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Prices 2017 - Adult courses

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

Special Offers

in DEC 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 €160 €150 €145 €135 €125 €
Standard 30plus **20 lessons/week235  €200 €190 €
Semi-Intensive25 lessons/week250 €200 €185 €180 €170 €160 €
Intensive30 lessons/week320 €290 €270 €265 €245 €225 €
Crash30 lessons/week570 €560 €535 €515 €495 €460 €
Crash plus40 lessons/week960 €940 €910 €875 €845 €785 €


* Prices per week, i.e. 4 weeks Standard course = 4 x 160 €.
** For students aged 30 or older, bookable only between 26 JUN and 18 AUG 2017

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 26 - AUG 18, 2017: 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 One-to-One = 2 x 820 €

Prices per week *1 week2 - 4 weeks5 - 7 weeks
One-to-One 20 lessons/week920 €820 €780 €
30 lessons/week1.380 €1.230 €1.170 €
40 lessons/week1.800 €1.600 €1.520 €
Private mini group **20 lessons/week1.350 €1.200 €1.140 €
30 lessons/week2.025 €1.800 €1.710 €
40 lessons/week2.700 €2.400 €2.280 €
Group + One-to-one30 lessons/week665 €625 €595 €
40 lessons/week1.135 €1.090 €1.040 €

 

* Plus 40 € / week summer surchage between JUN 26 - AUG 18, 2017 
** Bring up to 5 friends or colleagues on the same level and split the cost

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
2017
JAN 16 - FEB 10
MAR 27 - APR 21 
MAY 15 - JUN 09 
JUN 19 - JUL 14 
AUG 21 - SEP 15
OCT 16 - NOV 10
FEB 14
APR 26 
JUN 14 
JUL 19
SEP 20
NOV 16
1.360 €175 €
Goethe
B2, C1, C2
2017

JAN 02 - JAN 20 **
JAN 30 - FEB 24
FEB 27 - MAR 24 **
MAR 27 - APR 21
APR 24 - MAY 19 **
MAY 29 - JUN 23
JUN 26 - JUL 21 **
JUL 24 - AUG 18
AUG 21 - SEP 15 **
SEP 18 - OKT 13
OKT 16 - NOV 10 **
NOV 13 - DEC 08
JAN 26 + 27
FEB 27 + 28
MAR 30 + 31
APR 27 + 28
MAY 26 + 27
JUN 26 + 27
JUL 27 + 28
AUG 23 + 24
SEP21 + 22
OKT 18 + 19
NOV 16 + 17
DEC 13 + 14
1.360 €B2: 200 €
C1: 250 €
C2: 295 €
telc C1 Deutsch
Hochschule
2017  

MAR 27 - APR 21
MAY 15 - JUN 09
JUN 19 - JUL 14
APR 28
JUN 16
JUL 21
1.360 €150 €
Studienkolleg
entrance exam
2 JAN - 27 JAN 2017
31 JUL - 25 AUG 2017
720 €

 

* Plus 40 € / week summer surchage between JUN 26 - AUG 18, 2017 
** Goethe B2 only

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. 640 € *

 

* 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: a) premium room or b) rooftop maisonette or c) tower studio. Included coffee/tea maker, WiFi, TV, phone, option c) additionally with kitchenette
On campus1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks> 5 weeks
Apartmentsingle444 €819 €1.260 €1.701 €413 €/week
shared252 €468 €720 €972 €231 €/week
Oderberger:premium504 €962 €1.480 €1.998 €490 €/week
maisonette*
tower studio
single
504 €962 €1.480 €1.998 €490 €/week
tower studio
shared
348 €689 €1.060 €1.431 €350 €/week

 

* Maisonette, bookable single or shared, same price as apartments

INCLUDED

NOT INCLUDED

  • Summer surchage from 25 JUN 25 to 19 AUG 2017: 80 €/week per person
  • Apartments: refundable deposit of 100 € upon arrival and final cleaning fee of 30 EUR (not refundable)

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
Berlin - single444 €819 €1.260 €1.701 €413 €/week63 €
Berlin - shared252 €468 €720 €972 €231 €/week36 €
Near GLS - single 492 €936 €1.440 €1.944 €483 €/week72 €
Near GLS - shared 306 €585 €900 €1.215 €301 €/week45 €

 


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 catering240 €377 €580 €783 €189 €/week29 €
Breakfast270 €455 €700 €945 €231 €/week35 €
Half board330 €585 €900 €1.215 €301 €/week45 €

 

 

INCLUDED

  • Bed sheets and towels
  • Flat share: breakfast buffet in GLS cafeteria between 7.30 and 10 am, and WiFi

NOT INCLUDED

  • Summer surcharge from 25 JUN 25 to 19 AUG 2017: 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 26 JUN - 18 AUG 2017).

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

Public holidays 2017

JAN 1, APR 14 + 17, MAY 1 + 25, JUN 5, OCT 3 + 31, DEC 25 + 26 (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