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NEW: Online intensive course "German Language and Culture" for B1/B2, 5 - 16 October 2020. More information on the online registration in our Flyer.

 

Intensive Language Courses in March, July, August and September
Our Offer
  • Language classes in the morning, total of 72 teaching units
  • Exercise courses and seminars in the afternoon
  • Access to the self-study area at the language laboratory
  • Course material
  • Use of PC-Pools and Wireless LAN at the university
  • Meals at the university cafeteria (Mensa) at student rates
  • Participation in the free-time programme and excursions
  • Information on studying at Freiburg University
  • Accommodation upon request (in March, August and September)

  

March
1 - 26 March 2021
Course overview
German Language and CultureBeginner, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
» Syllabus
English Language Course
B1, B2, C1
Course fee
regular
800,- €
for ERASMUS students at the University of Freiburg700,- €
Accommodation
available
» Room details
room fee400,- €

 

July
1 - 23 July 2021
Course overview
German Language and CultureB1, B2, C1
» Syllabus
Course fee
                                                               
800,- €
Accommodation
not available - unfortunately, we cannot offer rooms in July

 

August
2 - 28 August 2021
Course overview
German Language and Culture
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
» Syllabus
German for Business and EconomicsB2/C1
» Syllabus
German for the Tourism IndustryB2/C1
» Syllabus
Medical GermanB2/C1
» Syllabus
German for Natural Sciences and EngineeringB2/C1
» Syllabus
Training for German Language TeachersC1/C2
» Syllabus
English Language Course
B1, B2, C1
Course fee
regular800,- €
for ERASMUS students at the University of Freiburg700,- €
Accommodation
available
» Room details
room fee400,- €

 

September
2 - 29 September 2021
Course overview
German Language and CultureBeginner, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
» Syllabus
German for Business and EconomicsB2/C1
» Syllabus
Medical GermanB2/C1
» Syllabus
German for Natural Sciences and EngineeringB2/C1
» Syllabus
English Language Course
B1, B2, C1
Course fee
regular800,- €
for ERASMUS students at the University of Freiburg700,- €
Accommodation
available
» Room details
room fee400,- €

 

Why choose Summer and Winter University in Freiburg?

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Graphic (J. Strohhäcker)

Freiburg ...
  • is easy to reach. Long distance trains (ICE, TGV) and buses stop in Freiburg, and the city is well connected to the airports of Frankfurt, Stuttgart and EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • lies at a tripoint - in close proximity to France and Switzerland. Not far from Freiburg (app. 60 km) are world-famous cities such as Basel or the European city of Strasbourg.
  • is the southernmost and thus also the warmest city in Germany. There are many restaurants and pubs in the old town that open their terraces in the streets and squares in spring, summer and autumn.
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  Beer garden (K.-H. Raach),Town Hall square (J. Zámečník), cathedral market (K.-H. Raach)
  • offers numerous sights. The main sights of the medieval city include the Minster with its 116-meter-high tower, two city gates and, above all, numerous Bächle (small water-filled runnels) and narrow streets of the old town. The Minster Square market, where you can shop all year round, is particularly famous.
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Minster, Swabian Gate, Oil Mill (J. Strohhäcker)
  • is a popular university city which boasts a 550-year history of scholarly excellence and a prominant position in international rankings. Students from all over the world choose Freiburg due to its geographically blessed location, which makes the campus culturally diverse. Of its 24 000 students, around 4 000 come from abroad.
  • has been offering international language courses at the university for over 100 years. It started in 1911 with "Freiburg Summer Courses". In the beginning, there were about 70 participants from 11 countries who only came in summer. In the meantime, the intensive language courses are also held in winter and host around 1 000 participants from up to 60 countries in Freiburg every year. Coming to Freiburg to learn languages and get to know the country and its people thus has a long tradition.
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Aristoteles (P. Mesenholl), University Library (S. Meyndt), Heliotrop (J. Strohhäcker)
  • as a Green City, has become a role model for sustainable urban developement worldwide. It is an eco-friendly city that has developed into a trendsetter in using renewable energy sources. Since the city is one of the sunniest locations in Germany, solar power provides a substantial and ever-growing share of its energy consumption.
  • is the gateway to the Black Forest. Nestled in the greenery, from here you can quickly reach the countryside. High mountains, lakes and streams invite you to linger and relax.
  • is popular as a starting point for many excursions to the surrounding area. Besides the Black Forest, there are other destinations which became popular tourist attractions - the Markgräflerland in the south, which is known as the "German Tuscany" due to its mild climate, or the Kaiserstuhl in the west. In addition you can quickly get from Freiburg to neighboring Alsace (Colmar, Strasbourg) or Switzerland (Basel, Zurich). With TGV, even a day trip to Paris is easily feasible. And, of course, do not forget the award-winning Europa Park, Germany's largest theme park, which can be reached from Freiburg by public transport in around one hour. Map
  • is considered to be the city of Baden wine, since the city is surrounded by many wine regions (Kaiserstuhl, Tuniberg, Markgräflerland). Particularly popular grape varieties include Gutedel, Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Noir.
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Black Forest (K.-H. Raach),vineyard (J. Strohhäcker), Todtnau (N. Dobrodyeyeva)

 

Information on Course Registration
Registration and Payment

Requirements for participation

Our intensive language courses are primarily aimed at students and graduates. However, everyone who has reached the age of 17 and is interested in learning languages is also welcome.

You will find information on the language requirements in the course overview above.

Registration step by step

  • Online application: You will find the online application form on the corresponding course page (March, July, August, September). As soon as you fill in the online application, you will receive a personalised link for online registration. There is no entitlement to participation.
  • Registration and payment: After you received a registration link, please register online within the stated time frame. Payment options: credit card, PayPal or bank transfer
  • Confirmation: After having registered, you will receive a preliminary registration confirmation by email. As soon as your payment has been completed, we will send you the final course registration confirmation, an official invitation for your visa request as well as important information concerning the placement test, your arrival and your stay in Freiburg by post and by email.
  • Online placement test: To ensure that you will be learning in a class group corresponding to your language level, an online placement test will be taken before courses begin. You will receive detailed information about it by email after your registration has been completed.
 

Group registration

Are you a member of a student group or would you like to organise participation of your group in the courses? In this case, please do not fill in the online application, but contact us by email.

Withdrawal

Registration is binding. Please only apply if you are sure that you want to participate in the course.

If you withdraw from the programme up to 20 days before courses begin, 50% of the course fee and 50% of the accommodation fee can be refunded. Regrettably, if you withdraw less than 20 days before courses begin, no refund is possible. This also applies in case of visa refusal.

Visa and Insurance
Visa

If you need a visa for the Federal Republic of Germany, please be sure to contact the responsible German Consulate or Embassy in your home country in advance. As soon as your registration and payment have been completed, we will send you an official invitation for your visa request by post as well as by email.

Insurance

As a Summer and Winter University student you are not insured against illness or accidents. We recommend that you contact your insurance company in advance to find out about your coverage. As you may be responsible for any damage you may cause e.g. in your dormitory room, we also recommend a public liability insurance.

 
 
University of Freiburg
Language Teaching Centre (SLI)
Universitätsstraße 5
79098 Freiburg
Germany

 
The team of the Summer and Winter University will

be happy to answer your questions.

sommer.winter@sli.uni-freiburg.de

 

Nadiia Dobrodyeyeva
Nadiia Dobrodyeyeva
Co-Director of Studies

Tel: +49 761 203-8980

 

Margarete Zink
Dr. Margarete Zink
Co-Director of Studies

Tel: +49 761 203-8980

  

Marlena Reichel
Marlena Reichel
Project Assistant

Tel: +49 761 203-8981

 

Johannes Strohhäcker
Johannes Strohhäcker
Project Assistant

Tel: +49 761 203-8982
 
 
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