German language course for refugees

You fulfill the academic requirements for studying at a German university? You have already studied in your home country and wish to continue your studies in Germany? You do not yet fulfill the German language requirements with the level DSH-2?

Our German language centre PunktUm prepares you purposefully and intensely for the German language requirements for studying at a German university.

[News I] Info event for refugees

We invite you to our info event on our preparatory German language courses for refugees and study options at Uni and FH Bielefeld.

When? May 29, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Where? Hörsaal 6 (Uni-Hauptgebäude)

[News II] Upcoming German language courses

The next application period starts again on June 1 and ends on July 15, 2018

Technical support with your application or scanning of documents
Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m in room X-C3-105 (during application period)



  • Intensive language course with 28 hours per week
  • Level A2 to C1: from beginner to the DSH examination
  • Intensive support in terms of tutorials and accompanying programme
  • Free of cost for refugees
  • Enrollment as a language course student


For our language courses you need:

  • School-leaving certificate, university certificates (in German: Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, z.B. Abitur) translated to German or English
  • Optional: "HZB-Bescheinigung uni-assist" (available after online-application/free assessment procedure)
  • Your residency/refugee status
  • Language certificate/certificate of attendance
Course dates
Our language courses start in March and September of each year. Our next course dates are
  • September 07, 2017 - February 28, 2018
  • March 08, 2018 - August 31, 2018
  • September 07, 2018 - February 28, 2019
  • March 07, 2019 - August 30, 2019
  • September 05, 2019 - Decemeber 31, 2019

The registration is possible from June 1 to July 15 for the start in September and from December 1 to January 15 for the start in March.

  1. We examine your documents whether they allow you to study in Germany.
  2. You receive an invitation to our languagent placement test via e-mail.
  3. You take part in the language test in the university.
  4. A ranking list will be set. Course places will be allocated based on language level, favoured course of study, etc. Please note that your current language certificate will not be used as a placement!
  5. You will receive a notification if you are granted a course place.


As a participant in our language course you are enabled to enrol as a language course student (non-degree).

For this purpose, a semester fee has to be paid: currently around 283 Euro per semester including the uni card and NRW-Semesterticket.

For the enrolment your documents need to be

  • translated to German or English
  • officially certified