Preparatory German Language Course for Refugees

Refugees who wish to study at Leipzig University can learn German for free beforehand.

Leipzig University

The International Center (AAA) of the University of Leipzig will again offer German courses for refugees who want to start studying at Leipzig University from October 2020. The language courses will last six to nine months. Participants conclude with the German language examination for university admission (DSH).

Prerequisites for participation:

  • German language skills at level B1 at least
  • A university entrance qualification
  • Indication of the desired study programme at Leipzig University
  • Refugee status

You can find detailed instructions for application on the website of Leipzig University. If you have any questions, please send an email to: refugees {{punkt}} study {{ätt}} uni-leipzig {{punkt}} de

You can apply until 10 August!


HTWK Leipzig

The HTWK Leipzig will again offer a C1 German course to prepare for university studies from 1 October 2020. If possible, the course will be held in class.

The course will prepare participants for the TestDaF examination in Spring 2021 and lasts six months. Participants should receive a minimum of 4x4 points in order to take up studies at HTWK Leipzig.

Prerequisites for participation:

  • German language skills at level B1 at least
  • A university entrance qualification
  • Indication of the desired study programme at HTWK
  • Online registration and consultation in advance+

Registration is possible on the HTWK website (more information at the bottom on this page). Without registration and attending a counselling session participation is not possible. The consultation will clarify whether you meet all requirements for admission.

The entrance test will take place on September 2, 2020. There your reading and writing skills will be assessed by a C-test.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to study {{ätt}} htwk-leipzig {{punkt}} de (.)

The German course for refugees at the HTWK is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

For some places a fee will be charge, these places will be allocated to people without a refugee status.


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