Preparatory German courses for university studies

You want to learn German and later study in Germany?

  Then you´ve come to the right place!

Learning German and preparing for university

At our institute, we offer a wide range of intensive German courses and a wide-ranging supporting programme for university applicants and all other interested persons.

With us, you can prepare efficiently for the start of your studies at a German university, individually designed to meet your needs!

Join us to learn German in intensive courses from A1-C1 and then come to our exam preparation courses for DSH, TestDaF or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule. Of course, we reserve places for you in the exams with our cooperation partners.

Your goal is to study in Germany?

Our goal is that after attending our programme, you will be prepared for the language exams for university entrance and know the elementary study techniques you will need at German universities.

Our courses and counselling sessions almost always take place on the campus of Göttingen University, so you can get a first glimpse of campus life and take part in many student activities while you are preparing for your studies.

We look forward to welcome you!

Online, in-classroom and hybrid courses

Currently, most of our courses take place as → hybrid:

You can participate in-classroom or via live stream!*

Supporting programme included!

If you attend a language course at IIK, the → supporting programme is included:

In our intensive language courses you have daily lessons and can repeat and deepen what you have learned in the weekly → Open Tutorials.

Parallel to your course, you can choose from our range of individual → Language Learning Consultations, in which you will be supported in learning more independently and successfully and can try out many learning strategies and methods.


In addition, workshops are held regularly that focus on a wide range of topics, from intercultural competence to academic writing to successful learning with the internet, and thus introduce you to the requirements at German universities in a very varied way.

Brand new: our free-time programme Feierabend!
Here the focus is on fun: regulars' table, campus tour, city walk, coffee meeting and much more are waiting for you!


More information about the courses A1-C1

Course programme 2022  Programs, fees and dates 2022

*If less than 7 people register for a course, we keep the right to cancel the course. If significantly more online participants are registered, we reserve the right to change the course to an online course.

Depending on the progress of the pandemic, there may be a spontaneous switch to online-only classes. We always inform about changes on a daily basis!


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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 & Upul de Silva
room 0.112

→ e-mail
→ website

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

Office hours:

Monday - Friday: 10 - 12 a.m.
Tuesday: 15-17 p.m.

On Friday, 10.03.23, office hours are cancelled.

--> By arrangement also online  → Online Meetingroom

Telephone h0urs:

Monday - Friday:  10-12 a.m.

On Friday, 10.03.23, office hours are cancelled.

-->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