General Information

Since 17th January 2018 we are certified course holders of the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF).

Our Integration courses are directed at persons (non-member citizens) who

  • were granted a residence permit for the first time after 1 October 2017 and/or
  • would like to apply for a “Permanent EU” residence permit.

Non-member citizens who signed the Integration Agreement in 2017 commit themselves under the Integration law to meeting the requirements of Module 1 of the Integration Agreement within two years of first receiving the residence permit. Module 1 is aimed at competence in German for elementary language use, corresponding to an A2 level. Module 1 of the Integration Agreement, which contains alongside language competence also value contents (the federal constitution, citizenship law, etc.) is completed in the course of the Integration exam for this module.

Persons (non-member citizens) who intend to apply for a “Permanent EU” residence permit must have completed the requirements for Module 2 of the Integration Agreement before presenting their application. Module 2 aims at autonomous language competence, corresponding to a B1 level. Module 2 of the Integration Agreement, which contains alongside language competence also value contents (the federal constitution, citizenship law, etc.) is completed in the course of the Integration exam for this module.


Those who do not possess the competence in German required for the successful completion of Module 1 and/or Module 2 can receive preparation through the intensive courses at our language centre.

  • For all learners over the age of 17
  • All course levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning – teaching – assessing
  • Preparation for Module 1 and Module 2 Integration exams
  • Project oriented afternoon lessons
  • Max. 14 participants per class*
  • Course duration:  2-3 weeks or open-ended (from 5 weeks)
  • 24 teaching units (=EU) of 45 min. per week

* If the number of participants is low we will either reduce the intensity of the course or, together with the participants, determine alternative dates.

At the conclusion of the course participants are awarded a certificate. In order to receive a certificate or qualify for a refund (blue federal voucher) participants must attend at least 75% of the total teaching units.

It is possible to repeat failed exams. It is not possible to repeat parts of exams. Integration exams are conducted across the country according to unified criteria.


The first Integration Course as a German Intensive Course (F2) starts on March 5th 2018.

Here you can sign up. Please register only for the course number "Intensive Course F2" and note in the comment field that you would like to book the German Intensive Course as an Integration Course.

The 2017 Integration Agreement serves to integrate non-member citizens who are lawfully established on federal territory and aims to enable them in the participation in social, economic and cultural life in Austria. Within the framework of these aims, non-member citizens are obliged to acquire German language skills as well as an understanding of the democratic system and its underlying principles.


It is taken for granted that immigrants are familiar with the Latin alphabet and have a very basic knowledge of German, that is elementary language use (Level A1), before arriving in the country and receiving a preliminary staying permit. This is, however, not a component of the Integration Agreement. See the information on “German before immigrating” on the webpage of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria HELP.gv.at. Proof of the possession of this language competence (language test certificate or course attendance certificate issued by a recognized institution) at the moment of application may not be more than one year old.


Info This information does not include references to law. If you would like to read the relative legislative basis on which the information rests, please consult the internet sites of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria.