Registering for a course - points to note

The registration period for the semester courses for beginners (level A1.1/I) starts on 17 March 2021 (12 noon) and ends on 23 March 2021 (12 noon). The registration period for advanced learners' semester courses (level A1.2/II and higher) starts on 24 March 2021 (12 noon) and ends on 7 April 2021 (12 noon).

Most courses for learners with prior knowledge of the respective language require you to take an assessment  to check your current proficiency level. You can do this before or after you register, but you will need to submit your test result. Alternatively, we will accept a certificate issued by the VHS or the Goethe-Institut for a previously attended course confirming that your language proficiency is at a specific level. You don’t have to take our assessment if you have one of these.

If you are registering for a free-of-charge course, please enter fictitious information when you are asked for your bank details (e.g. just zeros or any number, plus a made-up bank name). If you leave these fields blank, the form won’t submit. Even if you put in your actual account details, we won’t withdraw any money for free courses.

FAQs

I have registered for a course, but I’ve changed my mind about taking part/I have other commitments and can’t attend. Can I cancel?

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What if I can’t attend the first session of a course I have registered for?

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I registered for a course, but I’ve been put on the waiting list. Why?

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I was told I had a place on a course, but then the course was cancelled. Why?

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I was on the waiting list for a course last semester. Do I have a better chance of being able to take part this semester?

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I took part in a course last semester and want to do the next course in that language this semester.

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I’d like to spend a semester in a different country and need to take a language course before I go.

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I’m completing doctoral studies at HAW Hamburg and would like to improve my German.

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I’m not a student at HAW Hamburg – can I join one of your language courses anyway?

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I am enrolled at the University of Hamburg on the inter-institutional course in Industrial Engineering. Can I take part in language courses at HAW Hamburg?

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