Information for Refugees

First questions and answers about German courses

We warmly welcome all persons who have come to the Aachen city region from the war and crisis zones. For those who are looking for a German course, we provide basic information on this website.

Throughout the year, we run state-funded integration courses as well as intensive German courses for work and study. Our offer is aimed at adults who have already learned the Latin alphabet. The courses take place either online or in our rooms in the centre of Aachen.

Integration courses

We are an officially appointed provider of integration courses.

Various groups of people are entitled (or even obliged) to learn German in an integration course. Course attendance can be funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). You can find more detailed information in many languages on the BAMF website.

Before you can register for an integration course, you must clarify whether you are eligible to participate. Depending on your country of origin, your status and your residence title, you can get more information from the Foreigners’ Registration Office or the Social Welfare Office  (“Clearingstelle”) or the Jobcenter.

For people who have fled Ukraine and now live in Aachen, the following rule currently applies: You can contact the Job Centre to obtain entitlement to participate in an integration course.

If it has been clarified that you are entitled or obliged to attend an integration course, you are welcome to contact us by e-mail for further information on enrolment. We will also gladly advise you on general questions about integration courses, or guide you if you are unsure which of the above-mentioned offices is responsible for you.

Unfortunately, we must point out that the waiting time for integration course places can be several weeks or even months: We have already increased our capacities and set up additional courses; nevertheless, there are currently significantly more inquiries than available course places. We process all requests as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Intensive German Courses (subject to fees)

For persons who want to prepare for university studies in Germany, we offer academically oriented intensive German courses. The courses cover levels A1 – C1 and start regularly. Please note that these courses are subject to course fees. You can find more information and a registration form here.

We thank you for your patience and trust!

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