The Jade University of Applied Sciences offers two German language intensive courses for foreign students at the Wilhelmshaven campus, a three-week course in February and a four-week course in August. Courses for beginners and advanced learners are offered. Furthermore, you can join us on interesting excursions in the area and further afield, where you have the opportunity to learn more about people and country, as well as get to know the other international participants better. However, the courses are not aimed at preparing you for the DSH exam (German language examination for university entrance).

During the semester, international students can take a language course called "German language for Foreigners".

If you are interested in taking a German language course, you can pick up a registration form at the International Office!

The TestDaF exam can be taken in Wilhelmshaven and Oldenburg, thanks to a cooperation with the local Volkshochschulen (adult education centres). Contact for Wilhelmshaven: Monika Pellenz (, contact for Oldenburg: Martha Hagen ( The TestDaF ("Test of German as a foreign language" – only available in German), is a standardised language test of German proficiency for non-native German speakers. This German equivalent of the TOEFL test is recommended to:

  • students who are planning on studying in Germany and need a German language certificate
  • students who need a German language certificate for their home country