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Services and Costs

How much is the International Summer Course? How much are the living costs in Giessen? How can I pay the course fee?


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How much is the International Summer Course?


  • € 600 for exchange students (JLU and THM), or
  • € 800 for all other applicants




Cancellation of participation in the International Summer Course is possible free of charge within 14 days after sending the registration.

From the 15th day after registration until four weeks before the start of the course, a cancellation is possible with the payment of an administrative fee of 100 €.

From four weeks to 7 days before the start of the course, a cancellation is only possible with the payment of an administrative fee of 50 % of the course fee.

In the event of cancellation at a later date or non-attendance of the course, the entire course fee is due for payment, unless the cancellation is due to reasons for which the applicant is not responsible. The reasons must be made credible to the International Office.

In the event of illness, a medical certificate is required in order to obtain a refund. If you are unable to enter Germany in time because you have not received a visa, the official rejection letter (incl. signature, stamp) from the embassy or documentation of the timely visa application must be submitted by e-mail for the refund of the course fee paid. Participants will receive any refunds after deduction of bank charges, if applicable.The International Office strongly recommends that participants apply for the visa as soon as possible. Please note that visa application processes can take up to three months, in certain cases also longer.

These regulations also apply to scholarship holders. 


Living Costs in Giessen


  • accommodation: around € 564 per month (including linen, utilities, and internet access); (and around €431 for exchange students, who will stay in Giessen for at least one semester)
  • Deposit: €250 (refunded at the end of your stay, a service charge is deducted)
  • Cost of living: around €400 per month
  • Health insurance: around €125 per month



How to pay the course fee:


Having registered for the International Summer Course, you will receive an email from us. It will include a request for the payment of 50 % as a first instalment to the account indicated in the invoice. After receiving the payment you will get a confirmation of participation by email.

The rest is due by 15 August, 2024 and must be transferred to the account indicated on the invoice.
International money transfers can cause additional costs. These will not be covered by Justus Liebig University. Please ask your bank for details.

Please note: As soon as you have received our confirmation of payment, you should begin to apply for a visa (if applicable)!



The following services are in included in the course fee:

  • practice-oriented intensive language courses conducted by highly-qualified teachers (100 sessions of 45 min. each)
  • support by our well-trained student mentors
  • learning materials
  • workshops
  • a public transport ticket (to travel around in Giessen by bus as often as you like) for the duration of the course
  • free internet access in all buildings of Justus Liebig University and in the halls of residence for the duration of the course
  • pick-up service from Giessen's main train station on the day of arrival