Summer Course

For German Language and Austrian Studies

The Summer Course of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien (DA) - Vienna School of International Studies offers intensive German classes for learners of all levels – from beginners to advanced, everybody can find a course suitable to the individual requirements. Classes are taught in small groups by a team of highly experienced trainers specially qualified for teaching “German as a Foreign Language”. By means of creative language learning, research projects and leisure activities students can discover Austria in all facets as well as apply the new language skills acquired during classes. Additionally, lectures and excursions give participants the opportunity to learn about Austrian politics, history, society and culture.

Target group  Students and professionals who want to learn German and know more about Austrian politics, history, society and culture (minimum age: 18)
Duration 18 July - 11 August 2022 (4 weeks)
Application start December 2021
Application deadline 15 June 2022
Payment deadline 15 June 2022
Costs and options            

NEW! Option D:
German for Diplomacy and Administration: EUR 180
8x90 minutes intensive language classes in the morning incl. breakfast snack (prerequisite level B1+)
This option can be booked individually or in combination with one of the below-mentioned options 1-5.

Option 1:
Half-day course: EUR 920
4 hours of German language classes mornings incl. teaching materials, soft drinks and coffee

Option 2:
Half-day course with accommodation (*): EUR 1,660
Language classes incl. teaching materials, soft drinks and coffee as well as accommodation (incl. breakfast)

Option 3:
Half-day course with lunch and accomodation (*): EUR 1,980
Language classes incl. teaching materials; lunch, soft drinks and coffee on class days; and accommodation (incl. breakfast)

Option 4:
Full-day course – tuition, lunch and excursions: EUR 1,770
Language classes incl. teaching materials, lectures, research projects, creative language learning, excursions, leisure activities and lunch on class days (incl. soft drinks and coffee)

Option 5:
Full-day course – tuition, accommodation (*), lunch and excursions: EUR 2,510
Language classes incl. teaching materials, lectures, research projects, creative language learning, excursions, leisure activities, lunch on class days (incl. soft drinks and coffee) and accommodation (incl. breakfast)

(*) ... Since rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis, accommodation cannot be guaranteed at this point. Should a room become available on short notice, participants will be notified.

Application Process

1st step: Online self-assessment

Before applying for the Summer Course, please take some time to do the online self-assessment test, which will give you an idea of your German knowledge and help the administration to carry out a preliminary course placement.* You can do this self-assessment test as often as you wish.
The final suitable course level will only be determined in a written and oral placement test at the beginning of the Summer Course.

Start online self-assessment

* Please note that the final course placement will only be decided after completion of the written and oral placement exams taking place at the beginning of the summer course.

2nd step: Online application

To apply for the Summer Course you simply need to complete our online application form. All further details on booking and registration will be sent to you via e-mail in the following days.

The application deadline for the Summer Course is 15 June.

Start online application

3rd step: Reservation

In order to reserve your place on the Summer Course please transfer a deposit of EUR 550 to our account.

Please note that a reservation is no guarantee of a room at the DA or accommodation arranged by the DA.

4th step: Final booking

For a guaranteed booking of your place (and accommodation) and for the official Summer Course registration it is necessary to transfer the full amount of the course fee (depending on option).

The final payment deadline for the full amount of the Summer Course course fee is 15 June.

Important: Immediate guarantee of a room located at the Diplomatic Academy is only possible in the case of the completed booking of option 5. Participants who have booked another option with accommodation will be assigned to rooms, either at the DA or at a partner institution, on the principle of "first come–first served".

Important information

Make sure you secure your place on the Summer Course in time! The number of places, and especially of rooms, available at the Academy is limited.

Should you require a visa to enter Austria we advise you to complete your booking process as early as possible as it may take several weeks to issue a Schengen visa.
After we have received the full amount of your course fee, you will receive an official letter of registration which may be presented at any Austrian embassy in order to obtain a visa for Austria.


Salome Svanidze

T +43 1 505 72 72-139
F +43 1 504 22 65-139


We thank our donor for the precious support.

Austrian Development Cooperation