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    Language Skills and German Language Courses

    Language proficiency

    The main language of instruction is German. But you will find also courses in English in the faculties.As an exchange student, you should have sufficient language skills to follow the courses. It is not necessary for most subjects, however, to have a specific level of proficiency in German to be admitted as an exchange student.

    Please note the following:

    • If you wish to earn ECTS credits at the University of Würzburg, you should be able to demonstrate a B1-level of proficiency (exception: courses at the Language Center)
    • For the following subjects you must have certain language skills:
    American Studies

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 English

    Ancient Languages and Cultures, Prehistory

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    A2 German or B1 English (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    Classical Archaeology

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    A2 German

    Bio Sciences

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    Chemistry

    Bachelor

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 German

    Master

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B2 (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    Chinese Studies

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English/Chinese

    Obligatory minimum language competence 

    B1 (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    Collections, Provenance and Cultural Heritage

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 German

    Digital Humanities

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B2 German

    English Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 English

    European Ethnology

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 German

    Food Chemistry

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    Germanistik/ German Studis, Language and Literature

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B2 German

    Geography

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    History

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    A2 (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    History of Art

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    German A2 and English B1 (or alternatively at least B1 German)

    Informatics/ICT

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    A2 in English or German

    Media Communication

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 German

    Medicine

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B2 German

    Museum Studis

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 German

    Pharmacy

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    A2 German and B1 English (or alternatively at least B1 German)

    Philosophy and Ethics

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    A2 German

    Romance Languages and Literatures

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    Italian, Spanish or French

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    A2 (in accordance with language of instruction of the chosen course)

    Russian Language and Culture

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    Russian

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    B1 German

    All other departments

    Language of instruc­tion 1

    German

    Language of instruc­tion 2

    English

    Obligatory minimum language competence

    If ECTS-Points are needed a minimum of B1 is recommended.
    No certificate required for admission

    German courses

    The Language Center of the University of Würzburg offers German courses before and during the semester. These courses are free of charge for program students. More information can be found here.

    Please note that the intensive courses in March and September do not offer any more beginner and A1 level in German! If you are an ERASMUS student please use your OLS-licence to reach A1 level!

    NEW: Learn German at the DaF-Summer Academy

    Contact

    Department 1: Service Centre International Affairs
    Josef-Martin-Weg 54/2
    Campus Hubland Nord
    97074 Würzburg

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