International Programmes 2021/2022

Summer@Uni-Mainz 2022 – International Summer School Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Summer@Uni-Mainz 2022

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz • Mainz

Course location
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: All levels
  • August 02 - August 30, 2022 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 01, 2022)
Target group

The International German Language School of Johannes Gutenberg University focuses both on students who want to start learning German and those who already have prior experience with German and wish to improve their language skills. Therefore, we offer courses of all levels, ranging from A1 (beginners) to C2 (proficient speakers) in order to accommodate students of all language levels.


For 2022, we are planning our Summer@Uni-Mainz face-to-face in Mainz.

The International German Language School consists of foreign language courses and is complemented by a cultural programme. A wide variety of interdisciplinary lectures and workshops ensures that students can broaden their horizons in many different academic areas. The International German Language School consequently welcomes students of all disciplines and origins.

Three cities, two rivers, one "Summer@Uni-Mainz"!

The Rhine-Main area has been of great historical significance for European history throughout many centuries. As a city that has been the centre stage for many historical events, Mainz has numerous sights and attractions that make living here a one-of-a-kind experience. As the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz is a vibrant and lively cultural hub in the heart of Germany. The Rhine River separates Mainz from Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse, and Frankfurt am Main can be reached by train within a few minutes. At the same time, the Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is only a short train ride away. These geographical locations also correspond to the three German authors who we will focus on in the cultural studies courses of this year’s summer school programme: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Anna Seghers, and Heinrich Heine. These authors not only lived and worked here but also immortalised these places in their novels and poems. It only seems fitting to discover their work and the places they wrote about at the same time. We will make history come alive by tracing their steps and understanding the cultural contexts that shaped these authors’ texts.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
ECTS points (max.)
Dates and costs
  • August 02 - August 30, 2022 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 01, 2022), costs: EUR 2,200
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
  • Accommodation
Further information on dates and prices

For 2022, we are planning our Summer@Uni-Mainz face-to-face in Mainz.

The following services are included in the price:

  • German course, including study materials
  • Intercultural competence training
  • Lectures, excursions, and regional studies
  • Accommodation
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: All levels
Language requirements

The "Summer@Uni-Mainz" international summer school programme does not require students to speak German before arrival. A basic understanding of English is helpful.

Before arriving in Germany, students will be sent an online test that we use to assess their current level of German, which helps us with planning the language courses. Subsequently, students will take a proper placement test shortly after arrival to determine the level of the language course in which they will be placed – beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

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

All students who sign up by 30 January 2022 are guaranteed places in the dormitories provided on campus or close to campus. Students who sign up for the "Summer@Uni-Mainz" programme after January will be placed in additional dormitories or with host families.


Meals are not included in the fee for the course programme. However, each student will receive a card for the use in the campus dining facilities, where meals can be purchased relatively inexpensively. Students will also have access to kitchens in their dorms.

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

The social and leisure programme consists of the following:

  • film nights (German, international and historical films)
  • sport programme
  • “Stammtisch” – a weekly "regulars' table"

A cultural programme including excursions and cultural activities complements the social and leisure programme outlined above.

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

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