For university applicants

intensive courses &
exam preparation
(DSH & TestDaF)
You want to study German in order to apply for a full time study programme in Germany? We offer intensive courses for levels A1 to C1 all year round. Additionally you can take crash courses for a systematic preparation for the language exams DSH and TestDaF.

German courses for refugees

Free-of-charge: language courses for academically qualified refugees
You want to study in Germany, but you still lack the necessary language skills?
In 2023, there is the possibility to attend free study-preparatory language courses at the IIK in partial or full scholarships.


intensive German courses during the lecture-free period
For international students, employees, visiting scholars and also for groups from partner universities and other persons interested. For groups we can also organize exclusive courses on other dates on request.


new offer for international students, graduates, and employees

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 / TestDaF Crash Courses

    Max Bittenbinder
    room 0.112

    → e-mail
    → website

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

    Office hours:

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 - 12 a.m.
    Thursday: 13:30-15:30 p.m.

    --> 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.

    Dr. Melanie Brinkschulte
    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