German language classes

Preparatory German course in September

A three-week preparatory German course for international students is held every September.

Level: advanced beginners, B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Tuition fee: EUR 100

Registration runs until 15 August. To register, contact Markus Zauner.

German language classes for international students

  • German Language and Austrian Culture – beginners, 6 ECTS
    Level: A1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
    Lecturer: Helma Spannagl-Schmoll
  • German Language and Austrian Culture – advanced, 6 ECTS
    Level: B1/B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
    Lecturer: Doris Simhofer

These courses are free of charge.

ÖSD international German language certificate

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is an exam centre for the Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD) language certificate. ÖSD certificates are state-accredited and internationally recognised.

The certificate is available at five different levels:

  • Grundstufe Deutsch (A2) (elementary)
  • Zertifikat Deutsch (B1) (independent language use)
  • Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche (B1) (communicative competence)
  • Mittelstufe Deutsch (C1) (more complex professional and social situations)
  • Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch (C2) (complex situations in business and social contexts)

The diploma is awarded to candidates who pass a one-day exam held at the university. The exam places particular emphasis on communicative competence and takes into consideration the regional diversity in the German-speaking world.

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!
Zauner Markus, B.A.

Markus Zauner, B.A.

Team Member Incoming Student Mobility
Office for International Relations