Summer Language Course

Classes in German as a Foreign Language

This intensive summer course offers both introductory and advanced classes in German language and culture. All classes are taught by experienced German teachers.

Based on an ini­tial place­ment test, stu­dents are di­vided into small level groups (beginner, intermediate and advanced) of about 12-16 participants. There are six 45-minute lessons per day, Mon­day through Fri­day. The course concludes with a final exam, and par­tic­i­pants re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate.

Extracurricular activities

Beyond the classroom, summer-course students enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities together. In 2020, the cultural programm will be adjusted according to the current situation.

2020 Course Information

2020 Dates: 
Monday, September 7 - Friday, October 2, 2020

Please apply online.

Registration and Welcome: Monday,  September 7, 2020

  • 10:00 - 10:30  Registration
  • 10:30 - 12:00  Welcome Session and Campus Tour
  • 12:00 - 13:15  Placement Test 
  • 13:15 - 14:00  Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 16:00  Enrollment for the 2020/21 Winter Semester

Classes start on Tuesday, 8 September 2020, at 08:30 am.

 From our present point of view we expect that the Summer Language Course 2020 will take place online.


Accommodations are available either in one of the student residences or in private housing. The rent is approximately € 250-300 per month. We will be glad to assist you in finding accommodation once you have filled out the application form.

More information can be found in the accommodation section of this website.


Course Fee:

  • € 520 for external participants and DAAD scholarship holders
  • € 380 for Master's degree students and students from partner universities who only attend the summer language course
  • € 200 for exchange students at Offenburg University

There is an additional charge for teaching materials.

Please note that the DAAD does not award grants for summer language courses in 2020 due to Covid-19.


A deposit of € 200, regardless of your personal course fee, must be paid by 15 July 2020. The remaining amount, if any, must be paid no later than the start of the summer language courses. Note that all relevant payments to the University may be made in one sum.

The fees can only be paid by bank transfer:

Recipient: Landesoberkasse Baden-Württemberg
Bank: Baden-Württembergische Bank
IBAN: DE02 6005 0101 7495 5301 02

For all payments, include as reference:

"1175280003845_your name_Summer Language Course 2020"; if you are a Master's student, please include your “Admission Code” as well.


An administration fee of € 60 will be retained in case of cancellations up to 15 July 2020.
No refunds can be given for cancellations after 15 July 2020.

For exceptions and further details, please see the fees regulations.

Dates and Deadlines 2020

Registration and Deposit Payment Deadline: July 15, 2020

Full Payment Deadline: September 7, 2020

Beginning of Summer Course: September 7, 2020

Final Exam Date: October 1, 2020

Please note that, as a general rule, it is not possible to join the summer language course belatedly, i.e. after the start date. The final exam date, too, is binding, i.e. the exam cannot be taken at an earlier or later time.