Students and other language course participants from abroad may apply for a residence permit at the German embassy in their home country in order to attend preparatory language courses offered by the Institute of Interpretation, Translation, and Languages. The maximum length of the course is 9 months. Depending on current language skills and learning speed it takes between 3 and 9 months to reach the language level required to successfully complete the German Language University Entrance Examination for Foreigners (DSH).

The course fees are approximately €250 to €350 per month, depending on the level of the course. The notification of approval will be sent to you after your payment has been received, and must be presented when applying for a residence permit. If you are not granted a residence permit the course fees will be reimbursed, minus a €150 processing fee.

If necessary we can assist you in finding accommodation for the duration of your language course.