Contact and Enrolment

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Beginners (A1.1) can enrol directly online. If you have some previous knowledge of German, you need to take our placement test first.

The language course office can be reached by e-mail and by telephone during opening hours. 

Language Office
Rue Belliardstraat 58
1040 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 5858501

Monday: 2pm - 5:30pm only by telephone

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5:30pm

Friday: 10am - 1pm only by telephone

New course participants with previous knowledge

We recommend that you take a placement test before enrolling. The placement test can
either online

or at the institute by appointment under +32 2 5858501.
  • New course participants without any previous knowledge
  • New course participants with a current Goethe certificate (not older than 1 year)
  • Continuers (course participants who have completed a course at the Goethe-Institut in the current academic year and wish to continue)
no placement test is required.
Please enrol as early as possible so that we can guarantee you a place.

Book your course online in our webshop

Alternatively, enrolment takes place at the language course office or by e-mail to with the following information:
  • Surname, first name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Mother tongue
  • Language of communication (D/F/NL/E)
  • Desired course  
  • Desired course day (if a choice is possible)
  • Copy of student card (only for students under 26 years)
  • Payment of course fees by your company or employer: if payment is to be made by your company or employer, please provide the company contact details directly when registering. Your company or employer will then receive the invoice.
  • Payment of course fees by you: if you would like to pay the course fees yourself and pay by bank transfer, we ask you to pay as soon as possible after receiving the booking confirmation with payment instructions (we ask you to send us proof of payment). Participation in the course requires payment of the course fees.

Winter semester:

26.09.2022 - 24.02.2023

Autumn break:

31.10.2022 - 04.11.2022

Winter break :

19.12.2022 - 07.01.2023

Additional holidays:


When registering at the language course office, you can pay the course fees electronically (by Bancontact or credit card) or in cash.

You can also pay the course fees by bank transfer. In this case, the course fees must be received by us two days after your registration. Otherwise you may lose your place on the course.

Bank details Goethe-Institut in Brussels
BNP Paribas Fortis: 210-0376707-11 (Ref.: your participant number or your name if not available). 
IBAN: BE30 2100 3767 0711

The cost of textbooks is not included in the course fees. Course participants are responsible for purchasing the books themselves.

By enrolling in one of our language courses online you accept the following terms and conditions:

Here you can find our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Course books
The course books are not included in the course fees. You can buy the course books in bookshops or via the internet. As a rule, we work with the textbook Menschen (Hueber-Verlag) at A-level and Aspekte (Klett-Verlag) at B-level. You will find out which book is used in your course when you enrol or on the first day of the course at the latest.

For new course participants with previous knowledge of German, a placement test is compulsory, unless they can present a current Goethe certificate. 

Change of course
Once the course has started, it is not possible to change courses. An exception is made if the placement test does not reflect your actual level. In this case, you can change courses within 3 days of the start of the course with the agreement of the teacher, provided that there is still a place available in the desired course. 

Group size
Our intensive courses have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 participants. All other courses have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 participants. If there are not enough participants enrolled at the beginning of the course, we reserve the right to cancel a planned course or to change the course times or fees. In such cases, we will offer participants the option of transferring to another course or receiving a full refund of the course fee.

Cancellation of a course by the Goethe-Institut
If there are not enough participants enrolled at the beginning of the course, we reserve the right to cancel the course. In this case, we will offer participants the option of changing to another course or receiving a full refund of the course fee.

In case of cancellation up to 3 working days before the start of the course, the paid course fee will be refunded subject to an administration fee of 30 €. In case of later cancellation, no refund is possible. Cancellation must be made in writing (by e-mail or letter).

Confirmation of participation 
Course participants will receive a confirmation of attendance if they have attended at least 70% of the lessons. Confirmations of attendance are kept in the course office for 6 months.

Further grading 
The overall grade of your performance in a course must be at least 60% in order for you to be able to enrol in a follow-up course.

Several times a year you have the opportunity to take an examination at the Goethe-Institut in Brussels to obtain a Goethe certificate.
German exams

Re-issuing Goethe certificates
If you have lost your certificate, we can issue you with a new certificate for a fee of €10. 

Frequently asked questions about our language courses can be found here

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