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Pre-Semester German Course

Freie Universität Berlin offers pre-semester German courses every spring and autumn for students participating in mobility and exchange programmes.

The pre-semester German course is a six-week intensive language class, which will allow students who have been admitted to Freie Universität Berlin to effectively improve their German language skills before they begin their studies here.

The pre-semester German course

  • is primarily designed for students participating in mobility and exchange programmes (such as Erasmus+, Fulbright, DAAD or Direct Exchange) here at Freie Universität Berlin. However, other students are also welcome to attend.

  • consists of intensive language classes at four different levels, anchored in the proficiency levels described in the Common European Framework (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe.

  • takes place every spring and autumn in the six weeks preceding the start of the summer and winter semesters respectively.

  • combines intensive language training, designed to enhance students’ study ability at the University, with a well-rounded cultural programme.

  • is administered by the Language Centre of Freie Universität Berlin, in cooperation with ERG Universitätsservice GmbH.

To be admitted to our courses, you are required to have a German language proficiency of at least an A1 level (CEFR).

Participants will be allocated to the different courses (A2, B1, B2, C1) on the first day of the course using the electronic onSET-Deutsch placement test.*

Please find more details on the following links:

*As long as there are restrictions due to the Corona pandemic, it’s possible that the placement test will take place online before the start of the course. The Vorkurs participants will be informed about this in time.