International Summer Course (HSK)
The International Summer Course is held in September immediately before the start of the Winter Semester (2013: August 29 - September 27), and offers 4 weeks (96 hours) of instruction in the German language, with a focus on basic grammar, cultural background, text production and communicative skills.
The special character of the International University Summer Course resides in its program of individual mentoring. Not only does this approach help you to get acquainted with the University, but it also introduces you to the city of Giessen and its environs. The International Summer Course also runs excursions (to Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg, for example) and interactive workshops on such topics as video, newspapers, theater, dancing, and cooking. At the end of the Summer Course, participants receive a certificate detailing the number of ECTS points (4) obtained.
The course fee is currently € 630. Doctoral students, visiting researchers and teachers as well as free movers who stay at least one semester at JLU only pay € 530. If you are an exchange student on an ERASMUS or other program with a partner institution of JLU Giessen you pay a reduced fee of only € 430.