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

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


CALENDAR 2021/2022:

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


Information session and placement test (obligatory): Tuesday, 12th October 2021, at 10:00 -13:00 am, rtba

Group assignment and course start: Monday, 18th October 2021, at 9:00 am, rtba

Final exam: Monday, 11th July 2022, rtba



This course is for international students who have a minimum level of A1
(according to the CEFR) and intend to study at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

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

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)

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

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

Course size: 25 students maximum

Course requirements:
1. Basic proficiency in German (A1 according to the CEFR)
2. Regular attendance, fulfilment of homework, and active participation during class
3. A passing grade at the end of the first semester in february

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

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

Fee regulation: Kostenregelung

Late Entrance:
For students with levels higher than A2 who wish to join the course later in the year, entrance is also possible during the winter semester or with the beginning of the summer semester (= April 1 st).
For more information, please contact the course coordinator Adrian Schmatz (

To apply for the course, please send application documents to:
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Maria Gerner
Ostenstraße 26-28
D-85071 Eichstätt
Tel. ++ 49 (0) 8421 - 93 21216
E-mail: maria.gerner(at)

Course Coordinator:
Adrian Schmatz
Lektor für Deutsch als Fremdsprache
Ostenstr. 17, 002A
D-85071 Eichstätt
Sprechstunde: Mittwoch 14.00-15.00 Uhr
Tel. ++ 49 (0) 8421 - 93 21469
E-mail: adrian.schmatz(at)