HCU German courses in summer semester 2024

The "German for Foreigners" language course programme at HafenCity University Hamburg is aimed at international students at HCU. Enrolled students who have obtained their university entrance qualification abroad and ERASMUS+ students who are spending one or two semesters studying at HCU can take part. If places are still available, enrolled students from other Hamburg universities can also participate in the courses. The language courses are organised in cooperation with the Volkshochschule Hamburg. You can find all information on the course programme, the dates, costs and registration on this page.

Unfortunately, HCU Hamburg cannot provide courses in other languages, such as Spanish, French, Italian for example. We recommend that students who wish to prepare for a stay abroad and acquire knowledge of the language of their host country use the courses offered by other institutions. The University Hamburg, the Volkshochschule Hamburg or the cultural institutes of various countries (Instituto Cervantes, Institut Français, Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Amburgo etc.) provide a wide range of courses, some of which offer discounts for students.

The next language courses (German) will be offered as semester-long courses on site in the summer semester 2024 from 17.04.2024 until 10.07.2024. The registration deadline for the courses in the summer semester 2024 is 10. 04. 2024.

Semester accompanying language courses (German) in the summer semester 2024

Level Lecturer Start End Time Venue
A1.2 Annika Dahlke 17.04.2024 10.07.2024 WED 16:00 - 19:00 HCU, room 2.108
B1.1 Janna de Souza 17.04.2023 10.07.2024 Wed 16:00 - 19:00 HCU, room 3.104



Registration takes place via the portal of the Hamburg Adult Education Centre. The registration deadline for the semester-long courses in the summer semester 2024 is 10. 04. 2024.

The following documents are required for registration:

  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Proof of previous language knowledge: As proof you can submit, for example, the certificate of a previous course (not older than 12 months).
  • If you do not have a certificate from a previous course, you can submit the result (screenshot, scan) of a free placement test, for example the online placement test from Cornelsen. You can find more information on placement tests in our Language Courses FAQ's.

Please note:

  • Be sure to use your HCU email address when registering. Otherwise you will not be identifiable as an HCU student.
  • Courses will only be held if the minimum number of participants is reached.
  • Registration is only possible via the portal of the Adult Education Centre Hamburg.
Participants Costs
HCU Students HCU * 45,00 €
HCU Erasmus-Students* 45,00 €
Students HfBK and HfMT 120,00 €
Visting- / Erasmus-Students HfBK and HfMT 120,00 €
Other students from other universities on request (allocation of remaining places) 120,00 €

* Students of HCU as well as visiting students of HCU have priority in the allocation of places.

Please note: The payment recipient is VHS Hamburg!
Please do NOT transfer the amount to HafenCity University (HCU).

Bank transfer
Please pay the course fee at the beginning of the course, stating the course number and your full name, by bank transfer to Hamburger Volkshochschule to the following account at Hamburger Sparkasse.

Name: Hamburger Volkshochschule
Bank: Hamburger Sparkasse
IBAN: DE34 2005 0550 1280 1678 81

Please note: Unfortunately, a debit from a bank account with a foreign IBAN is not possible. Also a European IBAN (Italy, France....) is unfortunately not possible. The IBAN must start with "DE"!

Three days after the start of the course you will receive your invoice by e-mail.

Cash payment
The course fee can also be paid in cash. Please make an appointment via e-mail to: k.wittke@vhs-hamburg.de.
The address is: Bildungskontor VHS Hamburg; 6th floor, Mönckebergstr. 17, 20095 Hamburg.

Please note!
Payment for language courses directly to HCU Hamburg is not possible. Payment is only possible via the account of the Bildungskontor of the Hamburger Volkshochschule (see above).

Contact us

The contact person for questions or problems regarding registration is Kerstin Wittke: k.wittke(at)vhs-hamburg.de

If you have any questions regarding the course organization, please contact the International Office at HCU Hamburg: hcu-outgoing(at)vw.hcu-hamburg.de



Language Courses at HCU

German intensive courses

Intensive German courses take place in March and September, semester-long German courses during the summer and winter semesters.

Detailed Information on the current course offers can be found on this page to the left.

FAQ German language courses

Here you can download the FAQ's for the German language courses:
FAQ language courses eng