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International Summer Academy Sans Souci

3 - 30 August 2018

Application Deadline: 15 June 2018 | Required German Language Level: minimum B1

Language courses and subjects on an academically advanced level

You can improve your language competence and attend courses in order to deepen your knowledge about German history and culture within three weeks in August. The focus this year will be on German history, particularly memory/commemoration, present-day Berlin, and European cultural history.

The courses will take place on Campus New Palace from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

What is special? - You can obtain up to 9 ECTS-credits by attending the International Summer Academy "Sans Souci" depending on the requirements of your home institution.

The courses offered comprise the workload of a regular semester program. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy your semester break by experiencing the remarkable flair of Potsdam and its prominent university, enhance your language skills and extend your knowledge for your further studies.

What is the result? - After your successful participation in the courses and the final exam in your chosen subjects, you will receive a certificate with your final grade and the ECTS credits from Potsdam University.

When the three weeks are over, you will leave Potsdam with the good feeling of having used your holiday properly by pushing your studies and at the same time broadening your horizon by living in a foreign country.

Course Dates

  • 3 August 2018 (Friday) - Arrival: between 10:00 to 17:00 h at the course office & check-in with key handover for your dormitory room
  • 6 August 2018 (Monday) - Course opening & introduction to ISAS 2018 as well as placement test & beginning of classes
  • 29 August 2018 (Wednesday) - End of classes & handover of certificates
  • 30 August 2018 (Thursday) - Check-out dormitory rooms until 11:00 h & departure

Course Fees

620 Euro - Course fee excluding accommodation (150 Euro - registration fee & 470 Euro - course fee)

260 Euro - for accommodation in a dormitory

20 Euro - for bedding (duvet, pillow & blanket)

The following services are included in the course fees:


* Please note the our information

Visa requirements

You will have to get a visa document valid for the time of your stay. If you need a confirmation of admission for the course please write us an email.

Public Transportation System

Both Potsdam & Berlin have a great transportation network including buses, branch lines, trams, metro lines, as well as ferries enabling you to conveniently go to all places.

(Health) Insurance

Do you need a health insurance or other insurances for your stay in Potsdam? Here you will find all information.

The International Summer Academy is fully booked!

Unfortunately, we do not have free places anymore in the course. Please try again next year.

We apologize for any inconveniences you might have had. Thank you very much!


course office | University of Potsdam

International Office


Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10, D-14469 Potsdam
House 9, Room 0.18


consulting hours
by appointment