The language of instruction at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is German. We will assume that your home institution has thoroughly checked your proficiency in German. For this reason, the obligatory German language proficiency test for enrolment at a German university (called DSH) is not required for visiting students.

Nevertheless, do not forget that a good knowledge of German is essential to benefit from the material taught in lectures and achieve the best academic success during your semester abroad at THM. 

To prepare for your stay, you are welcome to take a preparatory intensive German language course.

For the autumn semester
International Summer Course (limited registration)
The International Summer Course is always held from the end of August to the end of September. During the four-week language course (approximately 95 hours of teaching), participants receive intensive training in grammar, area studies, writing texts and communication. Student mentors offer participants guidance during the course. This means participants not only learn about our universities, but also about the town and surrounding area. For instance, the summer course also includes field trips to Frankfurt and Heidelberg. We also offer workshops on the following topics: Films, newspapers, theatre, dance and cooking. Participants receive a certificate confirming their participation with four ECTS points.

For the spring semester
International Spring Course (limited registration)
For those starting in the spring semester, a three-week International Spring Course is offered that is usually held in March.

German language learning during the semester
During the semester you can take a German language course for exchange students.
German courses are available at various levels (A1 to C1) and are normally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. (four hours of instruction per week).
The course is free for exchange students at THM.
Fees for visiting academics and their family members are approx. €100 in the autumn semester and €90 in the spring semester.

For information on registration and the application deadline for the evening German course in Giessen held during the 2018 spring semester, please go to this page.

Contact and information for German courses
International Office Justus Liebig University
German as a Foreign Language
Goethestr. 58, Room 230
35390 Giessen
Phone: +49 (0)641 99 12148/5, during office hours: +49 (0)641 99 12188
Fax: +49 (0)641-99 12133