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Questions you should ask yourself before registering


Before you register for courses at the Language Centre, please ask yourself the following questions.

1. Am I allowed to take a course at a particular level?

This depends normally on you taking the placement test or having successfully completed the  level below it.

2. For students who want to register for courses at the level "Wissenschaftskommunikation" (Academic Communication)

Have I already passed the HF exam, UNIcert® II or equivalent?

Am I already in the second Semester? (Bachelor students are not allowed to take Academic Communication / Wissenschaftskommunikation courses in the First Semester.) 

3. For students returning from a period of study abroad:

Can I jump a level or be exempted from one course? Please discuss this with one of the Lektors. Information here.

4. Have I already learned a language which is not offered by the Viadrina?

Please contact the Language Centre ( You can discuss with us whether your language achievements can be accredited for your studies.

If you are not sure you have understood everything, please feel free to ask at the Language Centre!

Key dates and details on the registration procedure can be found here.