KU Summer School - Campus Eichstätt

Save the date! July 16 – August 05, 2023

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt kindly invites you to the 39th International Summer School. The program is intended for students in the areas of German studies and social sciences, but also for professionals and anyone who wants to learn the German language and culture. We offer courses for beginners with no previous German knowledge and students with a basic to intermediate knowledge of German (up to C1) .

Flyer KU Summer School 2023

General information on the KU Summer School

Course dates

Arrival and program start: Sunday, July 16, 2023

Class  start: Monday, July 17, 2023

Class end: Friday, August 04, 2023 (noon)

Departure: Saturday, August 05, 2023

Classroom hours

  • 81 hrs intensive German language course and cultural studies or literature class
  • 16 hrs workshops, excursions and project activities

ECTS Credits

up to 5 ECTS credits/ 6 US credits

Successful and regular participation is confirmed at the end of the course by a certificate and an official Transcript of Records. Please arrange academic recognition with your home university BEFORE starting the course.

Language of instruction

German & English (beginners' class)

Number of participants

max. 18 per class

Courses & program

Language requirements

You must fulfill the following (minimum) language requirements in order to be able to participate in the programs listed below:

  • Course 1: English B1 (for communication) - this course is only for absolute beginners without any knowledge of German

  • Course 2: German A2-C1

  • Course 3: German B2-C1

Course fees/ scholarships

€ 559.00 including € 150.00 registration fee

Group prices for students from partner universities on request

Additional cost (not included in the course fees):
- Travel cost
- Accommodation (organized by the International Office, see below)
-  Meals (depending on your preferences, lunch in the students cafeteria costs between 6 and 10 EUR)
- Health and accident insurances
- Books/ materials (40.00 EUR per participant in the A1 course, 20.00 EUR per participant in all other courses)

Scholarship opportunities

BAYHOST summer school grants - Students and young academics from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine with intermediate German knowledge (at least B1-level) are eligible to apply for the summer school grants for German language in Bavaria.


ONLINE APPLICATIONS opens on 09th January, 2023! 

After registration, you will receive an email with an access link to your data. As soon as you have completed this, you can download the Welcome Package with practical information about the KU Summer School. The following documents are required for the application:

  • Transcript of records from your home university
  • CV
  • Short letter of motivation
  • Photo

Application deadline:  30 April, 2023

Accommodation facilities

The International Office will arrange accommodation for all participants for the period from Sunday, July 16, 2023 (check-in) to Saturday, August 05, 2023 (check-out).

The International Office has a limited contingent of overnight accommodations at the Gasthof Trompete as well as the Episcopal Seminary. The registration for accommodation - if desired - is done during the online application. Please click HERE for the available housing packages 2023. 

Catering: on weekdays possible in the KU canteen or cafeteria. For the weekends the Eichstätt bars and restaurants offer a variety of possibilities.

If you want to look for accommodation on your own:

Tourist Information Eichstätt

Contingency Planning

  • If the event is canceled, registrants will be offered a full refund.
  • Entry regulations: You can find information on current entry and quarantine regulations in Germany here.


Jessica Hofmacher
Jessica Hofmacher
Incoming Exchange Students Coordinator, KU Summer School
Building Domplatz 8  |  Room: DP8-203 | Campus Eichstätt

For questions regarding content:

Susanne Schäfer
Dr. Susanne Schäfer
Executive manager and member of the executive committee
Building Osten 17  |  Room: 103

Academic management:
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schmidt / Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kürschner / Prof. Dr. Rico Behrens / Dr. Susanne Schäfer (Language Center Management Committee) 

Please note:
The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt assumes no liability for the International Summer Course Eichstätt. We recommend that you take out international health insurance, luggage, and accident insurance before you start your journey.