Intensive German Language Course (Preparation for language exam "DSH”)

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The Intensive German Language Course, which prepares students for the language exam DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) exam, is an eight-month intensive German course only for international students admitted to Katholische Universität (KU) Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.


1. Calendar 2022/2023:

Deadline for Application at KUEI: 31th July 2021 (at Student's Office Campus Eichstaett) (address see below)


Admission Test: Tuesday, 12th October 2021, at 10:00 -13:00 am, in room (to be announced)

Group assignment, information and course start: Monday, 17th October 2022, at 9:00 am, in room O17-011

Final exam: Monday, 10th July 2023, rtba


2. Eligibility:
This course is for international students who

  1. have a minimum level of A1 (according to the CEFR)
  2. have an admission tot he Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt with the condition „Bestehen der Sprachprüfung DSH oder TestDaF“.

The intensive course is also open to students with levels higher
than A2 (see “"Late Entrance"” below).

3. Course Description:
- 8-month program (mid-October to early July), ends with the DSH language exam
- 3 contact hours, 5 mornings a week during the semester; and 4 contact hours, 5 mornings a week during winter break (middle of February until end of March) and 2x2 contact hours per week in the afternoon
- total contact hours (h): 620 (1 contact hour = 45 minutes)

4. Course Goal:
The Intensive German Language Course prepares international students to
take the DSH ("Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang
ausländischer Studienbewerber").

5. Requirements for Admission:
1. Proof of admission to study at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (with the exception of a few master'’s programs)
2. Language requirements: a completed level of A1 (according to the CEFR)
3. Matriculation to KU

6. Course Size: 25 students maximum

7. Conditions of Participation:
Regular attendance and active participation in class and in the preparation and follow-up work at home are expected. Exclusion from the course based on the test results after the end of the lecture period of the winter semester (February) is possible.

8. Costs: 
Course costs: 500,00 € per semester
Course books and copies: approx. 50,00 € per semester
Semesterbeitrag KU: 56,00 € per semester

9. Refund of Costs:
After 2 semesters of successful studies at KU, 50 % of the course costs (= € 250,00) will be refunded.

Fee regulation: Kostenregelung

10. Late Entrance:
Students who have already enrolled to study at the KU (and got a „Zulassung“) by the deadline for the winter semester and whose language level is higher than A2 at the start of the course in October may – with instructor approval - join the intensive course at a later stage in the semester.
In principle, admission to the course in the summer semester (April 1st) is also possible.

11. Contact and Course Information: 

Adrian Schmatz. Mail:

12. Application Documents:

To apply for the course, please send application documents to:
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Maria Gerner
Tel. +49 (0) 8421 - 93 21216
E-mail: international-admissions(at)

Katrin Bartels
Tel. + 49 (0) 8421 -9323189

Marktplatz 7
D-85071 Eichstätt
E-mail: international-admissions(at)

Course Coordinator:
Adrian Schmatz
Lektor für Deutsch als Fremdsprache
Ostenstr. 17, 002A
D-85071 Eichstätt
Tel. ++ 49 (0) 8421 - 93 21469
E-mail: adrian.schmatz(at)