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German Intensive Course

The Department of Foreign Languages at TU Dortmund University offers a 4-week German Intensive Course for exchange students in September and March. This intensive language course is free of charge.

The International Office recommends participating in the German Intensive Course, since all administrative procedures and orientation events take place during these four weeks, thus allowing students the best way to settle in before the start of the semester.

If you would like to take part in the four-week German Intensive Course, simply check the appropriate box in your application.

This course is only for students who will study at TU Dort­mund University within the following exchange programs:   

  • Erasmus+ (Mobility with program and partner countries)
  • USA Pro­gramm
  • ISEP
  • Student exchange at university level / faculty level

For the successful completion of the German Intensive Course 7 ECTS or for ISEP/US students 4 US-Credits are awarded.


Courses are offered at all language levels A1-B2 (beginner, intermediate, advanced according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Which course is right for you will be determined on the first day of the German Intensiv Course following the official welcome in a short placement test.

Further information and course descriptions can be found on the website of the Department of Foreign Languages.

The courses take place Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. The room numbers will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Official welcome and placement test: 9:00 a.m. | International Meeting Center (IBZ) of TU Dort­mund University (North Campus | Emil-Figge-Straße 59)

On the first day of the German Intensive Course an official welcome will take place, where you will receive all the important information for the following days (e.g. enrolment, signing of the rental contract, dealing with authorities, opening of a bank account). The placement test takes place directly afterwards. Sometimes the course starts on a Tuesday for logistical reasons.

In general, participation in the German Intensive Course is only possible once. If you have not participated in the German Intensive Course prior to the semester start, you can take part in the following German Intensive Course, as long as there are free places available.

You may be absent for a maximum of two days during the German Intensive Course. If you are absent more than twice, you will unfortunately not be able to take the final examination. Furthermore, you will not receive a certificate of attendance, no grade and no credit points.

If you wish to obtain a certificate of attendance, a grade and credit points, participation in the final examination is obligatory for you. Alternative dates are only offered in case of illness.


Spring/Summer Semester 2024 4 March - 28 March 2024
Fall/Winter Semester 2024/25 3 September - 27 September 2024
Spring/Summer Semester 2025 4 March - 28 March 2025
Fall/Winter Semester 2025/26 2 September - 26 September 2025

Erasmus+ (Incomings)