Congratulations to Kirsty Hart and Catriona Laxton for receiving a DAAD University Summer Language Course Grant in Germany this year!

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.

Eligible are 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.

To find out more information about this grant opportunity please contact DAAD-Lektor Miriam Shalini Stoll

FAQs about summer courses can be viewed here