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The target group for our International Summer School are university students and university graduates from all over the world. For graduate students, it does not matter when the degree was completed.
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).
After registration (and payment of the course fee if you are not a scholarship holder) all participants will receive the admission/invitation to the course by email. All participants who need a visa for Germany will additionally receive the admission/invitation by paper letter to the address you have given.
Since original documents usually have to be presented and the postal route can take a long time, we cannot guarantee that the visa will be issued on time. Therefore, inform yourself as early as possible about the entry requirements!
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
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
- The VRT Ticket for all busses and trains in the region
Please consider the following extra costs:
- Accommodation in a student dormitory: 350 € (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. 3,00-6,00 €)
- Personal expenses
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
An der Jugendherberge 4
Hotel Casa Chiara
Engelstraße 8, 54292 Trier
Phone: 0651 270730
More offers on the site of the Tourist-Information Trier.
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.
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.
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.
Please keep in mind that the University of Trier does not cover course participants against sickness and accident. For most of the European countries an insurance agreement exists – in this case please bring along your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
We highly recommend to the remaining participants that you take out a health insurance for the stay in Germany because an urgent visit to a doctor or an hospital can be very costly.
To avoid financial problems in case of any kind of damages to third parties you might cause, you should take out a third party liability insurance for your stay in Germany.
Unfortunately, we cannot make a general statement here. Please check with a German Embassy in your country: