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The international Summer Universities take place every year in the State of Hessen, Germany from the month of June through the month of August at various universities of the state. The programs offered cover a wide range of subjects including German languages courses at every level. Excursions and cultural events are also part of the programs. Credits are granted at the program’s completion.

All Programs Available:
  • Business
    • International Marketing
    • Safety and Health
    • Business Studies
    • International Management
  • Economics
    • Economics
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
    • Water Resource Engineering
  • Finance
    • Financial Markets
    • Finance
    • International Finance
  • Health
    • Nutrition and Health
  • Humanities
    • History of the 20th Century
  • Law
    • Law
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • German language and literature (in Universities)
  • Public Administration and Services
    • Public Health
    • Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Sustainable Development
  • Sciences
    • Sciences
    • Political Economy
    • Renewable Energy
    • Political Science
  • Social and Cultural studies
    • Cultural Studies
    • Social Studies
    • West European Studies
  • Technology
    • Biotechnology
Language of instruction

English, German

Type of school

Public University


+49 (0)611-32-3278


ISU Office Hessen, Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts, Rheinstrasse 23-25, Wiesbaden, Germany, Germany, 65185


Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts

More information about Academic Programs

Study Program Although all ISUs have a common structure (study program, language courses, cultural program, credits), the content of the study program varies according to the profile of each university. Since each location offers its ISU at a different time, it is possible to participate in more than one ISU, and thus to focus on more than one subject while spending the summer in Hessen.

Language Requirements

ISU classes will be taught in English and/or German. Furthermore, ISUs provide the opportunity of gaining German language skills in addition to the study program. Studying German in Germany and practicing these skills in everyday life is a very effective way to improve ones German. ISUs offer German language classes at different levels. Participantas ... ... with no or only basic German language skills can complete a study program with seminars in English and take part in a German language class for beginners. ... with good German language skills can pick subject-specific seminars in German and an advanced language course. You will be assigned to the level that best fits your competence. ISU participants are usually very appreciative of the friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the language courses. Studying in small groups contributes to a very intensive setting for learning the foreign language.