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 (email@example.com).
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.
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.
The placement tests for the summer semester 2024 will take place on 6 and 7 March at 11 a.m. in room X-E0-200.
Registration is not necessary.
You will then find the results here on the homepage on the following day.
Our courses are free of charge for:
|Relatives of university members are also entitled to take part in the courses for a fee.
Further information and registration at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 in English and multilingual study programmes, employees as well as to cooperation and double degree students 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
In person or online via Zoom.
+49 (0) 521 - 106 - 3616