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German Language Courses

I. German language courses offered by the Academy

Within its course program, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers German as a Foreign Language classes at different levels.

Overview of the German language courses offered by the Academy:

German Courses

Please find more details on the German courses in our online course catalogue in due time AkademieOnline; there you can also subscribe to the course (except for intensive courses in September).

II. German Intensive courses: A1.1 and B1.1

To subscribe to the A1.1 or B1.1 intensive course in the last 2 weeks of September, please send an email (name, study program) to in the period 29 August to 9 September.

New students can apply after passing the admission exam or once they have received the confirmation about their place as an exchange student, respectively. Concerning registration, priority is given to students of Fine Arts and of Scenography (since they have to proof German language level B1 or B2 until the beginning of their 3rd semester).

III. Information for students of the fine arts diploma program

The curriculum for the fine arts study program regulates that all students have to demonstrate proficiency in German at level B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) before they can register for the third semester.

For students of Fine Arts who do not have any knowledge of German language or at a lower level than B1 the Academy provides courses for reaching level B1 in German within the first year of study (see above). Those students who have an advanced level of German choose the course appropriate to their language level.

IV. Learn German by yourself – self-study

Students who prefer to learn German on their own can check their language level according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

If you learned German through self-study and therefore do not have an accepted certificate, please write to to arrange an assessment of your German proficiency on B1 level. Please understand that the Academy will pay for one test per person only.