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CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19: INFORMATIONEN for course participants

The current situation regarding Covid-19 allows Germany to further ease lockdown restrictions. The Goethe-Institut locations in Germany have reopened for exam participants gradually at the end of May. Classroom courses in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich will begin on 06 July 2020. Compliance with rules concerning social distancing as well as hygienic standards and guidelines stay in place and will be followed. The health of our customers and employees is always our highest priority.

More information on our hygiene concept
Please contact your local authorities for information with regard to travel regulations from your country of residence to Germany. The German Foreign Office provides information on entry regulations at www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.

When will Classroom Courses continue?

We currently offer the following online German courses.
  • German Online Group Course Standard: beginning on 06 July and 10 August 2020.
  • German Training Online: courses can start any time.
Further information ca be found at www.goethe.de/germany.

The reopening of our locations will take place gradually. The reintroduction of classroom courses affects the following locations:
  • Goethe-Institut Berlin: Intensive German (80 lessons, 16 course days) beginning 06 July, 2020 or later. 
  • Goethe-Institut Munich: German in the Evening (72 teaching hours, 24 course days): beginning 6 July 2020 and 18 July 2020 or later.
  • Goethe-Institut Frankfurt: German in the Evening (72 teaching hours, 20 course days): beginning 03 August, 2020 or later
  • All remaining Goethe-Institut locations in Germany will offer classroom courses again from 28 August 2020, at the earliest.
Any changes to our course program will be publish here immediately.

Is it possible to book accommodation?

Course participants at Berlin and Munich Goethe-Institut can book accommodation along with their course.

Berlin Goethe-Institut: Single room in homestay accommodation.

Munich Goethe-Institut: Single room (with private bathroom) at guesthouse Hirschgarten.

Online shop: Accommodation can be booked along with a course.

The Student Hotel Berlin: Course participants receive a 10% discount.

When will examinations continue?

Examination dates at the Goethe-Institut locations in Germany have been reintroduced at the end of May.

Examination candidates already registered for dates between mid-March and 25 May 2020 were contacted directly by their examination center with a new date proposal.
New registrations: Please use our exam finder.

Will youth camps take place this summer?

Unfortunately, no. You can find updated information about our youth camps at www.goethe.de/youth.

Is it possible to postpone your Classroom course free of charge?

Course participants who have booked classroom courses (with our without accommodation) which were supposed to start before 06 July 2020 may postpone their stay at the same site to a later date free of charge. Courses have to be postponed before the originally planned course date. Courses will be reoffered by 28 August 2020, at the earliest.

On request you may book the following classroom courses, instead:
  • Goethe-Institut Berlin: German Intensive (80 lessons, 16 course days) beginning 06 July, 2020. 
  • Goethe-Institut Munich: German in the Evening (72 teaching hours, 24 course days): beginning 6 July 2020 and 18 July 2020.
  • Goethe-Institut Frankfurt: German in the Evening (72 teaching hours, 20 course days): beginning 03 August, 2020 or later
Additional costs may be incurred if you rebook from a cheaper course to one of the two courses mentioned above.

The classroom course Intensiv German for Teens 14 - 17 at Munich Goethe-Institut will be cancelled in 2020.

The courses offered at our summer location in Heidelberg will be cancelled in 2020.

You will be contacted by the Goethe-Institut concerned in a timely manner.

Is it possible to withdraw from your classroom course?

Course and accommodation payments already made to the Goethe-Institut will be refunded in full in the event of cancellation before the start of the course if
  • the classroom course is scheduled to begin before 28 August 2020
and
  • you have not enrolled in a classroom course Intensive German (80 lessons, 16 course days) in Berlin or German in the Evening (72 lessons, 24 course days) in Munich or German in the Evening (72 lessons, 20 course days) in Frankfurt .
Furthermore, our terms and conditions apply.

Is it possible to postpone your examination free of charge?

Participants, whose examinations were scheduled between 17 March 2020 and 24 May 2020, may postpone their examination date free of charge. Substitute examinations will be arranged for from 25 May 2020, at the earliest.
 
Candidates registered for the above period were contacted directly by their examination center with a new examination date proposal.

Social distancing as well as hygienic standards and guidelines must be strictly adhered to before, during and after examinations. For this reason, the number of participants per examination date is more limited than usual. We apologize for any waiting times for available examination dates this may cause.
 
Participants whose examination is scheduled for 25 May 2020 or later have a 14-day period right of cancelation when booking via our online shop. After the expiry of the right of cancelation our examination guidelines apply.

Is it possible for you to withdraw from your examination?

Examination candidates, whose examination date has been cancelled can withdraw from the examination and the paid exam fee will be reimbursed. If you wish to do so, please contact the examination center where you have registered for the examination.
 
Rest assured, we do our utmost to maintain the high quality of our services.
The content of this website is constantly updated.


The content of this website is constantly updated.

Status: 3 July 2020