Contact and Enrolment
Our Language Office in South Kensington is the place for you if you need advice or want to enrol for a course in London or in Germany, or if you wish to take one of our exams.
|Telephone enquiries only||Visitors only|
|Individual assessment test|
Alternatively, you can do the assessment test online. Once we have received the completed assessment test form from you, we will email you an access code as well as further instructions.
If you book a course within the next 12 months, the test fee of £10 will be deducted from your course fee. Once the customer has started the assessment test the fee cannot be refunded.
Booking Form-Assessment Test
from September to February (1st Semester)
from February to July (2nd Semester)
in the summer months of July and August
2nd Semester 2017/2018: 12.02.2018–25.06.2018
1st Semester 2018/2019: 17.09.2018–19.01.2019
Summer Break: 30.07.2018–12.08.2018
Winter Break: 20.12.2018–02.01.2019
Bank Holiday: 27.08.2018
2nd Semester 2017/2018: 27.02.2018–28.06.2018
1st Semester 2018/2019: 18.09.2018–31.01.2019
Half Term Break: 23.10.2018-01.11.2018
Winter Break: 21.12.2018–07.01.2019
Beginners (Level A1.1) and those re-enroling for the next academic year can enrol by post. Come and take our language test for all other levels.
Young Learner's Courses – Exam Preparation for Pupils
Courses for Individuals and Small Groups
or for company courses to
These forms can be completed on the computer using Adobe Reader 9.
- Credit cards
Terms of Payment
Fees are payable in full on enrolment. We accept cash, cheques, credit and debit cards. Unless stated otherwise books must be purchased separately. The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application.
10% discount if you are a full-time student, retired or registered unemployed on general language courses on weekday mornings and intensive courses (proof required);
10% discount on the cheaper course if you book two courses together (semester courses only, no July summer courses);
25% discount for teachers of German (per semester course).
Concessions can only be given at the time of booking and cannot be applied in retrospect.
Discounts cannot be combined and only one form of discount will be given at any one time.
Cancellation and Refunds
In case of cancellations following fees apply: a) Up to 4 weeks before beginning of course 10% of course fee, b) Up to 1 week before beginning of course 20% of course fee, c) Up to 1 day before beginning of course 30% of course fee, d) After course begins 100% of course fee. Students should consider their personal commitments and circumstances before enrolment, as we regret that no fees are refundable once the course has started.
We reserve the right to cancel classes with less than 10 students up to 24 hours before a course is due to start. In this case a full refund of the course fee paid will be given. No other costs except the course fee will be refunded.
Change of course
If a situation arises where you need to switch to a course other than the one you have already registered for, you must notify the Goethe-Institut either before the course start date or within the first three weeks of the duration of your extensive course / after the first course day of your intensive or immersion course / after the first week of your twice a week course. Whether or not the requested change can be facilitated is at the discretion of the Goethe-Institut, depending on factors such as available spaces on the course the student wishes to switch to. If the request for a change of course is granted, it will incur an administration fee of 5% of the paid course fee.
Our courses are designed for adult learners (18+). Young learners may be admitted after prior consultation. Our courses have a maximum of 18 students.
Please note that special conditions apply for one-to-one tuition and small groups.
...and their staff are limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeure (e.g. natural disaster, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).
Please contact the Language Office to enrol.
We are replacing our lift!
Patrons please note that only the ground floor will have step-free access while our lift is being replaced. The replacement period will be 13 weeks from 29 May. If this causes a problem to your visit to the Goethe-Institut please talk to us or write to