Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

German as a Foreign Language

The Language Centre supports international students and applicants preparing to enter university with a range of German language courses at different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Please feel free to contact us directly for detailed information and guidance. Detailed information for the pre-study German language course: see below.

Pre-Study German Language Course B2/C1

The course is aimed at international students, applicants preparing to study and exchange students who need B2 or C1 level German in order to be able to study on degree programmes in German at our university. For the B2 course, prior knowledge of German at the B1 level is required. The C1 course requires prior knowledge of German at the B2 level.

Exchange students who want to study at HNEE for a year have the option of gaining language competency to B2 level during the winter semester while at the same time taking 1-2 modules in the desired degree programme. In the following summer semester they only take modules in the degree programme.

The C1 course in the summer semester is intended for full-time students, applicants and exchange students with already existing language knowledge at B2 level. After this course, they may start their studies or exchange semester in one of our degree programmes in German from the winter semester.

Applicants from Berlin-Brandenburg with migration experience and/or refugee experience who are interested in studying at HNEE are very welcome.


The B2-course currently running (2020/21) is at full capacity. Applications for the C1-course starting in March 2022 are currently being accepted.


B2: October 4th, 2021 - January 21st, 2022

C1: March 7th, 2022 - June 24th, 2022

Please note: The course is planned as a classroom course, but crisis-related restrictions are possible.

Classes: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Details and requirements for application: see below.

DSH exam

The German language exam for university admission (Deutsche Sprachpr├╝fung f├╝r den Hochschulzugang, or DSH) can be taken at the HNEE's language centre after successfull completion of the preparatory German course. The test will provide language certification for your study at the university. It is based on the HNEE's examination protocols for the DSH from August 23, 2021.


While there are no course fees, participants are expected to cover the cost of study materials and the costs for applying over uni-assist.

Course capacity

20 participants max. 

Requirements for course application

Applying for the course is now possible over uni-assist. For advice, see here. Please apply until January 15th, 2021 for German C1 (starting in March).

Applications for course places for those already registered as students at HNEE can be submitted at the language centre (priority will be given to applications over uni-assist).

After we have received your application, we will contact you via email.

For further information, please contact


Phone: 49 (0) 3334 657-404

Hochschule f├╝r Nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Sprachenzentrum (Language Centre)

Schicklerstra├če 5

16225 Eberswalde

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Language Centre Team


This course is being funded by DAAD through resources of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.