Preparatory language course

For study preparation you can be granted a residence permit for a maximum of two years. The preparatory measures include, in particular, a language course for learning the German language skills required for university studies. Please note that a residence permit can only be issued for intensive language courses of at least 18 hours a week.


In addition to securing a livelihood and sufficient health insurance coverage, the residence permit for the purpose of studying also requires that the degree can be achieved within a reasonable time. The maximum stay is the average duration of your field of study plus three semesters. If you would like to claim a leave semester or change your field of study during your studies, you must coordinate this with the Hochschulservice from the Foreigners office in advance to avoid disadvantages for your right of residence. Please arrange a consultation appointment.