Participants of the preparatory German course have to pay the course fees as well as the semester fees.


Language course participants are enrolled at the University of Paderborn and are therefore required to pay a semester fee. This includes the price of the semester ticket too which enables students to use local transport in all of North Rhine-Westphalia for free.

Course start in April Summersemester (April 1st until September 30th)
Course start in October Wintersemester (October 1st until March 31st)

For more information on the payment information, please see re-enrolment.

The course fee amounts to 500 Euro for each CEFR level.

Each course level takes ca. 3 months (January to March / April to June / July to September / October to December).

CEFR-Level Duration* Fees
A2 3 month
(240 teaching units)
500,00 Euro
B1 3 month
(240 teaching units)

500,00 Euro

B2 3 month
(240 teaching units)

500,00 Euro

C1 3 month
(240 teaching units)

500,00 Euro

* incl. exam

Refugees who are qualified to study and have a secure perspective of remaining in Germany as well as asylum seekers residing in the district of Paderborn can apply for a scholarship from the funding program "NRWege ins Studium" (MKW) through the International Office. If the scholarship application is successful, the costs of one course level will be covered. It is possible to apply for the scholarship more than once. A letter of motivation and a copy of the current residence document are required for the application. All important information about the application can be found at NRWege ins Studium.

How to Pay?

Please pay the fees to Paderborn University. (The bank details for the Semester fees and the DSH-Course Fees are different, please take this into account!)

Bank Details

Recipient: Universität Paderborn

Bank Institute: Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

IBAN: DE22 3005 0000 0001 4632 15


Reference-Verwendungszweck (Please do not forget it!): DSH, Matriculation number, surname, first name

Please pay the course fees only during the period for the corresponding quarter in which you attend the course. *For newly enrolled DSH students, fees must be paid during the enrolment period (see 2nd page of admission).


For quarter 1 January - March Payment deadline: 01.12. - 31.12.
For quarter 2 April - June Payment deadline: 01.03. - 31.03.
For quarter 3 July - September Payment deadline: 01.03. - 31.03.
For quarter 4 October - December Payment deadline: 01.09. - 30.09.