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Summer Intensive Courses

Learn German in July | August | September

Study German at the Language Center of the University of Vienna this coming summer 2022!

Our popular one-month intensive courses in July and August as well as our three-week intensive course in September are all scheduled to take place this coming summer.

Our courses are open for everyone from the age of 16. As a participant, you will benefit from our numerous years of experience and our highly-qualified teachers, as well as the multicultural atmosphere in our courses. In addition to German lessons, we will provide you with a variety of tips for excursions in and around Vienna!

Course Dates

  • 05.07.2022 – 29.07.2022 (Registration starts: 16.02.2022)
  • 02.08.2022 – 26.08.2022 (Registration starts: 16.02.2022)
  • 30.08.2022 – 16.09.2022 (Registration starts: 16.02.2022)

Hello in Vienna: German Courses on Campus

… Learners of German meet in our classrooms in the heart of Vienna

If you live in Vienna or another place in Austria, or if the current international travel regulations allow you to travel to Vienna, we look forward to your participation in our intensive German courses on campus.

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


  • 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.
  • 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.

Duration, Intensity, Course Times, Tuition Fees for online and offline courses

July and August:

  • 05.07.2022 – 29.07.2022 (Registration starts: 16.02.2022)
  • 02.08.2022 – 26.08.2022 (Registration starts: 16.02.2022)

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 week.

Course fees: 2022: will be announced soon
Course + single room 2022: will be announced soon


  • 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 week.

Course fees 2022: will be announced soon
Course + single room 2022: will be announced soon

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.

Comprehensive placement tests ensure that our course participants are assigned to the appropriate course level.

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.

No placement test is required for beginner students at the A1/1 level or students who have previously attended German courses at the Language Center.
New students who can produce an ÖSD or Goethe certificate issued within the last 12 months are not required to take the placement test. Please note that the certificate must show at least 80% of the points successfully completed in all four parts of the exam.

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.