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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.


  • 09.10.2017 - 13.12.2017 (registration starts: 28.09.2017)
  • 15.01.2018 - 16.03.2018 (registration starts: 14.12.2017)
  • 09.04.2018 - 19.06.2018 (registration starts: 19.03.2018)

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 or evenings
    Tuition fees: 360 € (academic year 2017/2018)
  • 12 units per week (108 units per course)
    5x/week, 2.4 units/day: Mon-Fri
    Course times: mornings
    Tution fees: 620 € (academic year 2017/2018)

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 course: the entire level of A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1.

Registration options offered:

  • personal registration is:

    • available to all participants
    • mandatory for all new customers with previous knowledge of the language (starting from A1/2), since allocation to 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). Placement tests for the summer intensive courses are carried out on the first day of the course only.

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.

You are not obliged to take the test

  • if you are a beginner of the A1/1 level
  • if you have previously attended German courses at the Language Center
  • or if you can produce an ÖSD or Goethe certificate.

Course Certificate

The minimum requirements for the issuance of a course certificate are as following:

  • minimum 75% attendance of the total course duration
  • and participance 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 Administration or university has the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.

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

In case of non-participation in the final exam or non-passing grades, ECTS points cannot be granted. Nevertheless participants who fullfill the minimum attendance of 75% can receive a confirmation of participation sheet from the Office of the Language Center.