Special Courses and Summer Courses

We offer the following special courses for different participants and different skill levels:


"German for University Studies" Online Prep Course

The International Center of the University Kiel and the Department Deutsch als Fremdsprache of The Zentrum für Schlüsselqualifikationen organize an online-German course for study preparations. It is primarly for exchange students and students who take part in Master programs held in English. Other target audiences are foreign postgraduates, if course seats are still avaiable.


The course takes place directly before the semester start and makes it possible to have an early introduction to the German language. The course is running over four weeks from Monday to Thursday in the mornings during the time period of September, 28th to October, 22nd 2020. After a successful completion of the course, five ECTS can be earned.


The language levels A1, A2, and B1 will be offered, in which the participants will be grouped after a placement test. Absolute beginners of the German language will automatically be placed into A1.


The courses will be taught with the textbook Spektrum of the Schubert Verlag.


The courses will consist of a combination of videoconferences via Zoom or BigBlueButton and phases of self-study via the internal learning platform of the university.

The German courses covers 18 hours per week including 2 hours of regional studies and study techniques in the module ''Einblicke in Leben und Studium in Kiel'' (Insights into Life and Studies in Kiel).


If the circumstances (Corona-Pandemic; possibility of attendance of the participants in Kiel) allow it, it could be planned to teach in class for a few course hours from the third week of courses.


A fee has to be paid. The deadline for registration is August 31st, 2020.


For further information and registration, please contact the International Center: Herr Artur Shageev email:  ashageev@uv.uni-kiel.de

Compact course A1 in winter term

This course aims at all those at CAU with no previous German and interested in fast learning. Intensive language classes cover the whole of A1 level (instead of normally taking two semesters) and offers the unique chance to acquire a sound basic German fast. On three days a week participants will learn for 3 hours each day and cover both A1.1 and A1.2 levels. Free places and language competence provided these two level can be booked individually. 12 ECTS credit points can be awarded after successfully completing both courses. The registration period is from 15 August to 15 September via our homepage

www.zfs-daf.uni-kiel.de -> Registrierung Portal.

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International Summer Course

Every year in summer the International Center is organising the well-known International Summer Course. This course is particularly designed for students worldwide who would like to improve their German language skills as well as to inform themselves about Germany (language, society, nation and culture). The programme includes German classes, lectures, excursions and appropiate accomodation.

Please visit the website of the International Center for further information about this course (course programme, registration, fee) .

The Department German as a Foreign Language is organising the language classes. For assignment to the appropriate level all registered students need to take an online placement test prior to the start of classes. Participants will be notified about the process via e-mail. Please note: The test can only be taken once and should be accomplished within 45 minutes. Any form of assistance during the test is NOT permited. On the first day of the courses all students will be informed about the results achieved and further details about the lessons.



Courses organised by the German-Norwegian Study Center

Here you find information about the German-Norwegian Study Centre (DNSZ).


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