Greifswald Summer School: 05 - 30 August 2024

Spend your summer at the University of Greifswald, right next to the Baltic Sea coast!

Greifswald Summer combines four weeks of intensive German lessons at various levels of proficiency and workshops with a wide range of cultural events and excursions. Improve your German language skills and spend an informative and exciting time with us!


Missed the application for 2024? The application for Greifswald Summer 2025 (04 to 29 August) opens again in February 2025!

You have the possibility to apply for a DAAD university summer course scholarships until 01 December 2024. You can find all necessary information about the scholarship programme and its application requirements here. To submit your application, please note the reference number HSK-7009.

Programme Overview

  • 25 hours of German lessons per week for advanced learners at B1 or B2 as well as C1 level
  • Workshops tailored to the respective language level, in which German skills are further put into practice
  • Cultural programme and excursions in and around Greifswald and in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Language courses & Workshops

We offer courses at B1 and B2 level for advanced learners as well as at C1 level.

The levels are based on the European Framework of Reference.

You will receive a total of 100 hours of German lessons.

The German courses take place in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the seminar rooms on the Loefflerstraße campus at Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3. Learning materials will be provided.

At the end of the programme, you can determine your current progress by taking a test. After your participation, you will receive a certificate attesting to your test result and the ECTS points you have received. To receive the full 6 ECTS points, regular participation in the language course (5 ECTS) and the chosen workshop (1 ECTS) is required.

The course size is a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 people.


The language courses are supplemented every Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. by workshops on current topics. In these workshops, you can put your newly acquired language skills into practice and expand your topic-related knowledge.

Programme costs

The price for participation in the Greifswald Summer is € 550.00.

The programme costs include the participation in the German courses and workshops as well as the cultural programme and the Wednesday excursions.

Please bear in mind that you will have to plan for additional costs for accommodation, meals, transport, etc.


If you have to cancel your participation in Greifswald Summer, please contact us as soon as possible!

For cancellations after 15 June 2024, a fee of 20% of the programme costs will be charged.


The price of a room in a hall of residence for 4 weeks is approximately € 450.00. A room in a hall of residence usually includes a shared bathroom and a kitchen. An initial supply of bed linen and kitchen utensils is included in the price. Please bring a LAN cable to get internet access in your dormitory room, as you will not have access to the university's W-LAN in the dormitories.

If you would like to stay in a room in a hall of residence, please indicate this in the application form. Please note that we only have a limited contingent of rooms available and may not be able to cover all requests.

Many students rent their room in a shared flat over the summer. A room in a shared flat is a great way to get to know Greifswald students. For example, you can look for a room for the summer at wg-gesucht. Please note that holiday flats and similar accommodation are in high demand in Greifswald during the summer. Therefore, you should look for accommodation as soon as possible.


In the afternoons and evenings, we undertake various activities and excursions in Greifswald and the surrounding area such as city tours, museum visits, kayak tours, climbing activities and film evenings etc. In addition, participants can immerse themselves in Greifswald student life together with local students, the buddies. You can get a foretaste in our 2023 programme booklet.


Recommendations for weekend activities

At the weekends you have the opportunity to discover Germany on your own. We have put together some suggestions for weekend excursions for you below:


Usedom Island

With its 1906 hours of sunshine a year, Usedom is known as Germany's sunniest place. The island consists of a German and a Polish part. The sun invites you to take a stroll along the promenade and beach, which you can round off with a dip in the Baltic Sea. Usedom has many attractions to offer, whether it's a visit to Germany's oldest pier in Ahlbeck or an afternoon at the colourful butterfly farm in Trassenheide. You can get there quite comfortably in 1-2 hours by train.

Examples of activities:


Island of Rügen

Rügen is Germany's largest island. The coast is characterised by a multitude of sandy beaches, Bodden waters and Wiecken as well as peninsulas and headlands. Unique and impressive here is a hike through the Jasmund National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to the chalk cliffs! Here you can also experience the typical environment of the Baltic Sea and a walk on the beach can be concluded with a cool down in the sea.

Examples of activities:


Mecklenburg Lake District

1117 natural lakes in a total of 8 nature parks form Europe's largest closed lake district. Here you can see for yourself the beauty of nature in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on land and on water. Whether on land or water - there is more than enough here for an eventful weekend! For example, you can simply rent canoes at one of the numerous canoe rental stations and then follow your own route!

Examples of activities:


Cities like Rostock, Berlin, Hamburg or Szczecin (Poland) are also not far away. Let yourself be inspired!

Application requirements

Perhaps you would like to take up studies at the University of Greifswald and get to know the university and city beforehand? Perhaps you simply want to improve your German before or during your studies in Greifswald? Or you don't have the time to spend a whole semester abroad and are interested in the language and culture? Then you have come to the right place!

Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Greifswald Summer.

If you have already taken a language exam, please have your language certificate and, if applicable, proof of status from your university (e.g. student ID) ready for your application.

In order to strengthen the partnership relations of the University of Greifswald, applicants from partner institutions will be given priority.

Interested refugee students can also participate in the Greifswald Summer free of charge after presenting their residence status. However, we would like to point out that the number of places is limited and that we cannot accept all applicants. Please send the proof to Jette Strohschneider via io-studiumuni-greifswaldde.

How can I apply?

Applications for Greifswald Summer 2024 are possible from 1 February to 30 April 2024. You can only apply via our online application form, which you can find on this website from 1 February.

Greifswald Summer
Britt Schumacher
Domstraße 8
17489 Greifswald
Tel: +49 3834 420 1164