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Contact for Summer School Questions

Jennifer Hartmann

Jennifer Hartmann

Hochschulreferat Internationale Angelegenheiten
Team International Mobility

  • Campus Südstadt
    Claudiusstraße 1
    50678 Köln
  • Room A1. 56
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-5157


Start your subject line with "Summer or Winter School" - only then can your email be processed promptly.

Please note,

that due to the planning difficulties most summer / winter schools take place online.

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Summer & Winter Schools

Have you already planned your lecture-free time? No? How about, for example, a short stay in Japan or India? There is a wide range of summer and winter schools around the world, where you can take part in a variety of workshops with cultural events as well as language courses.

COVID-19 notice!

Short-term mobilities of up to two individuals together should only be carried out in the event that there are no quarantine regulations when entering the destination country and returning to Germany.

Summer and winter schools offer you clear advantages: The organizational and time-consuming effort is low. In a very short time you will get an insight into university life at a foreign university and at the same time you will get new cultural and linguistic impressions.

This type of stay abroad can certainly spark your interest in a new and exciting region and why not be the starting point for a longer stay abroad?

Summer School "European Legal Linguistics" at the University of Cologne

  • Especially for students of Translation Studies (English B2 is required)
  • Application deadline: 30.04.2021
  • Period: 16.09.-22.09.

Beforehand, there are various online events (e.g. preparation meetings). These take place in early/mid-June and early September.

Dongguk University (Seoul), South Korea “Dongguk International Virtual Summer School”

Dongguk University is offering a Virtual Summer School this year on the following topic:

  • Main Topics: Film and Media, Buddhism (Meditation) and Korean Language.
  • Period: 02.07. - 19.07.2021
  • Fees:

- Registration fee: approximately € 75

- Course fee (per course): approximately € 450

- Students from partner universities can receive a 50% discount on the course fee. Please contact the colleagues of Dongguk University directly.

  • Application deadline: 31.05.2021
  • Attention: The courses take place during Korean time (7h before Germany)!
  • Further information can be found in the flyer

Ewha International Summer College

Our Korean partner university offers its online Summer Schools in 2 periods

  • Period 1: 28.6. - 23.07. 2021
  • Period 2: 02.08.-27.08.2021

Main topics: Korean language, economics, political science and history.

  • Registration fee: approx. 75€
  • Course fee: 530€/course (If more than one course is taken, there is a 75€ discount for each additional course)
  • Early Bird discount: 150€ (until 15.5. for period 1 / 15.6. for period 2)

More info in the flyer.

Summer School "Learn Arabic and Discover Jordan" of the German-Jordanian-University in Amman, Jordan

  • Period: 01.08.2021 - 21.08.2021
  • Application deadline: May 15, 2021
  • Course fee: approx. 350 €

Costs for travel, accommodation, visa etc. have to be paid by yourself.

Link to website:

Please note: If the Summer School cannot take place in presence due to the current pandemic situation, either an online alternative will be offered or the school will be postponed to 2022. If you are unable to attend the Summer School due to travel restrictions or a Covid-19 illness, you will be reimbursed upon submission of an official confirmation (e.g. medical certificate). More information on this topic can be found in the FAQs.

Summer Schools of the University of Antwerp

The university offers various online and on-campus summer schools.

You can find an overview under this link.

Summer University Namibia at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia

The VAEA (Association for the Promotion of European and African Cultural Exchange) organizes together with the Namibia University of Science & Technology the Summer University Namibia with the course focus "African European Business Relations".

Period: 24.7.2021 - 21.8.2021

Application deadline: 30.04.2021

Costs: € 2,090 (this includes costs for accommodation, meals [during the week], course fee, excursions [transport, accommodation, entrance fees, guided tours], airport transfer, tutor program, visa fee)


Cologne Summer Schools in Asia

As a member of the China-NRW-Alliance, students of TH Köln can also participate in selected Summer Schools of the University of Cologne.

Colleagues at the University of Cologne are currently in the process of revising the Summer Schools offered for 2021 and possibly offering online Summer Schools. As soon as we receive more information, we will publish it here.


What else you should know

Ask the contact persons in your faculty whether the achievements you got in a summer or winter school can be approved in your studies.

If you participate in a summer or winter school, you can apply for the PROMOS scholarship program in order to receive a travel allowance (see info box below).

As part of the “Go East” initiative, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers financial support for summer and winter schools in order to motivate students for the region of East Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe. There are also summer school organizers who offer their own scholarship programs. It's worth asking!