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Learning German

Learning German


German Language Courses at Freie Universität’s Language Center

Freie Universität Berlin’s Language Center offers free German language courses for doctoral students (including PROMOS fellowship recipients) and visiting researchers.

The courses offered cover levels A2 to C1 (based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). To sign up for a German language course, you must either be enrolled as a student or be an employee of Freie Universität. You also need to take the “onSET” German language placement test. Based on your test results, you can then sign up for the appropriate course that matches your level.

If you want to take an intensive language course before the semester starts, details on course offerings are available under “pre-semester German courses” (Vorkurse). Look under “PhD courses” (PhD-Kurse) for information about A1 language courses before the start of the semester for doctoral candidates conducting research in English-speaking research environments.

We also have a list of language schools in Berlin and other language courses offered outside of Freie Universität. If you are interested, just let us know.