Contact and Enrolment
New Delhi

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Contact and Enrolment

Interested in one of our language courses or need further information? Feel free to drop in to our language course office for some personal advice.

The enrollment for the courses is via an online form, which is available on our website on the Online-Application dates mentioned there. Upon completion of the online registration, the class lists along with the dates for the payment of the course fee shall be displayed on our website. The payment has to be made personally at our institute.

Prospective students who wish to take a course higher than A1 and have not passed any of the Goethe-Institut examination within the last six months will have to take the placement test, which is conducted at the beginning of semester.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 am–12:30 pm; 2–4:30 pm

Counselling timing
Monday - Friday
10 am –1 am; 2 – 6 pm

2nd Saturday, 4th Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

07.10. (11 am– 3 pm)
12.10. (closed) 


Trimester 1:  November to February (12 weeks)
Trimester 2:March to June (12 weeks)
Trimester 3:July to October (12 weeks)


Semester 1: January to June (20 weekends)
Semester 2: July to December (20 weekends)

Holidays (no classes will be conducted on the following dates)

01.01.2020         New Year's Day
26.01.2020         Republic Day
10.03.2020         Holi
10.04.2020         Good Friday
25.05.2020         Id-Ul-Fitra
31.07.2020         Id-Ul-Juha
15.08.2020         Independence Day
02.10.2020         Gandhi Jayanti
03.10.2020         German Unification Day
25.10.2020         Dusshera
14.11.2020         Diwali
30.11.2020         Guru Nanak's Birthday
25.12.2020         Christmas

08.06.-19.06.     Maintenance Week

General Requirements
All courses are designed for adult learners. Participant must be at least 17 years of age and a proof of age should be furnished at the time of registration.
Registration Procedure

Candidates are requested to register online as per the registration schedule mentioned on the website. Thereafter the class lists shall be displayed on our website and he/she has to come to the institute to make the required payment. The date for the same is also mentioned on the website.
Level Test
Students having prior knowledge of German and desiring to join a higher level course or students with a gap of more than six months from their last Goethe-Examination have to take the level test prior to the registration. Placement in higher course levels is based on the result of the level test conducted.
Terms of Payment
The course fee as well the examination fee is payable at the time of registration. We accept payment with Debit/ Credit Card or Demand Draft drawn in favour of „MAX MUELLER BHAVAN“. Misspelt/overwritten/hand corrected demand draft will not be accepted. Part Payments are also not accepted

If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to participate.
Course Fee
The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application. Unless stated otherwise the books must be purchased separately.
Cancellation and Refunds (Courses)
In case of cancellation prior to the commencement of the course, the course fee shall be refunded after deducting an administrative charge equivalent to 10% of the course fee. No refunds shall be made after the commencement of the course.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds shall be made on the 3rd Wednesday of every month but within two months after the commencement of the course. Thereafter no refunds shall be possible.
Should the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan cancel a course, the full course fee shall be reimbursed.
Examination Fee
The contractually binding examination fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application. Only those who have paid their examination fee in full are eligible to take the examination.
Course participants can up to 6 months after the end of the course take the central examination of the corresponding level as an internal candidate. However this is valid only if the language office has been notified in writing prior to the examination date that he/she will not be taking the examination.
Cancellation and Refunds (Examinations)
The fees are based on the local fee regulations that are currently in effect. Only those who have paid their exam fee in full upon registering may take the exam.
If an exam is not taken for reasons of illness, 75% of the examination fee will be credited only once for the next/following examination date, provided a medical certificate has been furnished prior to the commencement of the examination.
Should a participant be excluded from the exam (see Section 12 of the exam guidelines of the Goethe Institute), the exam fee will not be refunded.
Course Participation Certificate       
Participants with minimum attendance of 75% are eligible to write the examination or are entitled to an
“Attendance Certificate”.
Class Size
Our courses have minimum 18 and at most 22 participants for the levels A1 to B2 and minimum 15 and at most 20 participants for the levels C1 to C2. If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee.
The choice of class and the chosen time slot are binding. Changes are not allowed.
It is mandatory after the registration to get the student identity cum library card made which also entitles you to free membership of the library for the course period you have registered for
Liability of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan 
The liability of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and its staff shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan will have no liability for cancellation of its services due to force majeure (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).