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Start German, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 days
University rank #147 (QS) Berlin, Germany
Although Berlin is an international city, you will find it much easier to understand your surroundings and enjoy the city if you have acquired some basics in German. German is still an important language for business, science, and the arts, and is the most widely spoken language in Europe - plus, it's easy to learn for English-speaking students.
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Competencies in German equivalent to the competencies level A1.1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
  • Credits
    2 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students will...

… understand and use simple everyday expressions and basic phrases as well as learn to introduce themselves and others

… read and understand basic phrases, numbers, and the ABC

… write short texts about basic personal facts

… get an introduction to German grammar

… be introduced to German pronounciation and orthography


Our German language course addresses the needs of beginners. The content of the course follows the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for level A1.1 (beginners with no prior knowledge).


The course will be taught by experienced lectures from the language institute of TU Berlin ZEMS (

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are the following: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    610 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
  • National

    610 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
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Fee includes tuition and learning materials, excursions, field trips, cultural program, public transportation ticket, and library access.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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