The International Summer University at Kassel welcomes students from all around the world to Kassel! Use your semester break for a character and resume building opportunity that will benefit you a lifetime.

Based on your personal interest you can choose one of the five different summer schools and you will be able to gain useful insights in the chosen field of study and improve your intercultural communication skills in a highly international learning environment. The university program is combined with several leisure time activities, such as workshops, excursions and a German language course, which is offered at different levels.

Field of Study

  • Art
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Sustainability

For more detailed information about these courses go to the ISU Kassel Academic Program website. 

Credit Equivalent 

One module = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if one module is successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

See the ISU Kassel Travel Information, Visa and Insurance webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by ISU Kassel. Students will be selected via an internal Global Experiences team selection committee, as well as an internal Hessen evaluation. 

Applicants must complete the UQ online application and provide their completed Hessen Application with the following attachments:

  • Motivation Letter
  • Resume or CV

 Apply to UQ 

Successful applicants will be nominated to the Hessen State Government by UQ after the selection committee meeting following the application deadline. Following your nomination, you may be required to submit additional application information directly to the host university. 


The participation mode of this experience is Exchange. Therefore, tuition is paid to UQ and can be deferred to HECS if eligible. 

Additional day-to-day living expenses (such as meals) are not included, please see the host university website for more information.


Accommodation is arranged as part of the program and therefore, there is no additional cost. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website. 


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 12 March 2024

Program Dates

Start: 22 June 2024
End: 20 July 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Kassel, Germany (In-person)
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​