Courses For Doctoral Students (CDS)

 

The Language Center offers two types of courses for members of the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS). CDS members can register for all courses of our

A placement test is obligatory for courses in the Modern Languages Program where previous knowledge of a language is available. For courses in the Scientific English Program doctoral candidates must attain a B2.1 level, MK 5, or higher.

 

Organizational Information

 

Important

  1. Doctoral candidates must first register with the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) in order to be eligible for a place in any of the courses at the Language Center.
  2. After registering, students will need a RWTH User ID ("TIM-Kennung") to enrol in a Language Center course. You can learn more about enrolment procedures in our Guide. Doctoral students who have neither a matriculation number nor a RWTH User ID should the CDS directly.
  3. Please note that simply applying for a course online is not a guarantee that you will obtain a place. The Language Center has reserved a limited number of places for doctoral students, and demand in certain beginner courses is quite heavy. Please check your user account after the end of the enrolment period to see if you have obtained a place.
  4. Courses in the Modern Languages Program and “Conference English” begin the second week of the semester. Courses in “Scientific Writing for Doctoral Candidates” may begin at different times.