Language and Short Courses 2019/2020

In Transition to a Pure Green Energy Economy In Transition to a Pure Green Energy Economy

Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences • Darmstadt

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1, C2, B1
  • July 12 - August 08, 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: June 01, 2020)
Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students with a background in Business Administration, Energy Management, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Environmental Management


The prospects of an energy system and a whole economy relying solely on renewable energy is the topic of the 2020 Hessen International Summer University "In Transition to a Pure Green Energy Economy" at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.

The Hessen International Summer University Darmstadt brings together technical and business perspectives and focuses especially on three challenges on the way towards a green energy economy:

1. Transforming supply:

  • Competitiveness of renewable energies and regimes of promoting them
  • Potentials for different renewable technologies
  • Challenges of an ever-increasing share of renewables for the energy system

2. Transforming demand:

  • Flexibilities of different consumer groups and demand side management as business cases
  • Smart grids, meters and devices: Redesigning the electric infrastructure
  • Electric mobility as changing factor for the energy industry

3. Transforming business:

  • New players, new roles, new business models in the power industry
  • The future of gas in a pure green energy economy
  • Is the “prosumer” the new ideal of the energy system of the future?

The programme combines scientific knowledge taught in English with hands-on experiences during field trips to companies and public institutions. Students will have the opportunity to establish valuable contacts for their future careers. To complement the classroom work, excursions to near and distant sights, cultural learning and lots of leisure activities outside the classroom are included in the programme.

German language courses:
In addition to the academic seminars, all students attend intensive German language courses. These courses are offered at three different levels (ranging from beginner to intermediate). Participants will have the opportunity to practise their language skills with German students who also attend the International Summer University Darmstadt.

Join the Hessen International Summer University Darmstadt and spend an unforgettable summer in Germany!

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
ECTS points (max.)
Dates and costs
  • July 12 - August 08, 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: June 01, 2020), costs: EUR 1,990
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Accompanying programme
Further information on dates and prices

An early bird discount will be granted for applications received by 1 April 2020. The fee will be reduced to 1,790 EUR for these early applications.

The programme fee includes:

  • the accommodation from 12 July to 8 August 2020
  • a four-week study programme including seminar materials
  • company visits and field trips
  • a German language course (including seminar materials)
  • the cultural and leisure programme
  • a ticket for public transportation within Darmstadt
  • a health, accident, and liability insurance
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1, C2, B1
Language requirements

English: A level of at least B1 is required.

German: No previous knowledge of German is required, as the programme is taught in English.

Submit application to

E-mail the signed application form to:

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

Hotel (shared twin bed rooms)


Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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

The Hessen International Summer University Darmstadt offers an exciting cultural and leisure programme such as excursions to Frankfurt, Heidelberg, and Ruedesheim (Rhine River Valley), canoeing, a BBQ, a German film night, an international picnic and hiking. 

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

Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences: 

  • one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany
  • 16,000 students, 340 professors
  • 12 departments, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, business, social sciences, architecture, media and design
  • practice-oriented education
  • worldwide network: over 140 partner universities
  • international students represent approx. 20% of the student body

University location

Darmstadt, also known as the “City of Science,” is home to several scientific institutions, universities and high-technology companies. The city is rich in old art nouveau establishments, such as Mathildenhoehe. Darmstadt is located in the vibrant metropolitan Rhine-Main area, right next to Europe’s financial centre Frankfurt/Main and within easy reach of many major European cities.

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