Calling all germanophile students: this is a great opportunity for YOU to apply for a University Summer Language Course Grant in 2014 !

Programme Details

Every year during the summer months, a number of German universities offer a broad range of three- to four-week language courses which focus on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of contemporary Germany.

Extra-curricular activities complement the core material.


Undergraduate students in all disciplines, enrolled full-time at universities in Ireland or the UK. 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.

Funding Details

The grant awarded is €850 and is intended as a contribution to the course fees and living expenses for a 3-to-4-week summer course. Travel grants are not available.

Application Procedure

If you are interested, please contact DAAD-Lektor Miriam Shalini Stoll to make an appointment for a short interview and to discuss

the application procedure.

Please note that the complete application must be handed in on Thursday, 21st November 2013

A course catalogue can be viewed here

FAQs about summer courses can be viewed here