Language Courses

There are various courses at the University of Salzburg that are offered independent of study programmes. These courses, such as German language courses, are designed to improve a student’s proficiencies and are offered as an additional and optional service.
Consequently, participation in these courses requires service fees depending on the weekly workload!

German Language Courses

The University of Salzburg generally expects all incoming students to have sufficient proficiency in German. This is not a required qualification; however, all potential students should be aware that the primary language used for coursework at the University is German.

If you are not yet at this level or simply would like to brush up on your German, the University offers German language courses which are taught according to varying levels of proficiency and run the length of each semester.


Preparatory German Language Course offered by Dep. of German Studies

Two-week German language course before the start of each semester. The course takes place simultaneous with the Department of International Relation’s Orientation Week. Classes will be coordinated with the Orientation Week programme, so your participation will be possible in both offerings!

Course Level
The intensive course is offered at advanced level but NOT for perfect beginners!
Level required for attendance: A2+/B1.
Level to reach: B1+

Course Period in Summer Semester 2023
February 15 to 28th

Detailed information regarding Intensive German Language course in Summer 2023: HERE
More informatoin and course registration via e-mail to


More Courses

  • The Language Centre offers also a wide range of language courses to all students and staff of the PLUS.
  • The Chinese Studies Centre offers Chinese courses for beginners and advanced learners, a conversation course for advanced learners as well as a country and cultural studies course.
  • Various departments offer other courses / formats for training language or academic skills.