Courses in the summer term 2019 start in the week of the 23.04.2018

Important: New course programme/Placement Tests for the summer term 2019

How do I register for language courses at the Language Center?

Do I need a placement test?

How do I get a registration code?

From 25.03.2019 the courses are available for registration. You can sign up online under Courses and Registration.

For absolute beginner courses you can register directly without a placement test or registration code.

For all other levels, a registration code is required to sign up.

You can obtain a registration code by sitting a placement test or under the following conditions:

  • Students who have successfully completed a language course in the winter semester of 2018/2019 and the summer semester of 2018 will receive a registration code by email to register for a consecutive course.

  • If you have a recognized language certificate (not older than one semester) from the Goethe-Institut, DSH or similar, you will receive a registration code upon presentation of the certificate (please send a scan of your certificate to langiage@uni-kassel.de).

How does the placement work?

For German and English, a central placement test takes place in the E-Assessment Center. Please register via this link.

For Spanish please use the free online "Vía Rápida" placement test by Klett. Please submit your test result via the mail form directly to Dr. Izquierdo - izquierdo@uni-kassel.de AND language@uni-kassel.de. Please make sure that your name and email address are spelled correctly. You will then receive the registration code via email.

For all other languages ​​you will receive the registration code via a consultation with Ms. Paulsfeld - i.paulsfeld@uni-kassel.de. Available appointments can be found under Quicklinks - Personal Consultation.

In case of further questions contact: language@uni-kassel.de

The International Study Centre (ISC) / Language Centre offers all students and staff members of the University of Kassel as well as external users a multidisciplinary programme of language and key skills.

Foreign study applicants can prepare for the DSH (= Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang = Language Proficiency Test for German Higher Education Institutions).

Recognition of courses for your Study Programme

When registering for a course, always select your department and/or institute.

Our database then shows you whether you will receive credits for the course (all courses listed under "Studium International" with the exception of "Deutsch für das Berufsleben") or whether there is a possibility that you will receive credits (so-called sponsored places  ("Patenplätze"). Here, although the course costs may be covered by the relevant department, the recognition of any course for your study programme is subject to the approval of the examination department of the relevant department/institute).

Assessment (Prüfungsleistung) is mandatory for all courses at the Language Centre where ECTS are awarded.

Please Note:

- There are strict attendance regulations for our courses. Participants who miss too many classes will not be admitted to any final exam and will not receive any grades or credits.
- At the end of the course, you will receive your certificate from the Language Centre (we send an e-mail to course participants when the departmental office has prepared the certificates) and you can then take your certificate/s to your examination office. The Language Centre itself does not upload any grades to HISPOS!



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Opportunities for international guests to learn the German language, to experience life and living in Germany and to get to know more about Kassel.

In addition to our language courses, we offer various seminars and certificates to prepare you for the cultural diversity of the living and working environment.

In collaboration with the departments of the University, we create and offer tailor-made courses and events for students, postgraduate students and staff.


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