The institute

Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e. V. in Düsseldorf and Berlin


The Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e.V., a non-profit organization located in Berlin and Düsseldorf, promotes international exchange. Our focus lies on developing participants‘ language skills for either academic or professional purposes. 

  • founded as a spin-off of Düsseldorf University in 1989
  • offering exchange and pre-study programs for universities and governments worldwide individual preparation for studies in Germany (language, applications, professional content)
  • integration courses for fast learners
  • vocational integration: focus on physicians, nursing staff, engineers, scholarships & free online services to learn German, such as
  • participation in multiple EU projects, member of numerous academic associations,e.g. Professional Association German as a Foreign Language (FaDaF e.V.)
  • licensed testing center, particularly for German and English with more than 4.000 examinees per year (TestDaF, telc, TestAS, TOEFL, TOEIC, GMAT, and others)
  • seminars, publications, and further education programs using renowned expertise with a focus on German for your studies or in the workplace


Worldwide networks

IIK has made a name for itself: institutions, associations, universities, and companies worldwide send their students and employees to take courses at IIK. They also contract IIK directly to organize exchange programs and customized training seminars. A current reference list of our partners can be found on our website.



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