The German course offer, which has been available for all degree programmes since summer term 2005, guaranteed already over 4000 exchange students, international degree seeking students, staff and since automne 2015 also asylum seekers (providing evidence that they have been enrolled in a university or another institute of tertiary education) free participation in one or more courses. Please note that course places are allocated according to the** first come, first served principle**.
1. German courses for students, staff and their partners / next of kin (min. age 18 years)
2. German courses for asylum seekers, recognised refugees and people eligible for subsidiary protection (please scroll down!)
3. German courses for external participants (please scroll down!)
For all German courses there is a minimum number of course registrations and a maximum group size of 20 participants. If the maximum group size is exceeded, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list and notified after the registration deadline. In the case of group splits, it is not possible to choose the group.
1. German courses for students, staff and their partners / next of kin (min. age 18 years) and graduates
During the winter term 2022 the department of International Relations will again offer numerous German courses, which can be attended by all (incoming) students and employees and their next of kin (min. age 18 years). Potential applicants to FH JOANNEUM are also welcome to participate. The course offer includes grammar courses and competence courses (writing and reading, listening and speaking) as well as "Tandem+". The courses will start at on 3 October 2022 in Graz and Bad Gleichenberg and on 10 October 2022 in Kapfenberg.
The course costs for language courses of 30 units of 45 minutes each (2 SWS) are as follows:
Students and employees of FH JOANNEUM: free of charge
Partners / next of kins of FH JOANNEUM students and employees (minimum age 18 years): € 190,-.
I have participated in the Orientation Programme and / or I am already staying in Graz
I am beginner WITHOUT any knowledge of the German language: You have never studied German before. You can join the courses German Beginners 1 (A1/1) and Tandem+. You have to register for these courses during the Orientation Programme in September 2022 (times and groups see below). During registration you have to pay € 18,- for the textbook Schritte Plus NEU. We will issue you a voucher that you bring along to the first lesson in order to get the book. Please note, that the price for the book is cheaper than in the bookstore as we buy a lot of them.
I have participated in the German intentensive course: If you passed the German Intensive Course A1/1 you can register for the courses German Beginners 2 (A1/2) and Tandem+. If you did NOT pass the German Intensive Course you can register for the courses German Beginners 1 (A1/1) and Tandem+. For both cases the registration takes place in September 2022 (times and groups see below). During registration you have to pay € 18,- for the textbook Schritte Plus NEU A1/2. We will issue you a voucher that you bring along to the first lesson in order to get the book. Please note, that the price for the book is cheaper than in the bookstore as we buy a lot of them.
I am neither beginner nor have I particpitated in the German intensive course:
If you have already studied German before (even just some lessons) you have to take the placement test on 27 September 2022 in room 101 at 12:00. You will get the results of your test during the course enrolment in September 2022 (times and groups see below). You can register for as many courses as you want, respecting your level. The course system will be explained by our German team during registration. You can also read the course descriptions. During registration you have to pay € 18,- for our course material. We will issue you a voucher that you bring along to the first lesson in order to get the book. Please note, that the purchase of our printed material is mandatory and that any reproduction (e.g. photocopies) is not allowed.
Times for course registration in September 2022:.
Please consult the program of your orientation package.
Participants of the German Intensive Course register already in September 2022!
I am an exchange student (already in the last semester/s)
Enrolment for all exchange students, who already assisted to one or more German course/s in the last semester/s, will take place ONLY online at https://forms.fh-joanneum.at/int/german-courses-students-staff-fhj/ from 19-29 September 2022 . If you passed the exam of the courses in the last semester, you can join the follow-up courses (e.g. Beginner 3 (A2/1) in the winter term, Beginner 4 (A2/2) in the summer term). All courses are free of charge (except applicants), yet a small fee of € 18,00,- per course will be charged for teaching materials and / or the textbook. For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a degree seeking student or a partner of a degree seeking student at FH JOANNEUM
Two weeks into the course it is no longer possible to change.
If there are parallel courses it is not possible at all to change the group in the same level.
If you don't come to your registered course in the first two weeks, your registration expires and someone on the waiting list can take your place
All German semester courses are ECTS courses which means that you get credits for them. Therefore you have to be present at least 80% of the time and pass all exams if you want to get them. An exception are non GPB students who have timetable clashes with their study programme(s). An extra work has to be done though. If you don't need credits, please contact your teacher.
The courses in Graz will start on 3 October 2022!
Regular students, staff and their partners
In the winter term 2022 the Department of International Relations offers three courses at Kapfenberg:
Grundstufe 3 / Beginner 3 (A2/1) for all regular students, staff and their partners who have participated in the beginner course 2 (A1/2): 3 ECTS, 15 weeks / 1 hours
Mittelstufe 3 (B2/1) for all regular students, staff and their partners with moderate knowledges, at least on level B1: 3 ECTS, 15 weeks / 2 hours
The presentation of the German Course programme and Placement test will take place at the Welcome Day for incoming students in Kapfenberg.
Courses in Kapfenberg start on 10 October 2022.
All courses are free of charge and ECTS courses. € 18,00,- have to be paid for the course book or the course material. All students in Kapfenberg can also join all courses in Graz, if the course is not available in Kapfenberg or if there are time clashes with other courses in Kapfenberg. It is not allowed to choose an equal course (e.g. Grundstufe 1 (A1/1) in Kapfenberg and Graz!!! If you have questions regarding the guidelines or general questions concerning German as a Foreign language in Kapfenberg please contact email@example.com.
Registrations or level changes for semester courses are only possible in certain cases and if so the latest two weeks after course start!
2. German courses for asylum seekers, recognised refugees and people eligible for subsidiary protection:
If you wish to attend the German courses at FH JOANNEUM you must provide evidence that you have been enrolled in a university or another institute of tertiary education equivalent to the Austrian education system in your home country during the online registration process (upload of documents). You will get a notification after the registration process with a link to the mandatory placement test. After the registration and having completed the test your qualifications will be assessed through a mandatory interview (invitation by e-mail).
Please note that places in a German course are subject to availability. You will be informed about the final acceptance by e-mail.
Your registration is complete after the online registration for the specific German courses upon inviation e-mail.
Please note that a personal registration in one of our international offices is NOT possible. For further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadlines: for the German Intensive Courses in September 2022, 28 August 2022 and for the German courses in the winter term 2022/23, 18 September 2022!
3. German courses for external participants (minimum age 18).
If you are interested in one of our German courses, please contact email@example.com. We will be happy to advise you.
The course costs for language courses of 30 units of 45 minutes each (2 SWS) are: € 220,-
Application deadlines: Intensive courses in September 2022, August 28, 2022, Semester courses in winter semester 2022/23, September 18, 2022.
Register now as an external participant by 21 August 2022 for the Intensive course at level A1/1 from 12.9.-28.9.2022 (60 units of 90 minutes each)! Remaining places are available at the last minute price of only € 350,- instead of 440,-. Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org!