Latest information about Covid-19

The IIK reacts immediately to changes in the situation and the current regulations.

General information

Educational courses in extracurricular educational institutions are currently not permitted.

Our office is open to visitors (wearing a mask). You can participate in our online courses. Our hybrid courses allow you to attend the same course in class or online, depending on the current situation.


For questions, consultations and registrations, we will continue to be at your disposal.

Information for participants in the area

German courses for study and career
Intensive courses: online - hybrid - presence

The intensive courses take place from Monday to Friday and comprise 5 teaching units (45 minutes each) per day. Lessons are either from 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. or from 3 – 7:15 p.m..

We offer the intensive German courses in different formats. You learn either online from home or in our institutes in the self-study room. In the hybrid course, you take part in the classroom on the PC with your teacher and the group, other participants from all over the world are connected to the class via screen. Classroom groups in Berlin and Düsseldorf are offered whenever possible, but can be continued online if governmental measures require it. It is not possible to book a specific type of lesson.

Integration courses and publicly funded courses

Since 1.7.2020 we have taken up our BAMF-supported courses (integration courses and professional language courses) again at the IIK in attendance form.
We have drawn up a hygiene concept in accordance with the official guidelines and regulations. Please enter the building only with mouth and nose protection and follow the instructions.
In the classroom, the individual seats are arranged with a distance between them. You are allowed to take off your mouth-nose-protection during the lessons.
The Integration Team is available for questions, consultations and registrations. Please arrange an appointment with us. Here you can find the current office hours of the team in Düsseldorf and the team in Berlin.

Medical German

Our training courses for health care professions and preparation courses for the technical language exams for doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nursing staff have been taking place online since 16.03.

From now on, our online trainings, which you can easily complete from home, can also be booked regularly.

Registration and further information

We would be happy to advise you personally at info-medizin(at)

Further Education for Teachers

The pandemic poses great challenges to schools and all teachers interested in further education and training, and so does our institute. In the interests of the health of our participants and staff, to which we accord the highest priority, and in view of the fact that the pandemic situation will remain uncertain in the coming months, we have decided to postpone all attendance training events until next year 2021.

Important for all Erasmus+ scholarship holders: The European Commission has recommended to all National Agencies to extend the duration of projects by 12 months in order to allow for a smooth postponement of booked training sessions. However, please continue to take note of our on-line training courses on digital teaching DaF/DaZ 2020, which you can book on our website.

You would greatly support our work in the current situation if you were to book your 2021 training course with us now. You do not need to pay a deposit for pre-registration. If you have already received an Erasmus+ scholarship, we would of course be pleased if you could reserve your 2021 training place securely now by transferring the course fees. In the case of fully booked courses, we will allocate places in the order in which the course fees are received. In the case of last-minute changes to your plans, you can cancel your reservation free of charge up to four weeks before the course begins.

We hope for your understanding and your support and look forward to a joint training year 2021. Please continue to note our on-line training offers DaF/DaZ 2020, which you can book on our website just like the attendance training events 2021.

Registration and further information


Further education Train the Trainer

Until further notice, we are conducting our further training online.

Registration and further information

English for study and work

All English courses and trainings currently take place online in a virtual classroom.

Our TOEFL exam trainings are also held online.

Registration and further information

If you have booked a TOEFL through us

If our test center is closed, ETS may offer you rescheduling dates. Please contact ETS if you have any questions about the rescheduling or alternative testing options.

You can find more information about the current situation here:

Test Center (TOEFL, GRE, TOEIC, GMAT, Pearson Vue)

updated June 2nd, 08:00

Due to the currently valid hygiene requirements of the federal government as well as the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, we are forced to pause all examinations in Düsseldorf until Monday, June 7th, 2021. Examinations at our testcenter at the TU Dortmund are scheduled to restart on June 5th. We will make every effort to open alternate dates for cancelled tests in the first few weeks after the lockdown ends. Please contact your respective test provider to rebook your exam and for any other questions. The official contact addresses and current announcements can be found on the websites of ETS and Pearson VUE.

Attention: Candidates must wear a medical mask (surgical or FFP2 certified) at all times at the test center. Additionally, candidates at our TU Dortmund site are required to present a valid Covid rapid test (not older than 48h) on test day, alternatively a vaccination certificate with a final vaccination date against Covid at least 14 days before test day.


Teacher qualilfication in BAMF classes (ZQ)

Teacher qualilfication in BAMF classes take place  – as far as the current situation allows – partly in presence and partly online. Current information can be found here

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