German Courses

German as a Foreign Language


The courses prepare for the DSH-test. 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 seperately. The payment of the registration fee 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 Thursdays)

Teacher's office hours: Every Monday, 2 - 4 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: 3th March 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 I 2017

Wednesday, February 1.      12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8.        1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15.    12:30 p.m.



Link for the Doodle-Registration

Choose Your prefered registration day at the Doodle and sign in with first- an last name. There can only be 30 participants for every registration day. 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!
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