German language programme

Levels: Our German courses are available at all levels from A1 to C1. Before the semesters begin, intensive language courses are offered at several levels. Prior to attending a course, you will need to take a placement test. The coordinator will inform you about the dates.

Costs: Language courses and DSH preparatory training are currently offered free of charge. Please note: participation is exclusively reserved for our regular students and exchange students from our international partner universities.

Exchange students: You can attend, of course, also attend our German courses before and/or during your stay in Mannheim.

Int. degree-seeking students:

  • Participants in the international degree programmes will usually begin taking intensive courses in September and continue developing their proficiency up to DSH level before obtaining their bachelor's or master's degree.
  • The actual DSH exam is taken at the external Mannheim examination centre, which charges a registration fee.
  • Even if you have already passed the DSH exam or equivalent, you can still improve your command of German by attending our German courses for academic purposes.