Contact and Enrolment

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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.

Our Language Course Office will be glad to help you enroll for a course in Bangalore or in Germany, or sign up for one of our examinations.

In keeping with the Government directive, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore will remain closed until further notice, and shall continue operating from our home office.

As our first priority is your health and well-being, we have cancelled all exams scheduled in the month of April, and a refund will be provided to all applicants once we resume regular operations.

The next A1, A2 and B1 Blended Learning Super Intensive courses are starting in June 2020.

A1 level course information + Schnupperkurs
A2 and B1 level course information
Registration process

We wish you well. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.

A detailed Blended Learning course schedule for the A1, A2 and B1 levels of May 2020 can be found here.

Process to log into

Kindly drop an email to with an attachment of your latest certificate so we may look into it and guide you accordingly.

Payments only via wire transfer till the lockdown is lifted
Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 - 5.30 p.m.

15.01.2020 - Wednesday - Makara Sankranthi

26.01.2020 - Sunday - Republic Day

21.02.2020 -  Friday - Mahashivatri

25.03.2020 – Wednesday - Ugadi (New Year Kannada)

10.04.2020 - Friday - Good Friday

01.05.2020 - Friday - May Day

25.05.2020 - Monday- Idu`l Fitr

15.08.2020 - Saturday - Independence Day

22.08.2020 - Saturday - Ganesha Chathurthi

02.10.2020 - Friday - Gandhi Jayanti

03.10.2020 -  Saturday - German Unification Day

25.10.2020 - Sunday- Dussehra

01.11.2020 -  Sunday - Kannada Rajyotsava

14.11.2020  - Monday - Diwali


Gerneral Terms and conditions

1. General Requirements
All courses are designed for adult learners. Participant must be at least 17 years of age. Document proving date of birth would have to be provided upon request.

2. Registration Procedure
Candidates are requested to register by email as per the registration process and schedule mentioned on the website. Thereafter the confirmation mail shall be sent to the candidates as per the specified dates, along with the fee payment details.
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.

3. Terms of Payment
The course fee is payable via bank transfer on the specified date. The beneficiary details and other payment related information will be mentioned in the confirmation mail. Part payments are 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 and the website at the time of application. The cost of the course material, such as books / CDs and exam fees, is not included in the course fee unless otherwise stated.
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 via email, and refunds shall be made in 15 working days once the office is functional after the coronavirus lockdown.
Should the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan cancel a course, the full course fee shall be reimbursed.

5. Examination Fee

The contractually binding examination fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application. Examination dates and fee payment details will be shared after the commencement of the course.
Cancellation and Refunds (Examinations)
If an exam is not taken for reasons of illness, the participant may take the exam in the next/following examination date, provided a medical certificate has been furnished prior to the commencement of the examination originally registered for. A fee of INR 1500 will be charged.
The exam fee will not be refunded if the candidate has not taken the exam for reasons other than illness.

6. Course Participation Certificate
Participants with minimum attendance of 70% are entitled to an “Attendance Certificate”.

7. Class Size
Our courses have a minimum of 18 and maximum of upto 24 participants in a class for levels A1 to B2, and minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 in the C1 and C2 levels. 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 allowed only in exceptional cases for a fee, and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan reserves the right to make the exception based on availability of seats or otherwise.

After the class registration, a library card is issued to the student entitling him / her to a free membership for the duration of the course.

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.