Job-related German Courses (Berufsbezogene Deutschkurse)
If you live permanently in Germany, want to improve your German language skills and focus on the training and employment market, you can attend job-related German courses of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. You need the agreement of the Job Centre or the Federal Employment Agency to be able to take part in the course.
Job-related language courses in accordance with § 45a of the Residence Act teach German for the workplace in basic and special modules. The courses can be taken as a follow-up to an integration course. The courses lead to levels B2, C1 and C2 and cover specialist German language. Priority is given to jobseekers and the unemployed with permanent residence status in Germany as well as asylum seekers with good prospects of remaining in the country. Courses for workers and trainees are also offered.
Information from the BAMF (opens in a new tab)
For more information, contact the Welcome Center or the Linguistic Integration Clearing House (Clearingstelle für sprachliche Integration)
German for students
The teaching language at universities in Stuttgart is mainly German. You therefore need good knowledge of the German language to be able to study. However, German is also useful fur students on international programmes because everyday life is easier when you speak the local language.
You have to submit a certificate providing evidence that you have an adequate command of the German language if you want to enrol on a German-speaking course. It is different on international study programmes where most lessons are taught in English. In any case, it is good to be able to speak German. You will find friends more quickly, settle in easier and have better opportunities in the employment market.
As each university and course has different requirements in terms of your knowledge of the German language and may only accept certain certificates, you should contact the university or institution directly.
You can find further information about German tests to allow you to study at universities on the following websites:
German Academic Exchange Service (opens in a new tab)
Goethe Institute (opens in a new tab)
Language requirements (opens in a new tab)
The Educational Guidance from the AWO (opens in a new tab) and IN VIA (opens in a new tab)provides advice on accreditation of certificates, funding options in Germany etc.
Also your University might offer German language courses – ask your Language Center or International Office for more information!