We offer integration courses commissioned by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF)). The answers to the most important questions regarding this topic are listed below.
You will be informed about our course selection and tested for your German language skills at our free level evaluation. The evaluation is free of charge and you do not have to register for it.
BiC im KÖWE
Dr. Gessler-Straße 47, 93051 Regensburg
Every monday from 4.00 to 5.30 p.m. and every thursdayfrom 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. (except during school holidays)
BiC im Candis
Kastenmaierstraße 2, 93055 Regensburg
Friday from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m.
classroom nr. 2 (second floor)
The complete course consists of six language modules from levels A1 to B1. Every module is composed of 100 course lessons. The seventh module is the orientation course. Here you will learn about Germany‘s history, its political structures as well as its culture. The aim of the integration course is to enable you to pass the final examination. This consists of a language test and the "Living in Germany" test. Find out more on the following pages.
If you own a certificate of eligibility you, yourself, must pay 195 Euro for one module, the rest will be paid by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
In special cases you might receive an exemption from costs, which means that you won‘t have to pay for the course at all.
As a self-payer (without a certificate of eligibility) you must pay 390 Euros for one module.
You are a permanent immigrant from a non-EU country. In this case you will receive this certificate from the immigration authorities. This means that you are obliged to attend an immigration course.
You are from an EU country and are registered for permanent residency in Germany: You can apply for admission at the BAMF. We help you to do so at our free level evaluation.
If you are receiving unemployment benefits or social welfare. You will need a notice from the Jobcenter or the social welfare office in order to apply for an exemption from costs at the BAMF. We will be glad to help you do so at our free level evaluation. An exemption from costs only applies if the BAMF gives you a positive reply.
Yes, you must come to class every day. (Doesn‘t apply to self-payers)
You must excuse yourself for each day, you are not attending class. If possible, you must bring verification for your absence. Acceptable reasons for being excused from class are for example illness, child’s illness or urgent visits to the authorities.
If the given reasons are not sufficient you will have days of unexcused absence.
The BAMF does not pay for these days and you will be required to pay your contribution to costs for the missed days.
You can get a „Kostenübernahme-Erklärung“(Cost takeover declaration) from our service team or on the internet. Your employer must fill out this declaration and send it to the Volkshochschule. Only then will you be registered for your course.
Yes. But you have the possibility of deregistering before the second course date (in written form for the service team). You will have to pay a cancellation charge of 5 Euros.me to class?
contact / registration
Volkshochschule der Stadt Regensburg
Tel.: 0941 507-2433
Fax: 0941 507-4439
summer opening hours
Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Freitag monday, tuesday, wednesday, friday
10 bis 12 Uhr und 13.30 bis 16 Uhr
ab 12. August wieder normale Öffnungszeiten: Montag bis Mittwoch 10 bis 12 Uhr und 13.30 bis 16 Uhr
as off 12th of august: monday to wednesday 10 to 12 a.m., 1.30 to 4 p.m.
Donnerstag: telefonisch erreichbar bis 9. August von 10 bis 12 Uhr und danach zusätzlich von 13.30 bis 16 Uhr.
thursday: we are available until 09/08 from 10 to 12 a.m. and then from 1.30 to 4 p.m.
BiC BildungsCenter im KÖWE, Dr.-Gessler-Str. 47, 1. OG (Raum A):
bis 22. August geschlossen closed until 22nd of august
telefonisch erreichbar s.o. available see above