International Programmes 2019/2020

Animals in German Literature, Culture and Society Animals in German Literature, Culture and Society

University of Bamberg • Bamberg

Course location
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: B1, B2, C1, C2
Target group

This course is intended for students and teachers of German who want to expand their knowledge of German language, literature and culture. Other people who are interested are welcome as well.


The programme focuses on literature and cultural and regional studies. It deals with the changing role of animals in historical and present German literature, culture and society.
Seminars on grammar, vocabulary, stylistics and creative writing will help students to improve their language skills. Furthermore, there will be a seminar on teaching techniques as well as a drama group, a choir and a newspaper group.
Excursions and social programme events complement the course programme. The course has a modular schedule, which enables each participant to choose an individual timetable that focuses on his/her own interests.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
ECTS credits (max.)
Dates and costs
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme

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-6209.

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

Profound knowledge of the German language is required in order to be able to follow classes and participate in discussions during seminars. The language of instruction is German.

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

Single room in a hall of residence

Participants can reserve a room in a student hall of residence (either a single room with a kitchen and a bathroom or a room in a double apartment with two separate private bedrooms, a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom). The price for the accommodation (without breakfast) is 300 EUR.


Inexpensive meals for lunch are available in the student restaurant (average price: 3 EUR).

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

Excursions to destinations around Bamberg, visits to other cities such as Nuremberg, various activities in the evenings and at the weekends (e.g., guided tours and concerts)

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

University of Bamberg

The University of Bamberg was founded in 1647 and is one of the oldest universities in Bavaria. Currently, about 13,000 students study at the University of Bamberg.

University Location

The University of Bamberg is situated in the city of Bamberg, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Register in 1993. Bamberg, with its more than 2,400 heritage-protected buildings, has approx. 75,000 inhabitants. Added to the city's appeal are Bamberg's location in the Regnitz Valley and its seven hills as well as its close proximity to "Franconian Switzerland", the Haßberge Hills, the Steigerwald Nature Park, and the Upper Main River Valley.

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