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A book reading in auditorium G Show image information
Demonstration during a lecture in the “Audimax” Show image information
Studying in the O building Show image information
The foyer with the Service Center Show image information

A book reading in auditorium G

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

Demonstration during a lecture in the “Audimax”

Studying in the O building

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

The foyer with the Service Center

DSH Course Terms

New students are accepted for the DSH courses in January, April, July and October. A placement test at the beginning determines at which stage you can enter the course.

Depending on your previously acquired language skills, the duration of the preparatory German course may take a minimum of three months (applicants with level C1 CEFR) up to 12 months (absolute beginners).

Course Schedule 2017/18*


Course Start

January 2017April 2017July 2017October 2017
Application Deadlines15.08.201615.11.201615.02.201715.05.2016
Enrolment DSH Course05.12.-15.12.201614.-24.3.201712.-22.06.201711.-21.09.2017
Placement and Orientation03.01.-06.01.201703.-07.04.201703.-06.07.201702.-06.10.2017
Teaching Period09.01.-02.04.201710.04.-29.06.201710.07.-21.09.201709.10.-
21.12.2017
Vacation03.04.-09.04.201730.06.-09.07.201722.09.-
09.10.2017
22.12.2017-
08.01.2018

*As of now, the above times are subject to change.

For the final schedule of teaching times, exam dates and holidays, please check back with the International Office or at the website of our Faculty for Arts and Humanities (currently available only in German).

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