CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19: INFORMATIONEN for course participantsThe current situation regarding Covid-19 allows Germany to further ease lockdown restrictions. The Goethe-Instituts in Germany have been conducting examinations since the end of May. Classroom courses in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich will begin on 06 July 2020, or later.
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.
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/einreiseundaufenthalt/coronavirus.
When will Classroom Courses continue?We continue to offer online German courses.
- German Online Group Course.
- German Training Online: courses can start any time.
Classroom courses at the Goethe-Institut branches in Germany:
The reopening of our locations will take place gradually. The reintroduction of classroom courses affects the following locations:
The course Intensive German (80 lessons, 16 course days) is on offer since the beginning of July.
Courses Intensive German (80 lessons, 16 course days) and Superintensive German (80 lessons, 10 course days) are available for course dates beginning at the end of August.
Other locations offer classroom courses Intensive German from the end of September, at the earliest.
At Munich Goethe-Institut evening courses are already taking place. The next course start on 18 July, 2020. Frankfurt Goethe-Institut will reintroduce evening courses at 03 and 04 August, 2020. Offers at additional locations will follow shortly.
Further information and course dates can be found at www.goethe.de/germany.
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 cancelled by the Goethe-Institut 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 September 2020, at the earliest.
On request you may book the following classroom courses, instead:
Intensive German (80 lessons, 16 course days) beginning 03 August, 2020.
Intensive German (80 lessons, 16 course days) beginning 31 August, 2020.
German Superintensive (80 lessons, 10 course days) beginning 30 August, 2020.
German in the Evening (72 teaching hours, 24 course days): beginning 18 July, 2020.
German in the Evening (72 teaching hours, 20 course days): beginning 03 and 04 August, 2020.
Additional costs may be incurred if you rebook from a cheaper course to any of the above mentioned courses.
The classroom course Intensiv German for Teens 14 - 17 at Munich Goethe-Institut will be cancelled in 2020.
Courses offered at our summer location in Heidelberg and Vienna 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 September 2020
- you have not enrolled in a classroom course Intensive German (80 lessons, 16 course days) in Berlin or Munich, German in the Evening (72 lessons, 24 course days) in Munich or German in the Evening (72 lessons, 20 course days) in Frankfurt .
Is it possible to postpone your examination free of charge?Participants, whose examinations were scheduled between 17 March 2020 and 24 May 2020, were allowed postpone their examination date free of charge. Substitute examinations have been conducted since the end of May.
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: 09 July 2020