German intensive courses
for university study

Intensive German Courses (DSH)

Each semester the Bauhaus Weiterbildungsakademie Weimar e.V. - in cooperation with the Language Centre of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar - offers a number of university preparatory German language courses, which can help students acquire the German skills necessary for university study.

This is also possible if you want to prepare for studying in Germany while still in your home country. In addition to face-to-face and blended learning courses, remote teaching courses via our learning platform Moodle, combined with video-conferences, are also part of our programme.

The courses have three different target levels and are structured successively. At the end of each course, we administer the respective language examination (B 1, B 2, and DSH). The German Language Examination for University Admission (DSH) fulfils the German language requirements for enrolment at any German university.

Students with (conditional) admission to the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar or the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar are given preferential consideration. If space allows, applicants from other universities and guests are permitted to attend these courses.

Refugees are eligible for grants funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Integra Funding Programme.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Course formats

In view of the Corona pandemic, there are different course formats. The development of the pandemic and the ensuing contact and travel restrictions will have an influence on whether courses can take place as normal classroom courses, as blended learning courses or as remote teaching courses only.

Course format


Face-to-face teaching
(c. 22 hours/week with c. 15 students/group in the Language Centre's classrooms)
1,300,00 €

Blended Learning
(Self-study elements via the learning platform Moodle in combination
with face-to-face teaching; c. 8 - 10 hours/week
with c. 8 students/group in the Language Centre's classrooms)

1,300,00 €
Online-Format (Remote Teaching)
(Self-study elements via the learning platform Moodle
in combination with video conferences;
c. 8 - 10 hours/week with c. 8 students/group
1,000,00 €

Target Levels

Our courses have three different target levels:



Target Level

Pre-intermediate German c. 300 hrs / A 2 B 1
Intermediate German c. 600 hrs / B 1 B 2
Advanced German
c. 1,000 hrs / B2 C 1/ DSH

  - auf Deutsch, bitte!

How to register

Below you will find a registration form providing further information which can be downloaded and printed/completed. Please make sure to contact us before registering to find out if places are still available. Please send us the completed registration form by email or fax. You will find all the relevant information in the registration form

Application deadline:

  • 31 January (summer semester) 
  • 31 July (winter semester) 
  • or when the maximum number of students has been reached.

--> Registration form for the summer semester 2021

Our staff for German as a foreign language

Our staff for German as a foreign language


Als zentrale Einrichtung der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar bietet das Sprachenzentrum Sprachkurse für Studierende, Mitarbeiter und Mitarbeiterinnen der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar und der Hochschule für Musik, aber auch für Studierende anderer Hochschulen oder Gäste an.