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German Courses - German as a Foreign Language

This courses prepare for the DHS-text. Every participant receives a certificate after passing the obligatory  final exam. 
Go here for all information on how to apply at Heinrich-Heine-University as a foreign student or here for information about the required German certificates.

Types of courses:

  • Elementary I - level A1
  • Elementary II - level A2
  • Intermediate I - level B1
  • Intermediate II - level B2
  • Advanced - level C1

Where, when and for how long?
All courses take place at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf
Courses always start at the beginning of April, August and December.
One course takes about 3 months and contains 200 hours.

Currently the course costs 300 €, including placement test. Teaching material has to be paid separately. The payment of the registration is due after the placement test, when the final enrolment for the corresponding course is proceeded. Cash payment only.



Contact & Information

AStA Referat für Internationale Studierende, Room:25.23.U1.50

deutschkurse@asta.hhu.de (Important: E-mails are read only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 12 a.m - 2 p.m.

 AStA Sekretariat, Room: 25.23.U1.44., Mrs. Ute Engel. Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 09:30 – 12:00h
Please get an appointment to register for the classes.



Placement test

The placement test is obligatory for every new student. It serves as classification for the course levels.

Next placement test: 03.11.2017
The placement test take place on the first Friday of March, July and November every year.
Please keep in mind that you have to register the month before the placement test (February, June and October)!


Registration for the placement test Trimester III 2017

Thursday, 30.01.2018           11:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. and 01.30 p.m. -  04:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 31.01.2018        11:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. and 01.30 p.m. -  04:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 20.02.2018             11:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. and 01.30 p.m. -  04:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, 21.02.2018        11:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. and 01.30 p.m. -  04:00 p.m.


If your preferred day is already full please check for another day. There is no need to contact Mrs. Engel or anyone else of our team. Thank you!

There can only be registered 60 participants per day!

You can register here!

The timeslots are just for a general orientation. It is possible, that you still have to wait after arriving at the office.
Just fill in your name at your preferred timeslot, then press "ok" and then "speichern".

If you got an appointment you need to bring in the following documents in order to register for the placement test:

  • a copy of your passport (the international page with photo)
  • a copy of your Visa
  • a copy of your registration certificate of your residence
  • a copy of the translated high school diploma or certificate of studies in the country of origin