Summer Intensive Courses

July | August | September

Learn German at the Language Center of the University of Vienna this summer!

These popular German courses take place over 4 weeks in July and August and 3 weeks in September and are offered offline (on-site on campus):

  • Intensive courses | 5x per week | in the morning | 1 course phase
     

Our courses are open for everyone from the age of 16. All courses include a final exam and a certificate with ECTS credits.

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Course Dates

  • 05.07.2022 – 29.07.2022 - Registration available!
  • 02.08.2022 – 26.08.2022 - Registration available!
  • 30.08.2022 – 16.09.2022 - Registration available!

Hello in Vienna: German Courses on Campus

The Language Center looks back on 100 years of German courses in 2022!

Our summer intensive courses have a special flair. People from all over the world come together, spend their free time taking part in a German course at the Language Center – some have been enthusiastically doing so for many years – and enjoy mastering the German language and getting to know the city of Vienna even better together.

We are also happy to arrange accommodation for you in conveniently-located student dormitories.

 

  • 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.
  • We will provide you with various tips on how to spend your time in Vienna and offer opportunities for networking with other German learners.

Accommodation in student dorms

We are happy to organize accommodation for the duration of your German course in July, August and September in a student residence. 

Please choose your course plus single room in our booking system

Further information

  • 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.

July and August:

  • 05.07.2022 – 29.07.2022  |  Remaining seats can be booked at the main office
  • 02.08.2022 – 26.08.2022  |  Registration is possible as long as places are available.
                                              Online registration for the course with placement test: until 27.07.2022 only

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: 2022: EUR 530
Course + single room 2022: EUR 1120

September:

  • 30.08.2022 – 16.09.2022  |  Registration starts: 16.02.2022

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 2022: EUR 520
Course + single room 2022: EUR 1060

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 summer intensive courses cover one course phase per month.

We offer 11 course phases:
A1/1, A1/2, A2/1, A2/2, B1/1, B1/2, B2/1, B2/2, C1/1, C1/2, C2

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.

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.

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.

Successful completion of the final examination will result in the participant being awarded 4 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points. The relevant study program of your university will have the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.