International Summer University

5 - 30 August 2024

Improve your German skills and make new friends. The International Summer University at Leuphana offers a language and culture program, which helps you learn German in the minimum time possible.

This might also be an option if you cannot spend a whole semester abroad or if you want to improve your German before the start of your exchange semester.


Studierende spielen Volleyball auf der Mensawiese. ©Leuphana/Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Students play volleyball
Gruppenarbeit auf der Mensawiese ©Leuphana/Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Group work in summer
Studierende sitzen auf der Mensawiese und unterhalten sich ©Leuphana/Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Two students in dialogue

Each course comprises a total of 100 hours of instruction, corresponding to aprox. 25 hours of instruction per week. Courses are offered on beginner levels (A1 and A2) and are eligible for credit transfer upon prior approval of your home university.

In addition to the language courses, the summer university offers you many cultural events and leisure activities, which aim to give you insights into the German culture and the German way of life. The program includes a welcome reception, a farewell dinner, a historical city tour, movie nights, games, and sports and much more. These activities are already included in the course fee.

Weekend activities will be arranged for a small fee (13-25 Euros each).

Upon request, we can arrange accommodation for you in student housing.


Our university campus is located in Lüneburg in northern Germany on the main route between Hamburg and Hanover and can be reached by train from Hamburg in around half an hour.

[Translate to Englisch:] Lüneburg liegt in Norddeutschland, 50km von Hamburg entfernt ©Leuphana


Anja Stegert
Co-ordinator International Summer University