Sign Language Interpreting (German Diplom Degree)

Deaf people and people with severe hearing impairments are separated from the rest of society by an invisible barrier to communication. The difficulties of communication hinder their access to information and limit their social participation. However, qualified interpreters open up the opportunity for the deaf to get involved in public life as equals. Academically trained sign language interpreters create the possibility for comprehensive integration of the deaf and those with severe hearing impairments into our society.

Important: for the inclusion of this study is required an aptitude test. Dates and more information on the entrance examination here.

degreeGerman Diplom Degree
type of programmefull-time programme
semester startwinter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits8 semester / 240 ECTS 
admission requirements
  • University Entrance Qualifications (A prerequisite for application is the general high-school graduation certificate (Abitur) or comparable qualification for admission to higher education)
  • Successful aptitude test
admission restrictionrestricted entry / aptitude test required
tuition feesno tuition fees / semester fee
accreditationuntil 09/2020

Study sign language interpreting - how is it going in the internship?

Vorschaubild Video - Gebärdensprachdolmteschen studieren

Länge: ca. 2,30 Minuten


Incoming Students - Degree Seeking
Elke Kunze
room: PKB 230a
+49 375 536 1061
+49 375 536 1063[at]

Coordination Office for Refugees
Katrin Meyer
room: PKB 511
+49 375 536 1065
+49 375 536 1063

International Office

Katrin Jugelt
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230
+49 375 536 1068
+49 375 536 1063[at]

Postal address
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
International Office
Kornmarkt 1
08056 Zwickau

Adress for visitors
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB)
Dr.-Friedrichs Ring 2A
rooms 228/230/230a (above the canteen)