German Language Study Preparation Courses for Refugees


Refugees interested in studying at the University of Leipzig can attend German language courses for free in preparation for studying. The closing date for applications has been moved to January 31!

Starting in April 2019, the University of Leipzig’s International Centre offers German language courses for refugees who want to start studying at the University. The courses are free of charge and take six to nine months. Participants have to opportunity to reach the C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for German and to finish the course passing the test “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)”. The aptitude test takes place in March.

Participation requirements:

  • Level B1 German language skills
  • Direct admission qualification (higher education entrance qualification or first university degree)
  • Desired study program at the University of Leipzig

A detailed guide on how to apply can be found here Persons interested receive information at the International Centre and will obtain, after presenting their certificates, a consultation certificate ("Beratungsschein") to apply without fee. Applications are accepted by 31 January.