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 Jan-Sept 2024 (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
  • 04.03.2024 – 14.06.2024 | Registration starts: 13.02.2024
     

Preview academic year 2024-25:

  • 08.10.2024 – 22.01.2025 | Registration starts mid September 2024

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: EUR 1,185

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

  • 16.01.2024 – 19.03.2024 
  • 08.04.2024 – 14.06.2024 | Registration starts: 12.03.2024
     

Preview academic year 2024/25:

  • 15.10.2024 – 17.12.2024 | Registration starts mid September 2024
  • 14.01.2025 – 18.03.2025 | Registration starts mid December 2024

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 or evenings
    Course fees: EUR 462
     
  • 12 units per week (108 units per course)
    5x/week, 2.4 units/day: Mon–Fri
    Course times: mornings
    Course fees: EUR 825
     

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

  • 06.02. – 23.02.2024  |  Register now!

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: EUR 515

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

  • 15.07.2024 – 17.09.2024 | Registration starts: 07.05.2024

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 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CEST/UTC+2)

Course fees: EUR 462

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

July and August 2024:

  • 08.07.2024 – 02.08.2024 
  • 05.08.2024 – 30.08.2024 

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.
The courses start on Tuesday of the first course week.

Course fees: EUR 600
Course + single room: EUR 1,285

Single apartment and twin room upon request. 

September 2024:

  • 02.09.2024 – 20.09.2024

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.
The course starts on Tuesday of the first course week.

Course fees: EUR 590
Course + single room: EUR 1,220

Single apartment and twin room upon request. 

  • Winter semester: 02.10.2023 – 31.01.2024
  • Summer semester: 27.02.2024 – 21.06.2024

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 2023/24: EUR 1,410 (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
  • 11.03.2024 – 27.06.2024 | Registration open until 27.02.2024
     

Preview academic year 2024-25:

  • 07.10.2024 – 31.01.2025 | Registration: 19.08. – 24.09.2024

FSK SEM_Dauer, Intensität, Kurszeit_EN

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

Tuition fees: EUR 464 per course

Grants & discounts: 

  • 25% discount: EUR 348
  • 50% discount: EUR 232

See also: Grants & Discounts

  • 11.03.2024 – 27.06.2024 | Registration open 27.02.2024
     

Preview academic year 2024-25:

  • 07.10.2024 – 31.01.2025 | Registration: 19.08. – 24.09.2024

Duration: 7-11 weeks
Total amount of units corresponds to number of participants (pax):

  • 4 pax: 14 units
  • 5 pax: 17 units
  • 6 pax: 20 units
  • 7 pax: 24 units

Intensity: 1x/week, 2 units
Course time: 18:00-20:30

Tuition fees: EUR 464 per course

Grants & discounts: 

  • 25% discount: EUR 348
  • 50% discount: EUR 232

See also: Grants & Discounts

Summer semester 2024:

  • 11.03.2024 – 06.05.2024 | Registration open until 27.02.2024
  • 13.05.2024 – 27.06.2024 | Registration open until 30.04.2024
     

Preview winter semester 2024-25:

  • 07.10.2024 – 28.11.2024 | Registration: 19.08. – 24.09.2024
  • 02.12.2024 – 30.01.2025 | Registration: 19.08. – 19.11.2024

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

Tuition fees: EUR 464 per course

Grants & discounts: 

  • 25% discount: EUR 348
  • 50% discount: EUR 232

See also: Grants & Discounts

  • 08.07.2024 – 25.07.2024 | Registration: 06.05. – 18.06.2024
  • 09.09.2024 – 26.09.2024 | Registration: 06.05. – 27.08.2024

Duration: 3 weeks, 39 units per course
Intensity: 4x/week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Teaching units per day: 4 units (Mon), 3 units (rest of the week)
Course times: evenings

Tuition fees: EUR 464 per course

Grants & discounts: 

  • 25% discount: EUR 348
  • 50% discount: EUR 232

See also: Grants & Discounts

  • 05.02. – 22.02.2024  |  Registration open until 30.01.2024

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

Tuition fees: EUR 464 per course

Grants & discounts: 

  • 25% discount: EUR 348
  • 50% discount: EUR 232

See also: Grants & Discounts

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Individual Instruction Online

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).

If you are interested in on-site training, we will be happy to send you the price upon request.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide quotes for individual tuition for AMS or waff.

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

Regular Prices for one participant

Online-Package:
10 units for 920  EUR
20 units for 1840 EUR

Single price per unit for online and on-site training:
1 unit: 92 EUR
 

Regular Prices for technical language or two participants

Online-Package:
10 units for 1.020  EUR
20 units for 2.040 EUR

Single price per unit for online and on-site training:
1 unit: 102 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 preparatory courses for the Latin Supplementary Examination at the University of Vienna and the IELTS exam in English (International English Language Testing System). While the Language Center organises these preparation courses, the examinations are not part of the course.

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 for the Latin Supplementary Exam

If you would like to study at the University of Vienna and you did not learn Latin (sufficiently) at school, you may have to take the Latin Supplementary Exam. 
With the help of our Latin Course you can prepare for the exam quickly and efficiently.

Latinumskurs

N.B.: At the moment, information on this course is only available in German. 

Preparation Courses for English: IELTS

If you want to study or work in an international environment or abroad, evidence of excellent English skills is often required. 

The Language Center of the University of Vienna offers a preparation course for the IELTS exam. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing.

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