Organization Executive Board and Central Administration

Executive Board and Central Administration

German as a Foreign Language (GFL)

The GFL Office at the University of Bern offers courses from levels A1 to C2 (beginners up to high-school leaving equivalent) for students and doctoral students registered at the university.

We are responsible for:

  • Placement: which is the right course level?
  • Conducting the semester courses
  • Assessing the performance of the course participants
  • Answering questions about the course
  • Issuing invoices where applicable

Consultation hours by appointment

Placement test

Every course participant must take a placement test if they do not have an official certificate gained in the last twelve months.

To the placement test

Courses offered

The courses cover all levels from A1 to C2. There is an integration course for exchange students in the two weeks before classes begin.

To the course list

For students at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Bern University of Teacher Education

Students at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Bern University of Teacher Education must pay to take these courses.

To the course costs