International Programmes 2022/2023

DSH Language Course DSH Language Course

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg • Magdeburg

Course location
In cooperation with

Sprachenzentrum Germany

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • October 2022 - March 2023
  • January - June 2023
  • April - September 2023
  • June - December 2023
Mode of study
Less than 50% online
Phase(s) of attendance (on-site)
Yes, compulsory
Pace of course
Instructor-led (Specific due dates for lectures/assignments/exams)
Target group

The programme is for curious, disciplined, and ambitious young people who are seeking to continue their studies and would like to pursue a career in Germany.


As a dynamic university with an excellent reputation, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg sets the objective of getting international students to study in a student-friendly, high-quality educational environment.

In collaboration with the University of Magdeburg, Sprachenzentrum Germany offers students the possibility to earn their admission qualifications to German universities directly after they finish school by way of taking this programme.

This course teaches the German language at a high academic level and is especially suited for students who are preparing to take the DSH exam.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
Types of online learning elements
  • Chats (with lecturers and other students)
  • Message Boards
  • Online sessions
  • Online study material provided by institution
  • Online tutorials
  • Video learning (Pre-recorded videos, Vlogs, Video-Podcasts)
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • October 2022 - March 2023
  • January - June 2023
  • April - September 2023
  • June - December 2023
Price only on request
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Language requirements

An A1 certificate is required for applying for a visa. An online A1 course can be taken with us.

The DSH course starts with the B2 level. The courses for the preceding levels (A1 – B1) start before the DSH course and can be booked separately.

Submit application to

Sprachenzentrum Germany
c/o MDWi
Gareisstraße 16
39106 Magdeburg

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

A shared furnished apartment for three to four students is provided, and the apartment includes Internet. An accommodation deposit ("Kaution") has to be paid in addition to the programme fee.


No meals are provided. The university cafeteria offers good and affordable lunch for students.

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

Several free excursions throughout Germany are organised, especially at the beginning of the programme. Longer excursions to Berlin, Prague, etc. will be offered at subsidised prices if enough students are interested.

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

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

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The Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest state universities in Germany. However, some faculties have a much longer tradition, especially the faculty of engineering. Today, the University of Magdeburg has about 18,000 students in nine faculties. 
It is named after the physicist and former mayor of Magdeburg, Otto von Guericke, famous for his vacuum research, especially his experiments with the "Magdeburg hemispheres".
At the University of Magdeburg, students can choose from 92 degree programmes in various areas of study and specialisation. The conditions for students are ideal, with modern laboratories and experimental workshops equipped with high-performance computers and an excellent staff–student ratio. The offer of a sound, thorough education combining a high level of theoretical expertise with practical experience makes Magdeburg an attractive choice.
Special emphasis is placed on close cooperation between teaching staff and students.

University location

Magdeburg is the capital as well as the largest city of the state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe River. It was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe and still has to offer a lot, especially for students.

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