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Course fees - New arrangements from WS 2019-20

Which language courses are free of charge?


You are entitled to take one German course run by the viadrina sprachen GmbH for free.

In all other respects, you have the same rights and entitlements as home students of the Viadrina, as set out here below. The placement test decides your level.


The following course LEVELS are free of charge for all students:

  • Polish Grundstufe 1 und 2
  • Mittelstufe 1 and 2 EXCEPT M1 and M2 English)
  • Oberstufe
  • Academic Communication (Wissenschaftskommunikation)
All repeats of the above courses are also free.

The above courses are run by the Language Centre.

In practice, this means:

  • All courses for which you register online on ViaCampus are free.

  • All courses for which registration is  at the viadrina sprachen gmbh have to be paid for.

What do the courses of viadrina sprachen GmbH cost?

All GmbH courses cost 180 Euro (4 hours/week) for students and Gasthörer.

For other private persons : €250

Enrollment and payment directly at the office of the  viadrina sprachen gmbh:

At the end of term (Vorlesungszeit) students of the University will have  course fees reimbursed by the University, if it has been proven that they attended 75% of the course. It is not necessary to pass the course to have the fee reimbursed.

How do I pay for  GmbH courses?

  • Until 1st April: Registration only by sending a form and transferring the course fee. For more details please look here.
  • From 1st April onwards: Registration in person at the new offices of the GmbH:
       August-Bebel-Straße 12, Room 315 (in the Language Centre building).

Opening hours and payment deadlines can be found here:

Rules for cancellation and withdrawal from courses

  1. Courses of the  Language Centre: if you  cannot or do not wish  to attend the course, you must cancel your place by the end of second week of teaching. You may cancel on ViaCampus.
  2. Courses run by viadrina sprachen GmbH: you must cancel by Friday 12 noon in second week of teaching, otherwise you will be liable for payment.
  3. After teaching has begun, enrollment can only be cancelled due to illness (a doctor’s report is necessary).

The separate rules for courses organized by viadrina sprachen gmbh can be found at

Please ask yourself these questions before enrolling in language courses.