German as a Foreign Language

Welcome to the Department of German as a Foreign Language

The Department of German as a Foreign Language offers a wide range of German courses for everyone connected to Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The idea behind these courses is to give you the opportunity to learn German whilst in Erlangen or Nuremberg, or improve your existing knowledge of German language and culture. Some of the German courses are offered in partnership with the Language Centre, not directly by the Language Centre itself. As well as German courses, the German Department offers examinations for DSH and TestDaF twice a year.


The Department of German as a Foreign Language would like to return in the upcoming winter semester to courses in their original format. However, we are prepared to go on offering courses online, if necessary.

The application process is only offered online, too, as well as the placement test in case it is needed. Further information: Registration German courses for students of all disciplines.

We are very sorry, but there are no more appointments possible. This semester we cannot fulfill the high demand for German courses and appointments to get a place in one of them. Please try to get a place in a German course next semester. If there is a sudden change of this situation, we will inform on this page. However, there are online courses on VHB (

Results of DSH

Results of DSH (written and oral part) from 30.09.2021: DSH-Endergebnis (schriftlich und mündlich)

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