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HCU German Courses Summer Semester 2022 and Winter Semester 2022/23

The next language courses (German) will be offered as compact, daily intensive courses in September 2022.

Subsequently, you can also participate in weekly language courses during the winter semester 2022/23.

The dates of the intensive courses in September 2022:

Level Lecturer Start End Time
Level A2 Martin Knopp 19.09.2022 30.09.2022 Mo-Fri 10:00 - 13:30 hrs
Level B1 Nona Koberidze 19.09.2022 30.09.2022 Mo-Fri 14:30 - 18:00 hrs
Level B2 Tatiana Brunsing 19.09.2022 30.09.2022 Mo-Fri 14:30 - 18:00 hrs

The intensive courses take place from Monday to Friday (ten days in total) and comprise 45 teaching units (UE) per course.

Venue: The intensive courses take place as online courses via Zoom.

Registration: The registration deadline for the intensive language courses is Monday, 05. 09. 2022.

Click here for online registration.

Semester-long language courses in the winter semester 2022/23

The language courses (German) in the winter semester 2022/23 will start in mid-October 2022. You will find more information here shortly.

Registration takes place via the portal of the Hamburg Adult Education Centre by 05. 09. 2022.

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 until 05.09.2022.
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 €

* Studierende der HCU sowie Gaststudierende der HCU haben Vorrang bei der Platzvergabe.

Bitte beachten Sie: Der Zahlungsempfänger ist die VHS Hamburg!
Bitte überweisen Sie den Betrag NICHT an die HafenCity Universität (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

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


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 Philippa von Kleist: philippa.kleist(at)hcu-hamburg.de



Language Courses at HCU

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