Preparatory German Courses

Do you wish to study German to apply for a university in Germany? Then, we can help you.


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



We offer morning and afternoon courses.
General German courses consist of 150 lessons in class
(1 lessons = 45 minutes).

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 that you are in the level which is right for you. You will receive the invitation for this test 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
The lesson of 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 contexts, helping the learners 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

In order to enrol for a language course you will need a certificate about the last completed German course (if available). 

The course fees can only be paid by bank transfer. No cash payment is possible. 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 E-Mail. If you would like to get registered for the course following the course you got registered, at least the registration fee (€230) has to be paid by transfer 3 weeks before the course begins without any further request from our side to confirm your re-registration.

After you have registered online, we can check, whether there is a free seat in the course you have selected.  Please do not transfer course fees, before we assure you via E-Mail, that you are getting a seat. If you transfer money without the confirmation E-Mail and there are no free seats in the course, you won't get the money back.

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

Availability by phone:

Tuesday:       9.00 - 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday: 4.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Friday: 1.00 - 2.00 p.m.

Outside these hours we have limited availability by phone. But you can write us an e-mail or come to hour office hours.

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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