SKB 5 Learn a language 5 Fees and conditions

Fees and conditions

Who is our programme open to?

Only people from the following groups can participate in our language courses:

  • Students from all over the world (proof by a student ID)
  • Alumni of the TU Berlin
  • Employees of universities and other higher education institutes in Berlin

When registering for a language course, you will need to provide a suitable document proving that you belong to one of these three groups. (e.g. student ID, matriculation certificate, employee ID, alumni certificate).

All our other language learning opportunities (private lessons, language tandems) as well as unser kulturelles Angebot (Kulturcafé) stehen allen Interessierten offen.

How much do our language courses cost?

The course fees depends on the number of lesson units. One lesson unit is equal to 45 minutes.

Lesson units
(45 minutes each)
Price for students Price for non-students
(TU alumni, university employees)
20h 57,- 79,-
30h 76,- 106,-
40h 95,- 132,-
50h 114,- 158,-
60h 132,- 182,-
80h 166,- 230,-


Special offer for German A1.1 courses

If you attend one of our A1.1 German courses, we will give you 10 lesson units for free. This means, for example, that if you book an A1.1 course with 60 lesson units, you only pay for 50 lesson units. The special offer is valid for students and non-students.

A 60-hour German A1.1 course costs 114,- (instead of 132,-) for students and 158,- (instead of 182,-) for non-students.

When does registration take place and how can I pay?

We offer language courses twice a semester: Semester-long courses during the winter and summer semesters and (semi-)intensive courses during the winter and summer semester breaks. About 2-3 weeks before a course block starts, there is a registration period, during which you can enroll.

Here you can find the dates for our language courses and course registration.

To register for a course, you must pay the course fee via bank transfer. We will provide you with the account information when you register. Unfortunately, no other payment methods are possible at the moment.

Important: The registration is only complete when your payment has arrived on our TU bank account. A reservation for a spot in a language course without payment isn't possible!

Can I withdraw from a course I've booked?

If you have already registered and paid for a course, but then decide not to participate, you have the possibility to withdraw from the course.

However, a withdrawal is only possible within the registration period. This means that you have to inform us of your wish to withdraw in writing (via e-mail or cancellation button in your user account) by the last day of the registration period at the latest. We will then refund you the course fee you paid minus an administrative fee of 15,- Euro.

Is the course material included in the course fee?

Each SKB teacher decides individually which material they will use in their course. If a certain book or material is needed in the course, it could be that you will have to buy this for the course. If and which material is requires for a course, is always mentioned in the course description. So you will already know which extra costs might arise before registering.

How big are the language classes?

Our courses have between a minimum of 4-5 and a maximum of 14 participants.

What happens if not enough people enroll for a course?

Our courses have a minimum number of participants, usually four or five people. To teach a course with less participants would entail an unsustainable financial loss. This means that if fewer people than the minimum register for a course, unfortunately the course can't take place.

If this is the case, the teacher then tries to find alternatives, for example by combining two similar course levels in one course. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. If a course cannot take place, we will inform you in good time and of course refund your complete course fee.

Also if a teacher gets ill and a course does not take place or only takes place partially, we will refund you all the cancelled lesson units.

Any questions?

On our FAQ page you will find frequently asked questions with answers. We will of course be happy to answer any further questions you may have by Email.

#!trpst#trp-gettext data-trpgettextoriginal=7603#!trpen#Consent Management Platform by Real Cookie Banner#!trpst#/trp-gettext#!trpen#