International Summer School for Teacher Education 2023

Join us from 19 June to 28 July 2023...

... and combine teacher education modules, German language classes and cultural experiences. We warmly welcome you to our summer school!

Together with students from all over the world, you can learn German, deepen your pedagogic knowledge, make new contacts and experience German history and culture at TU Braunschweig‘s Summer School courses.

Braunschweig is located in the state of LowerSaxony in the northern part of Germany and was founded more than 1000 years ago. For many centuries, the city was an important trading and cultural center in northern Germany. You can still stroll through medieval streets and discover many historic buildings in the city. Today, Braunschweig has about 250,000 inhabitants. The region is known for its particularly high level of investment in research and development: Many national research institutes and 250 companies in the high-tech sector make it one of the strongest research regions in the whole of Europe. The Technische Universität Braunschweig looks back on a history of almost 300 years and thus has the longest tradition among universities of technology in Germany. It is part of the TU9 network, the alliance of the nine leading institutes of technology in Germany.

In our summer course on Teacher Education we are offering you a mixed six-week programme. In the morning you will attend classes in German language and culture, in the afternoon you will take modules in teacher education, German history, and general education. You can additionally apply for one of the few job shadowing placements giving you the opportunity to have insights into a regional school for one day. Classes will be accompanied by an extensive social programme. We will visit historic towns, museums and regional companies, such as Volkswagen and Jägermeister. We will see some of TU Braunschweig’s research facilities and learn about innovative research projects. During field trips you will get more familiar with the nature and culture of the region. Fun activities and enough free time to explore Braunschweig on your own round off our programme.

Key facts

Time period 19 June to 28 July 2023
Registration deadline 01 April 2023 or as soon as the maximum of 15 participants is reached
Event form In person (if possible in accordance with the valid Covid-19 regulations)
Language of instruction German, English
Participation fee 1.335 € (6-week-course) for tuition, teaching material and social programme
Registration fee You have the option to enroll as an exchange student at our university to have access to all university services. The fee is currently 317 € for students from our partner universities.
Target groups Teacher Education students from our partner universities
Language level German A1, A2/B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages); English B2/C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Workload Approx. 180 teaching hours (á 45 minutes)
Certificate and credits Graded certificate; 9 ECTS credits (+ 1-3 optional ECTS for additional assignments such as project works)

Registration deadline: 01 April 2023

The registration may be closed before the deadline in case the maximum of participants is reached.

Please fill in the registration form (see below) and send it along with the information whether you would like to obtain practical experience, an enrolement certificate of your home university and a copy of your passport to You will then receive an e-mail with further information.


If you are currently enrolled at one of our partner universities, you have the option to apply for one of our scholarships.

The scholarships comprise: Registration fee (if applicable), course tuition and learning material, welcome package, free WiFi on the campus, social programme

Not included are: Travel expenses to/from Braunschweig, accomodation at a host family/shared appartement, visa expenses, health and liability insurance for the duration of the programme, any additional personal expenses

Your application should include: the summer school's registration form (see above), your CV (in German or English), motivation letter, transcript of records of your current study pogramme, proof of enrollment at your University, list of German courses you have taken (if any)

Application for the scholarships: Please send your application before 01 March 2023 to

Joana Zimmer
International Summer Schools

Contact person for summer schools and students' administrative requests

Alexandra Wolf
Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences

Contact person for partner universities and students' academic requests