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German intensive courses


The International Office of the University of Vechta offers German intensive courses for teachers, prospective students and students with a refugee background.


Depending on the course, students, prospective students and teachers without a refugee background (sometimes only with certain residence permits) and other interested persons can also take part, if places are available. Details can be found under the individual courses.


It is required to apply for the courses.


------Currently all spots in these courses are taken. However, it is possible to be put on the waiting list.---

An intensive German course for interested people with no previous knowledge will start on the 2nd of May 2022. The course is free of charge. It takes place daily from Monday to Friday (expected course times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 08:30-12:00, Tuesdays and Thursdays 08:30-13:30). The course is expected to run until the 28th of February 2023 and aims to reach B1 level. It is supported by the "church on campus" through the provision of a course room and takes place in compliance with the university's current Corona regulations (currently: FFP2 mask requirement on campus and in class).

A second course started on the 23rd of May.

An application is required (application deadline: 11.04.2022). (Prospective) students, teachers, scientists and other persons with an academic background with the following status can apply:

  • interested persons with Ukrainian citizenship who had to flee to Germany due to the war (regardless of their residence title)
  • interested persons from other countries with a refugee background and corresponding residence status (residence permit to carry out an asylum procedure, residence permit for persons with a refugee background, toleration).

The following documents are required:

  • The application form in German/English or in German/Ukrainian
  • Copy of the residence permit and/or passport
  • Copy of the university entrance qualification in the original language and (if available) in German or English, copies of university certificates, if applicable, copy of the certificate recognition or certificate evaluation (if available)

We regularly offer courses on advanced level (C1, C1+ and C2). For further information please visit our German website.


Please send applications to Kerstin Abeln ( Ms Abeln is also available to answer any questions.

Due to the restrictions to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, the best way to reach Ms Abeln at the moment is by email. If necessary, you can of course arrange a telephone appointment by email.





supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

This offer (courses C1+ and C2) is part of the project ""Back on Track“ – Wege (zurück) in das Lehramt und den sozialen Dienstleistungssektor"". This project is co-financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.