Language Courses

The ability to speak German is one of the central requirements for studying at a German university. The required German language proficiency depends on the course you have chosen, but is usually C1 level (roughly at the level of a native speaker) or sometimes, at least a B2 level in a few cases.

The Student's Office provides an overview of the language skills required for your chosen course.


Intensive German language course in preparation for university

Intensive German language course in preparation for university

Since July 2016, International House has been working with the Language Centre of the University of Rostock to offer intensive German language courses to prepare students for their studies.

The main classes are held in the morning by qualified teachers of German as a foreign language. In addition to classes, there are tutorials in the afternoon, where the emphasis is on speaking German. The tutors use selected materials (topics for discussion, videos, etc.) to encourage course participants to speak German. The aim is for the participants to talk to each other as much as possible in order to improve their language skills. Topics include the political system and history of Germany and Europe.

For further course information and to find out when the next course starts, please contact us directly at: 

Tutorials for refugees: learn and practice German

Tutorials for refugees: learn and practice German

Twice a week our student tutors offer the chance to practice German and improve your language skills. In a friendly atmosphere and without pressure they do different activities with you and answer your questions.

Come and join or get in touch with the tutors via E-Mail:



The tutorials take place every

  • Tuesday from 1 p.m. til 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 4 p.m. til 6 p.m.

in our Global Café, Parkstraße 6 in room 220.

Language courses while studying

Language courses while studying

The University of Rostock offers language courses in tandem with studying. More information is available from the Language Centre.

You can register for the Culture and Language Tandem Programme with Rostock International House. The Global Café in Parkstrasse 6, Room 220 is also available on request as a meeting point and for networking.