Bonn, Germany

International Summer Course for German Language and Cultural Studies

when 7 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language German
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 775

The University of Bonn invites international students and other interested individuals from any field of study or discipline to an International Summer Course for German Language and Cultural Studies.

Since 1947, the University of Bonn offers this successful program to international students from all over the world. Participants will get a chance to experience one of Germany’s oldest and largest universities. With an almost 200-year history, an excellent reputation in Germany and abroad, and a strong academic profile, the University of Bonn is one of the most distinguished universities in Germany. It is a modern research-oriented university that operates internationally while remaining conscious of its long traditions. Additionally, participants will be able to enjoy staying in Bonn, a city proud of its 2.000 years of history. Bonn is not only the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. It is also a modern and vibrant international city located at the river Rhine. These days, Bonn is not just known as United Nations City. As the former German capital, it also still houses various governmental institutions and carries to this day the label “Federal City”. As you can see, Bonn has a lot to offer to international visitors regarding history, culture and politics.

The International Summer Course offers the participants the opportunity to learn the German language or to improve existing language skills and to gain insight into German cultural studies. It will take place from August 7 - August 31, 2018.

The International Summer Course includes:

- German language courses every morning from Monday to Friday (courses for all levels, from basic over intermediate to advanced level)
- Elective modules (for example in the field of politics, culture and history)
- Social activities and leisure programs (for example excursions)

Target group

International students and other interested individuals

Course aim

The International Summer Course aims at offering the participants the opportunity to learn the German language or to improve existing language skills, gaining insight into German cultural studies, participating in interesting excursions, getting to know the internationally well-reputed University of Bonn and the city of Bonn, and at making new contacts and fostering new friendships.

Credits info

6 EC
Every participant who regularly attended the program and completed a written examination will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

If you are interested in obtaining ECTS credits, you can gain up to 6 ECTS credits (equivalent to 3 U.S. credits). Please contact us if you wish to obtain ECTS credits. We will inform you about the requirements.

Fee info

EUR 775: The participation fee amounts to 775 € (including the costs for the excursions). The fee does not include housing or meals.


It is possible to apply with regard to this International Summer Course for a DAAD university summer course scholarship. Information about the scholarship program and application requirements is available on our website.