Courses at the VGUH

The VGUH offers courses in

  • German as a foreign language to prepare students for the supplementary examination in German:
    • Students of the levels Ib, II, III have to attend two courses (basic course with 12 hours per week and elective course with 3 hours per week). They have to attend these two courses separately but both courses have to be at the same level.
      Semester fee: 420 euros
    • Students of the level III with imposed examinations in other subjects will only take a basic course in German (12 hours per week) and subject courses, or only subject courses if they only have to take supplementary examinations in other subjects. Semester fee: 420 euros
    • Students of the University of Music and Performing Arts will only complete a basic German course (12 hours per week).
      Semester fee: 330 euros
    • Students with little or no previous knowledge (level Ia) will take an intensive course (21 hours per week), provided that this is possible according to the amended legal requirements!
      Semester fee: 670 euros
  • Subject courses to prepare students for supplementary examinations in: biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics (language of instruction: German)

Course contents – with reservation

Course contents and target skills are defined in teaching and learning contents:

Students who are still taking courses according to the old examination regulations should also note chapter information about VGUH old.

Course system and course guidelines

German courses: There are three target levels. Students are placed in these levels according to their language skills, which are determined by means of placement tests or a performance assessment at the VGUH.

Subject courses: These courses are one-semester courses and can be completed as from German level III; English (two-semester) is possible as from German level II.

For a positive assessment of the semester an attendance rate of 80% of the classes offered and an additional workload of independent studying are necessary. If the semester assessment consists of a basic course and an elective course, students have to complete these separately and pass both of them.