Frankfurt Summer School
Do I need a visa for Germany?
Most non-EU-foreigners wanting to study in Germany or to stay longer than 90 days in Germany for other purposes, usually need a visa. On the Federal Foreign Office webpage you can find out whether you need a visa for visits to Germany and the Schengen states of up to 90 days: Overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany.
Do I need to get any insurances?
No. The programme fee already covers health, liability and accident insurances for the four weeks of your stay. If you plan to stay longer (before or after our programme) please make sure to get insurances on your own.
Are there any scholarships available?
Unfortunately we can only offer scholarships for the summer school to students from our partner universities (reduced price: 2.000 €).
However, there are various institutions in Germany providing scholarships to students. Please have a look at the German Academic Exchange Service’s database for scholarships (https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en/). We hope that you will be able to find a suitable scholarship in their database!
As mentioned above, we do offer some scholarships for students of our strategic partner universities (Tel Aviv University, University of Birmingham, University of Toronto, University of Pennsylvania).
What are the language requirements for the programme?
All classes of Frankfurt Summer School are held in English. For a trouble-free participation in our programme we therefore suggest English skills on the level of at least B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). German language skills are not compulsory as we offer German Language Classes from Level A1 to B1.
What are the requirements for the individual tracks?
Please have a look here under “requirements”.
What does the Buddy programme for Goethe University students consist of?
As a student enrolled at Goethe University your participation in our programme costs 150€. If you decide to assist the FSS team and the international students as a “Buddy” your participation is free of charge. As a Buddy you have to take part in the cultural programme and assist the FSS team. You are there to help the international students in everyday life and to share your knowledge about the city of Frankfurt and Germany. You are also free to suggest ideas for activities in the evening. This may sound like work but it sure is a lot of fun as you will meet many inspiring people from around the whole world!
Living in Frankfurt
Do I need to buy a ticket for public transportation within Frankfurt?
No. The programme fee already includes a one-month transportation ticket for the greater area of Frankfurt (area code 50).
How do I get around at night?
Frankfurt is a big city: Subways run until 1 am at night. For late-night travels there are night busses which run every day.
What cultural programmes does Frankfurt offer during my stay?
As the financial hub of Germany and partly of Europe, Frankfurt is a very open and multicultural city. It thus offers a lot of cultural programmes all year round. During your stay you could, for example, visit the Apfelwein-Festival, celebrating local apple wine culture, or you take part in the Mainfest, a fair located along the river Main. Have a closer look at the full cultural programme here.