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German language course for refugees

You fulfill the academic requirements for studying at a German university? You have already studied in your home country and wish to continue your studies in Germany? You do not yet fulfill the German language requirements for starting your studies?

Our German language centre PunktUm prepares you purposefully and intensely for the German language requirements for studying at a German university.



Apply here! Application deadline: September 30, 2020. Due to the current situation around the corona virus, the language course will only start in November 2020. 


Our courses continue virtually:
  • Distance Teaching and Learning
  • E-learning in the online learning room
  • Interactive formats and digital materials
  • Individual support from the teaching staff team
  • Permanent access possible depending on capacity


For our language courses you need:

Course dates
Our language courses start in March and September of each year. Our next course dates are
  • March 09, 2020 - October 23, 2020
  • November 02, 2020 - February 28, 2021
  • March 08, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Application is possible
  • from June 1 to July 15 for the course start in September
  • from December 1 to January 15 for the course start in March

Different deadline due to Corona virus for updated course start in November: September 30

  1. We examine your documents whether they allow you to study in Germany.
  2. You receive an invitation to our language placement test via e-mail.
  3. You take part in the language test in the university.
  4. A ranking list will be set. Course places will be allocated based on language level, favoured course of study, etc. Please note that your current language certificate will not be used as a placement!
  5. You will receive a notification if you are granted a course place.


As a participant in our language course you are enabled to enrol as a language course student (non-degree).

For this purpose, a semester fee has to be paid: currently around 312,29 Euro (Wintersemester 2020) per semester including the uni card and NRW-Semesterticket.

For the enrolment your documents need to be

  • translated to German or English
  • officially certified