• Language Courses for Students

HSWT Language Centre

At the Language Centre of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf you can choose the language course that suits you best from seven foreign languages - including German as a foreign language.

What is the Language Centre?

The Language Centre is a central institution of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf and coordinates the entire language programme. At the Weihenstephan and Triesdorf campuses, you will be taught by a total of eight special lecturers and around 15 part-time lecturers.

Language Courses for Students of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

All students across all faculties have the opportunity to learn a new foreign language or to deepen existing language skills in a career-oriented manner in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. Our broad range of foreign languages includes seven foreign languages. Five of them are embedded in the university-specific UNIcert® course and certificate system.

You can prepare specifically for internships and study visits abroad and gain intercultural competence. Foreign students will find a wide range of courses in German as a foreign language at the Language Centre.

Placement Tests for Study Application & Course Level

Twice a semester, we offer you a comprehensive system of oral, electronic or general placement tests to help you find the right course for you or to prove your language competence for a scholarship application.

For more information visit the Intranet.

Foreign Language Certificate UNIcert®

Language Centre of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf offers students at the university's two locations, in Weihenstephan and in Triesdorf, the opportunity to acquire a UNIcert® foreign language certificate. This is a cross-university and cross-regional additional qualification that ensures a comparable level of education. UNIcert® is currently offered at about 60 universities of applied sciences.

The UNIcert® training programme offers university-specific foreign language training geared towards studies, internships and careers, which also familiarises students with the culture of the target language country and imparts intercultural competence in addition to foreign language skills. It enables students to successfully complete internships and study visits abroad and promotes the mobility and competitiveness of university graduates on the national and international job market.

You can find more information on our intranet.

Personal Advice on your Language Courses

At the Language Centre, we will be happy to advise you personally about our general and specialised language courses, semester-long courses and block courses during the semester break, our placement system, the UNIcert® certificate and language certificates for outgoing students.

Contact us via e-mail at or just drop by!

Frequently asked questions and answers

You can find more answers about the placement tests, course and exam registration, recognition of language courses, etc. on our intranet.