Summer Courses

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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 three European capitals: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and Paris (France).

In 2020, the Aachener Sprachsommer will take place during the following periods:
7 – 30 July (Accommodation: 6 – 31 July)
4 – 27 August (Accommodation: 3 – 28 August)

Put together your own individual Aachener Sprachsommer: choose a course and accommodation to suit you. All course bookings include 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 various courses to suit a range of students: Intensive German course for levels A1 - C1ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
, Technical German courses and a didactics seminar “Teaching German as a Foreign Language”. Find the right course for you and register:

Intensive German (various levels from A1 – C1)

Technical German: Engineering/Medicine (B2 and above)

Didactics: Teaching German as a Foreign Language (C1 and above)


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 three European capitals: Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.

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

Simply book any one of our Sprachsommer courses and the cultural and recreational programme is included.

Course application forms are available from the individual course pages under Course Selection and Registration.


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

  • Single room: €395
  • Single bed in twin room: €295
  • Single bed in dorm 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 day after your course ends.
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.
Course application forms are available from the individual course pages under Course Selection and Registration.

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