1. What is the minimum age for the participants?

At the beginning of our summer school, all participants have to be at least 18 years old.


2. Am I registered for the course as soon as I submit my application?

Your registration will be confirmed after paying the course fee. The definitive confirmation of your admission will be sent to you by e-mail after we receive your payment. If there is any delay of your payment, please inform us immediately by email (ifkuni-trierde).


3. How can I receive a confirmation of my course registration in order to apply for a visa?

If you need a confirmation of your registration to apply for a visa, you should contact the coordinator of International Summer School via ifkuni-trierde. As it is usually necessary to present original documents and as it could take much time to send your papers by regular mail, we cannot give you any guarantee that you will receive your visa in time.

Therefore you need to inform yourself as soon as possible about the entry requirements for Germany at the nearest German embassy.


4. Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

If you need to cancel your registration for the International Summer School, you will receive a refund of your payment according to the following conditions:

  • Cancellation more than 30 days before the arrival day: refund of your payment minus a 50 € service fee (and possibly bank charges)
  • Cancellation between the 30th and the 8th day before arrival day: refund of 50 % of your payment (and possibly bank charges)
  • Cancellation less than 8 days before the arrival day: no refund


5. What does the course fee include?

The course fee includes:

  • the costs for the German language classes
  • the academic program
  • the cultural program
  • all excursions
  • opening and closing ceremony
  • computer access at Trier University (during the opening hours of the library), wireless LAN access on campus


6. What extra costs should I expect?

Please consider the following extra costs:

  • Accommodation in a student dormitory: 330 € (for the whole course period)
  • Deposit for the accomodation: 50 € (will be repaid if the room is okay)
  • Meals: approx. 150-250 € (for instance, a meal in the student cafeteria costs approx. 3-5 €)
  • Public transport: a bus ticket costs 25 € per week
  • Personal expenses


7. How can I find private accommodation in Trier?

The University has a specific contingent of rooms for the summer school. It is limited and only available for the days from arrival to departure day.

If you wish to stay in Trier outside this period OR you did not get a room via the summer school OR you wish to stay in a private room, you'll find a list of inexpensive accomodation options below.

Important! Please book your private room as soon as possible!

Jugendgästehaus Warsberger Hof
Dietrichstraße 42
54290 Trier   
Phone: 0651/975250

Jugendherberge Trier
An der Jugendherberge 4
54292 Trier
Phone: 0651/146620

Hotel Casa Chiara
Engelstraße 8, 54292 Trier
Phone: 0651 270730







More offers on the site of the Tourist-Information Trier.


8. The Placement test / final test

The placement test and the final test consist of a written test. For the final test there can be an additional oral test, too. After passing the final exam, you will receive a certificate showing your level of German and your mark.


9. Which course book do we use in the summer school?

We do NOT use a single course book in the summer school and you do not have to buy something. Your teachers will hand you out all documents and papers you'll need. Please bring a slim binder with you to put in your papers.


10. Can I get internet access at Trier University?

During your stay you can use the internet access of Trier University. You find a PC pool at the library (opening hours from Mondays to Fridays, 8:00-24:00h, on Saturdays 9:00-19:00h, on Sundays, 11:00-15:00h).

On campus we have free WiFi almost everywhere. Because of organisational reasons, in student housing we can't provide internet access for the summer school participants.