Courses For Visiting Researchers


In cooperation with the International Office the Language Center offers special German language courses for international scientists. Please contact the International Office concerning the current program.

The Language Center also collaborates with the Center for Doctoral Studies, CDS, and offers German classes for PhD Candidates.

You may register for all German courses of the Semester Course Program.  If you have had previous knowledge in German, you need to take a placement test. Dates for the placement test can be found under Dates & Deadlines.There you can also learn more about registration procedures.

You can find further information on the registration procedure and course regulations in the Semester Course Guide.


German Course Funding for CDS Members

The courses of the Semester Program are fee-based.

However, as CDS-member you may be eligible for a refund of up to 200 € upon completing your course.

If you want to benefit from the CDS funding, please proceed as follows:


German Course Funding for CDS Members

  1. Application for CDS funding: You can apply for CDS funding on the CDS-Website.
  2. Registration for your German language course at the RWTH Language Center: Course registration for all semester courses takes place online via your Language Center User Account. Please make sure to register within the deadlines. Further Information on the registration procedure can be found in the German Semester Course Guide.
  3. Course place allocation: On the evening of the day after the registration deadline, please check the section "Registration" in your user account to see whether you received a course place. There you will also find all information on the course fee payment.
  4. Booking a course via online payment: You must then pay the course fee by following the instructions in your user account. Please note that payment is only possible online.
  5. Refund: If you register for German Course Funding for CDS Members, you may be eligible for a refund of up to 200 € upon completing your course. Please follow the instructions on the CDS-Website.