Contact and enrolment

Kontakt und Enrolment © Goethe-Institut Osaka

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.


Language courses for Winter semester (October 2020 - February 2021)
  If you wish to register, please note our contact hours:
Day Contact Hours (+81 6 6440 5905)
Mon 10 am- 1 pm   2 pm-8 pm
Tue 10 am- 1 pm   2 pm-8 pm
Wed 10 am- 1 pm   2 pm-8 pm
Thu 10 am- 1 pm   2 pm-8 pm
Fri 10 am- 1 pm   2 pm-5 pm
Sat / Sun 10 am- 1 pm   2 pm-5 pm ( we are closed during Sep. 26.-27. and Okt. 3.-4.)

Placement Test: Online or at Institut

If you already speak German, we offer you a placement test before you register.
The placement test takes approximately one hour. 
You can take a placement test online or at the institute.
Please contact our language office to make a reservation for the test.

At the initial enrolment we charge a one-time registration fee* of 5,000 Yen.
In our language course office we can assist you if you wish to book a course in Osaka or Germany or take one of our exams.

Book a free consultation!
You can also contact us by phone or e-mail.
Phone +81 6 6440 5905


Office hours (Tel. +81 6 6440 5900)
from Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm
Language Course Office (Tel. +81 6 6440 5905)
Monday 10am-1pm and 2pm-8pm
Tuesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-8pm
Wednesay 10am-1pm and 2pm-8pm
Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-8pm
Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Saturday /Sunday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
1. Direct enrolment at our office

Please visit the Goethe-Institut Osaka personally during the enrolment period.

This is the procedure:
  1. Reception
  2. Placement test* (except beginners) and/or advice
  3. Registration
  4. Payment
  • in cash
  • by bank transfer
  • payment by credit card (VISA, Master)

2. Online enrolment online or per phone call
  • You can enrol online or per calling in the followin cases.
  • If you attended a language class with us during the past 12 months and need no placement test
  • New enrolment for introductory course or beginner’s course (A1.1)
Please fill out the online form and we will reply to you straight away.
Enrolment for continuing students
New enrolment for introductory course or beginner’s course (A1.1)
Please send us the following information by faxt:

Former students:
  1. Vor- und Familienname
  2. Name of the former course
  3. Telephone
  4. Name of the desired course
  5. E-Mail-Adresse und Telefon-/Faxnummer

New enrolment for introductory course or beginner’s course (A1.1)
  1. Frist name / last name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Place of birth
  4. Address
  5. Telephone
  6. Name of the desired course
  7. Occupation
  8. E-Mail or fax

You will receive a confirmation and information about payment.
Goethe-Institut Osaka:
Fax: 06-6440-5901

Kyoto courses:
Additional Information
  • For your first enrolment we require a one-time registration fee of JPY 5,000.
  • Participants should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Enrolments take place according to the order of registration. Each class has a minimum and a maximum number of participants. If the minimum number is not reached the class may be cancelled. Course dates and classes are subject to change.

1. General
1.1 The minimum age for participation is 16 years. Exceptions are possible by arrangement with the Language Course Office.
1.2 The maximum course size is 18 participants.
1.3 The language of instruction is German.

2. Enrolment
2.1 Registration and registration are also possible through a representative.
2.2 In order to determine the level, we carry out a placement test for new participants with previous knowledge. The following participants do not need to take a placement test:
- Beginners,
- Participants who have a Goethe-Institut certificate not older - Participants who have attended a course at a Goethe-Institut within the last year.
2.3 We reserve the right to cancel a course with too few participants and to divide an overbooked course. Changes in room occupancy, course administration and course time are possible.than one year,

3. Fees
3.1 It is necessary to choose a course when registering and enrolling. Payment of the course fees must be made by the specified payment deadline. 3.2.
3.2 The course fees do not include the costs for textbooks. Textbooks can be purchased during enrolment at the Goethe-Institut.
3.3 For new participants a registration fee of 5000 Yen is due upon enrolment. Participants from another Goethe-Institut in Japan and Germany are exempt from the registration fee upon presentation of a participant's ID (receipt).
3.4 Upon presentation of a valid student ID card, students will receive a reduction in course fees for courses of 64 units.
3.5 If a course does not take place, the course fees and the registration fee will be refunded in full.

4. Change of course
4.1 A change of course is only possible if the language requirements are met and free space is available.
4.2 In the event of a change to a course with a higher UE number, the difference for the higher course fee becomes due. For courses with a lower number of UEs, the course fees will be refunded accordingly.
4.3 The participant's ID card (receipt) must be presented when changing courses.

5. Withdrawal
5.1 Cancellation up to 5 working days before the start of the course will result in a refund of the course fees already paid, subject to an administration fee of 5000 Yen. The registration fee cannot be refunded.
5.2 In the event of cancellation up to one day before the start of the course, the course fees will be refunded subject to a retention of 20% (rounded up/down to 100 yen). The registration fee will not be refunded.
5.3 In the event of cancellation after the start of the course, the course fees for the UE not yet attended will be refunded subject to a 20% retention (rounding up/down to 100 yen). The registration fee will not be refunded. 5.4.
5.4 In case of cancellation, the receipt must be presented.

6. Personally related non-participation
6.1 If the participant is unable to attend the course for personal reasons, there is no entitlement to make up for missed lessons in other courses.
6.2 If the participant is ill for a longer period of time, the missed lessons can be credited for a subsequent course on presentation of a medical certificate.

7.1 Liability
7.1 The Goethe-Institut shall not be liable for the cancellation of lessons due to natural disasters, force majeure or other reasons for which the Goethe-Institut is not responsible.
7.2 If a course participant harasses teachers or other course participants, disrupts the operation of the course or acts in a manner detrimental to business, the Goethe-Institut has the right to terminate the course contract with the course participant prior to the start of the course but also during an ongoing course and/or to take any necessary additional measures.