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Update: COVID-19

Following the attacks on Lagos City Hall on October 21, 2020, the office of the Goethe-Institut has also been affected. Therefore, we will remain closed until further notice. Unfortunately, all exams have to be cancelled. Telephone calls cannot be answered.  In urgent cases, please send an email to info-lagos@goethe.de

We will keep you updated about further developments via our website and social media channels.

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Continue to learn German – online. We are currently converting our classes to online format. Each course participant will be contacted personally. If you have any questions, please contact the language department: language-lagos@goethe.de


We are also pleased to announce that examinations can be conducted at the institute again. They will however be held in adherence to strict safety measures.
If you already registered for an exam with us earlier this year, we will contact you via mail or text message about your new exam dates.

If you have not yet booked an exam, but would like to be informed about upcoming exam dates, please follow us on our social media channels and/or sign up to our newsletter. We will post new exam dates at the end of October. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we may not be able to answer individual questions about exam dates at the moment; please bear with us.


The library will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am and 1pm: books and other media can be borrowed and/or returned at the entrance of the library; however, the library space is not open for public use.

educational services

All conferences and other events in the first half of 2020 have been cancelled. Please make use of our various online offers. If you have any questions please email Oluwatosin.Olajide@goethe.de


Keep up-to-date by subscribing to our monthly newsletter or via social media. If you have any questions please email our Cultural Program Team.


More than 35,000 German-language e-books, audio books, films, materials for German students, magazines and newspapers are available for download in our Onleihe. Register and activate the service to use it on a computer or on mobile devices (Android and iOS). Free of charge. Free of advertising. Around the clock - and from any location.


Stay in the loop about further developments via FacebookInstagram and Twitter. For general enquiries please email info@lagos.goethe.org

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