Language and Short Courses 2023/2024

Dessau Summer School of Architecture Dessau Summer School of Architecture

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences • Dessau-Roßlau

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
  • 3 June - 12 July 2024 (Registration deadline of course provider: 29 February 2024)
Target group

Students of architecture, interior design, and related subjects


Dessau Summer School of Architecture develops its thematic focus from the relevance of Bauhaus Dessau in the history of architecture. Parts of the course are conducted within Bauhaus Dessau.
At Dessau Summer School of Architecture, participants from different nations enter into an architectural dialogue on a review of modernity in architecture. To this purpose, the components of the programme place current developments in architecture and design in relation to the history of modernity and to its evidence on site.
Dessau Summer School of Architecture starts, in cooperation with Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, with a workshop on "Bauhaus Callisthenics". The subsequent studio project is developed from this basis and focuses on social, ecological, and sustainable strategies of building. The current programme is available at from December 2023.
The subjects "Art Class", "Architecture and Society", the "German Language Class", excursions to historic and new locations of Modern Architecture in the region and trips to Berlin, Frankfurt and Leipzig develop and deepen this focal point.

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
  • 3 June - 12 July 2024 (Registration deadline of course provider: 29 February 2024), costs: EUR 1,050
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Accompanying programme
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
Language requirements

English B2

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

Guest house of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences or hostel


The kitchen makes self-catering possible. We suggest that you calculate an average amount of 10 EUR per day for meals (self-catering and one meal in the canteen).

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

Day trip(s) to Berlin and/or Leipzig
One three-day trip to, e.g. Frankfurt or another destination with overnight stays
The field trips will include guided architectural city tours, building site visits, and/or visits to architects' offices.
For the 2024 programme, please take a look at (updated in December 2023).

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

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

With its sites at Bernburg, Dessau, and Köthen, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences can call upon proud traditions in science, innovation, and cultural cosmopolitanism. These traditions guide us in research and teaching. Anhalt University of Applied Sciences has established close links with both national and international research institutions and partners in industry. New forms of teaching, small study groups, and excellent research offer ideal conditions for a good start to a career either at home or abroad.

University location

Dessau was first mentioned in 1213. During the period of Enlightenment, the famous Dessau-Woerlitz gardens were created. In 1774, Basedow established the well-known "Philantropinum" - a reformed public school. In 1919, Hugo Junkers developed and built the first metal aeroplane in the world. The world-renowned "Bauhaus" moved from Weimar to Dessau in 1925. Six years later, the Nazis forced its closure. Today, Walter Gropius' Bauhaus Building in Dessau is a long-established icon of Modernism.

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