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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 2018*


Course Start

April 2018July 2018October 2018
Application Deadlines15.11.201715.02.201815.05.2018
Enrolment DSH Course12.03.-22.03.201811.06.-21.06.201811.09.-20.09.2018
Placement and Orientation03.04.-06.04.201802.07.-06.07.201802.10.-05.10.2018
Teaching Period10.04.-04.07.201810.07.-27.09.201808.10.-
20.12.2018
Vacation05.07.-09.07.201828.09.-
05.10.2018
21.12.2018-
07.01.2019

*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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