Our university is proud to welcome an increasing number of exchange students and degree-seeking students on campus. In order to boost their academic success, a number of courses in German as a Foreign Language are offered free of charge. Additional support tutorials are offered as part of the interdisciplinary orientation program "semester*FIT".
All of these courses are designed to help our students meet the needs of their future employers - but they are also meant to encourage our international students to integrate into our campus community and to use their opportunities for internships and other related activities. Thus, they contain components which provide strategic guidance for studying at our university and for internship search. They also feature an introduction to German culture.
Additional services offered to international students:
- If students are interested in language courses which are not offered at our institution, we will be glad to use our cooperation schemes with neighbouring institutions to help you find course offers which match their needs.
- If students would like to attend intensive language courses before they arrive, we can offer our support in finding suitable course offers and ways to finance them.
- If students need an individual assessment of their German language skills, we will be glad to conduct individual examinations and provide the students with appropriate statements of achievement free of charge.
- We also offer individual support with the preparation of application documents in German.
- Our self-access language lab offers a wide range of digital resources with individual team support during the opening hours.
- We will be glad to provide you with additional suggestions for internet-based resources for the improvement of their German language skills.
- Cultural Competence in German (pdf)An introduction to the academic environment of a German university for exchange students.
- German for Academic Purposes B1/B2 (pdf)This course provides in-depth small-group practice designed to prepare international students for everyday academic situations such as conversations with lecturers, email enquiries about academic issues and academic papers.
- German B2 - Strategies for Job and Internship Applications (pdf)This course is especially useful for exchange students (or degree-seeking students) aiming to apply for jobs or internships related to their field of study.