Welcome to the integration course at Kreisvolkshochschule Harz

Since 2007, the Harz University of Applied Sciences has been an accredited educational institution for integration courses at the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF).

Our integration courses are held in Halberstadt, Quedlinburg and Wernigerode. Lessons take place from Monday to Friday from 8:00 - 12:15. Part-time courses in the afternoon are also possible if there are sufficient enrolments.

We have extensive experience in conducting and advising integration courses (What is an integration course?). So far, we have organized about 50 integration courses and taught German as a foreign language to several thousand immigrants.

Contact Persons

Marion Meusel

Tel.: 0 39 46 / 52 40 33



Katja Oelsner

Tel.: 0 39 46 / 52 40 38



Personal advice on site

Please make an appointment in advance.


Kreisvolkshochschule Harz

Heiligegeiststraße 8

06484 Quedlinburg


You can reach us by phone and e-mail.


Only correctly completed applications for participation and reimbursement of costs will be dealt quickly by the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge. Ms. Meusel and Ms. Schömer will accompany and advise you in applying for integration courses, provide you with the right documents and help you to fill them in correctly.

You have arrived in your new home country and have mastered the first official procedures.

Now you want to get in touch with your new neighbours, meet new friends and find new jobs as quickly as possible.

The problem is the German language. This can solve an integration course at the district folk high school Harz.

Here you can learn German or improve your German. Together with other newcomers, they learn a lot about Germany and the Germans, their traditions, their history and much more. And, you have the opportunity to get to know other people from Germany and many other nations personally.

Our current courses are available at WEBGIS at Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF).


Come to us, because....

Integration course - good to know

Organisational matters - how do you learn?
An integration course consists of a language course and an orientation course. The language course comprises 600 teaching units and the orientation course 100 teaching units. As a rule, an integration course is attended full-time and lasts approximately six months. 

Content - what do you learn?
The language course ends with a final test, the so-called "Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer" (DTZ). Here, course participants are tested in writing and orally to determine whether they have reached language level B1.

The orientation course, which follows the language course, is about getting an overview of the German legal system, history and culture. The curriculum on which the orientation course is based was developed by the BAMF.

The orientation course ends with the final test "Leben in Deutschland" (LiD). Only those who pass both tests receive an "Zertifikat Integrationskurs".