German language course


The preparatory German course at the International Studien- und Sprachenkolleg prepares students for the DSH exam. Prerequisite: direct university entrance qualification (see certificate of recognition).

  • Please check the study profiles to find out which DSH level (1, 2 or 3) you will need in order to begin your future studies (usually DSH 2).

  • Recognised refugees and persons who have been granted asylum can also apply for the preparatory German course offered especially for them if they have an indirect (i.e. university entrance qualification after successfully passing the Feststellungsprüfung) or direct university entrance qualification.


How can I apply?

If you would like to apply for admission to the preparatory German course, apply online to the JGU, even if you are a German citizen.

To ensure that the online application process runs smoothly, please have your certificate of recognition and your current proof of German at hand.

  1. Go to our application portal JOGU-StiNE.
  2. Please click on the button "Application".
  3. First you will be asked to generate an account (see video tutorial in the right column). The e-mail address you enter during this process will be your later user name, which you can use to log in to the online application portal at any time.
  4. Use this account to log into JOGU-StiNE.
  5. In your application, select the subject: German course. (Refugees or persons who have been granted asylum can also choose the German course for refugees.)
  6. Fill in the application form completely (see application tutorial German course, right column).
  7. Upload the required documents electronically within the online application process.
  8. Click the "Send" button to send the application.
  • The application for the preparatory German course is online only.

  • Please do not submit a printed application or documents.

  • The documents are uploaded only.


Please mind:

  • If you wish to interrupt the online application, save the data and you can continue the application at any time.

  • It is not possible to change your application after it has been sent electronically.

  • Each application has its own number. If you would like to correspond with us, please be sure to quote this application number.


As soon as your application has been received electronically, you will be notified by e-mail. Please understand that we will not answer any additional e-mail enquiries about the receipt of your application for admission.


Which documents do I have to upload during my application?

Certificate of recognition of the JGU


One of the following required certificates as proof of German language proficiency Level B1 or Level B2

The person-related page of your passport


ONLY for the German course for refugees: Proof of the decision on your recognition as a refugee or asylum seeker or the person-related page of the passport and the page of the entry with mention of § of the Residence Act (this must be § 25 Para. 1 or § 25 Para. 2 Alternative 1 or 2 of the Residence Act)


In the checklist that you will receive during your application, you can find out whether you need to upload any further documents. Please upload all documents completely.


We wish you a successful application and hope to welcome you at JGU soon.


> Click here to start the online application