instruction

Customized. Flexible. Versatile.

With the one-to-one language training, we offer a customized language-training program tailored to your personal goals.

Your private language instructor will guide you live through the face-to-face lesson.  

We offer online and offline individual instruction in German and 37 other languages. If you are interested, please save this form on your device and send the completed form as an attachment to sprachenzentrum@univie.ac.at (Subject: Inquiry individual instruction).

Your benefits

One-on-one instruction offers you a maximum of flexibility and individuality, regarding the course content, location and timing.

We are happy to tailor a course program based on your current language proficiency.

You can decide whether you would like to improve general language skills or focus on specific topics and/or skills.

We have collected some ideas for you:

  • Online coaching: help with and training of specific sills on all levels; specific training for advanced speakers (C1/C2)
  • Training in various areas of written communication
  • Presentation and argumentation skills
  • Conversation
  • Pronunciation
  • Preparation for job interviews, help with motivation letters and CVs
  • Exam preparation (e.g. ÖSD-German exams)
  • Specific purposes: Academic Skills, Digital Media, Marketing, Business, Diplomacy and many more

Tuition Fees

Package:
10 units for 650  EUR
20 units for 1200 EUR
(inkl. placement and trial lesson)

Single price per unit:
1 unit: 75 EUR

1 unit = 45 minutes

Textbooks and confirmation of attendance

Custom-tailored course materials will be supplied by your instructor.

You can certainly choose to work with a textbook. The cost for the book(s) are not included in the course price.


You will receive a confirmation of attendance at the end of the course.  

Technical requirements for online instruction

Stable internet connection (10 MBit/s Download, 5 MBit/s Upload, check your connection here: https://www.speedtest.net),
microphone + speakers / headphones and a webcam.
Nowadays, computers usually come with a camera, microphone and speakers.

You can certainly also use a smartphone or tablet in order to join our lessons.
For courses focusing on writing skills, we recommend using a device with a keyboard.

Appointment cancellation - up to 24h in advance

If you have made appointments for individual lessons with a trainer, we ask you to cancel the appointment in good time if you are unable to attend: Appointment cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours in advance!

Please send your written cancellation to you teacher and sprachenzentrumsymbolunivie.acpunktat (in cc). 

Appointments that are not canceled up to 24 hours in advance will be charged in any case. Even if they do not take place!

 

Language Exams & Exam Preparation

In addition to its extensive range of courses, the Language Center of the University of Vienna also offers examinations. Within the framework of German courses, learners can take the ÖSD examination (Austrian Language Certificate ÖSD – Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch – levels A1 to C2).

As part of the foreign language services offered, clients can choose between the following examinations: language competency examinations (e.g. for Erasmus) and the university entrance qualification examination for English.

Additionally, the Language Center offers preparation courses for standard English certificate examinations like CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). While the Language Center organises these preparation courses, the examinations are conducted at the British Council.

German

ÖSD-EXAMS

Austrian Language Certificate ÖSD [österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch] examinations can be taken at the Language Center four times a year (in November, January, April and July). If necessary, further dates will be offered. Registration for the ÖSD examination can be carried out directly through our website (minimum age: 16). 

ÖSD-Exams


Foreign Languages

Language Competency Examinations

The offer addresses all individuals who require a language competency certificate for Erasmus, or other purposes.

Language Competency Examinations

Preparation Courses for English and Latin

The Language Center of the University of Vienna offers preparation courses for a number of internationally recognized, standard English language examinations as well as preparation courses for the Latin supplementary exam ("Latinum"). Participation in these courses does not necessarily entail taking the respective examinations.

EXAM PREPARAtion

University Entrance Qualification Examination for English

The prerequisite for taking this examination is a letter of admission [Zulassungsbescheid] issued by the University of Vienna. The Language Center organises the University Entrance Qualification Examination for English four times a year. 

University Entrance Exam English