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German Language Courses

for Erasmus and other Exchange Students

Erasmus and other exchange students at the University of Cologne are offered the chance to participate in a free German language course by the Department of German as a Foreign Language (DaF):

  • Pre-semester course in September or March: four-week intensive course with an amount of 20 hours per week (9 ECTS) or
  • In-semester course: language course with an amount of 6 hours per week during the semester (9 ECTS)

Nominated Erasmus/ exchange students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will receive an e-mail from the Center for International Relations (philfak-incomings(at) with a link to online registration in July (for the fall/winter courses) or January (for the spring/summer courses).

Foreign Language Teaching Assistants and enrolled Master's or Doctoral students interested in taking a German language course please directly refer to the German as a Foreign Language Department (DaF) for registration.