International summer courses


Our four-week language courses are 25 hours per week. Intermediate and advanced level courses consist of 20 hours of general language lessons and 5 hours of technical language. Basic level courses consist of 25 hours of intensive general language lessons. Usually the maximum number of participants for each group is 15.

Lessons run from 9.00 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. Language courses include listening and reading skills, conversation and writing skills, grammar and phonetics, cultural subjects and background studies. Students participating in the interrmediate and advanced level courses will choose from one of the following topics - Politics and Economics, Arts and Literature - to improve their knowledge of the respective technical language. The participants will study terminology and structure of their chosen subject and be given the opportunity to apply them in discussions and short speeches.

All teachers are graduates in philology with years of experience in teaching German as a foreign language. During the course, lectures on various subjects will be held by professors from different faculties at the University of Bremen.

Outside the classroom studies of German language and culture will continue. All students will take a tour through the city of Bremen, visit local companies and institutions, be taken on excursion to the North Sea etc...



  • 25 lessons and extra program per week

Accommodation and catering:

  • Rooms in private accommodation
  • Self-catering (reasonably priced meals in University refectory and cafeterias)

Target group and composition of participants:

  • Students of all subjects and disciplines
  • Interested persons possessing university entrance qualification
  • University graduates

Leisure and accompanying programme:

  • Visits to Bremen enterprises (Hanseatic products: coffee, beer and chocolate),
  • Politics, culture, history and future
  • Excursions in Hanseatic Bremen: old-city quarters, Science Park, Universum, Football Museum (Werder Bremen)
  • Films, sport and excursions

Afternoon programme and events:

  • Bremen University MINT-Faculties organised workshops (sometimes held in English)

Should you have any questions and would like to obtain further information, just give us a call or send us an e-mail. We shall be pleased to be of assistance.

Your contact person

Stephanie Lange (in representation for Christine Rodewald)
E-Mail: sommerkurs(at)

Dates and Fees


The International Summer Courses have to be cancelled due to the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very sorry to announce this developement and hope to see you in 2021. Take care and stay healthy.

Dates 2021:

  • Course I: 19th July - 13th August 2021
  • Course II: 16th August - 10th September 2021
  • Registration deadline Course I: 7th June 2021
  • Registration deadline Course II: 5th July 2021

Course fees:

  •  Costs for the course: 690 Euro
    •  Early Bird for registration and bank transfer until 31st February 2021: costs 660 Euro
  •  Cost for a room: 340 Euro
  •  Costs for a double room: 500 Euro (if available)
  •  Agency fee for rooms: 50 Euro



It is very easy to register for one of our summer courses:

  • you register online, than you print the form and sent it to us together with a copy of remittance for the entire course fees made out to the University of Bremen, or
  • you can download the appropriate form (pdf file), fill it in and send it to us together with a copy of remittance for the entire course fees made out to the University of Bremen.

storage of personal data

By submitting my data, I agree that these data may be recorded, processed and used by the FZHB for the purpose of this course and may be forwarded to the relevant offices within the University (e.g. when money is to be repaid) where necessary. The FZHB may also contact me with information which is relevant to this course. The data will be stored for 5 years. Your rights: You have the right to request to be provided with comprehensive information regarding data stored which relates to your person (§15 GDPR) and you may demand at any time that the FZHB rectifies, erases or blocks individual pieces of personal data (§17 GDPR). You may withdraw the consent you have given for your data to be stored at any time (Art. 6 (1) 1 of the GDPR).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have further questions, please click here.