Photos (f.l.t.r.): © Sarah Thelen // © Sprachenakademie Aachen // © Sarah Thelen // © Sarah Thelen // © Chris Karidis/

Every year, the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences offers summer courses in German as a foreign language. Known as the Aachener Sprachsommer, the courses run for around 4 weeks in July and August and attract hundreds of students from around the globe.

Join the Sprachsommer to improve your language skills through intensive German courses, experience a diverse cultural and recreational programme and get to know Aachen and the surrounding areas on group excursions! Our optional city trips will take you to the European capitals Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Paris (France).

In 2021, the Aachener Sprachsommer will take place during the following periods:
5 – 30 July (Accommodation: 4 – 31 July)
2 – 27 August (Accommodation: 1 – 28 August)

Put together your own individual Aachener Sprachsommer: choose the course and an accommodation to suit you. The course booking includes our cultural and recreational programme in addition to your scheduled classes. The European city trips are available for an additional fee and  you can book them at the same time as you book your course.

We offer intensive German courses for levels A1 - C1 ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
. Please register here:

Intensive German (various levels from A1 – C1)


Photos: © Sarah Thelen

The Aachener Sprachsommer includes a multifaceted cultural and recreational programme. Our aim is to give you a better understanding not only of Aachen and of everyday life in Germany but also of Europe. You will travel across borders, visit sites of historic interest and modern metropolises, explore the area around Aachen and meet people from all over the world. Our optional European city trips give you the opportunity to visit the European capitals Amsterdam and Paris.

More information on the cultural and recreational programme and European city trips

The cultural and recreational programme is included in the booking of our summer courses.
The course application form is available from the course description page.


Photos (f.l.t.r.): © Sarah Thelen // © Javier M./ // © Sarah Thelen // © Willian West/ // © Sarah Thelen 

Students can book a room or bed in student accommodation for the duration of the course:

  • Single room: €430
  • Single bed in twin room: €320
  • Single bed in multi-bed room: €250

All accommodation is located near Aachen city centre. Bathrooms and kitchens are shared between several residents. You can move into your room one day before the start of your course and keep it until the end of the course.
A limited number of rooms is available so we recommend booking in good time.

You can book your accommodation at the same time as you book your course.
The course application form is available from the course description page.


Photos: © Sprachenakademie Aachen


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Aachener Sprachsommer in our FAQs.