- 3 whole levels in 6 months
- Flexible starting dates
- ÖSD training and exam
- Personal weekly tutorials
- Complete language preparation
University German Language Preparation Programme
Learn German to study at an Austrian, German, or Swiss University
In order to be accepted to an Austrian university, you need to prove that your German language knowledge corresponds to C1 level according to the CEFR. The INNES University Language Preparation Program includes everything you need in order to fulfill these entry requirements.
5 steps to your German dream
- Fill out the contact form to get in touch with us.
- Now we know exactly what your needs are.
- We send you an offer for your course.
- You accept the offer, pay, and get excited to make your German dream come true.
- If applicable, you receive an invitation letter for your Visa.
Learn German to study at an Austrian, German or Swiss University
So, you want to go to university in Austria? We’re impressed. Your to-do list is probably as long as your arm, but there’s one thing that should be right at the top: proving that your German language knowledge corresponds to the C1 level (as outlined by the CEFR).
Don’t panic, the INNES University Language Preparation Programme fulfills your wildest dreams. Well, maybe it doesn’t exactly, but it does include everything you need in order to meet the entry requirements.
- 6 Intensive German Language Courses over a period of 6-12 months*
- ÖSD exam and certificate for your targeted level
- Weekly German conversation class
- Weekly German grammar class
- Weekly German writing class
- Weekly Austrian culture class
- Weekly progress report
- Coursebooks and additional materials are included
- Support with finding accommodation and navigating life in Vienna
For example, the total cost for a 6-month package: EUR 5.500. Costs are to be paid upfront.
Limited Number of Participants
The number of students in the university language preparation programme is limited to only 10 students per month. A nice, small group give you the chance to meet other prospective students just like you and who knows, maybe you’ll make friends for life?
Quality for you
Deciding for the University German Language Preparation Programme means that you join an international community of motivated German learners who love to learn and expand their opportunities in life. Expect high academic standards, qualified and dedicated teachers, excellent methods and materials, as well as a pleasant and focused learning space in the center of Vienna – an environment that allows for an engaging, personalized, and successful German learning journey. Compared to other mainstream institutions preparing international students’ German for university, with INNES you can count on personalized treatment, constant support, and tangible learning progress.
Course Content and Method
At the core of your University’s German Language Preparation Programme in Vienna are 6 Intensive German Language Courses. These courses take place every month, always from Monday to Friday in the morning, 3 hours each day (9:00-12:15). All teachers use communication-oriented and interactive methods that allow students to be constantly active and experiment with new language.
Our teachers will create regular progress tests for you, in order to guarantee your learning progress. In your Intensive German Language Courses you will learn German by using a coursebook and a variety of specially selected supplemental materials. And music to any student’s ears: all material costs, as well as a printed certificate for each level, are included in your German language University Preparation package.
We want to be absolutely sure you’re making the most out of your course and that your progress corresponds to the official international standards for language learning. Essentially, this means you will complete an achievement test after completing your A-level and your B-level courses. You will then discuss the results of these tests with your personal tutor, who will reassure you that you are doing great!
So, you want to complete the C1 level within 6 months? We love that you’re ambitious. If so, you need to start at B1 level. In our experience, it’s realistic for a determined learner to reach C1 level after an intensive study period of 6 months (and thus, approx. 400 hours of classroom study). And because we know you are a determined learner, this means, in 6 months you can cover a maximum of three CEFR levels (B1-B2-C1). Provided that you study on a daily basis, of course.
If you are a beginner in German (A1 or A2) you can still join the University German Language Preparation Programme. You will then, however, need more than 6 courses to reach C1. As an INNES student, you will be able to access favorable conditions for all additional courses needed.
If you want to reach the A2 level before you even come to Vienna, you can join one of our LIVE online German courses. Our experienced and super-friendly teachers will be your guides for studying the basics of the German language from wherever in the world you are. You can start any time and reach the A2 level even as a complete beginner within 6 months. Now how’s that for some motivation?
Apart from your regular participation in your Intensive German Language Course from Monday to Friday, 9:00-12:15, you will have a 30-minute individual tutorial every week. This is a great opportunity to check in with your personal tutor and make sure that you are making the necessary learning progress and applying the right learning strategies. This is also the time where we answer all your burning questions regarding language, culture, or administrative issues.
At the end of your intensive, fascinating, mind-opening German language study with INNES, you finish by taking the ÖSD exam directly at our centre. Your INNES University Language Preparation Programme includes tutorials that you can use to focus on individual ÖSD preparation sessions. With this exam, you can then officially matriculate for most Bachelor or Master programmes in Austria. It’s much more exciting than it sounds, we promise. And to celebrate all your hard work, why not treat yourself to a meal (or whole night) out in Vienna and use all your new German skills?
Get in touch with us at email@example.com or give us a call at +43 1 890 65 85 with the following information:
- Your CV (as a PDF)
- Motivation letter (as a PDF)
- Course level you would like to start with
- Your preferred starting date
- Name and address
If you are not sure which course level is appropriate for you to start with, simply complete this placement test.
The University Prep Programme is open to all students who are already in Austria or who do not need visas for Austria, as well as for those who can enter without a visa for 3 months (i.e., USA, Japan, Mexico, Ukraine…). With this programme you can only apply for an extended visitor’s visa, not for a student visa.
Advantages of taking the INNES University Language Preparation Programme
- You can start every month
- Fast language learning progress
- Individual support and guidance
- Individual study plan and progress report
- Flexible cancellation policy: you can cancel your programme 60 days before the course starts (10% a administrative fee applies).