International Programmes 2023/2024

German Language and Culture in July German Language and Culture in July

University of Freiburg • Freiburg im Breisgau

Course location
Freiburg im Breisgau
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: B1, B2, C1
Target group

Students from all disciplines as well as individuals who are not currently enrolled as students but have an interest in German language and culture
Minimum age by the start of the programme: 17 years old


The language course will take place from Monday to Friday in the mornings. Each morning, there will be four teaching units (45 minutes each). The learning methods are quite versatile; they include a variety of conversation exercises and discussions. This is complemented by contemporary listening and reading materials, along with modern task-based grammar training. In this way, you can deepen and expand your oral and written German skills. Under the expert guidance of our qualified and experienced teachers, you can fully immerse yourself in the German-speaking culture. Specific study techniques, such as reading strategies and presentation skills, will also be practised. The lessons align with the objectives of communicative competence outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They are delivered in an entertaining and inspiring way, aimed at assisting your independent learning process.

In the afternoons, you can choose from seminars on various current issues in the areas of cultural and social sciences, e.g. history, literature, and European policy.

A graded certificate will be issued to all participants at the end of the course. It will include your individual language level according to the CEFR as well as your ECTS credits.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
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
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 reference number HSK-5975. 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: B1, B2, C1
Language requirements

You must have successfully completed the A2 German language level in order to participate in this course.

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Is accommodation organised?
The organiser does not provide assistance.

The student dining hall ("Mensa") and the university cafeterias offer a wide range of dishes and snacks at reasonable prices, including vegetarian and vegan dishes.

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

Our leisure programme includes city tours, museum visits, game and cooking nights, and sports activities as well as hikes and trips in the region. There is also an exciting day trip at one of the weekends. The excursion is available for an extra charge.

You will be supervised by our student tutors, both during the leisure programme and during the excursion. With their support, you will be able to improve your German skills and, together with learners from all over the world, discover the city and region. This makes the language course in Freiburg a very special experience!

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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