German and English Language Courses

Students studying at the IMPRS-CS are not compelled to learn German, as English is the chosen language at the Max Planck Institutes and at the Saarland University’s Faculty of Computer Science. Those wishing to learn German because they need it in their daily lives can attend our German language courses. We also offer English courses.
The language courses have different levels of proficiency and are free of charge for everyone meeting our course requirements.

Please check our Course Requirements.

During the semester, classes take place once or twice a week. Please take a look at the current timetable.
New students can either join a German complete beginners or a more advanced course in German or English, whereas the latter is only possible, if these students take the placement test held at the start of the semester.


timetable winter semester 2019/2020


Registration for Language Courses

You can register for a language course if you:

  • already received the result of your placement test
  • are qualified for a language course because you passed a previous course
  • want to register for DaF1

also, check our detailed course requirements.


Goethe Institute

If you’d like to learn German while you are still in your home country, the Goethe Institute may be helpful: they offer German language courses all over the world.