Frankfurt Summer Universities FAQ

We put together a list of frequently asked questions about Frankfurt Summer Universities that we hope you will find helpful. If you have further questions about your summer program, please do not hesitate to contact the Frankfurt Summer Universities Team.

Frankfurt Summer Universities are open to international students from around the world. Courses have open enrollment, unless otherwise noted, and students are admitted on a rolling basis. Students and working professionals are invited to apply for courses that match their academic background or current job. Participants must be 18 years or older to join Frankfurt Summer Universities.

Unless otherwise noted, Frankfurt Summer Universities has open enrollment, meaning that students can participate in the course that best fits their academic profile. Take a look at our list of courses for more information about the course content. You can also download a more detailed course description for each course. If you are unsure about which course is right for you, the Frankfurt Summer Universities Team is happy to advise you.

All courses offered within Frankfurt Summer Universities are worth academic credit. Frankfurt Summer Universities uses the German grading system and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to award credits. Students will receive a transcript of records which they can present to their home institutions for credit. Please check directly with your home university to see how the credits from Frankfurt Summer Universities will be acknowledged.

All courses will be taught entirely in English. Students are expected to have at least a B2 level in English according to the Common European Framework for Languages. Since many courses are based on interactive group work, it is vital for students to use their English skills to communicate with each other and their professors.


Students will be evaluated on their academic performance and receive a grade for their course achievements. Professors for the courses will choose the form of evaluation (for example, presentations, group work, or exam) and award grades accordingly. Grades and academic credits (ECTS) earned will be listed on transcripts awarded at the end of the course. Attendance for all classes and class meetings is mandatory.

The Federal Foreign Office in your home country can inform you if you need a visa to participate in Frankfurt Summer Universities. More information can be found on the Federal Foreign Office of Germany website

If you need a visa, your visa application will require a Letter of Acceptance by Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. We will be happy to provide you with all necessary documentation as soon as you have successfully registered for the Frankfurt Summer Universities and have paid your program fee.

Please allow enough time to apply for your visa. Visa processing can take up to six weeks and if you apply for your visa too late, you may not be able to participate in the Frankfurt Summer Universities. 

All summer school participants will have free wireless access at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the program accommodation during their stay. This information will be given to students during orientation.

last updated on: 26.07.2023