Welcome to Konstanz!

Experience the world! The Student Exchange Program at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences offers international students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the German language and culture while taking courses in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering or Architecture and Design.

Konstanz is located on the western shore of Lake Constance in the far south of Germany. Because of its extraordinary location, it is the gateway for many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, sailing and more. Besides the town's beauty, Konstanz is renowned for its international companies and its innovative R&D facilities.

If you have any questions regarding your exchange studies, please contact the International Office team.

We look forward to welcoming you as an exchange student at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences.

Bodensee Summer School

Your summer at Lake Constance | Intensive German language course and much more | August 2020

Current News: Due to the Coronavirus, the Bodensee Summer School will not take place in 2020. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Bodensee Summer School in August 2021.

For international students from one of HTWG's partner universities as well as for students starting their studies in the winter semester at one of the IBH universities (a network of universities in the Lake Constance area), a German intensive course is offered in August. Participants receive instruction at their own language ability level - whether beginner, intermediate or advanced. In addition to the language courses, supplementary activities are offered in the afternoons and sometimes on the weekends. These include presentations on history, culture and politics as well as (city) tours and excursions throughout the Lake Constance region. The Bodensee Summer School is organised by the International Bodensee Hochschule (IBH) in cooperation with the International Office of the University of Konstanz and Language Institute (SLI).


Cost for the German intensive course and supplementary activities: EUR 400,- (74 language classes, a language proficiency test, class materials, 4 lectures and supplementary regional and cultural activities).

Accommodation and meals: When you register for the course, you can book a single room from for 390 euros. Meals are not included in this price. You can purchase meals in the university cafeteria (Mensa).

For more information on the Summer School, contact the International Office, have a look at the Summer School flyer or refer to the website of the University of Konstanz.