Welcome to the International Winter Academy

THE INTERNATIONAL WINTER ACADEMY IS MORE THAN JUST A LANGUAGE COURSE Apart from the daily intensive course (9am-1:15pm, a coffee break included), you have the opportunity to take part in various seminars and workshops. Learn more about German culture or join grammar or conversation classes and work on your oral German skills.

Our lovely HuGOs (our German student mentors during the academy) make sure all participants are having a great time. They will organize excursions and events for you. The HuGOs are here for you if you have any questions, if you need help with anything or even if you just want the latest tips for a night out in town. Through our cooperation with the student initiative VISUM, we can offer an even greater array of leisure time activities.


In the mornings, there are five lessons of German. The course level depends on the participant’s language level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). We offer classes for beginners (A1) as well as advanced German speakers (C1).

The language of instruction in all courses is German.


We offer a wide range of seminars for you to join on a voluntary basis: oral communication skills, grammar seminars, intercultural skills training, European regional and cultural studies, basic knowledge in economics, (creative) writing workshops, CineClub, salsa lessons, scientific talks, and excursions.

Join the International Winter Academy and experience the German culture and language together with people from all over the world!