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DaF – Placement & registration

Are you a student or an employee at the University of Potsdam (UP) and would you like to learn German as a foreign language at the Zessko? Please, choose the appropriate application, according to your personal situation (see table below) and please note the current registration period.

Application period for German language classes (DaF) in the winter semester 2024/25

1) On the Zessko webpage:

  • A1 online form: Please note this form is only active as of October 1st. Admission from October 10th, 2024.
  • Placement tests (courses on A2 to C1 level): from October 1st until October 9th, 2 pm. Admission to the courses is from October 10th, 2024.

2) PULS – for full-time students at the University of Potsdam (Bachelor - Studiumplus, German speaking Master programs):


Table of ways to enrol in a German course at Zessko
Photo: Zessko-DaF


Admission to the courses is based on a list of priorities. Current students and employees of the University of Potsdam will take priority.


How do I obtain a place in a German course at the Zessko?

I would like to start with DaF - beginners (A1, A1.2).

I would like to continue a course at the Zessko (A2.1 – C2).

I would like to attend my first DaF course at the Zessko and have prior knowledge of the German language.

I am studying for a bachelor’s degree at the UP and would like to take DaF courses for Studiumplus.