German Course

The IUCM offers German courses for language levels A1-C1 according to GER (Common European Framework of Reference).

The aim of the course is to prepare students linguistically and culturally for studying at LMU and for living in Munich. In addition to the general language lessons, you will learn vocabulary, grammatical structures and cultural particularities, which are especially relevant for studying. Improvement and consolidation of language skills in German are the focus of the interactive class.

A Campus Orientation is part of the intensive course. We encourage you to book the Excursion Program to complement the German class.

Here you find some pictures of the last programs: Picture Gallery

Course Information:

  • target group:       students of all disciplines
                               also for students from other universities
  • course duration:  Mrach 3rd - 30th, 2020
  • lessons:               90
  • class size:            approx. 16 students
  • tuition:                 420,00 € 
  • subsidy:               ERASMUS and LMUexchange students from the LMU 
                               receive a subsidy amounting to 50,00 €
  • ECTS:                   6 credits
  • Funding:               Funding 
  • Information:
  • download:            Schedule
  • download:            program description


Cancellation of participation is possible in principle, but subject to the following conditions: The advance payment can not be refunded for cancellations made any later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. More information: general terms and conditions.

Course Content:

  • oral & written communication in everyday life
  • assistance with administrative issues prior to beginning your studies
  • oral & written communication in an academic context
  • German academic language
  • studying at LMU
  • information about student life & living in Munich
  • improvement & consolidation of grammatical structures 
  • improvement & consolidation of vocabulary & phonetics
  • intercultural training 

The classes are taught by experienced staff and supported by tutors. This program does not award you with the university entrance language qualification exam (DSH, TestDaF etc.).

Course Material:

The teaching material is included in the course fee. In addition to special teaching materials, students receive a textbook for the work in class which is appropriate to their respective language knowledge.

Certificate / ECTS:

On successful completion of the course students will receive a graded certificate and 6 ECTS credits. 

Course requirements:

  • regular attendance (maximum absence: 12 teaching units)
  • homework
  • active participation in class
  • presentation of a study relevant topic (“Referat”)
  • preparation of a handout for the audience
  • admission to and taking the written exam at the end of the course

Those who do not pass the exam and/or are absent for up to 20 contact hours may still obtain a certificate of completion without ECTS credits and without grade.

Registration starts December 16th:  here