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Registering for Language Center Courses

Next registration periods:
Semester break courses (February/March 2024)
: February 1, 2024 until 1 week before the start date of the relevant course.
Courses during summer semester 2024
: March 20 - April 9, 2024, 9 a.m. (Please note: Other deadlines apply for German as a foreign language courses.)
You may have to take a placement test before registering for a course. You should therefore find out more about the registration procedure here.

1. When, where, and how do I register?

There are different registration procedures depending on the language, course level, and time when the course takes place (i.e., while classes are in session or during semester breaks). Here is some important general information: General information on registering for a course and how places are assigned (PDF)

Registration for
Courses that will take place while classes are in session (all languages except German as a foreign language and Japanese) (PDF)
Courses that will take place during semester breaks (French, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish) (PDF)
German as a foreign language courses (PDF)
Japanese courses (only for students enrolled in relevant degree programs)  (PDF, German version only)

2. Before you register: Placement tests/Language tests

Have you checked the above charts to see what you need to do to register? Do you have to take a placement or language test? If so, you’ll need the following information to plan your next steps.

  • General Professional Skills (ABV) placement tests: Students with existing knowledge of the relevant language and who are registering for General Professional Skills (ABV) modules must take a placement test 2–3 weeks before the period when classes are in session. For some languages, you need to register in advance.
  • Language and placement tests for prospective students: The tests for prospective students applying for bachelor’s degree programs with specific language requirements can take place as early as 1-2.5 months before the period when classes are in session. You must register for these tests in advance.

Registration dates and appointments for tests will be published here:

3. Online form for course registration

Semester break courses (winter semester 2023/24: February/March 2024)

Registration opens: February 1, 2024
Deadline for registration: 1 week before the start date of the relevant course (Example: course starts on Monday, February 26, 2024; registration until Sunday, February 18, 2024)
> Semester break courses and start dates (PDF)
> Online forms

Courses that will take place while classes are in session (summer semester 2024)

Registration opens: March 20, 2024
Deadline for registration
: April 9, 2024, 9 a.m. (Please note: Other forms and deadlines apply for German as a foreign language courses.)
> Online forms

4. Notice of successful registration

Semester break courses:
You can find out whether you have a place in your selected course by checking online two days before the course starts.
> Course lists

Courses that take place while classes are in session:
You can find out whether you have a place in your selected course by checking online on the Friday before the course starts. (Exception: No course lists are published for German as a foreign language courses.)
> Course lists

5. Registration on Campus Management

Semester break courses:
It is not possible to register for these courses on Campus Management. The Language Center will register the course in the Campus Management system and will enter the results when you have completed the course.

Courses that take place while classes are in session:
If you are assigned a place, you should absolutely register on Campus Management starting in the middle of the second week of classes. This registration must be for the specific course for which you have been assigned a place.
> Further information on the additional Campus Management registration