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No courses with physical presence will be held at the Language Center of the University of Vienna until the end of April 2021. Until then, all courses will be held online. Further information on distance learning can be found on the Covid-19 information page.

Here you can find further information regarding distance learning.

(e-)Semi-Intensive Courses

The courses take place twice per week for 6,5 weeks. You will master one course phase and complete your course with a final exam and a certificate (with ECTS points).

This way, you can take two courses and master two course phases within one semester. 

This is now possible at a special discounted price for combined courses (13 weeks)!


Summer semester 2021

  • 08.03. - 29.04.2021
  • 06.05. - 30.06.2021 (Registration: 11.01. - 27.04.2021)

Winter semester 2021/2022

  • 04.10.2021 - 25.11.2021 (Registration: 16.08. - 21.09.2021)
  • 01.12.2021 - 31.01.2022 (Registration: 16.08. - 23.11.2021)

Semi-Intensive Courses: online or offline 6,5

The Semi-Intensive Courses start twice per semester: in October and in December, as well as in March and in May.

You will master one course phase within 6,5 weeks. 

You can choose between a course on campus and the surrounding area (offline) or a location-independent e-language course (online).

Duration: 6,5 weeks, 39 units per course
Intensity: 2x/week, 3 units per day (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)
Course times: 18:00 - 20:30

If necessary, the courses are held in distance learning for the duration of the precautionary measures regarding COVID-19 ordered by the Federal Government of the Republic of Austria.


1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Regular course fee: EUR 395 per course

Teaching materials are not included in the course fee. They are available at the bookstore Facultas am Campus.


  • for Austrian pupils, students and employees of the University of Vienna aswell as the Medical University: 25%
  • for recipients of federal aid for students (at the University of Vienna): 50%
  • for members of the Alumni Association of the University of Vienna: 10%

Further information on discounts

  • You will learn in a group of 10–16 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • Special hygienic measures apply at all locations of the Language Center and in our classrooms to ensure healthy environment and comfort. 
  • This course is planned as an offline course on our premises on/near campus. However, please note that in case the government enforces another covid-19-related shutdown, we will have to switch this course to an online course.
  • You will learn in a group of 10–16 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • The e-courses correspond to our usual courses on campus in terms of quality, learning progress and personal interaction. Therefore, the tuition fees we charge are the same. 
  • To participate in our online courses you need a stable internet connection (10 MBit/s Download, 5 MBit/s Upload. If you are unsure of the internet speed at your specific location, please check your connection here: https://www.speedtest.net). 
  • You will need a device with microphone and speakers/headphones and a webcam. We strongly recommend using a device with an (external) keyboard so that you can also perform your written tasks in the best possible way. You will work with word documents and other word-processing programs.
  • As virtual classroom, we use the external provider Zoom.
  • Please note that the indicated course time corresponds to the local time in Vienna / Austria (CEST/UTC+2). Before registering, please check the time zone difference at your local time and register for the course schedule most convenient for your location. If you need assistance, click here

Our courses are open for everyone starting from the age of 16. As a participant, you will benefit from our numerous years of experience and our highly-qualified teachers

Course phases

The semi-intensive course covers 1 phase.


For a positive transcript, you are awarded ECTS (European Credit Transfer System):

  • 2 ECTS for the A1-A2 levels
  • 3 ECTS for levels B1 and higher

The decision regarding recognition (or non-recognition) of ECTS points (credits) lies with your university’s or institutes’ Study Program Administration [Studienprogrammleitung].

Please find here further information on disability-friendly exams.

Prior to course commencement, the Language Center offers cost-free assessment tests.

Self-assessment is also possible, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level descriptions.

Registration can be carried out online or directly at the office of the Language Center of the University.