Preparatory German language courses

Applicants have to get a proof of a sufficient level of German, if they have acquired their Higher Education Entrance Qualification abroad. You can see the required level for each field of study in the list German language skills.

To gain the required language level, a preparatory German language course might be useful. OTH Regensburg does not provide language courses itself, but we cooperate with the Center of Language and Communication (ZSK) at the University of Regensburg, who offers German as a foreign language (DaF). The courses start from level B1+. A course fee of 530 € per semester needs to be paid.

Prospective students who are interested in studying at OTH Regensburg have to register at the International Office of the OTH Regensburg for the preparatory German language semester courses. If you want to attend a preparatory German language course before starting your study degree programme, please DO NOT apply via our online-portal.
You will be enrolled as a student of "German as a foreign language" during the preparatory semester, not as a Master's student. You will get a student ID card.

You can't register for the courses in the winter semester 2021/2022 anymore. Courses will start on 20 October 2021. We hope that they will be classroom courses with personal attendance. But please be aware that depending on the development of the pandemic situation lessons might be partly or completely online.

The ensuing courses will start mid-April 2022 in the summer semester. You will find all important information and dates in our information sheet as well as the application form, available here in November 2021.