For university applicants

intensive courses
You want to study German in order to apply for a full time study programme in Germany? Do you want to complete several levels in just a few months? We offer intensive courses for levels A1/A2 to C1 (according to CEFR) all year round. Our courses consist of 25 lessons units per week and offer interactive and communicative teaching methods and training of academic skills.

DSH Intensive Courses

preparation for the DSH language exam
Specific preparation for the DSH exam format including an exam simulation with correction and follow-up. We work closely with the lectorate German as a foreign language at Göttingen University which carries out the DSH exam. Our teachers take part in DSH trainings of the lectorate, and our participants have exam places reserved.


German courses during the lecture-free period
Intensive courses for international students, employees, visiting scholars, groups from partner universities and other persons interested. These German courses can get acknowledged (6 credit points) at the University of Göttingen. Exclusive courses for student groups on request.


Starting 27 August 2024: Learn German twice a week in the evenings
Ideal for working persons. Compact in-person courses in classrooms on campus. Half-level courses B1.1 / B1.2 / B2.1 / B2.2. Also open to students and other people interested.

IIK Göttingen

Institut für Interkulturelle Kommunikation e.V.

Promoting the internationalization of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Göttingen region in general is a central objective of the Institute for Intercultural Communication (IIK e.V.). Located on campus, our non-profit association operates in close cooperation with the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Bildungswerk ver.di (Educational Institute of the United Service Union in Lower Saxony). Additionally, the IIK is a member of the non-profit organization "Professional Association German as a Foreign Language (FaDaF)" and has therefore signed a voluntary declaration of commitment to uphold high standards in teaching by ensuring that teachers are properly qualified and paid a fair wage, that the learning and teaching environment and conditions are conducive to good learning, and by carrying out objective evaluation.

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    Institut für Interkulturelle Kommunikation
    IIK Göttingen e.V.

    Heinrich-Düker-Weg 12
    37073 Göttingen

    Intensive German Courses

    in cooperation with the
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


    Preparatory German Courses
    Preparatory German Courses online
    DSH preparation courses

    Max Bittenbinder & Anara Smagulova
    room 0.112

    → e-mail
    → website

    phone: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 97
    fax: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 96

    From 22.07. to 27.07. we have altered office hours:

    Tuesday – Thursday: 10 - 12 a.m.

    On Wednesday, 03.07.24, office hours between 10 and 12 a.m. are cancelled due to illness.

    --> By arrangement also online  → Online Meetingroom


    -->We would be happy to arrange a telephone appointment at other times by e-mail.


    Courses for International Students & Employees
    Occupation-related Language Course
    International Summer Course
    Managing Director IIK e.V.

    Katharina Cherubim & Carsten Manns
    room 0.113

    → e-mail
    → website

    phone: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 99
    fax: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 96

    office hours:

    by agreement


    Chairwoman of the board IIK e.V.

    Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne

    room 0.140

    → e-mail
    → website

    phone: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 93
    fax: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 96

    office hours:

    by agreement


    see also our team page
    → about us

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