German Language & Culture Summer School in Konstanz, Germany

Key Information


Application Deadline: 06/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Summer Schools

Ref: 10007483


Departure Date: 02/08/23

Return Date: 24/08/23


£1100: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £500


Accommodation: University accommodation will be provided (500€/ £450)

Travel: Flights will be booked independently by students (£150-200)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -


All DMU students are eligible to participate in this opportunity, but it would be of particular relevance for students interested in or currently studying the German language. DMU Global will consider applicants’ academic performance as part of the selection process. There are a maximum of 2 places available. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


DMU’s student exchange partner, University of Konstanz is offering students to take part in the Lake Constance Summer School 2023. Students will take part in a 2 week online (1-11 August), followed by a 2 week in-person (14-24 August) German intensive language course related to history and culture which will take place between 1 and 24 August 2023.

This German intensive language course is offered at the basic and intermediate levels. The language course is complemented by a varied accompanying programme in the afternoon. Lectures on history, culture, art and politics are planned. The Lake Constance Summer School is organised by the International Office and the Language Teaching Institute of the University of Konstanz and financially supported by the Lake Constance Arts & Science Association.

The course will be delivered experienced teachers to groups of 15 students covering different levels from A1 (basic) to B2 (intermediate). The course content will include listening comprehension, speaking skills, writing and reading (original) texts, all combined with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation exercises. The beginner courses often use a text book, whereas the intermediate courses have an increased focus on regional and cultural topics as well as on skills required of students (i.e. taking notes, giving a presentation).

Course requirements: regular, active class participation, delivery of presentations, completion of homework (about 1 hour per day) and a final test at the end of the course is required.

German language and culture summer school
Programme information

Practical information

Students that participate on this summer school will live together with fellow students in university accommodation. The programme fee (580€/ £515) includes: 76 teaching units, a placement test, teaching materials, language certificate upon completion, 4 further lectures and the accompanying cultural programme. Students will also be expected to pay for 10 nights’ accommodation (500€/ £450).

In addition to the programme and accommodation costs, students will be required to pay for and arrange travel to Konstanz (approx. £150-200). This includes a return flight to Zurich and a short onward train to Konstanz.

Students will receive £500 as a special DMU Global summer school bursary. Payment for the summer school will need to be made by students directly to the University of Konstanz via their online payment and application system. The application deadline is 31 May 2023, but further guidance will be given to accepted DMU students.

Cultural activities

The intensive language course is complemented by an accompanying cultural programme in the afternoons. Lectures on history, art, culture and politics as well as other intercultural activities are planned. A range of visits and excursions will be arranged to encourage intercultural encounters.

Why participate?

  • Experience teaching and learning in different country and culture
  • Learn about Germany culture and history
  • Be able to travel to other parts of the Germany and Europe on the weekends
  • Make new friends from all over the world

COVID-19 information

Travel to the Germany is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are expected to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine prior to travel. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Germany.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.