International Summer Academy (ISA) 2024

Learning German in Germany’s largest baroque castle

Start: Monday, August 5, 2024

End: Friday, August 30, 2024

We’re looking forward to welcoming you in Mannheim!

Summer Academy

Join our Summer Academy and experience the German language and culture alongside fellow students from all over the world!


The International Summer Academy is way more than just a regular language course!

The four week program will provide you with top tier intensive German lessons rounded off by a variety of Seminars and Workshops all around and about Germany and its culture! Come get to know Germany through one of our various leisure programs!

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Important Information

The International Summer Academy takes place once a year (usually in August) for a duration of four weeks.

All further information surrounding our program and the registration process can be found here.

What is the Summer Academy course fee?

Course Fee: 685€

Information: Exchange students who come to the University of Mannheim as part of a state program with Baden-Württemberg are exempt from the course fee (*except North Carolina). State-to-state programs exist with the Canadian province of Ontario, and the US states of North Carolina, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon and California. You can find out if this applies to you in the third paragraph of the “Welcome Letter” from the International Office. If this is the case, please select the appropriate ‘State-to-state’ in the ‘State-to-state Program’ field.

What would my daily schedule look like?


In the mornings you will participate in five general teaching units. These lessons will be held in all language levels from the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and are suitable for newbies (A 1.1) as well as (almost) fully fluent students(C1).

The tuition language will be German from the very beginning.


Activities/Seminars such as:

Communication and Grammar seminars, Intercultural Training, Lectures about Europe, Politics, Literature and Economy, regional excursions.

Attendance is optional.


What about leisure activities?

The complete programme with events, excursions, workshops, seminars etc… will be published in mid-July 2024.

Where can I find accommodation for my stay in Mannheim?

Unfortunately we cannot provide or find accommodation for you.
If you’re looking for budget accomodation, we recommend this overview on our website:

Accommodation for course participants

Summer Academy 2024 – Registration

Registration deadline: June 30, 2024

Please note: University of Mannheim exchange students may register exclusively via the International Office: ISA 2024 Registration

Your registration will only be valid after we have received your payment of the course fee. If  you do no make your payment in time, your registration will be cancelled automatically.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Information on withdrawal and cancellation

Proper cancellation notice of a course is possible if notice is given in writing up to two weeks before the start of the course. We shall have the right to claim reasonable compensation by charging the participant with a processing fee of 300,00 €. If proper cancellation notice is given, the course fees will be returned to the participant less a processing fee of 300,00 €.In case of cancellation within a period of two weeks prior to the start of the course, the participant must pay 80% of the course fee. No refunds are made after the beginning of the course.

For more information please see the General Terms and Conditions.

Intensivkurse Deutsch

Unsere Kurse richten sich an Studienbewerber, Absolventen von Hochschulen sowie alle, die an der deutschen Sprache interessiert sind. Jeden Monat bieten wir Kurse auf allen Niveaustufen von A1,1 (Anfänger) bis C1 (Fortgeschritten) an.

Sommer- und Winterakademie

Kommunikation ist Trumpf! Bei der Internationalen Sommer- und Winterakademie erwarten Sie neben dem täglichen Deutschunterricht interessante Seminare, Workshops und ein XXL-Freizeit-Angebot!


Prüfungen: DSH und TestDaF

Sie möchten in Deutschland studieren? Wir machen Sie fit für die Prüfung in unseren DSH und TestDaF-Kursen. Wir sind registriertes bzw. lizenziertes Prüfungszentrum für DSH – TestDaF – telc.