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Trimester Courses

9-week-long, morning and evening trimester courses in German are held three times a year: October – December,
January – March and March/April - June. The number of participants in each group is limited to 16.


  • 14.10.2019 - 16.12.2019 (registration starts: 24.09.2019)
  • 13.01.2020 - 13.03.2020 (registration starts: 17.12.2019)
  • 23.03.2020 - 10.06.2020 (registration starts: 13.03.2020)

Target Group

  • all interested parties above the age of 16
  • Students and employees of the University of Vienna
  • ERASMUS-students and students of other exchange programs

Duration, Intensity, Course Times, Tuition Fees

Duration: 9 weeks
Intensity: 2 options

  • 6 units per week (54 units per course)
    2x/week, 3 units/day: Mon+Wed or Tue+Thu
    3x/week, 2 units/day: Mon+Wed+Fri
    Course times: mornings, afternoons or evenings
    Tuition fees: € 380
  • 12 units per week (108 units per course)
    5x/week, 2.4 units/day: Mon-Fri
    Course times: mornings
    Tuition fees: € 650

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

The schedule is available on the first day of registration.

Course Phases

Courses of 6 units per week: 1 course phase per trimester
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.

Courses of 12 units per week: 2 course phases per trimester
We offer 5 courses: the entire level of A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1.

Registration options offered:

  • personal registration is:

    • available to all participants
    • required for all new participants with previous knowledge of the language (starting from A1/2), since enrollment in the appropriate course is based on the placement test to be taken prior to registration.

  • online-registration:

    • beginners with no previous knowledge of the language (for A1/1 courses)
    • participants who have attended previous German courses at the Language Center, via the Customer LOGIN.

 Course selection & online booking

Thorough placement tests carried out prior to course commencement ensure participants’ allocation to the appropriate course levels. These placement tests are compulsory for new clients.

Placement tests are carried out when registration for the respective course starts. You can take the test during our office hours (latest possible start one hour before our office closes, no appointment necessary).

The tests last approximately 30 minutes and consist of an oral and a written part. You can register for the appropriate course after the placement test.

No placement test is required for

  • beginner students at the A1/1 level
  • participants who have previously attended German courses at the Language Center
  • students who can produce an ÖSD or Goethe certificate.

Course Certificate

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

  • minimum 75% attendance of the total course duration
  • participation in the final examination

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

Passing marks in the final examination result in the granting of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points. The relevant study program of your university will have the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.

4 ECTS: courses of 6 units
8 ECTS: courses of 12 units

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 from the Office of the Language Center.