Our DSH courses are designed to make you meet the language requirements for German taught degree courses. For this reason, applicants are asked to state the degree course they wish to start after having gained the DSH. Admission to the DSH course requires higher education entrance qualification for the chosen degree. In addition, the degree course needs to be offered at the University of Paderborn. Furthermore, admission is subject to available places.
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.
Previous German language skills are not necessary, but they might reduce your time of participation. Depending on your previously acquired language skills, the duration of the preparatory German course ranges betweem three months (applicants with level C1 CEFR) and 12 months (absolute beginners).