Preparatory German Courses

Steer your course to success! Do you wish to study German to apply for a university in Germany?


Intensive German courses at IIK e.V. in cooperation with the Georg-August-University of Göttingen,  A1 to C1, all year round


Altes Auditorium der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


We offer morning and afternoon courses.
General German courses consist of up to 155 lessons in class
(1 lessons = 45 minutes) and 25 hours of independent study.

Target group: university applicants and other interested persons

Free German courses for refugees



Before the course, you have to take a placement test so that we can ensure you are in the level that is right for you. You will receive the invitation for this test approximately four weeks before the course starts.

At each level, we use modern as well as established teaching methods, an up-to-date course book and other materials carefully adapted to your needs. All teachers are highly qualified and have many years of experience in German as a foreign language.

upcoming German courses (dates)



Basic Level A1 to B1
These German language courses cover speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, of course including grammar and vocabulary.
The main emphasis of these courses is on practical communication in both academic and social German helping to develop fluency and confidence.

Intermediate and Advanced Level B2 to C1

These courses aim to further improve your skills in academic and everyday language. They are designed for students who have already done basic level courses and either wish to sit a German language exam or intend to study or work in Germany. Participants are given plenty of opportunities to practice their spoken German through discussions, debates and conversation activities, such as role-plays, pair and group work. To be successful, you will have a wide vocabulary, and be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations.

Do you want to prepare for a German language exam? Information DSH / TestDaF crash courses

Registration for the German courses:
Please send us a completed registration form Online Registration

To enrol for a language course you will need the following documents in addition to a completed registration form:
certificate of the last completed German course (if available)

You can transfer the course fees to our bank account. Please send us a copy of the remittance slip. After the acceptance at IIK e.V. you will have to pay the complete course fee for the first course within two weeks, the exact payment term will be stated in the confirmation mail. If you would like to participate in the following course, at least the registration fee (€220, €230 in 2019) has to be paid by transfer 3 weeks before the course is starting without any further request from our side to confirm your re-registration.

Important! Please read our conditions for attending German courses at IIK Göttingen

Please see here all information about accommodation

Further questions? Please see see our FAQ

IIK Göttingen

Intensive German courses

in cooperation with the
Georg-August-University of Göttingen

Institut fuer Interkulturelle Kommunikation e.V. in cooperation with the University of Göttingen
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 12, 37073 Göttingen


Katja Uhlemann & Upul de Silva
room 0.112


Please allow us 3 - 7 days to respond to your emails.

Phone: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 97
Fax: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 96

By telephone we can only handle short inquiries, which can be solved within a few minutes. If you require  datailed information, please send us an email or visit us during office hours.

Our office hours:

Monday:       2 - 4 pm
Tuesday:       10 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 2 - 4 pm
Thursday:     10 am - 12 pm
Friday:          11 am - 13 pm




Within our office hours you can get information about IIK-courses,  pick up your certificate or look for advice. Please understand that we can only welcome and advise you during these times. If you would like to arrange a consultation outside our office hours, please contact us via email.

Our bank information:

Bank: Sparkasse Göttingen
Account Name: IIK e.V.
Account Number: 134676 / Bank Code: 26050001
IBAN: DE13 2605 0001 0000 1346 76

Cooperation partners:

● University of Göttingen:
International Office / International Relations

● University of Göttingen:
Language Centre German as a Foreign Language
(German courses for students of Göttingen University during the lecture period)
information about  → DSH exam and → TestDaF exam

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