FAQ about German as a foreign language
Admission and Registration
Our courses are designed for students and staff affiliated to FU Berlin who are prioritized when allocating places. Members of other universities in Berlin can apply for a place in our program, but may only receive a course offer if places remain vacant.
No, we do not specifically prepare for these test formats. We do offer the DSH-Prüfung for students who have already been accepted into an FU program. For further information please see Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) (German version only).
Classes are taught on Dahlem campus in Silberlaube Building (Habelschwerdter Allee 45). As it is sometimes difficult to find seminar rooms right away, make sure to be there well in advance on day one. This digital map helps you to find your way around the building.
Schedule and Attendance
You are expected to participate from the start of the semester on. If you have a valid reason why you cannot participate in the first session, we may approve your absence, if you inform us via e-mail and include the specific course you are assigned to in that mail. If you have to miss the first two sessions or more you automatically lose your place.
You will receive a digital certificate from our administration by e-mail after successful completion of the course, usually within four weeks after the end of the lectures. If you are an exchange student we will transmit your results to the International Office and they will add them to your transcript of records if it is part of your learning agreement. If your course is not part of your learning agreement you need to forward your certificate to your program coordinator to get it added to your transcript of records.