• Students, PhD students and post-docs at KIT
  • KIT employees
  • Spouses of KIT employees

Prior to registering for a German language course, you need to pass a placement test (see below). Participants with no previous knowledge of German should register for A1 courses. You need to register online via our registration system. In case that you missed the registration period or after the course has started, please contact the “German as a Foreign Language” office (see below).

Are you unable to attend the first course session? Please inform the “German as a Foreign Language” office in this case via e-mail info-daf∂stk.kit.edu before the courses begin. Otherwise, your place in the course will be given to someone else.

If you no longer plan to take the course, please withdraw by e-mail info-daf∂stk.kit.edu


Students who completed the previous level last semester (or before) at the Studienkolleg should bring their course certificates/ToR to the first class. All other students have to pass the placement test in order to register. Your score on the placement test will ultimately decide if you can take a particular course. 

Please bring the proof of your score to the first class.

If a participant fails to take part in this test, the Studienkolleg cannot guarantee a place in a particular course nor that the booked course actually corresponds to the language level desired.

Students enrolled at KIT are entitled to one German course per semester free of charge. 

All other participants need to pay the course fee.  

The fee has to be paid upon registration. For payment, please remit the fee to the account given.

With the payment of the course fee, registration is binding for both sides. The registered person accepts the general regulations of the Studienkolleg.

The course fee will only be reimbursed, if:

  • you cancel a course at the latest 10 days prior to its start or
  • a course cannot take place.


Free participants will be replaced by successors from the waiting list and their entitlement to participation will lapse if they are absent without excuse in the first lesson. Therefore, before the start of the course, inform the department "German as a foreign language" - accompanying your studies by e-mail adisa.kadic∂kit.edu with your name, matriculation number and course name if you should miss the first lesson.

Please notice that it is not possible to change a course. Therefore register only for a course that corresponds to your placement test results (your level). Please keep in mind the different time slots of our parallel courses. 


ECTS points are granted, if:

  • the participant attends the lessons regularly (min. 80%) and
  • the written examination at the end of the course is passed successfully.

You can apply in writing for a possible insight into your exam answers no later than 4 weeks after notification of the results at

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The minimal number of participants is 15. With less than 15 participants the course can be cancelled.

Any further questions? Please contact us: info-daf∂stk.kit.edu

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Further information: info-daf∂stk.kit.edu