German Language Course

International applicants to the German Sport University must pass the German language examination for university entrance, the DSHII (German language proficiency test for admission to higher education) or TestDaF TN4 (German as a Foreign Language). As a service measure for prospective applicants, the German Sport University offers its own German course leading to the DSH-exam.

Current information:

The German language course in the winter semester 2021/22 will be held completely online!

Course Details

Next intake:                          winter semester 2021/22

Start:                                      October 11th, 2021

End:                                        early January 2022

Classes:                                  4 hours daily/Mon–Fri

(20 instruction hours per week (+homework)= fulltime)

Instruction:                          online

Exam:                                     DSH-exam in January/February 2022, recognized by the GSU                                                           (not necessarily recognized by other universities)



Course fee:                           EUR 650,- per semester

Exam fee:                              EUR 130,- for preparatory workshop and exam

Semester fee:                       EUR 300,- (approx.) for administrative services and semester ticket


Admission Requirements

Qualification:                       admission to higher education in Germany

( for recognition of international qualifications please check the database „anabin“

German knowledge:           certificate stating at least Level B1 (European Framework of Reference) or Goethe Certificate, grade 2 (result “good”)


Application Deadlines

For winter semester:                           July 15

For summer semester:                        January 15


Application Steps

  • Fill in the “Application Form“
  • Fill in the “Financial Declaration Form”

(both to be found in the right column under “download”)

Attach certified copies of your higher education qualification and your German certificate

  • Send the documents via postal mail to

German Sport University Cologne
German Language Course / K. Hecker
International Office
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne


Important Information

  • Students can attend the German course for a maximum of two (2) semesters only.
  • Instruction may switch back to regular on-site teaching in later semesters.

Personal office hours on site
Mon & Wed 9:00 -11:00 & 14:00-15:00  

Further individual appointments with the responsible contact persons are possible. These appointments are agreed upon by arrangement on site, via Webex or by telephone.

Open telephone consultation hours
Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00
Mon-Thu 14:00-15:00