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] Application German courses (DSH)

    The application is possible again from December 1st to January 15th on this website.


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 application is possible
  • from June 1 to July 15 for the course start in September
  • from December 1 to January 15 for the course 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