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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Language Centre

German Intensive Course (DaF) before the winter semester – study preparatory

The German Intensive Course (DaF) before the winter semester take place from September 6th to October 4th, 2019.

 


Intensive course (DaF) in September

  • The registration is closed! The registration deadline is June 30th, 2019.
    Online registration
  • Course fee: 400 EUR
  • Credit hours (CH)
    100 CH
    1 CH = 45 min.
  • ECTS points
    7 credit points (ECTS) on regular class attendance (80%)

    The result of the placement test on the first day of the course determines the language level of your German course. The test result is valid regardless of the German course you have registered for.

  • Certificates
    Certificate with local grade, ECTS grade, the total number of credit hours (CH), ECTS credit points, Language level
  • Course structure

    Participant profile: minimum age 18 years, good English skills
    Participants per course: 10-15
    German lessons: 5 CH per day (1 CH = 45 minutes), total: 100 CH
    Location: HU Language Centre, Dorotheenstraße 65, 10117 Berlin

Detailed course information

  • Beginning of the course with a placement test

    The Study Preparatory German Intensive Course starts on Friday (September 6th, 2019) with an registration for the placement test, introduction, and a placement test.

    Registration for the placement test:
    9:00 am for the last names A-M,
    9:45 am for the last names N-Z
    Location: main building of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, west wing, room 2094, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

    For the registration all participants must show their passport and bring along their registration confirmation.
    Please note that the placement test on this day is mandatory for all participants, even if you have already completed our placement test online!

  • First day of the German classes

    The first day of classes will take place on Monday (September 9th, 2019) at the Language Centre of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Placement information: 8:45 am
    Location: main hall of the Language Centre of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 65, 10117 Berlin

    Lists with the results of the test and information about your course level, class, instructor and room are located in the main hall of the Language Centre.

  • Course times

    The courses take place from Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 13:30 pm and from 13:45 pm to 6 pm.
    The classification of the classes in the mornings or afternoons depends on the available capacities and is determined by the course coordinator! Therefore, it is not possible to change the course times specified for your participation.

Notes on registration

  • Placement test online

    In advance to be able to register for the German course, you have to complete the following test:

    Placement test

    On the first day of the German course there will be a compulsory placement test for all participants!

  • Placement test 1st day

    The result of the placement test on the first day of the course determines the language level of your German course. The test result is valid regardless of the German course you have registered for.

  • Language levels

    The Study Preparatory German Intensive course, the placement test and the awarding of certificates are strictly based on the classification of language levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. These specifications may differ from those of other countries.

  • Registration steps

    1. Complete the placement test online
    2. Online registration (Please specify your e-mail!)
    3. Receipt of a payment request with our account data
    4. Bank transfer of all due fees in one sum
    5. Receipt of payment/registration confirmation

Fees and expenses

  • Course prices

    German intensive course before the summer semester: 400 EUR
    German intensive course before the winter semester: 400 EUR

  • Course fee

    Includes: registration fee, placement test, German lessons, teaching materials/books, Certificate with ECTS points and grade, two cultural events

    Not included: transfer fees, shipping fees for visa invitation letter, public transportation tickets (you are not entitled to a student discount)

  • Visa fee

    The fee for sending the original visa invitation letter via courier is 30 EUR for Europe/60 EUR outside Europe. A visa invitation letter sent by email or fax is free of charge.

  • Cancellation fees

    If you cancel your participation 14 days before the beginning of the course, a cancellation fee of 50 EUR will be charged. If you cancel within 14 days before the beginning of the course or if you cancel after the beginning of the course, the total course fee of 400 EUR does apply as a cancellation fee!

  • Bank transfer fees

    All bank transfer fees have to be paid by the applicant! Please inform yourself about the amount of the fees for a bank transfer to Germany at your bank!

  • Insurance obligation

    Be sure to take out health insurance for the duration of the course. This must be valid for Germany (preferably for Europe). We also strongly recommend that you take out accident and liability insurance. Otherwise, you are liable for all culpably caused damage.

Payment information

  • Payment deadlines

    Within three weeks after the registration, the full course fee must be paid. If the payment is not credited to our account within this period, we have to cancel your registration. Your registration for the course can only be definitively confirmed once the course fee has been received in full!

    General payment deadlines:
    German intensive course before the summer semester: 15th February
    German intensive course before the winter semester: 30th June

  • Bank data

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Account No.: 512620601
    Bank routing No.: 10070848
    Swift/BIC-Code: DEUTDEDB110
    IBAN: DE95100708480512620601
    Bank: DB Privat- und Firmenkundenbank AG
    Reference: 9100990002/SDI + Applicant's name


    Important note for reference: Please indicate the reference number, the chosen course, the module and your name!
    Example: 9100990002/SDI+ Max Mustermann

  • Addresses
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Unter den Linden 6
    10099 Berlin, Germany

    DB Privat- und Firmenkundenbank AG
    Hardenbergstraße 32
    10623 Berlin, Germany

Visa

  • Visa requirement

    You are responsible for your visa application! Usually a tourist visa is sufficient for our 4-week German courses. Please inform yourself at the German Embassy in your home country about the entry and residence regulations.

  • Visa invitation

    We offer to send you an official invitation to support your application at the German Embassy. We can send an official invitation by email free of charge or by courier (subject to charge). The invitation is only valid for the duration of the course! Invitations will be sent only after the payment of the course fee has been received.

  • Request an invitation

    Indicate during the registration online, if you need an invitation. Please provide us with the following data for an invitation:
    Last name, first name, registration address (in German and in your own language), residential address (if different from the registration address), date of birth, place of birth, telephone number (by courier), passport number

General information

  • Code of Conduct

    1. The participants of the Study Preparatory German Intensive Course behave fairly. In particular, they respect the right of free expression of instructors and other participants.
    2. You assume responsibility for your own learning and prepare yourself beforehand with examination and study regulations. Your examination and learning tasks are provided independently and on time, using only permitted aids in this context.
    3. Participants assume responsibility for problems that might appear during their studies or courses. In conflict situations, they are supposed to react appropriately and to contribute to constructive and solidary solutions.
    4. They treat each other respectfully. This includes being attentive, focusing on, and actively participating in the courses. Therefore, the use of cell phones and smartphones should be limited during the courses to the necessary.
    5. The participants of the Study Preparatory German Intensive Course appear on time for the courses.

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