Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which courses are offered by the Bauhaus Summer School?

  • specialised and language courses which change annually
  • Get an overview on this year's courses here!

2. Who is allowed to take part in the Bauhaus Summer School?

  • international students, graduates and interested people with the minimum age of 18
  • average age of the participants: 20 to 30 years (but everybody is welcome, regardless of age)
  • Please note: some courses directly address students of advanced semesters

3. How much is the course fee?

  • depending on the chosen course
  • Please find the course fees on the respective course pages.

4. Are there discounts or reduced prices?

  • yes, there are reduced prices for pupils, students, severely disabled and unemployed people as well as for alumni (graduates) of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Bauhaus Summer School

5. How and where can I register/apply for a course?

  • Please read information on registration first.
  • Use our registration form
  • Please note:
    There are different conditions and deadlines for specialised and language course! 
    VISA: After receiving the total sum, we will send an invitation to your address. With this invitation, you can apply for a visa at your embassy in your home country.

6. When is the registration/application deadline?

  • from January on you are very welcome to register via the registration form
  • deadline language courses: 15 June (registration only)
  • deadline specialised courses: 1 May (registration + all application documents)
  • Please inquire as early as possible (at least 3 months prior to the trip and preferably immediately after registering) about visa requirements at a German consulate. 

7. What are the required documents for a language course?

  • verification document for reduced prices
  • no language verification needed: You will take a placement test on the first day of your course.
    If you'd like to have an idea beforehand, please take the online test we offer when you register.

8. What are the required documents for a specialised course?

  • verification document for reduced prices
  • Letter of motivation: Why did you choose this course? 
  • course specific application documents (e.g. portfolio, task)
    Find more on the course description pages point "Registration & Application".
  • Language certificate:

    • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    • Cambridge Certificate B1: Preliminary English Test (PET)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based: at least 50
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): at least 4.0


    • English-speaking educational attainment (school leaving examination or academic degree)
    • Stay abroad in an English-speaking country (at least 6 month)
    • Proof (transcript of records, lecturer's certificate), which certifies the attendance of a course in English language

9. Who pays the »reduced fee«?

  • Pupils, students, severely disabled and unemployed people
  • alumni (graduates) of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Bauhaus Summer School

          may pay a reduced fee after providing a certified verification (see point 11) by e-mail.

10. Who pays the »BUW fee«?

  • Students who are currently enrolled in the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar summer semester 2019.
  • Prospective students who received a letter of admission for the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for the winter semester 2019/20.

    Please submit the appropriate verification (certificate of matriculation or letter of admission) by e-mail.

11. Which documents qualify as appropriate verification?

  • Students: certificate of matriculation of your home university OR student ID card (incl. expiration date). It must be apparent that you are an enrolled student during the time of the Bauhaus Summer School in August.
  • Pupils: pupil ID card
  • Severely disabled: severly disabled pass
  • Unemployed people: certificate of unemployment
  • Alumni of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar or of the Bauhaus Summer School: certificate of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar or Bauhaus Summer School

    Please submit the verification by e-mail.

12. Can I apply for a scholarship?

  • yes, there are scholarships for specialised and language courses each year 
  • Please read more about how the conditions here: available scholarships

13. When should I apply for a scholarship?

  • please send your application for the scholarship with your regular application/registration documents for the course to 

14. What does the scholarship include?

  • different, but mostly it does not cover your whole stay (travel costs, accommodation, living expenses etc.) 

15. When can I cash out my scholarship?

  • after deduction of all costs, you will receive possible remaining amounts in the first course week at the course office in cash


16. How can I find out, whether I need a VISA?

  • You can find some information concerning visas on our homepage. The German embassy in your home country will answer further questions.

17. How do I apply for VISA?

  • After payment receipt we will automatically send the confirmation of registration (invitation letter) as a hard copy per airmail and an electronic copy to your e-mail address if you indicated »I need a visa« on your registration. With the invitation letter you can apply for a VISA at a German consulate in your home country.

18. What happens if I don't get VISA?

  • If you don't get a visa, you will get the total sum -- minus 50 EURO processing fee -- back after providing official visa denial letter signed and stamped by the embassy by email. Please note, you are responsible for making an appointment with the embassy in a timely manner.


19. How long does a course take?

  • specialised courses: 2 weeks (10 course days)
  • English courses: 2 or 4 weeks (10 or 20 course days)
  • German course: 4 weeks (20 course days)

20. What is the average workload?

  • specialised courses are intensive courses, thus the average workload is about 8 hours a day
  • languagae courses combine classroom and project classes with an average workload of 5 hours a day
  • Wednesday afternoon is course-free time. Enjoy our wide accompanying programme.
  • You'll receive your schedule within in the "final information" 4 weeks before your course starts.

21. Will I receive a certificate?

  • Yes, you will receive a certificate after successfully completing your course. You can find out about the terms in your course description and you can ask your lecturer about this.

22. Will I get credit points (ECTS) for attending a course?

  • Yes, you will find the terms in the course description. If you have further questions, please ask your lecturer.
  • Prior to your participation, it is essential that you clarify whether your home university will recognise the foreign credits you intend to earn - if desired.

23. Will I get a grade?

  • Only if you arrange this with your lecturer at the beginning of your course.

24. Who is the contact person during the course time?

  • Throughout the whole course time a tutor and at least one lecturer is there for your questions and needs. Feel free to ask them everything you want to know or visit the Bauhaus Summer School team at the Course Office.

25. What do I have to consider before my arrival?

  • On the day of arrival we'll pick you up at our meeting point in the Weimar train station. If you plan on arriving later, please inform us as soon as possible.

26. Where do I receive the key for my accommodation?

  • You will pick up your key and get the address for your accommodation at the meeting point in the train station. Please note: Unfortunately we cannot give details l(concrete address or information about flatmates) beforehand.

27. How do I get to my accommodation?

  • We will take you to your accommodation during the posted times.
  • If you arrive later you will either have to take a taxi/bus or walk at your on expense.

28. What do I have to consider before I leave?

  • You will check out of your room on the day of departure.
  • You will return your key at the meeting point in the Weimar train station.
  • Please note: we do not offer a shuttle service on the day of departure. 

29. How much is the deposit for the key and when do I get it back?

  • 50 EURO.
  • You will get it back when you return your key and the signed walk through checklist.


30. Will I definitely get my chosen room category?

  • If you book a room with us we will guarantee to provide a room for you while taking part in our summer courses. However, please note: If we cannot provide enough rooms in a room category your requested room category might change and following the price will be changed!

31. Which things are available in my accommodation?

  • All rooms come with a bed, table, wardrobe, chair and book case.
  • A kitchen has usually a stove, oven, refrigerator, sink, crockery.
  • Bedding will be provided 
  • Please bring your own towels with you!
  • Please note: In student halls cooking utensils are generally not provided. In your room you will find a plate, a cup, a glass and cutlery.

32. Will I have the accommodation for me alone?

  • Your room is just for you.
  • In the flat or student hall will be usually other people (possibly other Bauhaus Summer School participants)

33. Will I get food in my accommodation?

  • No, you have to buy your own food.
  • At Mensa am Park you can get cheap meals with you Bauhaus Summer School ID. (Lunch costs between 1.50 and 3.50 EURO)
  • Here is a list of dining halls in Weimar. 
  • Supermarkets are open Monday - Saturday.

34. You want to find an accommodation by yourself?

  • Here is an overview of overnight accommodations.


35. Where can I get information about freetime activities?

  • Some acitivities you can find on our website. At the beginning of the Bauhaus Summer School you will also get a programme overview with all events and useful tipps.

36. Will I have access to sports facilities?

  • You will have access to the university sports centre Thursday from 18.00 - 20.00. Weimar also has a lovely public swimming pool and a park in the city centre.

37. Are there any extra costs for the leisure activities?

  • All events of the Bauhaus Summer School are included in your course fee and are free of charge exept excursions, which you can book seperately.
  • Visit the museums of the "Klassik Stiftung Weimar" or watch a movie at cinema mon ami.
  • Also, a lot of events of the "Weimarer Sommer" are free for all visitors.

38. How can I explore Weimar?

  • Weimar is a small town and you can reach most things by foot.
  • In rare cases, your housing is a bit outside of the city centre, but you can catch the bus. Don't forget to show your Bauhaus Summer School ID.   
  • You can also rent a bike. Please consult this link for further information.

39. What is the weather like in Weimar (Thuringia) in August?

  • Warm, but often variable! Temperatures vary between 15 and 30 degrees (°C). Evenings can often be quite cool. Pack warm clothing and raingear.

40. How much pocket money will I need for the duration of the course?

  • It is difficult to say. 8 - 10 EURO per day should cover basic expenses, but it depends on what you want to buy. 

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