FAQs

Will I get a visa for the course?

You need to find out about the requirements for a visa from your home country yourself. Also find out whether you would like / can apply for a language course visa or a student visa. Often you have to prove at least language skills of level A1 in order to receive a visa for a study or a language course.

Can I get a confirmation for the course which I can use for my visa?

If you need a confirmation for the language course, TUDIAS will send you an invoice for the language course enrollment fee. The registration fee is usually €150. In some countries you have to prove that you have paid the full course fee (e.g. China). You can then transfer the fee to TUDIAS. Upon receipt of the fee, we will send you confirmation of payment. With this confirmation you can then apply for a visa.

I didn’t get a visa. And now?

If the German Embassy has rejected your application for a visa, please send us an email with the rejection notice. If you have already paid the full course fee, TUDIAS can return part of the course fee paid. If you have not yet paid the course fee, we would still be happy to receive a brief message that you cannot enter Germany on the planned date.

I got my visa too late. Can I still attend the course? What happens if I arrive after the course has already started?

You can still join the course up to four weeks after the start of the course. If you are more than four weeks late, we will be happy to discuss with you directly whether it is still possible to take the course or whether you should wait until the next semester.

When do I have to pay the course fee?

You have to pay the course fee once you have signed the contract with TUDIAS. The contract contains the payment deadline and all information about your payment options.

Can I pay with a credit card?

You can pay the course fee by bank transfer or at TUDIAS in cash or with an EC card. Payment by credit card is not possible.

Do I have to pay the course fee all at once?

You can pay the course fee in full all at once. Depending on the amount of the course fee (starting from at least 1.000 €) you can pay the fee in two to four installments. There is a small extra fee for this possibility.

Can TUDIAS provide me with accommodation?

Unfortunately, TUDIAS has no way of providing you with accommodation. However, we would be happy to help you find an apartment or a room in Dresden. You will find some addresses that can help you with your search here.

Do I need health insurance?

Yes, you will need health insurance when entering Germany. If you have only taken out travelers’ insurance which covers a short period of time, we will be happy to assist you in finding health insurance for a longer period of time.

Will I receive a certificate for attending the course?

At the end you will receive a certificate of attendance for all courses. If an exam is included in the course, you will receive a certificate from TUDIAS when you pass the exam.

How do I register for DSH /telc /TestDaF?

For the DSH you have to apply at the university where you want to study. You will then receive an invitation to the DSH directly from the university. This test is carried out separately by each university. For telc and TestDaF, please register online on the websites of the test centers. You will also find the respective test dates, test locations, and fees there.

Are the fees for DSH/TestDaF/telc included in the course fee?

No. The course fee includes the course tuition that prepares you for the exam. You have to pay the exam fee separately.

Do I have to be a university student to attend the TUDIAS courses? I’m not planning to study at a German university. Can I still attend the German courses at TUDIAS?

The intensive courses for German as a foreign language are primarily aimed at future students of German colleges and universities but are generally open to anyone interested. Anyone interested can attend the courses, even if they do not want to study in Germany. The intermediate and upper level B2/C1 course prepares the participants up to level C1 for the DSH or TestDaF exams, but of course also serves to improve the German language in general. If you are looking for a more conversation-oriented German language course, you may find a suitable evening course at TUDIAS.

What does the entrance test look like?

At TUDIAS you have to take a placement test for all courses that require prior knowledge. For the course A2-B1/B2.1 you have to take a grammar test of 30 minutes. All grammar topics that you should have learned in level A1 are tested. For the course B2-C1 you have to take a grammar test of 30 minutes (all grammar topics up to B1) and write a text with a length of 100 words. For the writing task you are given a topic on which you should write a text and you have 30 minutes to do so. There are no extra costs therefor.

What happens if I fail the entrance test?

If you fail the test for group A2 or B2, you can always switch to a course with a lower level. In this course, you can study and then review the topics that you are having trouble with. Then you will be ready to move on to the next higher course.

What is the difference between DSH/TestDaF/telc C1 Hochschule? Which exam is the easiest?

The three exams are structured differently. You can find examples of each exam on the internet and decide for yourself which format is most convenient for you. All three exams test your language skills at level C1 and want to know whether you can study at university in German. Therefore, no exam is easier than the other. They only differ in structure and structure.

Do I have student status as a participant in TUDIAS?

As a participant in a German course or other language course at TUDIAS, you are not a student. However, you will receive a participant identification card for the language course.

 

Can I get a semester ticket for public transportation as a participant in the German course?

As a participant in a course at TUDIAS, you are not an official student. Therefore, you cannot get a semester ticket for public transportation. If you have a current admission to a university or college, you can buy a discounted monthly ticket after consulting with us.

 

Can I attend several courses at the same time?

Probably not. Usually it is not possible to attend more than one course at the same time due to overlapping timetables.