FAQ - Information on Course Registration



All courses indicated by (-G) are subject to charges. Course fees are based on the number of teaching units per week (Semesterwochenstunden/SWS). One SWS corresponds to 45 minutes.

Please find the table of fees >>HERE.


Note: Foreign students who receive financial aid from the MWK BaWü, DAAD or another non-profit institution can apply for a fee reduction. Please inform us within one week after registering by e-mail to whether you are entitled and present proper certificates.


The course fees must be paid within one week after registering online. Please transfer the fee to the bank account specified in the registration confirmation you receive when registering. Please state the number specified in the confirmation in your transfer order (reason for transfer/Verwendungszweck) so we can match your payment.

Registering in person at the information desk is only permitted in exceptional cases. If you need to register in person, payment is only possible with an EC or credit card. You cannot pay in cash or in installments.


Everyone who has reached the age of 17 can participate in language courses (-G) at the SLI.

The free of charge German language courses (-P) are only available to international exchange students from university partner programmes (Global Exchange, AYF, IES, ERASMUS, faculty partnership).


Please register for all courses online. You can find the button "jetzt buchen" (book now) through the respective language course.

  • Click on the button "Mehr Infos" to access Campus Management_HISinOne. You will find the course description as well as information about course-specific requirements and course material.
  • After registering you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. If you register less than two days before your course starts, please present your registration confirmation to the teacher on the first day of class.
  • If you are an international non-EU student at the University of Freiburg, please visit APIS Language Courses.

Please note that registering for an SLI language course "-G" is binding and you are obliged to pay the course fee.
Cancellations have to be made within 14 days after registering online and within 7 days after registering in person in written form to! Please note our terms of cancellation

Registration for the courses in the summer semester starts in April. Registration for the courses in the winter semester starts in October. Please register in time before the courses start.


If you have booked a course you cannot attend we will try to find another course for you. Please contact the director of studies after the 2nd session at the latest. The contact details can be found under the course language, e. g. under Arabic, English, French and so on.

We will not refund the course fee when you transfer to another course. If you transfer to a more expensive course we will charge the difference. Transfers are only possible within one semester. 

Please make sure that you choose the right course level by assessing your language profiency before registering.
If you need advice regarding your language level, please do not hesitate to contact us.


All courses are orientated towards the European Framework for Languages. The courses' respective language level can be found in the course description.

Niveaustufen / Language Levels

> click to download as .pdf <


What if I do not know my language level?

The Language Laboratory offers a free, computer-based placement test (DIALANG). Just ask at the self-learning centre of the Language Laboratory (KG I, room 1030). For the European language levels Self Assessment Grid please click here.

If there are no placement tests for your language of choice, please do not hesitate to contact the the director of studies. The contact details can be found under the course language, e. g. under Arabic, English, French and so on.


You receive a certificate of attendance if you attended the course regularly and did not miss more than a certain amount of classes. You need to successfully complete the course specific requirements in order to receive a graded certificate ("Schein").

In order to find detailed information about specific course requirements regarding the awarding of ECTS points, grades, and graded certificates, click on the button "Mehr Infos" of the chosen course or go directly to the course description in the Campus management/HISinOne course directory.

All certificates can be picked up at SLI approximately two weeks after the semester ends. The SLI is not obliged to keep your certificate longer than six months. Please collect it in time.

Please note: The Language Teaching Centre (SLI) only provides certificates which state the number of ECTS points achieved. In order to have the ECTS points be officially recognised for your studies, you must bring the certificate to the responsible Prüfungsamt.


Some of the so called "-G" semester courses can be counted as a Studienleistung in the external BOK-area since the 2011 summer semester.
You can find an overview of the BOK "foreign languages" at the ZfS here.

Claiming ECTS-Credits for a Bachelor’s Degree:

B.A. students: show your language certificates to the: Gemeinsame Kommission/Frau Ehinger: Post (Werthmannstr. 8/Rückgebäude, 79085 Freiburg)
B.Sc. students: bring your certificates to the ZfS (Universitätsstr. 9, 1. OG).

If you do not know whether your course can be claimed for your Bachelor’s degree, please ask at the Zentrum für Schlüsselqualifikationen (ZfS).

Intensive courses during the semester break cannot be registered as a Studienleistung in the external BOK module.


Cancellations have to be made within 14 days after registering online and within 7 days after registering in person in written form by e-mail or letter:

Universität Freiburg
Sprachlehrinstitut (SLI)
Universitätsstraße 5
79098 Freiburg

Please note our cancellation policy. A sample form is available here.

Please note that not participating in the course does not discharge you from your obligation to pay. Please contact us if you realise that you cannot participate in a course. We will try to help you to the best of our ability!


If you have further questions regarding the course format, etc. please refer to the director of studies. The contact details can be found under the course language, e. g. under Arabic, English, French and so on.

Please redirect questions regarding administrative problems to

Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge