Step #1: University Language Preparation Program
  • 3 whole levels in 6 months
  • Flexible starting dates
  • ÖSD Training and Exam
  • Personal weekly tutorials
  • Complete Language Preparation

Learn German in Vienna to study at an Austrian University!

In order to be accepted to an Austrian university you need to prove that your German language knowledge corresponds to C1 level according to the CEFR. The INNES University Language Preparation Program includes everything you need in order to fulfil these entry requirements.

Program contents

  • 6 Intensive German Language Courses over a period of 6-12 months* 
  • 30 minutes personal tutorial every week 
  • ÖSD exam preparation only for you
  • ÖSD exam and certificate for your targeted level 
  • All coursebooks and any additional materials are included
  • Support with finding accommodation and navigating life in Vienna
  • Weekly German conversation class

*in case you need more or less than 6 courses to reach C1, we will make an extra offer.

The total cost for the program: EUR 3.500.

Quality at INNES

Deciding for the University German Language Preparation Program means that you join an international community of motivated German learners who love to learn and expand their opportunities in life. Expect high academic standards, qualified and dedicated teachers, excellent methods and materials, as well as a pleasant and focused learning space in the center of Vienna – an environment that allows for an engaging, personalized and successful German learning journey. Compared to other mainstream institutions preparing international students’ German for university, with INNES you can count on a personalized treatment, constant support, and a tangible learning progress.

Course Content and Method

At the core of your University German Language Preparation Program in Vienna you will take a sequence of 6 Intensive German Language Courses. These courses take place every month, always from Monday to Thursday in the morning, 3 hours each day (9.15-12 noon). All teachers are using communication-oriented and interactive methods that allow students to be constantly active and experiment with new language. Our teachers will create regular progress tests for you, in order to guarantee your learning progress. In your Intensive German Language Courses you will learn German by using a coursebook and a variety of specially selected supplemental materials. All material costs, as well as a printed certificate for each level, are included in your German language University Preparation package.

Participation requirement

In order to reach C1 level within 6 months, to need to start at B1 level. In our experience, it is realistic for a determined learner to reach C1 level (if starting with B1) after an intensive study period of 6 months (and thus, approx. 400 hours of classroom study). This means, in 6 months you can cover a maximum of three CEFR levels (B1-B2-C1), provided that you study on a daily basis. 

If you are a beginner with the German language (A1 or A2) you can also join the University German Language Preparation Program. You will then, however, need more than 6 courses to reach C1. As our student, you will be able to access favorable conditions for all additional courses needed. 

You want to start immediately? You can do that with our live online learning training.

Personal tutorials

Apart from your regular participation in your Intensive German Language Course from Monday to Thursday from 9:15-12 am, you will have a 30 minutes individual tutorial every week. This is to make sure that you are making the necessary learning progress and that you are applying the right learning strategies. In your weekly personal tutorials we support you with everything that you might need regarding language, cultural or administrative questions. 

ÖSD exam
At the end of your intensive language study with INNES, you will conclude with taking the ÖSD exam directly at our center. Your INNES University Language Preparation Program includes individual ÖSD preparation sessions. With this exam, you can then officially matriculate for most Bachelor or Master programs in Austria. 


Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at +43 1 890 65 85 with following information:

  • At which course level you would like to start with
  • Your ideal starting date
  • Name and Address

Course level 

If you are not sure which course level is appropriate for you to start with, simply complete this placement placement test. If you are still not sure, talk to us directly. 

Visa regulations

The University Prep Program is open to all students who are already in Austria or who do not need visas for Austria as well as for those who can enter without a visa for 3 months (i.e. USA, Japan, ...). With this program you can only apply for an extended visitors visa, not for student visa. 


Advantages of taking the INNES University Language Preparation Program

  • You can start every month
  • Fast and tangible progress
  • Individual support and guidance
  • Individual study plan and progress report
  • Flexible cancellation policy: you can cancel your program 30 days before the course start, 10% administrative fee is applying. 

INNES Institute Vienna is proud partner of the Technical University Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna.