The International Office organizes a month-long orientation course Intensive German Language & Culture prior to the start of each semester in March/April and September/October for students, who come to Ulm University in the framework of an exchange programme with a partner university (Erasmus+, SEMP, GUC, bilateral and Baden-Württemberg programmes). We regret that Free Movers and Erasmus+ Trainees cannot participate, not even on a fee-paying basis.
Even though you were asked to indicate on your study abroad application form whether you want to participate in this orientation course or not, we need more definite information in order to finalize the orientation program and organize the courses at the appropriate levels. Students who are accepted for a study abroad period at Ulm University will need to confirm their registration for this orientation programme. In particular, they will have to do an
After completing the online placement test, a PDF will be generated, which you have to submit to the International Office within a given deadline. You can send your results by fax (++49–731–50 22 0 16) or by eMail to Ms. Margit Kast. It is not necessary to send them by regular post. Detailed instructions will be included in the acceptance letter.
Note to ERASMUS students: under the new program Erasmus+, you are required to do an online language test (OLS) before and after your mobililty in order to document your linguistic improvement. The OLS is a different test, and we do not receive these results. And even if we would get these results, we could not use them for placing you in the right learning group of the intensive German language course offered by us, because not only Erasmus students partipate in this course, but many other students who cannot take the OLS test. Therefore, also Erasmus students must take our online placement test.