German as a Foreign Language (DaF) at the SDI Munich

International students

Download: Important information for applicants from outside of Germany and for non-native speakers of German (PDF)

Important information for applicants from outside of Germany and for non-native speakers of German.

Live next to the SDI!

Link: Accomodation in Campus SDI and CAMPUS VIVA

Extremely convenient, fully furnished and no rental commission: the SDI rents out apartments in the Campus SDI and CAMPUS VIVA residence halls.

Live, experience, study German – Excellence in language teaching for over 60 years

The SDI is the language institute for you. At the SDI you will learn German in an international and student-friendly environment. After attending our German as a foreign language program (Deutsch als Fremdsprache/DaF), you are prepared to attend our vocational school (Berufsfachschule) where we train multilingual administrative assistants, our professional school (Fachakademie) where we train translators and interpreters, or you can continue your studies with a BA or MA at our International University SDI München (Internationale Hochschule SDI München). We offer expertise in languages and communication in all of our programs.

Learning German

Highly-qualified teachers: Our teaching staff supports each student's success through modern, effective teaching methods. Our friendly, competent teachers provide a wide range of activities to help students develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening in communicative situations.

German Certificates: The SDI offers two tests, which upon successful completion, enable students to study at any German university: telc-C1 and TestDaF.

Targeted learning: Through our free placement test, we will establish your language level and you will be placed in the correct language course (level A1-C2).

Living German

German immersion in Munich: You will be attending classes in one of the most beautiful and beloved cities in Germany. Our cultural program will enable you to discover the many interesting facets of this alpine metropolis.

German in Context: In addition to our regular language-focussed classes, we offer content courses including Applied Geography, German Social Studies, The German Political System, and German Economics.

Experiment with German: You will have the opportunity to attend elective courses including Drama Games and Sketches, Quirky German Orthography, Colorful Idioms, and German Films & Discussion.

Vorlesungen und Kulturangebot

Further studies using German

Following our motto “We make language your profession.” ("Wir machen Sprachen zum Beruf”), the SDI offers a variety of other programs for continued studies:

If you want to learn German at the SDI Munich, click here to enroll in one our courses.

Information in English (PDF)

LAST UPDATED 15.1.2020