Semester Courses for German

These German courses take place five times a week for 12 weeks (offline/only on-site) and are offered twice a year.

  • Intensive courses 5x per week
  • mornings or afternoons
  • three course phases (e.g. A1/1+A1/2+A2/1)
     

All courses include a final exam and a certificate with ECTS points.

Course Dates

  • 07.03.2022 – 15.06.2022 
  • 05.10.2022 – 20.01.2023  |  Registration starts: 13.09.2022

Semester Courses: On-site teaching on campus

These courses are open to everyone aged 16 and over who want to study German in a very intensive setting.

There are no prerequisites for the participation in the Semester Courses. 

Please follow the link if you have received an admission letter by one of the universities in Vienna: German courses for the University Preparation Programme (VWU).

  • You will learn in a group of 10–16 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • Special safety rules 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.
  • The textbooks are available at bookstores such as our cooperation partner Facultas am Campus, or as e-books on the publisher's websites worldwide.
    The textbook costs are not included in the course price. You will receive precise information about the required textbook after the placement test.

  • Additional learning materials and exercises will be supplied as handouts or accessible via the Moodle platform of the Language Center of the University of Vienna.

Duration, Intensity, Course Times, Tuition Fees

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 2021/2022: EUR 1015
Course fees 2022/2023: EUR 1045

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

New students

Beginners (A1/1):

  • If you have no prior knowledge of German, please register for an A1/1 beginners’ course.

    Online registration is open to everyone aged 16 and over as of respective registration dates.


With previous knowledge (starting from level A1/2):

  • If you have prior knowledge of German and if you can produce an ÖSD or Goethe certificate*, you can take the subsequent higher-level course. Please register online for a course WITH PLACEMENT TEST and send your certificate to sprachenzentrumsymbolunivie.acpunktat. We will book your appropriate course phase and will send you a confirmation by e-mail.

    * Please note that in order  to be accepted, your certificate must be issued within the last 12 months and  the scores for each of the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) must be at least 80%.
     
  • If you do not have an ÖSD or Goethe certificate, please register for a course WITH PLACEMENT TEST. Information concerning the placement test procedures will be sent to you upon completion of the online booking.

    Online registration is open to everyone aged 16 and over as of respective registration dates.


Continuing students

  • If you have successfully completed a course at the Language Center within the last year, you can register for the next course phase.

    Online registration for a specific course level (A1/2–C2) is available as of respective registration dates. Please use your personal LOGIN.
     
  • If your last course at the Language Center was more than a year ago, you are required to take another placement test.

    Please register for a course WITH PLACEMENT TEST.

The test consists of a written and an oral part. Further information on the placement test procedures and a test invitation will be sent to you upon completion of the online booking.

You are required to take a placement test if:

  • this is your first German course at the Language Center and you have prior knowledge of German (from A1/2).
  • your last German course at the Language Center was more than a year ago.
  • you have an ÖSD or Goethe certificate issued more than 12 months ago or with scores lower than 80% for each of the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).


The placement test is conducted online via Zoom and our Moodle learning platform.

Each semester course covers 3 phases:
A1/1–A2/1, A1/2–A2/2, A2/1–B1/1, A2/2–B1/2, B1/1–B2/1, B1/2–B2/2, B2/1–C1/1, B2/2–C1/2

The minimum eligibility requirements for a course certificate are as follows:

  • minimum 75% attendance of the total course duration
  • participation in the final examination (further information on disability-friendly exams)

You will receive your certificate on the last day of the course.

Successful completion of the final examination will result in the participant being awarded 12 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points. The relevant study program of your university will have the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.

In case of the student's absence at the final exam or failing grades, ECTS points cannot be awarded. Nevertheless, participants who fulfill the minimum attendance requirement of 75% may receive an attendance confirmation letter at the end of the course.