German language courses for KIT members

***Course period summer semester 2022: April 25th-July 30th 2022> Registration from April 13th 2022 via our portal***

Course duration winter semester 2021/22

Registration period

  • students and KIT members: 13.10.2021 (9:00 a.m.) - 15.10.2021 (12:00 p.m.)
  • external applicants (provided that places are available): 18.10.2021, 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registration procedure

You can register online exclusively via our registration portal for:

  • A1.1 directly (no previous knowledge of German required)
  • a German language course following a successfully completed previous course (certificate issued by the Studienkolleg) or following the online placement test (see course description)
  • a C1-course (successfully passed DSH-exam (DSH 2 or DSH 3), TestDaF 4x4 or online placement test (see course description) required).

Please make sure to bring the placement test results or your language certificate to the first language class.


International students currently enrolled at KIT are entitled to one German course per semester free of charge!

All other participants need to pay the course fee. For more information see course description.

Terms and conditions

Course denotation

Please note: the letter b in A1.1-4b denotes a parallel course (at the same level as A1.1-4a). It is not necessary to begin with the "a" course. The "A1.1" corresponds to the GER Language Scale, whereas "4" stands for 4 semester hours per week.