Contact and Enrolment

Learners Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias


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.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00–13:00, 14:00–17:30
Wednesday: 9:00–17:30
Friday: 9:00–14:00
Apply for our language courses starting in 2020! 

The first trimester starts on 03 February 2020 and lasts until 30 April 2020; the second trimester starts on 18 May 2020 and ends on 13 August 2020; the third trimester begins on 31 August 2020 and lasts until 26 November 2020. 

All terms are with various levels from beginner to advanced and tailor made courses for special purposes such as company courses, courses for tourism or preparation courses for a stay in Germany. 

The Goethe-Institut Namibia gives young people the possibility to gain German language proficiency by fulfilling their special needs in “German for Youth” courses for teenagers from 15 -18 years of age and courses for children aged 9 to 14 years. Standard course levels offered are A1 (beginner) to B1 (advanced), each divided into 3 terms lasting one year of studying. Participants with knowledge of German will sit for a brief placement test to allow us to identify the most suitable course level. 

Course fees are N$ 2,450 for German, Afrikaans and Oshiwambo courses including the course book (1 term). 

Standard courses will consist of 56 teaching units over a period of 1 term (3 months) and take place either on Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday 90 minutes each. Course times are 9.00h – 10.30h or 17.30 – 19.00h. 

Whenever possible we gladly assist you in finding the appropriate course satisfying your demand or creating an individual course independently from the prescribed standard course times. 

Registration in 2020:
1. Trimester: 06 January - 31 January 2020
2. Trimester: 23 March - 08 May 2020
3. Trimester: 20 July - 28 August 2020
We offer courses
  • from January to April
  • from May to August
  • from August to November
Registration for the first term in 2020 begins on the 06 January and ends on 31 January 2020. Contact the Language Course Office for more information.

The Academic Calendar 2020 for Extensive:

TERM 1: 03 Feb - 30 Apr
Registration: 6 Jan - 31 Jan
TERM 2: 18 May - 13 Aug
Registration: 23 Mar - 08 May
TERM 3: 31 Aug - 26 Nov
Registration: 20 Jul - 28 Aug


TRIMESTER 1: 03 Feb - 30 Mar
Registration: 6 Jan - 31 Jan
TRIMESTER 2: 18 May - 13 Jul
Registration: 23 Mar - 08 May
TRIMESTER 3: 31 Aug - 26 Oct
Registration: 20 Jul - 28 Aug
Course type Fees per term / per year
Extensive courses N$ 2,450-00 / N$ 7,350-00 
Intensive courses N$ 7,400
Superintensive courses on request
Special courses on request
Youth courses on request
Individual courses on request
Small group courses on request

  • The textbooks are included in the course fees
  • Fees will be refunded should a course be cancelled by the Goethe-Institut Namibia
  • Fees won't be refunded after a course has started
  • Classes with less than 10 participants can be cancelled
  • Fees are payable at registration
  • Participants of language courses have free access to the Goethe-Institut Namibia Library
1. General Requirements

Course participants must be at least 5 years of age.

2. Terms of Payment

Course fees are payable upon registration. Installments can be arranged in special cases.

3. Course fees

3.1. The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application. 

3.2. Should a participant wish to change his or her booking (change course dates), then the first such change is free of charge. Each additional booking change is subject to a fee equal to 10% of the course fee.

4. Cancellation and refunds

Course fees are not refundable after a course has started.

5. Course level assignment / class size

5.1. Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted at the Goethe-Institut. 

5.2. If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, we reserve 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. We regret that we can only conduct courses that have the minimum number of participants by the end of the enrolment period. To avoid cancellations of courses that would have taken place if participants had enrolled in time, we advise students in their own interests to register before the deadline.

6. Responsibilities of participants

Participants are obliged to comply with the course rules and house rules applicable to the Goethe-Institut.

7. Liability of the Goethe-Institut

The liability of Goethe-Institut and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeur (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).