Sign up

We make signing up extremely easy. You have the following options:

We make signing up extremely easy. You have the following options:

  • in person: vhs Esslingen, Mettinger Straße 125, 73728 Esslingen
    opening hours for registration:
    Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 12:45 pm and 1:45 pm to 7:00 pm
    Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • by phone: 0711 55021-0
  • by fax: 0711 55021-505
  • by E-Mail:
  • Online via this website
  • by letter: vhs Esslingen, Mettinger Straße 125, 73728 Esslingen
    Please use the registration form in our programme catalogue

Not necessarily! In this case, we offer various models for small group arrangements, which we inform you of if applicable.

You can see if there are still free places based on the shopping cart on the internet. If you are uncertain, feel free to call us at 0711 55021-0.

Normally, you do not get a confirmation of your registration. Educational leave and CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) courses are an exception.

You have the option of taking an online placement test here. You also have the option of consulting with the department manager Mrs. Spieth by calling 0711 55021-305.

Your personal registration information is sent via the internet in an encrypted manner.

Joining a course later is not possible for all courses. Please get information on the course you
are interested in by calling 0711 55021-0.
Note: You cannot get a discount for lessons you have missed.

If the course you signed up for has a registration deadline, a decision on whether or not the course will take place is made after that date. If there is no registration deadline, the following applies:
If you do not get a message from us approx. three days prior to the indicated start of the course, the course will take place. If the course is already full, you are placed on the waiting list and will receive information
accordingly. If a spot opens up, you will receive a message and then, you can decide whether or not you would like to participate in the course. You will also receive a message if the course has to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of participants for example.

Yes, we grant certain groups of people with verification a discount:

  • pupils / trainees (10%)
  • students (10%)
  • severely disabled persons (10%)
  • federal volunteer service (10%)
  • unemployed persons (30%)
  • welfare recipients (30%)

If a course is not going to take place, we will inform you as soon as possible. In the event of changed dates at short notice, we will call you. If you have already paid the course fee, we will of course reimburse you accordingly

Cancel registration

At the latest, the cancellation must be submitted to the vhs in writing on the last working day prior to the course starting. In the case of cooking classes, weekend seminars, holiday courses, compact courses and courses with less than five days of class, the cancellation must be submitted to the vhs in writing at least one week before the course starts. Receipt of the notice of cancellation by the vhs (date stamp) is decisive for the adherence to the deadlines. In the case of punctual cancellations, already paid fees will be reimbursed minus an administrative fee amounting to €5.

No, cancellation must be submitted to the vhs.

If you submit a doctor’s certificate, the fee for the remaining lessons will be refunded to you as a credit balance.


You can pay the course fee as follows:

On site::

  • SEPA direct debit
  • cash payment
  • EC debit card
  • Girocard
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

On our homepage:

  • SEPA direct debit
  • credit card
  • Giropay
  • SOFORT Überweisung (IMMEDIATE transfer)
  • PayPal
  • My voucher

At the latest, the fee must be paid by the beginning of the course. In the case of SEPA direct debit, the fee is debited from your account approx. 7 days prior to the course starting.

Note: We require a valid SEPA direct debit mandate from you for the SEPA direct debit payment method. Please download it here, fill it out and send it to:

Volkshochschule Esslingen
Mettinger Straße 125
73728 Esslingen

No, if you join the course at a later point in time, the full fee is still charged.

All about the course

All required materials are listed in the respective description of the course.

After discussing it with the group, these lessons are normally made up for at the end of the course.

Please call 0711 55021-0, to find out whether or not the course is actually taking place. In this case, you should already have the textbook for the first lesson.

[Translate to Englisch:] No, you can request a certificate of attendance for certain courses at the administrative office of the vhs at the end of the course.
Requirement for issuing this certificate: You must have participated in the course at least 80% of the time.

Programme catalogue

The summer semester is from February until the end of August.
The winter semester is from September until the end of January.

The new programme catalogue for the summer semester is usually available in the middle of January.
For the winter semester, usually at the beginning of August.

You can see our full programme catalogue online and scroll through it page by page. You can get the programme catalogue for free at the vhs building in Esslingen, at all branch offices and at the usual points of distribution in the townships.

Event location

There is a map in the description of each course, which helps you find the location.

The following course locations are accessible for people with disabilities: All rooms in the vhs building in the Mettinger Straße.

German courses

First, you have to take a placement test. You can stop by to take a placement test every Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm and every Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. You can come by without an appointment for language consultation services during these office hours. Please understand that you must expect to have to wait if you do not have an appointment. If you would like to make an appointment for language consultation services, please do so. Simply call: 0711 55021-0.The consultation service is in the vhs building, Mettinger Str. 125.


On the day of the placement test, you will receive additional information about the integration course and funding opportunities provided by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

You can find upcoming dates for naturalisation tests here.