RWTH German Courses


Information on courses

You will find all informations on course offers, dates and deadlines, course contents and books used in RWTHonline.


Each semester the Language Center offers members of the RWTH academic community the opportunity to improve their German language skills in a series of courses aimed at both beginners and advanced students.

This offer also addresses students who enroll in a English Master Program which feature German language courses in their curriculum.

The course levels comply with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

If you have previous knowledge of German and have not attended our German Course program yet, you need to take a placement test before applying to your first course.

All RWTH German Courses apply fees.


Course Formats

  1. 1
    4 hours a week-course:

    These courses are 4 teaching hours á 45 minutes a week. The usual form is two double lessons twice a week. These courses are offered at a variety of different levels.
  2. 2
    8 hours a week-course:
    These intensive courses are 8 teaching hours á 45 minutes per week with four course hours twice a week.
    These courses are offered at a variety of different levels.

1 hour a week = 45 minutes.


Please note

A placement test is compulsory for students with previous knowledge of German who have not otherwise taken courses with us before. The test will determine your current German level so we can offer you an adequate course. Even if you have certificates of other language centers you still have to take a placement test with us. Students with no previous knowledge don't need to write a placement test.

In the navigation bar on the left you will find further information.

Further information can be found in our semester courses guide. If you have further questions, please contact our Service-Point.


Writing courses for internationals

In the winter semester 2021/2022, the Writing Center offers the Writing for Internationals course at levels B1, B2, and C1 as a free supplementary course for international students and researchers.

This writing course combines the teaching of grammar skills of the respective level with the practical application of the knowledge in level-appropriate writing tasks. More information about the course will be available soon in RWTHonline.