German Culture and Language


We offer our exchange students courses in eight departments, most courses are in German. Next to our regular courses in German we offer you an extensive program to learn German, including a two week intensive course and cultural training, which can sum up to 13 ECTS.

German Culture

You are welcome to join our Cultural Training for exchange students, which takes place every semester and offers an excursion or workshop every week. You will get to know the German culture by visiting places such as the German parliament, enjoying a German theater play and exploring different cultural topics during the workshops.

Learning German

All students are invited to join the free Intensive German course. This two week course will take place right before the start of the semester. On the first day of the course you will be tested, the next day you will be placed in a group according to your level of German. It will be a good start into your studies, since most modules are being taught in German. During the semester you can take part in the extended German program, choosing up to two German classes of 4 hours each per week. These classes are free of charge for our exchange students.

If you feel the need for additional German training during the semester, there are plenty other training possibilities in Berlin, our Office of Global Engagement can advise you about the different German courses available.