University Language Prep Program
  • 6 levels in 6 months
  • ÖSD C1 Exam and Training
  • Flexible starting dates
  • Personal Tutorials every week
  • Efficient 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 (some universities still request B2) according to the CEFR.  If you did not yet have the chance to acquire the necessary German language skills in your home country, you can learn German directly in the city center of Vienna, Austria. This University German Language Preparation Program includes everything you need to get started with University study in Austria or in Germany.

An example:

  • 6 Intensive German Language Courses over a period of 6 months (you can start with any level and take less courses as well) - if you need more than 6, we will make an extra offer
  • 30 minutes personal tutorial every week for you
  • ÖSD Exam Preparation only for you
  • B2 or C1 ÖSD exam and certificate for your targeted level
  • All course books and any additional material are included
  • Support with finding accommodation and navigating life in Vienna
  • Feedback on your learning progress during the whole period 

The total cost for this example: EUR 3.500.

Deciding for the University German Language Preparation Program means that you join an international community of 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. Compared to other mainstream institutions preparing international students’ German for university, with INNES you can count on a personalized treatment, constant support, efficient and fast learning progress.

Content  I  Method  
At the central part 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.

A typical Intensive German Language Course helps you to learn German in the following ways:
- you develop all five skills, including listening, reading, speaking, writing and interacting
- you improve your communicative effectiveness in German
- you expand your German vocabulary
- you study and train your German grammar
- you turn into a fluent and confident communicator with local knowledge

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. 

At C1 level, you can

  1. Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read, including a wide range of demanding, longer clauses
  2. Recognize implicit meaning
  3. Summarize information from different spoken and written sources and construct arguments in a coherent presentation
  4. Express yourself spontaneously, fluently and precisely without much obvious searching for expressions
  5. Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
  6. Write clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices

At INNES, quality and professionality matter. We work exclusively with qualified and passionate teachers, first-class materials and dynamic and engaging methods so that you can learn German in a personalised way. All German teachers are using communicative and interactive methods that allow students to be constantly active and experiment with new language. Our teachers will create regular tests for you, in order to guarantee your learning progress. The curriculum has been tailored to be relevant and interesting to young adults.

Course Material

In your Intensive German Language Courses you will learn German by using a course book 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.


Which level is right for you?  I  Placement Test
Every month, we offer 9 Intensive German Language Course phases: A1/1, A1/2, A2/1, A2/2, B1/1, B1/2, B2/1, B2/2, C1.1 and C1.2. If you are not sure which course level is appropriate for you, simply complete this placement placement test. If you are still not sure, talk to us. Email us at [email protected], give us a call at +43 1 890 65 85, or stop by our institute.

NOTE: University Prep Program is open to all students who are already in Austria or who do not need visa for Austria as well as for those who can enter without visa for 3 months (USA, Japan and some countries more). With this program you can only apply for visitors visa, not for student visa. 

Registration Process Step-by-step

1. First contact

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

- Course level you would like to start with? Number of courses (months) you want to take.

- When do you want to start (month)?

- Name and Address

2.  Learning targets

After completing all your Intensive German Language Courses and your Tutorials, you finish with the ÖSD Exam at our test center. With this exam, you can then officially matriculate for most Bachelor or Master programs in Austria. 

Advantages in taking our preparation program

  • You can start every month
  • Fast 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. 

Extra support: Tutorials I ÖSD

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 two weeks. This is to make sure that you are making the necessary learning progress and that you are applying the right learning strategies. Your German teacher will sit down with you, and you can ask all the questions you want.


ÖSD Exam preparation course & Exam

During 2 days (3 hours each day) you train everything that is needed to prepare you for the "ÖSD-way-of-thinking”. Equipped with all necessary test strategies and having run through various sample tests, you can arrive at your ÖSD exam with a relaxed smile. You can take the ÖSD exam directly at INNES.