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German as a Foreign Language

The Language Centre supports the University’s international students and refugees preparing to enter university with a range of German language courses at different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Please feel free to contact us directly for detailed information and guidance (see contact details below).

Pre-Study German Language Course for Refugees (B2 & C1)

This intensive German language course is provided for refugees who intend to study at a German university.

The course is specially designed for people who have proven German language skills at B1 level to take them up to the B2 and subsequently C1 level, which is required for most study programmes in German language.

After having successfully passed the level C1, students are prepared for the examination telc C1 Hochschule.

In addition to the course, participants can also take advantage of the following:

· guest/audit attendance at HNEE lectures

· free use of library (books, journals, internet, ChromeBooks)

· guidance for university entry


Course dates: 09.10.2017 - 27.07.2018

Classes: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


While there are no course fees, participants are expected to cover the cost of study materials.

Course capacity

25 students max. 


- ID with statement of asylum status (e.g. BüMA)

- Proof of qualification for entry to higher education (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung — “HZB“) or equivalent in either German or English

- Proof of B1-level German language skills.


Registration for the 2017-2018 course is no longer possible. We're planning for the next course (starting September 2018). If you would like to apply, please send copies of the required documents and the completed application form  by email or by letter (contact details below).

After you have submitted your registration documents, we will contact you via email. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed the registration process in full and who are based in the Eberswalde area.


For further information and submission of registration documents, please contact  sprachenzentrum@hnee.de

Phone: 49 (0) 3334 657-404

Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Sprachenzentrum (Language Centre)

Schicklerstraße 5

16225 Eberswalde

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Language Centre Team


This project is co-funded by the association "Neue Heimat in Brandenburg e.V.".