International Programmes 2023/2024

Autumn Course: Communication in Everyday and Academic Life Autumn Course

University of Göttingen • Göttingen

Course location
In cooperation with

Institute for Intercultural Communication (IIK) Göttingen e.V.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • 3 September - 27 September 2024
Mode of study
Phase(s) of attendance in Germany (applies to the entire course)
Yes, voluntary
Pace of course
Instructor-led (Specific due dates for lectures/assignments/exams)
Target group

This course targets ERASMUS+ students and partnership students who will study at the University of Göttingen in the 2024/25 winter semester. The course is also open to participants who will not study in Göttingen or who are not participating in an exchange programme ("external participants").


The aim of the international autumn course is to make it easier for international students to settle into the university by offering a language preparation course before the start of the lecture period. Besides the intensive general German lessons (communication in everyday life combined with elements of cultural studies), there will be an extensive programme of extracurricular activities to get to know the town of Göttingen and its surrounding area. The course is also open to participants who aren't studying in Göttingen or who are not participating in an exchange programme.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
Types of online learning elements
  • Online sessions
ECTS points (max.)
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • 3 September - 27 September 2024, costs: EUR 450
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Language requirements

English sufficient for organisational matters

Technical equipment and programmes

When participating online: computer/laptop with internet access, headset and webcam

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Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.

Inexpensive meals are available at the university canteens and cafeterias.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Optional language tutorials, social and cultural activities, sports, a guided walk around Göttingen, two day trips
Students will be introduced to the campus and the town of Göttingen.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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