International Programmes 2023/2024

28th International Summer Academy 28th International Summer Academy

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg • Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Course location
Lutherstadt Wittenberg
In cooperation with

Institute for German Language and Culture (Institut für deutsche Sprache und Kultur e. V.) at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Information on dates, prices and mode of study

Language courses, free time activities in Wittenberg and two day trips are included in the course fee.

Target group

Students from all majors/disciplines


The goal of the Summer Academy is to impart knowledge combining both the culture of Germany and the German language. Through selected regional topics, the many facets of modern German life will be discovered in activities such as conversations with experts, presentations, excursions, and a final course project. With participants from around the world, knowledge exchange and intercultural learning will be significant aspects of this summer course. All courses have lessons on pronunciation.

After a full day of learning and gathering new impressions, a variety of free time activities and intercultural get-togethers will help you to enjoy this wonderful summer course.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
Other degrees / qualifications awarded
Certificate of participation
ECTS points (max.)
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
Information on dates, prices and mode of study

Language courses, free time activities in Wittenberg and two day trips are included in the course fee.

Funding: application for DAAD-HSK scholarship

For this course DAAD university summer course scholarships (usually starting at language level B1) are available. If you wish to apply for this course, you can find all necessary information about the scholarship programme and its application requirements here. To submit your application, please note the HSK-reference number listed below the course date of your choice (category „dates and costs“). This number can only be used for presence courses. Applying for attending online courses is not possible.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Language requirements

A placement test will be taken on the first day of the programme.

Submit application to

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Kultur e. V. an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Collegienstraße 62
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Accommodation can be arranged by the organiser for an extra cost.

  • Accommodation with host families, includes breakfast and dinner (625 EUR)
  • Double rooms with Wi-Fi, no meals (475 EUR)
  • Single rooms with Wi-Fi, no meals (585 EUR)

With host families: a breakfast and a typical German dinner are included.

Grocery stores are located close to the accommodations.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Wittenberg is a beautiful little German town filled with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, parks, cafés and recreation areas along the Elbe River.

During our language courses, two international volunteers (ESC/FSJ) will be organising a wide range of free-time and leisure activities.
In Wittenberg:

  • Guided tour, conversations with local people
  • Workshops (music, theatre, etc.)
  • Intercultural get-together
  • Bike tours along the Elbe River
  • Sports and leisure activities
  • Museum visits (Martin Luther's house, Asisi's Panorama Luther 1517)
  • Farewell evening with instructors and guests

Outside of Wittenberg: 

  • Two day trips to Berlin and Leipzig (or other cities), including guided city tours, free-time suggestions
  • Afternoon visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Dessau/Wörlitz
Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg, which is seat of the Institute for German Language and Culture, is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The famous reformer Martin Luther lived, taught, and wrote his 95 Theses here. We have been offering language courses and regional studies in the field of German as a foreign language for international students, graduates, and academics for more than 25 years. We also carry out study abroad programmes for partner universities of the Martin Luther University.

129 Participants in the 2022 international summer courses
20,663 Students at Halle University in 2019

University location

Lutherstadt Wittenberg is one of the most visited towns in Saxony-Anhalt. Explore the atmosphere of the historic old town, characterised by well-preserved renaissance buildings. The numerous cafés and restaurants scattered along the narrow streets offer culinary delights. Experience culture at the museums and different events. The Elbe, parks, and bike paths invite you to relax. Vibrant cities such as Berlin and Leipzig can easily be reached by train.

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