Front Office

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



Aktuelles aus dem ZFA

Barrierefreier Zugang zum ZFA im Studierendenhaus wieder möglich
20.02.2024 (Organisation)
Der Aufzug im Gebäude SH ist wieder in Betrieb. Damit ist ein barrierefreier Zugang zu unseren Büros und anderen Räumlichkeiten in der 2. Etage wieder möglich.

Auf der Suche nach einem Job?
11.01.2024 (Organisation)
Sie suchen eine Stelle als studentische Hilfskraft oder Lehrbeauftragte/r? Aktuell sind verschiedene Stellen bei uns vakant - vielleicht ist auch für Sie etwas dabei! Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf der Seite Stellenausschreibungen. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung!


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.



Winter Semester 2023/24

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.


Summer Semester 2024

Course duration
15.04.2024.-10.07.2024
whitsun holidays (lecture-free period) from 21.05. to 25.05.2024

You can find our list of courses for the summer semester 2024 here: link will be published asap

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
11.03.2024, 12pm to 11.04.2024, 12am

Course place allocation
11.04.2024, 12am and 12.04.2024
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.