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Doctoral candidates

Language courses


German language courses

These courses address international doctoral candidates without any knowledge of the German language who would like to start learning German for the purpose of participating in everyday life in their institutes, on campus and in Cologne. The courses are free of charge and organized by the Albertus Magnus Graduate Center and the International Office of the University of Cologne. Please note that the courses cannot be credited in terms of the ECTS and that there are no examinations taken. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


English language courses

The main goals of these courses are to gain confidence in speaking English in an academic setting, to improve presentation skills and to acquire useful phrasings and project-specific vocabulary. The courses are free of charge and organized by the Albertus Magnus Graduate Center. The courses cannot be credited in terms of the ECTS and there are no examinations taken. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.