The International Summer University at Kassel program offers a four-week academic program featuring the strengths of the University of Kassel in environmental sciences, nano science, and German language and culture.


Fields of study

  • German language and culture
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Sport Science

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent 

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 6 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria. Please download the Hessen Application, complete the form and prepare your supporting documentation. Upload your Hessen Application and supporting documents to your UQ Abroad application. This is a competitive program and students must be eligible to obtain credit for the program. Students will be selected via an internal UQ Abroad selection committee as well as an internal Hessen evaluation. 

Apply to UQ Abroad 


Tuition is paid to UQ. The Hessen State Government is providing a scholarship to selected Queensland students to waive the cost of accommodation. Students are responsible for paying for their flights, visas and associated living costs. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Homestay accommodation is provided as part of the program. 

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Winter 2017 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 24 June 2017
End: 22 July 2017

*The program start date conflicts with semester 1, 2017 exam period by one day. Students participating in this program are able to arrive after June 24 if necessary and must not book flights until their exam schedule is known. 

Fast Facts

Status: Closed
Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Kassel, Germany
Credit: For-credit 
Cohort: Undergraduate