International German Language School

Photo: © Thomas Hartmann, JGU


The International German Language School 2024 will take place from August 5 until August 23, 2024 on the Campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.


The program of the International German Language School is meant for students who want to start learning German and those who already have prior experience with German and wish to improve their language skills.


To enable all participants to improve their language skills, we offer intensive courses at different levels, starting at level A1 (elementary language use) up to level C1 (competent language use). The designations A1 and C1 refer to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


In order to participate in the International German Language School you need to be

  • At least 18 years old at the start of the summer school
  • Officially enrolled at a university (proof needs to be sent during the application process)


  • 60 teaching units
  • Activity-oriented
  • Connected teaching and learning
  • Interactive
  • Intercultural Training
  • Excursions
  • Lessons on German history, politics and literature
  • Leisure Program

Further Information

  • Pre online language test:
    Date will be announced after the registration deadline
  • Time of classes:
    Class will be held from mo-fri from 9 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.
  • Excursions:
    Excursions will take place in the afternoons or on weekends
  • Fee:
    990 EUR (for more information check our Fees and Financing site)
  • Rewards:
    Your participation will be rewarded with 4 ECTS and a certificate of participation
  • Application Deadline:
    May 1, 2024

Application Process

You will find the registration form here.

After we have processed your registration, you will receive a notification via mail.

Until May 1, 2024 you can withdraw your registration free from charge after May 1, 2024, we have to charge 50% of the actual course fee.

Your withdrawal must be declared in written form. Therefore, please write an e-mail to

You will find further information in our terms of condition.