Summer German Course at the Coast 2018

The best place to learn German is in Germany! That is why Jade University is offering the Summer German Course for the 22nd time, this year from 7th until 30th August 2018 in Wilhelmshaven.

During the duration of the course the students can improve their German language skills in small groups supervised by professional teachers. At the end every participant will receive a confirmation of participation. The course equals 6ETCS.

This course is particularly suited for 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.


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.

A special offer of afternoon activities includes:

  • Intercultural Training
    In this course you will learn to strengthen your sensitivity for possible differences among other cultures` ways of thinking, communicating and acting. The acquired knowledge can directly be applied within the training.
  • German for Engineers
    In this course you will learn technical vocabulary which is relevant in the field of Engineering. Moreover, you will get the chance to improve your skills in reading formulas.

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 manynew 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 registtration 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

If you like, we book a shared room in a hostel (CVJM) for you. The prize for 4 weeks is 437,50 Euro and includes breakfast and bedding. Please note that the number of available beds is limited.

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 15th June 2018

Please contact Ilze Peksa in case you have further questions.

Photos of previous courses

Welcome Day Summer German Course 2016
Welcome Day Summer German Course 2016. Students are being welcomed by Ms Menn and Mr Weithöner of Jade University of Applied Sciences.
Welcome Day Summer German Course 2016
Welcome Day Summer German Course 2016: Students gather to attend the Welcome Day of the course.
Organisational Team Summer German Course 2016
The organizational team of the International Office is happy to support the participants during the course.
Students in the Town Hall
Students gather in the town hall to meet the major of Wilhelmshaven.
Students with ballons during Summer Course 2016
At the end of the course, the participants did not only aquire a deeper knowledge of the German language, but made lots of new friends from all around the world.