German as a Foreign Language
German as a Foreign Language
Our courses in German as a Foreign Language offer the opportunity to all international students of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences to improve their knowledge of German in a course that fits their needs.
With our language courses, we aim at supporting the integration of our international students on and off campus. In order to find the optimal course for you, we ask you to participate in our placement test.
German Language Courses at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
Our German language courses address international visiting as well as degree-seeking students, and guest Auditors. In order to participate in a German language course that fits your needs, you have to take a placement test prior to the beginning of the semester. The test will show us which course is best suited for you.
Dates of Placement Tests
- international visiting and degree-seeking students: March 1st, 2019 - 2:30 p.m. - Room: AA 0101
- guest auditors: January 31st, 2019 - 11 a.m. - Room: AA 0206
In each semester, the Center for International Students offers German language courses which promote general language acquisition and use a textbook. In addition, there are grammar and conversational courses. Academic German can be improved in workshops on academic writing, or in the C1-level course.
Our semester courses are offered for all international visiting and degree-seeking students as well as for guest Auditors. Here, you can find the current schedule of our courses (in German).
The School of Business Management and Social Sciences offers semester modules from level A1 to C1. From level B1 onwards, the content focuses on Business German instead of general German language. An overview of These courses can be found in the OSCA-Portal.
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences welcomes refugees and offers them intensive German language courses and study preparation classes. In Addition, refugees can participate in the university's Semester courses. For more information, please have a look at our website for refugees.
Our semester courses are accompanied by student tutors who support the participants in their learning process. In small learning groups (4 to 5 persons max.) students can repeat course content, get additional language practice, and prepare homework and oral presentations.
And of course, the tutorials are a great place to make contact with German and other international students, to learn together, and hopefully to enjoy yourselves.
At the beginning of each semester, the Center for International Students Looks for committed language tutors. If you would like to support international fellow students who learn German, please contact Beate Buczkowski.
Intensive German Language Courses
In cooperation with the University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers STUDYPREP OS, a program that aims at helping refugees make the transition from their home countries and educational systems to studying in Germany.
Also, in cooperation with Bildungswerk ver.di, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers intensive German language courses for refugees who fulfill the formal admission requirements except for the German language requirement.
The International Summer and Winter Language Courses are two intensive language courses of several weeks that are offered twice per year before the beginning of the semester. It covers the topics society and culture, economy and Technology in Germany and is an ideal preparation for visiting students to prepare for studying at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and living in Germany.
Each course comprises 90 hours of German language instruction, and is offered at all levels from A1 to C1.
The language classes are completed by a diversified cultural program including company visits. Further information can be found on our website.
Standardized German Language Certificates for Admission and Examinations
As a licensed telc Partner and telc University Competence Center, we offer telc examinations to the general public. telc examinations can be done at different levels and we make sure that you receive your results quickly. For information on telc examinations, please have a look at the telc website. Please note that for unversity admission, you need to pass the exam telc C1 Hochschule.
If you apply with foreign credentials, you need to prove your study aptitude in German language. In almost all study programs, we require international applicants to have completed the C1 Level and to be able to prove this with a standardized certificate. In addition to our information for foreign applicants you will also find a list of all language certificates that we recognize for admission on our website.