TestDaF Intensive Course

The TestDaF Intensive Course will take place from 8 - 21 August 2018 at the Campus in Wilhelmshaven and is aimed at German learners who have already completed level B2 and are planning to take the TestDaF examination in the near future. The two-week course does not include standard language instruction, but serves to prepare specifically for the TestDaF exam.

The participants of the course are cordially invited to take part in the leisure programme of the "Summer German Course at the Coast" in the evening and on weekends in order to get to know other international students and to recover from the demanding TestDaF training.


The course comprises a total of 50 teaching units. From Monday to Friday in the morning, students are specifically prepared for the TestDaF exam in five 45-minute units. The training includes all four parts of the TestDaF examination (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression).

A special offer of afternoon activities includes:

  • Intercultural Training
    In this course you will learn to strengthen your sensitivity for possible differences among other cultures' ways of thinking, communicating and acting. The acquired knowledge can directly be applied within the training.
  • German for Engineers
    In this course you will learn technical vocabulary which is relevant in the field of Engineering. Moreover, you will get the chance to improve your skills in reading formulas.

In the evening and on weekends there is a colourful leisure programme, which is offered as part of the "Summer German Course at the Coast" and to which the participants of the TestDaF Intensive Course are cordially invited.

Participation requirements

To participate in the TestDaF Intensive Course, the B2 level in German must be completed. Proof of this can either be uploaded directly when registering for the course or must alternatively be sent by e-mail to Jane Fischer.

The number of participants is limited to 15. In order for the course to be offered, at least seven registrations must be received.

Course fee

The fee for the course is 580 Euro.

Students of our partner universities who plan to study at Jade University after the course can participate for 290 Euro.

The fee includes cost for lessons and partly costs for the fieldtrips. Not included are costs for housing and meals as well as the TestDaF examination fee.*

The registration fee of 120 Euro is due immediately upon registration. The balance must be paid at least four weeks before the course starts.

*Important note: Participation in the course does not lead to automatic registration for the examination! The TestDaF examination cannot be taken at Jade University. Please contact one of the test centres in Germany.

Accommodation and meals

We support you if you prefer to search for private accommodation in Wilhelmshaven, for example on facebook.com or wg-gesucht.de.

If you like, we book a shared room in a hostel (CVJM) for you. (Please note that the number of available beds is limited.)

All participants are responsible for their own board over the four weeks. Per weeks one might need about 30 to 50 Euro.

Maps and approach

Jade Hochschule on a larger map

By car

  • Take the A29 towards Wilhelmshaven
  • Leave the motorway at exit 3: Wilhelmshaven - Coldewei - Altengroden - Maadebogen.
  • Turn left, following the signs for the town centre (Stadtmitte) and University of Applied Sciences (Jade Hochschule).
  • Drive straight ahead over the second (major) traffic lights across Kurt-Schumacher-Straße towards the town centre.
  • Take the next left onto the University of Applied Sciences campus.

By rail/bus

  • The railway station is in the centre of town.
  • Take bus No. 3 from the central station (ZOB Zentraler-Omnibus-Bahnhof) going to "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule" and get off at the final stop "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule"


  • Take bus No. 4 from the central station (ZOB Zentraler-Omnibus-Bahnhof) going to "Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Straße" and get off at the stop "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule"


  • Take bus No. 6 from the central station (ZOB Zentraler-Omnibus-Bahnhof) going to "Voslapp Süd" and get off at the stop "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule"

Bus timetable 


Useful links

Campus map

Wilhelmshaven street map (www.wilhelmshaven.de)

Wilhelmshaven street map at GoogleMaps

Public transport: Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Wilhelmshaven

Transport union - Verkehrsverbund Bremen Niedersachsen

German Rail - Deutsche Bahn

Car-sharing agencies: mfz.de, mitfahrzentrale.de, drive2day.de

Registration and deadlines

Please sign-up to participate. The registration deadline is 15th June 2018.

Please contact Jane Fischer in case you have further questions.