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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.

Update: Lockdown till 14.04.2020

As the current situation demands, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore will remain closed till 14.04.2020.

As our first priority is your health and well-being, we have postponed all upcoming exams, courses, level tests, and the respective registrations until further notice.

If you have already registered for an exam in April, please keep an eye on your email inbox.

Please check this space or our Facebook and Instagram pages for the revised dates on courses and examinations, the respective registration dates, and other updates.

We wish you well. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.
Through Level Tests and interviews, we can determine your level, create learning goals with you, and choose the best course.
  • Candidates seeking admission to A1 Level at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore are not required to appear for any entrance exam.
  • 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 Bangalore directly for a level higher than A1, are required to clear the respective Goethe-Institut examinations.
  • Candidates who have previously appeared for Goethe-Institut examinations and hold a certificate that is older than 6 months, a Level Test is mandatory.

Level Test registration process:
Please note: Owing to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we have made the following changes to the registration process and the Level Test participation.

Kindly follow the below instructions while sending us the mail:
  • Registration time window - 19.03.2020 between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. only!
  • Registration email to be sent to:
  • Subject line should be Level Test only
  • Body of the mail should contain -
    • Full name
    • Date of birth
    • Mobile number
    • Level (you wish to join - A2, B1, B2.1, B2.2, or C1.1)
  • Scanned copy of your latest Goethe-Institut examination certificate must be sent along with the registration mail for verification
  • Once your seat for the Level Test is confirmed, we shall send you a link for an online Level Test and a unique password, along with other relevant information
  • Fees INR 1000/- payable at the time of payment of your course fee for the level that you are selected for. You are required to follow the regular course registration process as mentioned under Registration Process above.

We accept Credit / Debit Card OR Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore” payable at Bangalore
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

General Rules and Regulations
  • The minimum age for admission is 17 years (except as indicated for youth courses).
  • Participants are requested to inform the teacher if they are prone to any illness like epilepsy, asthma etc., and provide telephone numbers of persons to be contacted and names of medicines in case of emergency.
  • Cell phones should be placed on silent mode during class and, only in the most urgent cases can calls be made / answered outside the classroom. Text messaging is strictly prohibited in the classroom.
  • Participants are obliged to comply with the course rules and house rules of the Institute.
  • The liability of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeur (e.g. strikes, natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties). 
  • Registrations for the courses will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.  The process for course registration will be described on the web site of the institute.
  • The course fees are due at the time of registration.  Fees payable by Credit / Debit Card or by by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore”.      
  • The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application in the current prospectus of the Institute.
  • If there are insufficient enrolments for a particular time slot, the course may be cancelled or postponed and the fees refunded in full or the participants may be shifted to another course if available and possible for the participant.
  • Request for cancellation of your enrollment is will be considered before the first day of the course. 10% of the course fees will be deducted as administrative charges and the rest will be refunded.
  • In case of a refund, a refund form needs to be filled by the participant and submitted to the language office. The date of withdrawal will be the date of receipt of the refund form at the Institute. It will take 15 working days to process the refund request. Refund will be made by cheque only.
  • Request for change of batch / time slot / semester will be considered before the first day of class and is subject to availability of a seat in the chosen course.
  • Once the course starts the choice of course and chosen time slot are binding and the enrolment cannot be cancelled and the fees cannot be refunded.    
  • In case the participant fails to pass the exam of the previous level, the full course fee (if registered for the next level) will be refunded.
  • Cost of course materials i.e. books / CDs and examination fees are not included in the course fee, unless otherwise specified. 
Level Test
  • Participants seeking admission to A1 Level are not required to appear for any level test.
  • Participants who have learnt German previously at Institutes apart from Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, and wish to apply directly for a level higher than A1, are required to first pass the respective examination of Goethe-Institut or an equivalent exam.
  • Participants who have previously appeared for Goethe-Institut examinations more than 6 months ago, need to appear for a level test to determine the present level of German knowledge.
  • A level test will be conducted, at a fee of INR 1000.00. The result of the level test is not a confirmation of registration and no certificate or letter will be issued for taking the level test.
  • Participants may register for the level indicated by the level test by following the normal registration process. 
  • A minimum of 75% attendance is required in the course.  A participation certificate will be issued only to participants having the minimum required attendance.
  • Participants are responsible for making up for any missed classes. No extra classes can be conducted.
  • Participants cannot make up for missed classes by attending another parallel batch / course. 
  • Exams are not mandatory. However, participants have to pass the examination for the current level to qualify for the next level. Passing percentage for all exams is 60%.
  • Levels B2.1, C1.1 and C2.1 do not have exams. To qualify for the next level, in addition to 75% attendance, a participant needs to get an evaluation of “very good” or “good” on the participation certificate from the teacher.
  • Participants may appear for the exam immediately at the end of the course as an internal candidate.  For any other date they will be treated as external candidates.
  • Internal candidates will be given specific timings / time slots to register.  External candidates have to register for the exam as per the registration process described on the website of the institute.
  • The exam fees are due at the time of registration.  Fees may be paid by Credit / Debit Card or by  Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore”.
  • The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application in the current prospectus of the institute.
  • Participants writing the “Goethe Zertifikat B1, Goethe Zertifikat B2 and Goethe Zertifikat C2” examinations for the first time will have to write the examination for all the four modules. In the subsequent attempts one can write the examination only for the module which one has not been able to clear in the first attempt.
  • Please refer to the Exam Rules and Regulations for further details regarding exams. 

Complaint Management 
Complaints, if any, should be first discussed with your teacher.  Should a satisfactory solution not be reached in the discussion with the teacher, then the complaint should be addressed in writing to Mr. Axel Beier, Head - Language Department and Deputy Director at: