Join the international learning community at PunktUm!
Even if you are able to conduct most of your studies in English or your native language, a basic command of German may be helpful during the course of your stay in Germany. At PunktUm, you can select from a number of different German language courses to achieve this.
PunktUm consists of a team of dedicated staff members who are well-educated to train the small groups of participants and who will provide assistance in overcoming language and cultural barriers which may arise when studying in a foreign country in a foreign language.
The following people are eligible for our German courses:
Exchange students please register in the International Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We offer German courses from A1.1 to C1.2 level.
It is also possible to join after the course has started, except for absolute beginners.
If you do not have a language certificate or you are unsure of your level, please take our free placement test for finding out your current level.
Placement test for the Intensive Course WiSe 23/24: Monday, September 11 from 3 p.m. in room C0-259 or Tuesday, September 12 from 3 p.m. in room C0-259 (only for latecomer also on Wednesday, September 13 from 3 p.m. in room C0-259)
Registration for the placement test is not necessary.
You will find the result of the placement test at the door of C0-259 the next day. Please register then directly in eKVV.
If you find out that the language level is not suitable for you, the course can be adjusted at short notice, even after the course has been started.
Our courses are free of charge for:
|The German courses are subject to a charge for guest students as well as for family member of the mentioned groups.
Overall costs: 290 € per course.
As soon as we have received your registration you will be sent an invoice. Payment is due within 10 days after receiving the invoice. By payment of the course fee your registration will become binding.
The German courses at PunktUm are only open to students and employees as well as to cooperation students and double degree holders of Bielefeld University. All language courses are free of charge for the target groups mentioned above.
Relatives of the above-mentioned persons can also attend our German courses. In this case, they have to pay the course fees (290 €) themselves.
PunktUm offers study preparation courses for prospective students with refugee status. If you belong to this target group, please feel free to contact: email@example.com.
A few places can be allocated to interested persons without refugee status. Also for this, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, the credit points (ECTS) and, if applicable, the grade will be uploaded in eKVV on your transcript of records. This is already considered an official document. You may get a certificate only if you do not have a matriculation number (and transcript of records) at Bielefeld University, as is the case with post-docs or family members.
PunktUm offers an office hour where you can ask questions about our offers and register for them. Initial feedback on your texts (e.g. motivation letters, reports) is also possible here.
Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00
Thursday 11:00 - 13:00
+49 (0) 521 - 106 - 3616