We offer DSH intensive courses for students at level B2:
For detailed information on the next course (time, fees, application etc.), please see below.
All future students who have not acquired their university entrance qualification at a German-speaking school are required to take the German Language University Entrance Exam (DSH) or an equivalent test.
The DSH tests your ability to speak and write German well enough to cope in a German-speaking academic environment. The level required by German universities is usually C1 or DSH-2.
Participants of the DSH intensive course study German mainly by working with authentic academic listening and reading material.
On completing the DSH intensive courses, all participants can register for the DSH exam.
Click here for an example of a DSH exam.
A DSH taken at Fulda University of Applied Sciences is recognized by other German universities.
Admission requirements for the DSH intensive course are:
Other certificates issued by other institutions might be accepted in individual cases. Mere attendance certificates without a test result will not be accepted.
Course dates: 12 October 2015 to 4 February 2016
DSH exam schedule: 5 February 2016 (written test), up to 12 February 2016 (oral exams)
Contact hours: 280 (x 45 min.)
Schedule: 4 days per week, 5 contact hours per day
Times: 09:50 to 14:15 pm
Participants: 20 participants max.
Course material: DSH- und Studienvorbereitung 2020. DSH & Studienvorbereitung. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Studentinnen und Studenten. ISBN-13: 978-3930861408
Course fee: € 560 for the entire course.
Examination fee (DSH): € 50
Course application deadline: 18 September 2015 or when the course is booked out
Please apply as soon as possible if you are sure that you would like to and will be able to attend. The course is usually booked out well in advance of the application deadline.
Course participants may enrol (immatrikulieren) for the semester and thus acquire student status. Enrolment is not compulsory.
Enrolled students receive a student i.d. and a "Semesterticket", which serves as a ticket for public transport in a specific area surrounding Fulda (e.g. Fulda-Frankfurt or Fulda-Kassel).
The semester ticket and enrolment cost ca. 280 euros for one semester. If you would like to use this option, please tick the relevant box on the application form. We will then contact you and inform you about the procedure.
Prior to enrolment DSH course participants need to present a health insurance certificate.
An approved health insurance certificate is also necessary for the extension of your visa.
Please contact Eileen Schädel (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask about approved health insurance plans. Health insurance costs ca. 70 euros per month.
The processing of your visa application may take quite a long while! Please apply for a place in our DSH course as soon as possible. This way you will be able to apply for your visa and travel to Germany in time.
After you have sent us your complete application, it will take about a month before
and we have been able to send you a definitive admission to the course, with which you can apply for a visa.
Please ask at the embassy or consulate in charge how early you will need to submit your application. Only pay the course fee if you have a realistic chance to obtain your visa to start the course in time. On paying the course fee you reserve a place in our course, so that reimbursement of the entire fee is not possible after the course has started. (See the application form for details regarding reimbursement).
Here are some helpful links for your search for a room in Fulda:
Wohnen in Fulda (in German and English)
For your application you need:
Please send your application by mail to:
Fachbereich Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften
Sekretariat (Eileen Schädel)
Leipziger Str. 123
Fax: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 452
Further information and personal application:
Eileen Schädel, e-mail: email@example.com
Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 08:00 - 15:00 hrs, Friday, 08:00 - 12:00 hrs
Telephone: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 456
Fax: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 452
Office: Building P, room 202
Information on the course contents and the DSH exam:
Sabine Kirschenhofer, M.A.
Department of Social and Cultural Studies
Telephone: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 477
Fax: + 49 (0) 661 / 96 40 - 452
Office: Building P, room 204