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Integration Courses

The integration course comprises 700 teaching units, including 600 TU of language course and 100 TU of orientation course.  In the language course you learn the German language with everyday topics such as shopping, living, children, media, leisure, school and work or visits to the doctor. After the language course you take the orientation course. Here you will learn a lot about politics, society and culture as well as the recent history of Germany.

Integration courses are state-funded. Direct online booking is not possible here. All dates and information can be found in the relevant sections of this page. 

Who can take part in an integration course?

Who may participate...:


Germans with a migration background,

EU citizens

possibly asylum seekers in the asylum procedure and tolerated persons.

You need a certificate of entitlement.

You get this:

From the immigration office. In this case you are obliged to take part in the course.

If you are not obliged to do so, you can submit an application to the BAMF.

The job center can also issue a certificate of entitlement.

Integration Course Modules

Grafik: BaMF

Integration Course Dates

All courses take place from Monday to Friday, in the morning or in the afternoon.

Please note: Date can be changed

Level  Start   Time Format Registration open
A1.1 12.02.2024 12:45-16:00 classroom 03.01.2024
A1.1 04.03.2024 08:45-12:00 classroom 22.01.2024
A1.1 11.03.2024 08:45-12:00 classroom 29.01.2024
A2.2 11.03.2024 12:45-16:00 classroom 29.01.2024


One lesson costs 2.29 Euros. A general integration course with 700 hours of instruction costs a maximum of 1,603 Euros. If you have successfully completed the course, you can get 50% of the course fee back. Do you receive unemployment benefits or social assistance? Please bring your current benefit notification with you. We apply for a cost exemption for you. Then the course is free for you.


Placement test

The placement test is compulsory. This means that you have to take a placement test after registering at the Hartnackschule.

Final exam

After the language course, you will take the “German test for immigrants” (DTZ). After passing the exam, you will receive a certificate. The orientation course ends with the final test "Living in Germany". This test is also considered a naturalization test. You fail the DTZ? Then you can get another 300 hours of lessons. And you can also take the exam again....

Important Information:

The registration deadline is no later than 25 calendar days before the exam date. (If a late registration is possible, this can be done with a fee of 30 €.).  To register, we request you to visit our  office during our opening hours.


Did you take the DTZ?

Then you want to download your certificate now! As a rule, the results of the exam are available two and a half weeks after the exam.

The certificates are ready for download about 4 weeks after the exam.

1. Go to the participant portal of g.a.s.t.

2. Enter your user name and password, just as you did when registering for the exam.

3. Log in.

4. Now you can download the certificate. If you have forgotten your password, you can request a new password.





School Office
030 2102193
or via the contact form

Coordinator for Integration Courses
Mrs. Berra Ilkan
030 210 219 512