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German Language Classes

Starting in February 2024 Freie Universität Berlin will continue offering German language courses for displaced persons and refugees from all countries who had to interrupt their studies / or could not start their studies in their home country. This also includes Ukrainian nationals and international students from Ukraine who have fled the war. Courses are held in presence and are only open to candidates currently living in Berlin / Brandenburg.

Course Structure

  • Start: 12. February 2024, expected end date in August 2024
  • 4 days per week from Monday to Thursday 
  • Classes: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two courses will be offered:

  • Beginner A1 - A2
  • Advanced B2 - C1


Registration starts now and is open until 21. January 2024.

Please note that we have limited places available in our courses. Participation will therefore be determined on a “first-come, first-served” basis, if all requirements are met. To apply, please send an email with the following documents attached to deutschkurs@welcome.fu-berlin.de

1. Your proof of identity (passport copy or ID copy)
2. Proof of your refugee status in Germany (Ankunftsnachweis AKN, Aufenthaltsgestattung, Aufenthaltstitel, Subsidiärer Schutz, Duldung, …) / International students from Ukraine should also attach a proof of previous study / residence in Ukraine.

3. Registration in Berlin / Brandenburg

4. Certificates of education (secondary school leaving certificates, university certificates)

5. For the B2 level course: B1 language certificate

Please also indicate in your email which study programme at Freie Universität you would like to apply for. You can find an overview of our study programms here. The university language course is aimed at current and prospective refugee students who intend to continue their studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

Course Objectives

The university language course is designed to develop your speaking and writing skills through a targeted expansion of your vocabulary to a higher language level so that you can present and discuss information, ideas and opinions at an academic level. Particular emphasis is placed on the consistent application of self-correction. You will also develop effective reading and listening strategies and deepen and consolidate your knowledge of grammatical structures.

Certificate of performance

We expect a committed and consistent interest in language acquisition. You can demonstrate this by attending the course regularly, working constructively and productively, and coming to class prepared. Active participation, a presentation, an essay and a final examination are provided as graded examination achievements.


  • Classes are held at the Lankwitz campus of Freie Universität Berlin (Malteserstr. 74-100 in 12249 Berlin, House L)
  • Contact: deutschkurs@welcome.fu-berlin.de