German Course & Cultural Programme

19 – 30 September 2022

Before the start of the winter semester, we organise a two-week intensive German language course accompanied by a cultural programme. This year, the intensive language course will take place from 19 to 30 September 2022. After a placement test at the beginning of the course, you will be divided into groups of different levels. The course comprises 50 hours. Participation in the language course is free of charge. Participation in the cultural programme will cost you a participation fee. 

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Intensive German course

The language course consists of the two components: everyday language and study-related language.

The component everyday language contains the following areas:

  • Orientation in the new environment
  • Shopping and ordering (supermarket, restaurant)
  • Attendance and services (consultation, bank, offices)
  • Leisure time and social contacts

The study-related component contains the following areas:

  • Information management
  • Competences of presentation
  • Social competences
  • Autonomy

Participation in the intensive German course is free of charge. The course will be conducted by JenDaF e.V. by order of the University of Applied Sciences Jena.

Cultural programme

The cultural programme will take place on selected afternoons after the German lessons. The cultural programme is compiled anew every year. Typical components are: joint dinner, pub crawl, bowling, visit of planetarium, hiking tour to a lookout, bouldering and city walk. Participation will cost you a participation fee between EUR 30 and 50, depending on the scope of the programme. 


Please note that you cannot move into student housing prior to 1 October 2022. Therefore, you will have to arrange temporary private accommodation for the language course in good time. The University of Applied Sciences Jena does not have its own flats or rooms.

You can find an overview of hotels in Jena here: Hotels & accommodation - visit-jena

Cheap accommodation can be found on the page travel information.