Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

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 B2/C1

The course is aimed at international students and exchange students, who need B2 or C1 level German in order to be able to study on degree programmes in German at our university. Requirements for the B2 course is a prior knowledge of German at B1 level, and for the C1 course, knowledge at B2 level is required.

For exchange students, who want to study at HNEE for a year, there is the option of gaining language competency to B2 level during the winter semester while at the same time taking 1-2 modules in German in the desired degree programme during the winter semester. In the summer semester, as their second semester, they only take modules in the degree programme.

The C1 course in the summer semester is intended for full-time students and exchange students with already existing language knowledge at B2 level. After this course, they may start their studies or exchange semester in one of our degree programmes in German from the winter semester.

Refugees interested in studying at HNEE are encouraged to apply for the course.


B1: September 24th, 2018 - January 18th, 2019

C1: February 18th, 2019 - June 14th, 2019

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

20 students max. 


If you would like to apply for the course, please enclose the following documents and send them to us by post or email:

- ID

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

- Proof of B1-level German language skills (for the B2 course) or B2-level German language skills for the C1 course

- application form

After you have submitted your registration documents, we will contact you via email.

For further information and submission of registration documents, please contact


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 being co-funded by the association "Neue Heimat in Brandenburg e.V." until August 2018.