Learning German at TUHH

TUHH is offering a variety of language courses on different levels. Detailed information about the courses and granting of credit points are given here Language cafés, tandem learning and the Intercultural Language Learning also enable language acquisition on an informal level.


German Language Courses

German language courses for Students in international degree programs (in cooperation with IBH e.V.)

Each semester TUHH offers German language courses for students in international degree programs ( English-language Master's programs and the Bachelor's programme Engineering Science/Advanced Materials) on different levels.


Courses held during the semester for all TUHH-members (in cooperation with VHS)

The TUHH holds courses in German as a Foreign Language during the semester for all students and members of faculty. These are classroom courses with e-learning units. For more information please check here.


Intensive / Preliminary Courses

Pre- and intensive courses for international first-year students at the beginning of the winter semester (in cooperation with IBH)


Learning German for prospective refugee students

Language offers for refugees interested in studying or continuing their studies at TUHH.


Culture, Literature and Science

This course is designed for international and German students and invites them to explore cultural aspects at the intersections of technology, natural sciences and humanities.


Further offers

Language counseling German

Ms. Uta Bories, a long experienced lecturer in German as a Foreign Language (DaF), advises on all questions regarding the improvement and certification of German language skills (e.g. courses within and outside the TUHH, online offers, tests).

Registration required


Language Cafes German

Weekly language cafés in German, run and supervised by native speakers on a voluntary basis. In addition to improving language skills, the project offers a platform for intercultural learning and exchange outside the curriculum.


Language Tandem Exchange

Two people with different native languages meet to help each other learn the other language.


Intercultural Language Learning

The workshops support international students in recognizing intercultural misunderstandings of linguistic origin, understanding their causes and finding possible strategies to act appropriately.