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Prices 2016 - Adult courses

Prices below refer to adult courses and accommodation, prices for junior courses please find here.

Special Offers

in AUG 2016

General German

Course start: every Monday all year round (except Standard 30plus). See course descriptions.

Weeks (prices per week)*1 2-4 5 - 7 8 - 11 12 - 23 > 24 
Standard20 lessons/week195 €155 €145 €140 €130 €120 €
Standard 30plus **20 lessons/week235  €195 €185 €
Semi-Intensive25 lessons/week245 €195 €180 €175 €165 €155 €
Intensive30 lessons/week310 €280 €265 €260 €240 €220 €
Crash30 lessons/week555 €545 €520 €500 €480 €450 €
Crash plus40 lessons/week935 €915 €895 €860 €830 €780 €


* Prices per week, i.e. 4 weeks Standard course = 4 x 155 €.
** For students aged 30 or older, bookable only between 27 JUN and 19 AUG 2016

INCLUDED

  • Enrollment (no registration fee), Placement test, Certificate, Teaching material
  • Free WiFi on campus, Free access to GLS internet room (15 PC)
  • Amenities like cafeteria, restaurant and bookshop
  • Guided after-class activities (except entrance fees and public transport)
  • Password to GLS Berlin community where you can meet other GLS students

NOT INCLUDED

  • Summer surcharge between JUN 27 - AUG 19, 2016: 40 €/week (except Standard 30plus)
Business German

Course start: every Monday all year round. See course descriptions here.
Prices per week, e.g. 2 weeks Mini group + One-to-One = 2 x 760 €

Prices per week *1 week2 - 4 weeks5 - 7 weeks
One-to-One 20 lessons/week900 €800 €760 €
30 lessons/week1.350 €1.200 €1.140 €
40 lessons/week1.800 €1.600 €1.520 €
Group + One-to-one30 lessons/week645 €605 €575 €
40 lessons/week1.095 €1.055 €1.005 €

 

* Plus 40 € / week summer surchage between JUN 27 - AUG 19, 2016

INCLUDED

  • Enrolment (no registration fee), Placement test. Certificate, Teaching material
  • Free WiFi and access to internet in GLS internet room (15 PC)
  • Amenities like cafeteria, restaurant and bookshop
  • Guided after-class activities (except entrance fees and public transport
  • Password to GLS Berlin community where you can meet other GLS students
Exam prep

All prep courses last 4 weeks, the exams take place in week 5. See course descriptions here

Prep course ExamCourse fee*Exam fee
TestDaF
2016
JAN 11 - FEB 05
MAR 21 - APR 15
MAY 09 - JUN 03
JUN 20 - JUL 15
AUG 22 - SEP 09
OCT 10 - NOV 04
FEB 10
APR 20
JUN 09
JUL 19
SEP 20
NOV 08
1.320 €175 €
Goethe B2, C1, C2
2016

* Goethe B2 only
JAN 04 - JAN 22 *
JAN 25 - FEB 19
FEB 22 - MAR 18
MAR 21 - APR 15 *
APR 18 - MAY 13 *
MAI 16 - JUN 10
JUN 27 - JUL 22 *
JUL 25 - AUG 19
AUG 22 - SEP 16 *
SEP 19 - OCT 14
OCT 17 - NOV 11 *
NOV 14 - DEC 09
JAN 28 + 29
FEB 24 + 25
MAR 23 + 24
APR 21 + 22
MAY 21 + 23
JUN 16 + 17
JUL 28 + 29
AUG 24 + 25
SEP 22 + 23
OCT 19 + 20
NOV 17 + 18
DEC 14 + 15 
1.320 €B2: 200 €
C1: 250 €
C2: 295 €
telc Deutsch
B2-C1 Medizin
25 APR - 20 MAY
31 OCT - 25 NOV
MAY 25
NOV 30
1.320 €150 €
Studienkolleg
entrance exam
3 AUG - 28 AUG620 €

 

* Plus 40 € / week summer surchage between JUN 27 - AUG 19, 2016

INCLUDED

  • Enrolment (no registration fee), Placement test, Certificate
  • Teaching material
  • Free WiFi on campus, free access to GLS internet room (15 PC)
  • Amenities like cafeteria, restaurant and bookshop
  • Guided after-class activities (except entrance fees and public transport
  • Password to GLS Berlin community where you can meet other GLS students
Internship

Internships are bookable in combination with a German course of min. 4 weeks - see this description of the internship program in Berlin

Internship
Internship placement fee600 €
German coursemin. 620 € *

 

* Course price depending on type of course you choose. See your options clicking GENERAL GERMAN on the top of this page.

INCLUDED

  • Internship placement in a Berlin company or institution
  • 90 minute special coaching by a GLS teacher
  • Student status during the internship including right to use all GLS facilities, invitation to weekly regulars´ table and weekend trips
  • Free additional German course: you pay for the German course that takes place prior to the internship, but when your internships begins, you can join a German evening course for free: 4 weeks à 2 x 2 lessons each Monday and Wednesday night
University pathway

University pathway program
Standard German course between 2 and 8 months1.120 € - 3.840 €
University placement fee600 €
TestDaF or Studienkolleg prep course (1 month)1.495 € or 720 € *

 

* What applies - TestDaF or Studienkolleg - depends on your academic background.See this description of the university pathway program

 

INCLUDED

  • Free check of your academic documents (prior to arrival)
  • Personal roadmap outlining YOUR pathway to university in Germany (prior to arrival)
  • German language course in Berlin incl. the language certificate you need
  • Individual counselling - how to select study fields and a university
  • Support for applications to 4 universities in Germany
Accommodation on campus

Arrival SUN, departure SAT

  • Apartments: fully equipped kitchen, en suite bathroom, WiFi, TV, phone, bed sheets & towels
  • Hotel Oderberger: premium room or rooftop maisonette, coffee/tea maker, WiFi, TV, phone
On campus1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks> 5 weeks
Apartmentsingle432 €793 €1.220 €1.647 €399 €/week
shared246 €455 €700 €945 €224 €/week
Hotel Oderberger:premium492 €936 €1.440 €1.944 €469 €/week
maisonette
single
432 €793 €1.220 €1.647 €399 €/week
maisonette shared246 €455 €700 €945 €224 €/week

 

 INCLUDED

NOT INCLUDED

  • Summer surchage from JUN 26 to AUG 20, 2016: 80 €/week per person
  • Deposit of 100 € upon arrival - refundable (only apartments)
  • Final cleaning fee of 30 EUR (only apartments)

BOOKABLE AT A SURCHARGE

  • Transfer from airport/station: 60 EUR one way (taxi ca. 30 EUR)
  • Insurance (liability, medical, accident, personal items): 10 EUR/week
Flat share & homestay

Prices per person. Arrival SUN, Departure SAT

1. Flat share with international students

Bedroom in an apartment shared with 1 to 3 other GLS students: fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, WiFi, TV, phone: description. You can book a bedroom single or shared

1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks> 5 weeksextra night
Bran. Gate - single432 €793 €1.220 €1.647 €399 €/week61 €
Bran. Gate - shared246 €455 €700 €945 €224 €/week35 €
Lake W - single432 €793 €1.220 €1.647 €399 €/week61 €
Lake W - shared*246 €455 €700 €945 €224 €/week35 €
Near GLS - single 480 €910 €1.400 €1.890 €469 €/week70 €
Near GLS - shared 300 €572 €880 €1.188 €294 €/week44 €

* with a friend or relative accompanying you

 

2. Homestay with Berliners

Single room in a Berliner´s home, shared kitchen and bath, own key. WiFi: Most hosts will let you use their WiFi,if they don´t, come to the GLS office and borrow a WiFi stick (30 € deposit, refundable, to be charged by yourself).

1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks> 5 weeksextra night
Self catering234 €364 €560 €756€182 €/week28 €
Breakfast264 €442 €680 €918 €224 €/week34 €
Half board318 €572 €880 €1.188 €294 €/week44 €

 

 

INCLUDED

  • Bed sheets and towels
  • Flat share: breakfast buffet in GLS cafeteria between 8 and 10 am, and WiFi

NOT INCLUDED

  • Summer surcharge from JUN 26 to AUG 20, 2016: 80 € / week per person
  • Washing machines: coin operated machines available on the GLS campus
  • Flat share: deposit of 100 € upon arrival - refundable and final cleaning fee of 30 EUR

BOOKABLE AT A SURCHARGE

  • Transfer from airport/station: 60 EUR one way (taxi ca. 30 EUR)
  • Insurance (liability, medical, accident, personal items): 10 EUR/week

Starting Dates

Courses start every Monday on all levels - only 2 exceptions: exam prep courses and courses for students aged 30+ (bookable every Monday between 29 JUN - 4 AUG).

GLS is open all year round, also between X´mas and New Years.

Public holidays 2016

JAN 1, MAR 25 + 28, MAY 5, 16, OCT 3, DEC 24-26, 31 (Courses continue between X´mas and New Years)

Morning group lessons missed due to a public holiday will not be replaced, afternoon classes will be replaced and moved to other days. On course days missed due to a public holiday we arrange an excursion (like these for example).

Reducing costs by working (Working Holiday Germany)

If you are from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea or Taiwan, you can apply for a Working Holiday Visa for Germany - the visa will allow you to look for a job in Germany:

  • ages 18 - 30 (35 in Canada)
  • stays of up to 12 months

See here for more information about Working Holiday Visa for Germany for Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, Japanese, South Koreans, students from Taiwan and Hong Kong