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DaF - German as a Foreign Language - Courses - Non-Degree Courses


Our non-degree courses ("study-accompanying German language courses") offer international students as well as Erasmus and other exchange students enrolled at a university in Regensburg the opportunity to improve their German and boost their academic achievements.

Our Courses

The comprehensive curriculum covers language levels A1 to C2 and helps students improve their German while building on the skills they already have. Our German courses cover a wide range of essential skills, such as reading, listening, writing, and speaking. At the same time, we want students to experience German culture up close. To this end, we offer classes on cultural studies and literature and film seminars.

A special class ist “Babylon”, the international theater class at the Department of German as a Foreign Language. Students can also improve their German by making use of our Department’s online classes or the online courses offered by the Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb).

Courses in summer semester 2022:

► "Study-accompanying German language classes"

Course Schedules

Our non-degree German courses take place during the lecture period of each semester.

For information about timetables and classrooms for specific courses, please refer to the course catalog of UR.

Courses in winter semester 2023/24:

Study-accompanying German language courses

Please note that there are three categories of courses:

  • Face-to-face courses, which take place in a class room on campus at a specific time. Individual sessions of theses courses may be held in a digital format.
  • Online courses with a fixed date that are conducted via zoom and GRIPS in a synchronous mode at a specific time.
  • Online courses without a fixed date (indication of the rhythm of the courses: "n.V." = by arrangement with the teacher), most of which are conducted in an asynchronous mode. In these courses, you can learn largely autonomously and independently of time and receive tutorial support from a teacher. In some of these courses there are also virtual meetings with the teacher via Zoom. In these sessions via Zoom the focus is on your questions and you can practice your oral language skills. The dates for the synchronous meetings are set in consultation with the course participants during the first week of the course.


Our non-degree program is aimed at international students or Erasmus and other exchange students at Universität Regensburg and OTH Regensburg.

In order to be admitted to our non-degree courses, applicants need to prove that they are enrolled at Universität Regensburg (student ID).

If capacities are available, international PhD students, visiting scholars and staff of UR can also participate in the non-degree German courses.


It is not obligatory to take a placement test. If you are not sure which course level to take, you can level yourself and get some orientation with the following freely available tests:

In addition, appointments for the onSET-Deutsch will be offered at the ZSK test center.

Enrollment and Admission

winter semester 2023/24
Registration period: October 2nd - October 12th, 2023

Deregistration and late registration period:

October 16th - October 29th, 2023

The enrollment is possible via SPUR (► Study Accompanying Courses).

Interested parties without a student account at the University of Regensburg (e.g. visiting  scholars, PhD students, and UR employees) must first complete a self-registration in SPUR before they can register for courses.

Please note:

Registering for a course does not mean you are automatically admitted to this course. Applications are only fully processed after the registration deadline has passed. Applicants are admitted after the deadline has passed. You will receive an email a few days before the start of the course letting you know if you are admitted to the course and which group of the course you have been assigned to.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please reach out to studienbegleitung.daf@ur.de.

Transcript of Records and ECTS

After successfully completing a course, students get a "Schein" with ECTS credits and grades. In general, students are awarded 1.5 - 2 credit points per one weekly hour per semester (SWS = 1 semester period per week) for attending one of our non-degree courses. The criteria for getting ECTS credits are as follows:

  • regular attendance (at least 75%)
  • active participation in class
  • successful completion of all the required course assessment (e.g. tests)

Thespecific number of ECTS that can be earned in a course is indicated for each course in the course catalog.

Students also earn a final grade that is independent of the ECTS credits they are awarded. This grade has no influence on the number of ECTS credits that students obtain.

Tuition and Fees

Non-degree German courses are free of charge for regular students as well as exchange students enrolled at Universität Regensburg or OTH Regensburg.