Congratulations to Liverpool students John McInally and Adam Porter who have both won DAAD Summer School scholarships! They will both spend a month studying intensive courses in language and culture in Germany.

DAAD Summer Schools

Every summer, a number of German universities offer a broad range of three- to four-week language courses which cover several aspects of contemporary German Studies, from its literature and culture, to its politics and economics. Students are similarly encouraged to take part in the several extra-curricular activities which run alongside these courses.

Application procedure for next year

For a grant in 2014, students may start applying in October 2013. If you are interested, please contact Miri Stoll to make an appointment for a short interview and to discuss the application procedure. The grant awarded is €850 and is intended as a contribution to the course fees and living expenses for a three- to four-week summer course.

Undergraduate students in all disciplines, enrolled full-time at universities in Ireland or the UK are eligible. Students need to be able to follow lectures in German and participate in discussions. Minimum language requirements for the UK are A2 for beginners and B1 for students with previous knowledge of German (see Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The courses applied for must be taught exclusively in German and last a minimum of 18 days. Students in their final year of study may only apply if they are going to undertake postgraduate study immediately following their first degree.