DSH Intensive Course

DSH Intensive Course (from level B2)

We offer DSH intensive courses for students at level B2:

  • DSH intensive course in the winter semester, October to February (300 hours)
  • DSH intensive course in the summer semester, March/April to July (250 hours)

For detailed information on the next course (time, fees, application etc.), please see below.

Aims and contents of courses

The DSH class in the summer semester 2012

All future students who have not acquired their university entrance qualification at a German-speaking school are required to take the German Language University Entrance Exam (DSH) or an equivalent test. 

The DSH tests your ability to speak and write German well enough to cope in a German-speaking academic environment. The level required by German universities is usually C1 or DSH-2.

Participants of the DSH intensive course study German mainly by working with authentic academic listening and reading material.

On completing the DSH intensive courses, all participants can register for the DSH exam.

Click here for an example of a DSH exam. 

A DSH taken at Fulda University of Applied Sciences is recognized by other German universities.

Admission requirements for the courses

Admission requirements for the DSH intensive course are: 

  1. a direct university entrance qualification, i.e. a school-leaving certificate allowing you to study at a German university 
  2. German skills at level B2. For example: 
    • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 or
    • Zertifikat Deutsch B2, TELC or
    • TestDaF with TDN 3 in all categories or
    • B2 certificate issued by a German university or an

Other certificates issued by other institutions might be accepted in individual cases. Mere attendance certificates without a test result will not be accepted. 

Course information

Course dates: 12 October 2015 to 4 February 2016

DSH exam schedule: 5 February 2016 (written test), up to 12 February 2016 (oral exams)

Contact hours: 280 (x 45 min.)

Schedule: 4 days per week, 5 contact hours per day

Times: 09:50 to 14:15 pm  

Participants:  20 participants max.

Course material: DSH- und Studienvorbereitung 2020. DSH & Studienvorbereitung. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Studentinnen und Studenten. ISBN-13: 978-3930861408 

Course fee:  560  for the entire course.

Examination fee (DSH):  50

Course application deadline: 18 September 2015 or when the course is booked out

Please apply as soon as possible if you are sure that you would like to and will be able to attend. The course is usually booked out well in advance of the application deadline.

Optional Enrolment, Semester Ticket and Health Insurance

Course participants may enrol (immatrikulieren) for the semester and thus acquire student status. Enrolment is not compulsory.

Enrolled students receive a student i.d. and a "Semesterticket", which serves as a ticket for public transport in a specific area surrounding Fulda (e.g. Fulda-Frankfurt or Fulda-Kassel). 

The semester ticket and enrolment cost ca. 280 euros for one semester. If you would like to use this option, please tick the relevant box on the application form. We will then contact you and inform you about the procedure.

Important advice:

Prior to enrolment DSH course participants need to present a health insurance certificate.

An approved health insurance certificate is also necessary for the extension of your visa.

Please contact Eileen Schädel (eileen.schaedel@sk.hs-fulda.de) to ask about approved health insurance plans. Health insurance costs ca. 70 euros per month.

Prior to Arrival: Visa and Room

The processing of your visa application may take quite a long while! Please apply for a place in our DSH course as soon as possible. This way you will be able to apply for your visa and travel to Germany in time.

After you have sent us your complete application, it will take about a month before 

  • we have checked your application (German skills, university entrance qualification),
  • we have sent you a confirmation and request to pay the course fee, 
  • you have transferred the course fee,
  • the fee has arrived 

and we have been able to send you a definitive admission to the course, with which you can apply for a visa.

Please ask at the embassy or consulate in charge how early you will need to submit your application. Only pay the course fee if you have a realistic chance to obtain your visa to start the course in time. On paying the course fee you reserve a place in our course, so that reimbursement of the entire fee is not possible after the course has started. (See the application form for details regarding reimbursement).

Here are some helpful links for your search for a room in Fulda:

Wohnen in Fulda (in German and English)

Wohnbörse des Asta 

Further information and application

For your application you need:

  • The application form (please print out and fill in). 
  • school-leaving certificate and/or university certificates (certified copy) as university entrance qualification
  • proof of B2-German skills (certified copy)

Please send your application by mail to:

Hochschule Fulda
Fachbereich Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften
Sekretariat (Eileen Schädel)
Leipziger Str. 123
D-36037 Fulda 

Fax: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 452

Further information and personal application:

Eileen Schädel, e-mail: eileen.schaedel@bitte-loeschen.sk.hs-fulda.de

Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 08:00 - 15:00 hrs, Friday, 08:00 - 12:00 hrs
Telephone: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 456
Fax: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 452
Office: Building P, room 202


Information on the course contents and the DSH exam:

Sabine Kirschenhofer, M.A.
Department of Social and Cultural Studies
E-Mail: sabine.kirschenhofer@bitte-loeschen.sk.hs-fulda.de

Telephone: + 49 (0) 661 / 9640 - 477
Fax: + 49 (0) 661 / 96 40 - 452
Office: Building P, room 204