German Language Courses
Learning German is essential to help you integrate into society. Furthermore, having the skills to communicate in German will help you pursue internships or job opportunities in Germany after graduation.
We highly encourage all international students to learn at least basic German after their arrival in Germany or even back at home in preparation of your studies at the RWTH Aachen University.
A German language course with the completion of A2 level is an integral part of the PSE curriculum. Students must pass the DSM exam (A2 level exam) in order to graduate in this Master's degree program.
Learn the lingo from home!
To prepare for your new life in Germany, we would encourage you to start learning German from home. How about a German word for the day, listening to a podcast during your daily commute, or even watching a German soap opera? These little steps will help build up your knowledge of the language of the land of poets and thinkers!
Check out the entertaining ways to learn German on these pages:
Easy German on Youtube
PSE Language Program
The standard German language program for international master students takes two semesters (A1 – A2 level). For students without previous German knowledge, they attend the German courses (A1 level) in the Winter Semester.
For the students who have already had previous German knowledge, they must first attend a placement test. Afterwards they can enroll online for the appropriate courses they need to complete the A2.2 level.
Please check the homepage of the RWTH Language Center for placement test dates and registration deadlines.
Registration and Enrollment
Depending on your German language level, it is necessary to first enrol in Aachen at the university before the registration of any placement test or language courses.
You can find all the important information regarding the registration and time of the German courses as well as the placement tests here: http://www.sz.rwth-aachen.de/
Language Center Location
On the map below you can find the location of the RWTH Language Center within the city of Aachen: