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DaF - German as a Foreign Language - German Programs - Intensive German Courses for Erasmus and Other Exchange Students


The International Office and the Department of German as a Foreign Language have teamed up to offer Intensive German courses prior to the start of the semester. The language courses are aimed at Erasmus and other exchange students wishing to prepare for their studies in Regensburg.


We offer Intensive German courses for Erasmus and other exchange students covering levels A1 to C1.  The curriculum for each level consists of 120 hours of lessons and is divided into three major pillars:

  • Course 1: Language Course (80 lessons)
  • Course 2: Intensive Conversation Practice and Pronunciation Course (20 lessons)
  • Course 3: Intensive Writing Course (20 lessons)

Tutors guide students throughout the duration of the course, help them find their way around Regensburg, and assist them with any formalities that need to be addressed.

Course Dates

The Intensive German courses for Erasmus and other exchange students always take place during breaks. The beginning and end of the courses vary slightly from semester to semester, depending on when the semester is set to start. In general, courses begin about 5 weeks before lectures commence - i.e. at the beginning of March or the beginning of September - and consists of 20 days of lessons.

Requirements and Conditions

Our Intensive German courses are aimed at Erasmus and other exchange students at Universität Regensburg looking to improve their German before the start of their studies. The courses are aimed primarily at newly arrived Erasmus students but are also open to Erasmus and other exchange students who are already enrolled at Universität Regensburg (depending on availability).


Students can register for Intensive German courses (ILC) only through Universität Regensburg’s International Office.

Transcript of Records and ECTS Credits

After successfully completing the Intensive Course, students receive a transcript of records with their ECTS credits and grades. In total, there are 12 ECTS credits to be awarded for the Intensive German program. The criteria for getting ECTS credits are as follows:
  • Regular attendance (at least 75%)
  • Active participation in class
  • Successful completion of all mandatory course assessments (e.g. tests)

Students also earn a final grade that is completely independent of the ECTS credits they are awarded. This grade has no influence on the number of ECTS credits that students receive. The final grade is determined by the median grade from the three major pillar courses. The language course is weighted twice as much as the Intensive Speaking Practice and Pronunciation and the Intensive Writing courses.

Each course is assessed as follows:

Language Course:

  • Mid-term exam (40%)
  • Final exam (60%)

Speaking Practice and Pronunciation:

  • Active participation (40%)
  • Oral exam or presentation (60%)


  • Project work during the course (40%)
  • Final exam (60%)

Tuition and Fees

Please find the table with costs and fees for this course program as follows. The fee includes various support services provided by tutors from the Prep program, such as regular coffee hours as well as welcome and goodbye parties.

Status Fees
Exchange students (other than Erasmus) € 430,-
Erasmus Exchange students € 350,-
Visiting students € 430,-
Regular students at the University of Regensburg* € 480,-
Students from other universities* € 480,-

PhD students and Visiting Scholars

€ 480,-
*Participation (without excursions) only possible if there are places available and only on request.