We issue certificates to students who successfully complete one of our language courses.
You can gain ECTS credits in the elective area of your studies if you take one of our courses and you can also acquire language skills relevant to a stay abroad.
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for Universität Hamburg students
ECTS is a credit point system reflecting a student's workload in terms of ECTS credits or credit points. Students at Universität Hamburg can earn two to four credit points in their program's elective area for courses (semester or intensive courses) for which they have an eighty-percent attendance record and in which they have passed exams in accordance with ECTS regulations. The number of credit points depends on course level and number of classes. The schools determine whether to recognize given language courses in the area of general professional skills.
Please click here (pdf) for detailed information about course requirements and the number of possible ECTS credit points for respective course levels.
Please note: Your respective exam office or departmental office is responsible for documenting ECTS credit points in STiNE. Credit points earned at a specific level of any given target language may only be recognized once. Proof of proficiency for B1/3 and WB1 courses is recognized for courses offered by the Language Center at Universität Hamburg.
Course certificates for the Schools
Based on an agreement with the School of Humanities, we offer the following additional language courses:
Latin (3.4 semester hours per week)
Our Latin courses conclude with the University-based Kleines Latinum (for Latin II courses) or Latinum (for Latin III courses). All master's and doctoral programs at all Hamburg universities recognize these exams. These courses also prepare teaching degree students for the external exam required by the public school authorities. You can find more information from the Office of Education (Ministry of School and Vocational Training) on +49-40-42863-2384 and here.
If a given program does not require Latin, students can earn three credit points in their elective area for a Latin course. They will need to submit a certificate from their department.