Curricular vs. Optional Language Courses

All of the language courses at the University of Greifswald can be taken either as part of a degree course’s curriculum or as an optional extra.

If you have registered for a language course as part of the curriculum, it will count towards the required ECTS as stipulated in the relevant examination and study regulations (including Optional Studies/General Studies). If you register for a language course as an optional extra, you do this out of personal interest, regardless of your examination and study regulations.

Offers at the Department of Finnish and Scandinavian Studies

For more information on the Department of Finnish and Scandinavian Studies, its role in university language acquisition, and contact information please click here.


The Chair of Scandinavian Linguistics at the Department of Finnish and Scandinavian Studies provides courses on the Icelandic language, literature, history and geography, including language acquisition courses. 

There are no courses on offer for Icelandic during the winter semester 2019/20.