German summer course 2024

The best place to learn German is in Germany! That is why, for the 26th time, the Jade University is offering a German Summer Course from July 29th until August 23rd 2024 in Wilhelmshaven.

During the course the students can improve their German language skills working in small groups under the guidance of professional language teachers. After completing the course, every participant will receive a certificate of participation. The course equals 6 ECTS.

This course is particularly suited to those who are planning to study in Germany, but also for anyone who would like to improve their German language skills. Minimum age: 18 years.


At the beginning of the course every participant will need to take a test so they can be placed in the course best suited to them. Once you have been allocated to a group, your days will consist of five hours of lessons in the morning in those small groups. In the afternoons, we will put into practice what you were taught in the mornings. It is our aim to help you improve your communication skills.


Five hours of lessons take place in small groups each morning. The afternoons are used to put theory into practice. Placement tests are first conducted in order to find the right course for each participant.
It is our goal to train the participants’ communicative skills: everyday conversations are practiced to train pronunciation, improve listening skills and use correct grammar. Various cultural topics are worked out in projects or in presentations.

In the evening and on weekends there is a colorful leisure program:

  • Welcome barbecue
  • Excursion to a big city
  • Day trip to Heidepark Soltau - northern Germany's largest amusement park 
  • Sports activities (volleyball, soccer, climbing park)
  • Visit to the brewery in Jever
  • Mudflat hike
  • Mountain party
  • Farewell party

At the end of the course students will not only have deepened their knowledge of Germany andits culture, but also will have become much more competent with German and will have made many new friends!

Course fee

The fee for the course is 580 Euro (*).

Students of our partner universities who plan to study at Jade University of Applied Sciences after the course can participate for 290 Euro.

* The fee includes cost for lessons and partly costs for the fieldtrips. Not included are expenses for housing and meals.

The registration fee of 120 Euro must be paid upon registration. The remaining amount must be transferred 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.

Accommodation and meals

We support you if you prefer to search for private accommodation in Wilhelmshaven, for example on or

All participants are responsible for their own board over the four weeks. Per weeks one might need about 30 to 50 Euro.

Maps and approach

Jade Hochschule on a larger map

By car

  • Take the A29 towards Wilhelmshaven
  • Leave the motorway at exit 3: Wilhelmshaven - Coldewei - Altengroden - Maadebogen.
  • Turn left, following the signs for the town centre (Stadtmitte) and University of Applied Sciences (Jade Hochschule).
  • Drive straight ahead over the second (major) traffic lights across Kurt-Schumacher-Straße towards the town centre.
  • Take the next left onto the University of Applied Sciences campus.

By rail/bus

  • The railway station is in the centre of town.
  • Take bus No. 3 from the central station (ZOB Zentraler-Omnibus-Bahnhof) going to "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule" and get off at the final stop "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule"


  • Take bus No. 4 from the central station (ZOB Zentraler-Omnibus-Bahnhof) going to "Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Straße" and get off at the stop "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule"


  • Take bus No. 6 from the central station (ZOB Zentraler-Omnibus-Bahnhof) going to "Voslapp Süd" and get off at the stop "Klinikum Wilhelmshaven/Jade Hochschule"

Bus timetable 


Useful links

Campus map

Wilhelmshaven street map (

Wilhelmshaven street map at GoogleMaps

Public transport: Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Wilhelmshaven

Transport union - Verkehrsverbund Bremen Niedersachsen

German Rail - Deutsche Bahn

Car-sharing agencies:,,


Please sign-up to participate. The registration deadline is 16th June 2024

Please contact Ilze Peksa in case you have further questions.

Photos of previous courses