In keeping with the Government directive, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Pune is open Monday to Friday 10:00 to 16:00 Hrs. for enquires related to courses and exams.
As our first priority is your health and well-being, we request you to present your Covid 19 Vaccination certificate at the security gate.
We are starting our next super intensive courses from 06.03.2023 and intensive courses from 08.05.2023. The next weekend course begins from the 20.05.2023.
Registrations are now open.
We wish you well. Stay safe. Stay healthy.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
3. Terms of Payment
The course fee as well the examination fee is payable at the time of registration. We accept payment with online bank transfer. Part Payments are also not accepted.
If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to participate.
4. 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 .
|Working days before course begin
|15 days to 90 days before the course begin
|5 days to 15 days before the course begin
|0 days to 3 working days before the course begin
Should the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan cancel a course, the full course fee shall be reimbursed.
Incase the candidate wants to shift/ transfer his/ her course registration to the next upcoming course, an administrative charge of INR.1500 will be applicable.
5. 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 up to 6 months after the end of the course take can 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 examination fee in full upon registering may take the exam.
If an exam is not taken for reasons of illness, the examination fee will be credited only for the next/available examination date against the administrative charges of INR.1500, 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.
6. Course Participation Certificate
Participants with minimum attendance of 75% are eligible to write the examination or are entitled to an “Attendance Certificate”.
7. 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. If the candidate wishes to shift/ transfer to the next upcoming course , then an administrative charge of INR.1500 will be applicable.
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.
8. 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. unrest, act of war or terrorism, natural calamities, epidemics, pandemics and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).
Should such cases of extraordinary circumstances or events occur or should there be a change in the existing circumstances or events, caused by factors that are beyond the sphere of influence of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, the Institute shall reserve the right to make changes in the ongoing course structure (e.g. in terms of time, methodology or format). Should the circumstances not allow the above-mentioned changes, in that case the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan shall cancel the course without any alternative offer and financial compensation.
Through placement tests and interviews, we can determine your level, create learning goals with you, and choose the best course for you.
Please refer to the guidelines regarding Placement tests:
1. Candidates seeking admission to A1 Level at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Pune are not required to appear for any entrance exam.
2. For candidates who have learnt German previously at Institutes apart from Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and wish to apply to Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Pune directly for a level higher than A1, are required to clear the respective International Examinations. Kindly refer to the International Examination Schedule.
3. For candidates who have previously appeared for Goethe-Institut examinations please refer to the table below:
Time lapse since last Goethe-Institut Examination Entrance Exam Goethe-Institut International Examinations
0 - 6 Months Not Applicable Not Applicable
7 - 24 Months Compulsory Not Applicable
More than 24 Months Not Applicable Compulsory
4. Registration: Kindly visit the Language Office from Mon – Fri between 10.00 & 16.00 to register for the entrance exams.
5. The entrance exams shall cost INR 1000,- The fees are not refundable & cannot be-transferred to another date.
6. If you do not wish to join the course level indicated by the test and advised by the teacher, you do not need to pay for the admission to the course.
7. The dates for the placement test will be informed by the Language department after enquiry.
8. Each time a candidate appears for an entrance test, the entrance test charges are applicable. The result of the entrance test cannot be carried forward to another course date.