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German language proficiency & 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 proficiency 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 a certain language proficiency:
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 Studies

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

German

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

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