Front Office

Here you will find our contact details, office hours and further information.



Aktuelles aus dem ZFA

neues Zertifikat für Spanisch am ZFA
15.08.2022 (Organisation)
Das ZFA bietet Prüfungstermine zum Erwerb vom SIELE-Zertifikat* an, welches vom Instituto Cervantes (IC), der mexikanischen Universität (UNAM), der Universität Salamanca (USAL) und der Universität Buenos Aires (UBA) gefördert wird. Mit SIELE erhalten die Kandidat*innen bei jeder der vier Kompetenzen (Hörverstehen, Leseverstehen, schriftlicher Ausdruck und mündlicher Ausdruck) eine Bewertung von A1 bis C1 (GER). Anders als bei anderen Zertifikatsprüfungen erhalten Sie bei SIELE also immer einen Nachweis über ihre Sprachkompetenz, sofern diese mindestens im Bereich A1 liegt. Nähere Informationen und Kontaktdaten der Ansprechpartnerinnen finden Sie auf der Sprachenseite Spanisch.

Eingeschränkte Erreichbarkeit des Geschäftszimmers
15.08.2022 (Organisation)
Das Geschäftszimmerteam ist weiterhin nur eingeschränkt erreichbar. E-Mails werden nach Dringlichkeit bearbeitet. Wir bitten um Verständnis.


Summer Semester 2022

Examination dates
You will find an overview of the exam dates as well as important information on the exam modalities and formats in the section Course Completion Exams.ungen.


Winter Semester 2022/23

Course duration
17.10.2022-03.02.2023
holidays (lecture-free period) from 23.12.2022 to 06.01.2023

You can find our list of courses for the winter semester 2022/23 (to be announced asap) here: Online-VVZ der RUB.

Online consultation Link to chat here

Placement test

Dates and further information can be found here.

Language choice guidance
Before the semester begins, the ZFA offers a language selection consultation where you can find out about possible languages and certificates. This is a good idea if you are unclear about the language to be chosen or the regulations of the ZFA.

Dates to be announced

You can also make an appointment with the responsible language lecturers at any time if you would like more detailed information on a specific language. The contacts can be found on the language pages.

Registration deadline
12.09.2022, 00:01 to 12.10.2022, 05:00

Course place allocation
from 13.10.2022, 05:00
RUB students receive the feedback to their university e-mail address via eCampus. Students of the cooperation partners as well as students of other universities will be contacted by e-mail.

Examination dates
You will find an overview of the exam dates as well as important information on the exam modalities and formats in the section Course Completion Exams.ungen.


The University Language Centre (ZFA)

The University Language Centre (ZFA) is the central access point for all students and members of the RUB who wish to learn a new language or improve their existing skills. We also offer professional guidance regarding the use of foreign languages in an academic or professional context.
Currently, RUB students and staff members can join skills-based group courses in 15 different languages. Alternatively, we offer tailor-made individual training sessions.

We offer:

  • An integrated course structure which complies with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFL).
  • Specific Purpose language courses created in close cooperation with the faculties to meet their needs and the needs of their students.
  • Practical, skills-based courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish.
  • An extensive guidance and coaching programme, specifically geared towards individual and self-directed learning.
  • Special tailor-made courses for RUB staff members, in cooperation with the university’s Professional Development Office, the Stabsstelle IFB.
  • Regular exchange programmes in cooperation with overseas partners, especially in the field of tandem learning.
  • A testing centre for standardised internationally recognised language examinations such as IELTS, DELE, CNaVT, DELF/DALF, SWEDEX and Tisus. We are also accredited for university specific certification systems such as UNIcert®.
  • Professional guidance for faculties, facilities and project groups across the RUB on issues related to specific training for special target groups.