German courses

German Placement Test

All international students at HFU taking a German course at HFU for the first time, whether an intensive course or a semester course, must take a DaF (German as a foreign language) Placement Test before registering for a course. Those who have an international German language qualification (Goethe Institute, Telc, TestDaF) are not required to take the Placement Test but must present the certificate at the Language Center.

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  1. On click on "Log in" in the top right corner.
  2. Enter the relevant access code.
  3. If you are a guest student in Furtwangen: click left on the "Dashboard" and select"FU DaF Einstufungstest".
  4. If you are a guest student in Schwenningen: click left on the "Dashboard" and select"VS DaF Einstufungstest".
  5. If you are a Master's student, select the placement test for your degree programme: e.g. IBM DaF Einstufungstest or BME DaF Einstufungstest, etc.
  6. Under "Lessons" click once more on "(FU/VS/IBM, etc) DaF Einstufungstest".
  7. Read the instructions carefully then click"Take Quiz" to be begin the test.

Please note: Always begin with "Test für A1". Each level must be passed before you are allowed to continue to the next level. As soon as you have found your level, you can register for an intensive or semester course. See "Registration for DaF Intensive courses".

German intensive course

A 9-day intensive course (beginner or advanced levels) makes starting to study at Furtwangen University easier. Besides language lessons, you will also receive a lot of information from the International Center which will help you to deal with everyday life in Germany.

A placement test will be carried out.

German: course Levels

DaF 1Intensive pre-semester course
2 levels: beginner and advanced
DaF 2German for everyday and university 1 (A1)
DaF 3German for everyday and university 2 (A2)
DaF 4German for everyday and university 3 (B1)
DaF 5German for work and society 1 (B2)
DaF 6German for work and society 2 (C1)
TestDaF Prep Course

Intensive prep course for the TestDaF examination

In cooperation with the HFU Akademie

Duration: 2 Saturdays