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Language classes, Summer- & Winter Schools, and different cooperations - explore our courses for international students at the University of Potsdam.

A Cosmopolitan Academic Institution

The University of Potsdam, as a center for science and research, is a university which is open to the world as it is ideally situated: it is located in the historic heart of Brandenburg and in immediate vicinity to the metropolis of Berlin. Therefore, it attracts more and more international students and it is important to us, to support them before and during their stay and studies in Potsdam. Here is a list of the different programs we offer:

Here you will find an overview of all German courses with host and language level.

International Summer Campus

(International) Students can combine fun and learning with our Summer Schools in just a short timespan!

Cooperative Programs

We also offer special academic programs designed in cooperation with international partner institutions.

German Courses during the Semester

Language skills are extremely important for effective communication and thus for academic success. The various language courses designed for international students, PhDs, university staff and guests.

DSH Courses & Exam

Preparation courses for the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH - German Language Exam for University Admission) & examination.

Overview of all German Courses at the University of Potsdam

Course OfferIssueHostLanguage Level
German Courses off the Semester
International Summer Academy Sans SouciSummer School
regional studies, literature and German language
coUPB2 / C1
Deutsch(land)kurs WillkommenSummer & Winter School
regional studies, literature and German language / semester preparation
A2 - C2
Preparation Courses
DSH-CoursesPreparation for the DSHZesskoB2 / C1
Courses during the Semester

Courses for "Germanisten"

Seminar, exercriseFocus on German grammar, orthography, lexisInstitut für GermanistikB1 - C1
SeminarRegional and cultural studiesB1 - C2
Seminar, exercriseWorking on and with textB1 - C2
Seminar, exercrisePhoneticB1 / B2
SeminarCommunication and MediaB1 - C2

Technical Language Courses

ExercriseTechnical language course: LawZesskoC1
ExercriseTechnical language course: Politics, Social Science, History, PhilosophyB2 / C1

Self-learning Courses

Self-regulated learningSprachlernberatung - TandemberatungZesskoB2 - C2

Courses for special Skills

ExercriseGrammarZesskoB1 - C1
ExercriseCorrective PhoneticsB1 - C2
ExercriseAuding and oral expression B1 - C1

Advanced Courses

ExercriseAdvanced Course: German as a foreign languageZesskoB1 - B2

International Courses (Beginner Courses)

ExercriseBasic Courses:German as a foreign languageZesskoA1 - B1